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Old 11-23-2012, 12:13 AM
Michiyo-Fir Michiyo-Fir is offline
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I do know lots of small dogs that enjoy and are good at sports. Mainly cresteds, Paps, toy poodles. The problem I have the most is the treating process. With bigger dogs they're pretty much at waist level so tugging, giving treats, petting, etc is so easy. With a tiny dog that's pretty much on the ground even to pet the dog or to give a treat is quite cumbersome and not very convenient. That has nothing to do with their performance based on their size though. It's just I find the rewarding process difficult.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:37 AM
porchpotty porchpotty is offline
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My Shih Tzu is really good at agility! She's very energetic.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:30 AM
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Kyllobernese Kyllobernese is offline
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I have Shih Tzu x Maltese that I do Agility with and there is a slight disadvantage if the courses are really spread out as time is such a factor. I always have much preferred bigger dogs but there are a lot of advantages to a smaller dog, easier to transport anywhere, can have three of them sleeping in bed with me and still have room for me.

My smallest is seven pounds and the new pup will probably be closer to 12 lbs.
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