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Miniature Poodles

Poodles are surprisingly one of the earliest dog breeds. They range in sizes from large to very small breeds. Breed for the outdoors poodles are remarkably smart, intelligent and loyal dogs. They learn very quickly and love to play around nature.  Poodles do just fine in any environment and quickly feel quite at home in a house or an apartment as long as they are mostly kept indoors because poodles enjoy companionship with their owners.

The average Miniature Poodle is around 15 inches tall and weighs about 17 pounds. The Standard Poodle stands 15 inches and taller weighing around 60-70 pounds depending on the gender.

The poodle is a generally a healthy dog breed although there are some diseases and health conditions that they are easily prone to suffer from. you must have in mind that like all living things, not every poodle would become afflicted with health problems but it helps to be aware of the risks your miniature poodle is exposed to health wise.

Poor feeding habits may cause your poodle to become over weight and selective of his food which would affect his nutrition and development. feed your dog meals that are especially designed for him. Portion control, proper hydration and lots of exorcise are beneficial to your poodle. Buying the right kind of food for your poodle is the first step to maintaining a healthy diet.

since poodles are quick learners it is important to instill characteristic behaviors you want your dog to display as early as possible and to maintain a set tempo.

The average lifespan of a miniature poodle is 12 years but with good nutrition and exercise they can live for 15 years quite a long life span compared to other dog breeds.

Poodles are quite protective and territorial of their homes and environment. They generally bark when a stranger approaches. Their barks could be very uncomfortable to neighbors. This trait you can tame by teaching them to be silent whenever a new person is around. With time they get accustomed to seeing new people without barking and feeling territorial.

Miniature poodles are quite fun to have as pets but they require dedication, patience and lots of love to live a happy long life.









Why do dogs like to escape?

Having a dog that escapes is extremely annoying. It can be a source of endless frustration when you come home to find that they have yet again broken out of their pen.  We go over the top reasons why your dog gets out in the first place.

Females in heat

Another common cause of leakage is that there is a female in heat that gives off a characteristic smell, detected by the males at long distances. The dog will jump through any obstacle to satisfy his sexual instinct. This is the most frequent cause of dogs getting out . The solution for these cases is to neuter them, which in addition, in males will avoid prostate problems.

Wrong education

Escapes may also be due to just plain old disobedience, the result of improper education and the establishment of inadequate control.

Once the dog has escaped, wait patiently. To correct this, a dynamic must be established, in which the leader of the pack is the owner (you). To do this, you must ensure that the owner enters and exits first through the door or give orders before getting what he wants. It is not advisable to lock up the dog , because it can cause a state of anxiety and nervousness.

A common situation, which creates headaches for many dog ​​owners, is for the animal to ignore the owner during the walk. For many dog ​​owners, the moment of recreation and relaxation with their animal becomes stressful.


When the dog is intended to run and run in the opposite direction, it is not necessary to go after it to catch it, because the effect will be the opposite. That is, the dog will run away even more. Ideally, the animal should follow its owner and not vice versa. When the animal perceives that you are the boss they will be more likely to follow.

Positive reinforcement

The positive stimulus works once more to educate and correct bad habits in the dog. Whenever the animal comes when called without problems, we must congratulate him. In this way, he will understand what is expected of him. Incorrect behaviors do not change from one day to another. It will take time, patience and persistence to really make lasting change.

The dog has escaped

Once the dog has escaped we have to wait for him with patience, and call him so that when he returns he will find us. If you spend too much time and do not show up, you must give notice to the police, protective societies and veterinary clinics.  It is very important, as well as mandatory, that the animal be identified with a microchip, and more if there is a tendency to escape. You can also place a note in the collar with your phone number to be guaranteed to recover it in case of loss.