Toy Poodles - Never Shout at Your Dog!

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Toy Poodles are fun and cute but they can be quite sensitive. To get things rolling, I will share one of my dog stories with you.

We all have multiple stories of our dogs; feel free to add more than one. I will be including more of mine over time. Here is one, hope you enjoy it.

A number of years ago we had a Toy Poodle, "Bunky." She was a lovable, sensitive and definitely important member of our family. She disliked going outside on raining wet days. Living in Vancouver you get a lot of those days. One rainy day she was standing by the door waiting to be let out to go "potty." Bunky was already shivering from the thought of putting her paws on the wet ground. Our Poodle was thoroughly house trained but like a lot of dogs she had uncontrolled urination when excited. She started to dribble on the new carpet and my immediate response was to shout at her. She rolled over on her back with legs straight up in the air. I ran over to her. She was not breathing and I could not feel a heart beat. Frightened, I did the only thing I could think of at the time - mouth to mouth resuscitation. After two breaths she got up and walked away. Needless to say, I was very much relieved. I never raised my voice to our beloved dog again.


The toy variety of poodles is good with other pets and children, but is very fragile. They are fun loving and highly intelligent, quick to learn, good natured, sensitive, and adaptable. Some toys may be quite timid and nervous.

Dog Tails from Toy Poodles Stories

“I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” ~Rita Rudner

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