Sometimes little dogs can become very fearful for seemingly no reason at all. But when you stop to think about it just living in a Giants world can be incredibly stressful. We tower over our dogs even at the best of times. Sometimes a simple praise, as we bend over them to give them a treat, can cause a little dog so much stress. They back off, start yawning or lip smacking. All of these things can lead to a very stressful life for your dog. Take a moment when you're interacting with your little dog to consider their perspective. Go down on your knees to praise them, ensure that you're not leaning in to much, speak in a softer voice. It all helps to help give your dog the best possible life.