Yes I know the feeling -- sometimes people ask why my cavaliers are so small. But it is a perception issue -- they are all just average size, all but one within current breed standard size, and all in good (low) weight). It's all about exercise and limiting their access to food. Unless a dog has a serious issue like a thyroid problem, losing weight isn't hard (especially compared to our own human struggles!) == just don't feed as much. After all we have the opposable thumbs, not the dogs. If food is safely stored, they can't get it out of cupboards, containers or refrigerators themselves. :lol:
he, and the other cavaliers who do agility where we do flyball just look scrawny (even though they are the ones who are actually the right size).