To prevent front leg injury to toy breed dogs
Pick puppies and adults up by putting your hand under their rib cage with free hand on their backs to steady as you lift.
Prevent puppies and adults from jumping onto and off furniture (especially if they are jumping onto slick or hard surfaces). This should prevent injuries to their knees and broken bones. Just teach them that if they are placed on a piece of furniture like a chair or couch that they must stay there until you lift them off and onto the floor.