if you put the pill in right, they cant spit it out.
hold the dog, or have someone else hold her. open her mouth and put the pill on the very back of her tongue and close her mouth before she can move the pill. then hold her mouth shut, and gently rub her throat (this will give them the urge to swallow). if you cant tell if she swallowed, then just hold her mouth shut for about 10-15 seconds. then just double check to make sure (dogs will normally shake right away and spit out the pill, but some are more crafty and wil wait and do it later. if no shaking occurs, then just open their mouth and check). if this is even too hard for her, you can always try putting the pill in her food, or a peice of cheese (ask your vet though, some pills are not good to mix with food). when you use the pill pockets, you dont have to use the whole thing. for really small dogs, or pills, i just rip them in halves or quarters. if you are unsure if you can use them b/c of her weight, i would again ask your vet.