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scottish terrier puppy

Like most terriers, the Scottish Terrier has a mind of his own. Unlike his cousins, he is reserved, quite particular in his choice of people, and steadfastly loyal. He or she tolerates rowdy children and many adults quite well; she or he is wary of strangers and is likely to become a one-man or one-woman companion, sensitive to the moods of his chosen master. The Scottish Terrier (or Scottie) barks a lot, and he loves to dig – no fence will hold him if he’s truly determined to dig his way out.

The Scottish Terrier’s scrappy attitude makes can make him or her fairly difficult to train. The new Scottish Terrier owner should immediately enroll their terrier puppy into an obedience school, for this terrier breed has an attitude can dominate a household with great skill if he is not taught that the master is the boss. The training must be firm and gentle to avoid breaking his spirit, for nothing so insults a Scottish Terrier as mean treatment.

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Buying A Yorkshire Terrier

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he Yorkshire terrier, or Yorkie as it is lovingly known as, is an ideal dog for apartment life. They are very active indoors and will do well without a yard. The Yorkie is sensitive to the cold and prefers warm climates.

Yorkshire Terriers are active little dogs, who need a daily walk. Play will take care of a lot of their exercise needs, however, they will still require you to take them for a walk. This will omprove theri temperment and behaviour. If your Yorkie runs around the house insanely, it is a sign that he needs to go on more or longer walks where he is made to heel beside or behind the human. Remember, in a Yorkie’s mind, the leader (or alpha dog) leads the way. They will also enjoy a nice solid long playtime in a safe open area off lead, such as a large fenced in yard or dog park.

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Wirehaired Fox Terrier Tips

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The Wirehaired Fox Terrier is an active, fun and energetic terrier. They are extremely playful especially with children. Wirehaired Fox Terriers need to be taken for a daily walk. If you have a fenced in yard, play can take care of a lot of their exercise needs, however, as with all breeds, you still need to walk them. Dogs who do not get to go on daily walks are more skittish and likely to have behavioral problems. If it is possible, let them run free in a safe area. Keep this dog on a leash if there are small animals around. The urge for these dogs to hunt is strong and they are likely to take off after cats and small dogs. The Fox Terrier will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are very active indoors and will do okay without a yard.

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Terrier Training Tips

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Terrier dogs were originally bred to hunt and control vermin and other predators such as rats, mice, foxes and ferrets. This selective breeding for specific characteristic and traits gave rise to small, energetic breeds with very determined temperaments. Terriers were bred for their ability to dig tenaciously in search of their quarry as well as the tendency to bark persistently in order to frighten their prey out of hiding.

Terrier dogs tend to be small or medium in size and are usually described as feisty, willing to take on even the biggest of opponents with no regard for size. This is an excellent trait for hunting rats, but it’s not always a nice attitude with other pets or young children.

The very traits that make them successful hunters can also make them a little difficult to train effectively as their determined nature may seem to some as being stubborn.

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