Border Terrier Dogs? Beware! - 6 Notes Of Caution

  • 31/10/2010

We cover some of this essential information in our points to remember section about the special upkeep of Border Terrier dogs here; take a look:

The first thing you need to remember about your pet Border Terrier dog is that even though this particular breed is a small dog, it's no indication of its strength; the dog is mighty tenacious and not at all a lap-dog, so don't mistake it for the delicate kind! It's fun, vibrant and full of beans - that's the Border Terrier in a nutshell!

A breed that the entire family is likely to love and instantly take to is the Border Terrier; though, these dogs do have some specific upkeep and training rules that potential owners will do well to keep in mind. Knowing the pros and cons of owning a Border Terrier will help you as a potential owner to judge whether the breed is right for you and your family or not, so read through the following points carefully - and be the best judge of the decision - if you want a happy family and a happy pet!

Border Terrier dogs are feisty by nature; some may even call them obstinate as they take time to follow commands while others may refer to them as being prone to impulsive behavior. Different people, different opinions but all of them are accepted as truisms by dog breeders and pet health experts who feel that at the bottom of the real behavior of Border Terrier dogs is a natural inclination towards dynamic temperament, which is unavoidable for any dog-owner keen on getting one of these small but lovable dogs for themselves.

A veritable bundle of energy, the lesser aggressive yet keenly aware of its natural temperament to run after smaller animals, such as a rabbit or a cat, the Border Terrier makes for a mean pet should you have any of the above as pets also. Thus, it is advisable to either keep a Border Terrier or the other small pets, but definitely not both together!

It is not a dog that has predictable behavior patterns when kept without a leash and so it is strongly recommended that owners of Border Terriers keep their dogs on one all the time they are in an environment that could possibly result in the dogs coming across smaller creatures or moving objects that compel them to chase after them - leaving the owner frustrated and feeling a loss of control since the dog won't listen to any amount of commands being shouted out when overcome by the urge to pursue the smaller animal/object! For this reason, accidents may occur and the dog may even end up being hit by a vehicle if unmindful of where he is running; owners are thus advised to keep them on a leash, especially when in an outdoor environment.

At home, the yard needs to be fenced-in to contain the Border Terrier from escaping while assuring the pet of adequate space to roam-about freely in, but ensuring it is a safe environment for him.

Also, train them to bark only in appropriate situations not as and when they like, as they are prone to doing at the least little noise.

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