Terriers are a very loving and energetic breed that demand a great deal of attention from their family members. They love to make noise and most enjoy being a typical "lap dog." Terrier training can be a bit difficult if you aren't persistent, therefore you'll need to be prepared to be firm and corrective with your terrier pup. If your interest is in breeding terriers, you should do plenty of research and speak to a vet to ensure that you are prepared for the responsibility. This article lists a few of the responsibilities you can expect when raising a terrier.
Understanding your dog's needs is the first step to becoming a good pet owner. The behavior, as well as the grooming requirements of a terrier varies depending upon which type you get, as some may have more exercise requirements, thicker coats, etc. For instance, Yorkshire terrier training may be more difficult than other terriers as they are notoriously hard to housebreak. Doing a bit of research on the personality and physical requirements of different terrier breeds is the best way to help you decide which is right for you.
The type of food you feed your terrier is very important. If you're able to, find out from the dog's previous owner what type of food they were feeding him. If you can help it, try to keep the dog on the same brand of food, as this can prevent a possible upset stomach, diarrhea, etc. If you can't find out what food the dog was previously eating, just do your bed to sort through various brands, taking care to read the nutrition label.
Owning a terrier is a large responsibility and when you get him as a puppy, you will need to make sure he gets all of the required vaccinations. The shots are to help protect your pet against certain dog health problems. The pet needs to have their check up throughout the year in order to be healthy and be the dog you want.
Caring for a terrier isn't altogether different than caring for a dog of any other breed, a little training effort and a lot of love go a long way. To purchase a terrier, you can find breeder listings in your newspaper or local pet shop. You can also do an Internet search, such as "Westie puppies for sale" which will display the sites of many breeders or rescue organizations in which you can contact.
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