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Boston terriers are a popular family dogs known for their larger than life personalities. There is a lot of love and a lot of energy in these dogs and they are the pet that just keeps on giving. Of course it doesn’t hurt that these dogs are also very attractive and generally easy to look after.
There is a lot to love with this dog. However, there are still questions over their trainability because of these personalities.
Bostons are called the American Gentleman, largely due to their black and white markings and smart coat. Still, newcomers to the breed will wonder how much of a gentleman are they really? The big question therefore is simple. Is it really that difficult to succeed with Boston Terrier training, or have these dogs evolved new traits with the companionship role?Continue reading
Puppy training is essential in any breed. Yet there are some breeds where there is an instinct from owners that less effort is required. We see this in Chihuahuas, where animals are spoilt and are left to do their own thing. However, Chihuahua training is essential.
The question is, how to train a Chihuahua puppy and just how difficult is it? Are these animals spoiled pets because they are so passive and sweet, or because training is so problematic. Anyone that has met a stranger’s Chihuahua may have the answer there, but Chihuahua lovers can be oblivious.
In this guide to training a Chihuahua we will look at the issue in three main areas. There are the problems that owners can face with these dogs, such as how to potty train a Chihuahua or combat barking, and then there are the solution that go with them. This means advice on techniques, aids, training guides and obedience schools.
In addition to this, we will also look at the psychological elements of bad behavior in the breed. Just what is it that makes these dogs tick, and so different to some other breeds?Continue reading
The basic commands of sit, stay and lie down are important for all dogs when learning obedience and becoming pack members.
Sit, in particular, is one of the first commands that new owners will try to control their dogs. There is an assumption that this is simple, that all dogs learn this trick the same way. However, there are some issues with Yorkshire Terriers.
In this guide on how to train a Yorkie to sit, we will look at some of these problems and how to work with them rather than against them for great progress.Continue reading
German Shepherd pups can be a joy to play with at times because they are so fun and active. The problem is that there is also the issue of German shepherd puppy biting. A fun game can seem to turn nasty with a nip to the hand or ankle, even if there was no negative connotation as far as the dog was concerned. There are lots of frantic questions online from owners saying my German Shepherd puppy bites a lot! The problem appears to be out of control and they don’t know how to stop the behavior in a positive way that will have an impact.Continue reading
Toilet training is an essential part of any dog’s upbringing. They need to know where to go so that they can evacuate safely without breaking the rules of the home.
There are different schools of thought on the best way to train dogs. This is especially true when determining how to potty train a Yorkie. Yorkie puppies are a challenge when it comes to training. However, with the right approach, you can ensure that these little dogs know the rules.Continue reading