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Happy National Terrier Day!

It is National Terrier Day, So today, we're going to talk about one of the most unique and

charming groups of dogs - terriers. These small but mighty pups are known for their

spunky personalities, fearless attitude, and incredible hunting skills. If you're a terrier

owner or thinking of adding one to your family, it's important to understand their unique

temperament and training needs. So, let's dive in!

Terriers are dogs with their own unique temperament.

Terriers are a diverse group of dogs that includes breeds like the Jack Russell Terrier,

Scottish Terrier, and West Highland White Terrier. While they differ in appearance, they

share a common trait - a strong-willed, independent temperament. Terriers were

originally bred to work independently and make decisions on their own, which means

they can be a challenge for first time dog owners to train. They are also very energetic, playful, and curious dogs, which can sometimes lead to mischief.

Bred to hunt and kill small rodents.

One thing that all terriers have in common is their history as hunting dogs. Terriers were

originally bred to hunt small rodents like rats and mice. They are incredibly skilled at

tracking and catching prey, and they have a high prey drive. This means that they can

sometimes be reactive or aggressive towards small animals, and it's important to keep

them on a leash or in a secure area when outside.

Terriers are not for everyone.

While terriers are beloved by many, they are not the right choice for everyone. Their

strong-willed, independent nature can make them challenging for first-time dog owners

or those who prefer a more laid-back dog. They also have high energy levels and need

plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. If you're

considering adding a terrier to your family, make sure you're prepared for the challenges

that come with owning one.

Training to focus on for these breeds is impulse control.

Training a terrier can be a rewarding experience, but it requires a lot of patience and

consistency. One of the most important skills to teach terriers is impulse control.

Terriers can be impulsive and reactive, which can lead to problems like jumping, biting,

or chasing. By teaching your terrier impulse control exercises like "leave it" or "stay" you

can help them learn to make better decisions and control their behavior.


In conclusion, terriers are a unique and wonderful group of dogs that require special

attention and training. If you're a terrier owner or thinking of adding one to your family,

it's important to understand their unique temperament and training needs. By focusing

on impulse control exercises and providing plenty of exercise and mental stimulation,

you can help your terrier become a well-behaved and happy member of your family.

Happy National Terrier Day! Contact us at Morgan’s Pawsitive Pup Training in Houston to

give your dog the best training possible.

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