Dandie Dinmont Terrier Training

About This Breed

Before we proceed to the Dandie Dinmont terrier training tips let’s have a quick look at the history of this dog breed. The Dandie Dinmont is one of the oldest British terrier breeds originating in the Northumberland region, during the 1700s. In 1814, Sir Walter Scott wrote a novel, “Guy Mannering” in which these dogs appeared. In the novel, they were bred by a farmer named Dandie Dinmont and this terrier was then referred to as such. Instead of straight lines and angles, this terrier has a rounder appearance and comes in two colors: pepper and mustard.

Keep these in mind when training your terrier in Austin

  • Dandie Dinmont terrier training programs are centered around the personality of most dogs from this particular breed. Most dogs are very intelligent and show a reserved attitude towards strangers.
  • Socialization training is important for Dandie Dinmonts. They take a while to accept a person and show him or her their trust, but afterwards, they can be the perfect companion dog.
  • These terriers are affectionate and demand love from their master and family. While training your Dandie Dinmont terrier try to express your affection, so as to improve the bond between you and your pet.
  • However, do not praise and pet the dog excessively and do not show unnecessary affection when the terrier disobeys a command, this will reduce your capability to train the dog properly in the future.
  • Adapt these Dandie Dinmont terrier training tips to the personality your dog exhibits � a bit firmer for independent dogs and an encouraging attitude for shy or insecure terriers.
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