The Common Teeth Problems For Yorkshire Terriers

Probably you have seen this kind of trouble as you are raising your Yorkshire terrier. This particular terrier dog breed can have some several types of health conditions, but one of the most common is their dental health problems. Learn more about the common teeth problems for Yorkshire terrier and see if you have already found some symptoms in one of the examples given.

Gum Disease – This is one of the most common teeth problems for Yorkshire terriers. Whenever you see the gums of your Yorkie turn gray and appear to have some black patches form on it, then he may have a gum problem that needs to be attended to. You should really hasten when you see these symptoms as gum infection can cause a lot of pain for your dog. Another kind of gum disease that is pretty much common among this kind of terrier dog breed is receding gums and should be taken care of immediately.

Teeth Decay – If you are trying to pet your dog and you noticed that your dog is emitting some foul smell coming from your mouth, then one of the possible reasons why this is happening is because your dog may have some tooth decay. Yorkshire terriers are very much prone to formation of plaque and teeth decay. Talk to your veterinarian if you suspect that your dog has some teeth falling apart. Though these problems are common in most dogs, you want to pay special attention to your Yorkie as these problems can develop very quickly.

And these are some of the common teeth problems for Yorkshire terriers. Always be mindful of your dog’s teeth health to make him one happy and healthy terrier dog breed.

Tunnel Training Your Terrier: Long Tunnel Construction

Tunnel training can be a fun way to not only exercise your terrier, but also potentially train them for competitions as well. The concept is simple in that all it involves is creating tunnels for them to run through. When you are going to tunnel train your terrier, you have two options when you get to the part where he has to be trained walking under the tunnel. There is the short tunnel construction and there is the long tunnel construction. Usually you and your dog have to practice using the short tunnel construction first, but when you are confident that your dog already mastered the short one, you can then begin the long one. And with that, here are some information that you need to know about long tunnel construction when tunnel training your terrier.

It may intimidate you but do not worry, as the long one is just as the same as the short one but only with a lot of sections and different corners to create – that and it is pretty much simple to use.

To begin making the long tunnel, provide yourself with a 2×4 foot section plywood (or the extra plywood that you have from building your short tunnel construction). And on this plywood you have to draw 4 right angle with an L shape. It should have the width of 9 inches with extensions and it should have the length of 24 inches running on the outside edges. These L’s will serve as the the tops and bottoms of your two-right angle corners. Use drywall screws to fasten the side pieces.

And these are the things you need to know about long tunnel construction when tunnel training your terrier. More info will come soon!

Tunnel Training Your Terrier: What To Do First

Tunnel training is one of the things that you can train your terrier. This activity can enhance your dog’s mental and physical fitness and it also can be fun. Before you can start training with your dog, here are the things you have to do first before tunnel training your terrier.

As we may all know, all dogs, even terrier dog breeds, mature at different ages so one thing that you should consider is the time they will mature. For example, a Jack Russell terrier matures at 9 months of age or even younger while a Border terrier can be trained only when he comes to more mature his age, which is a year old or even older than that. I know it is a really long wait but fortunately you can do something about those months that you are not able to train your terrier.

While waiting for your dog to be age-ready to train you can train him some basic commands like sit, down, heel, stay, and come among others. These commands have nothing to do with tunnel training but it sure helps you maintaining control of your dog as you try to train him on the tunnels.

When your dog already knows some basic commands then you can start his mini tunnel training. You can start with a short wooden tunnel which has a length of 6 feet which is perfect to be placed inside the basement or garage. Start training your dog using this small tunnel.

And these are the things that you should have first when tunnel training your terrier.

Additional Housebreaking and Paper Training Tips For Your Tibetan Terrier

It is necessary for Tibetan terriers to be under some housebreaking or paper training processes so that living with this particular terrier dog breed will be a whole lot better. In the previous entry, I talked about the ways on how to housebreak or paper train Tibetan terriers. Now here are some additional housebreaking and paper training tips that you might want to consider as well.

When it comes to training, you should never use those outdated techniques of punishing your Tibetan Terrier because these punishment training techniques do not work to this terrier dog breed.

The trick with any correction for Tibetans is to make it clear immediately when they are doing something wrong with a sharp NO! and then praise immediately after they stop. Don’t ever use outdated punishment training techniques on Tibetan Terriers they DON’T WORK.

If they do pee on the carpets or places where they are not supposed to use a special purpose pet cleaner to rid the area of the smell to help ensure this won’t happen again. If you basically follow these directions you will not have any problem training your puppy in a very short period of time. The proper training at the beginning will make the future good behavior well worth the effort.

Remember don’t allow this to get out of hand. Watch for signs as they grow older that they want to go outside (they all have their own way of telling you) and let them out immediately. It will do you no good to scold after the fact…the dog doesn’t realize what he is getting in trouble for. Tibetan Terriers goal in life is to please you. So if you are consistent in your corrections and praise they will soon catch on to what is and is not acceptable behavior.

Tips On Housebreaking And Paper Training Your Tibetan Terrier

Contrary to what most people might think, housebreaking a dog outside or using a newspaper inside is pretty much easy. But the only thing is that you need to be very consistent and ensure that the dog gets your lessons well. When it comes to Tibetan terrier, they are really smart and that they wont forget their lessons once they learned them. But because they are a little too smart, then here are some tips on housebreaking and paper training your Tibetan terrier.

You should take your Tibetan terrier outside after he wakes up or when he finishes his first meal or drink of the day. Aside from that, you should set your dog outside every three to four hours as puppies have really less control over their bladders. When it comes to paper training, see how simple it is. You need to confine the dog to an area with newspapers in all locations. After a few days remove some papers until only one small area with newspaper exists. And with that, you make sure that your Tibetan terrier takes his pee or poopoo on that newspaper. Once he has relieved, you must remove the newspaper immediately and replace it with a new one. Remember in both housebreaking and paper training your Tibetan terrier, always give him praise for his good doing – never forget that.

And these are the tips on housebreaking and paper training your Tibetan terrier. Hope you find this article really helpful and effective in training your terrier dog breed. Good luck!

History Of The Japanese Terrier

Before I am going to tackle on the history of the Japanese terrier, I am going to talk about their appearance first. Commonly, the Japanese terrier is a square dog with balanced features. Most of them have heads which has a black color and predominantly white body that has little spots on it. It weighs between 5 to 9 pounds and it measures in between 8 to 13 inches. When it comes to their temperament, they are known to have a lively and cheerful character. And now you know a bit more of the said terrier dog breed, here is a little take on the history of the Japanese terrier.

According to the history of this terrier dog breed, it is highly believed that the Japanese terrier’s ancestors were shipped by Dutch merchant ships in the only Japanese port back in the day that was open to the West back in the 17th century. It is unclear, though, in the history of this terrier dog breed upon which of these dog breeds are their ancestors. But it is also highly believed that this dog has some connections with the Dutch Boerenfox. Whatever has happened to the Japanese terriers, they developed to become pets as this terrier dog breed are really popular lap dogs in Japanese cities such as Kobe, Yokohama, and Nagasaki.

Until now, the Japanese terrier is still somewhat popular to Japan and in some parts of the world. I mean, you wouldn’t really hesitate of getting one. They are cute and adorable terrier dog breed!

How To Take Care Of Your Jack Russell Terrier

Just like any other terrier dog breed, you should take care of your Jack Russell terrier. And with that, here are the ways on how to take care of your Jack Russell terrier. These tips, however, can also be applied to other dogs if you do not have a Jack Russell terrier, so you are free to read on.

Training – One of the most basic things that you can do in order to take care of your Jack Russell terrier is to give him some basic trainings. It is very important that you are going to train him with the basics such as the ‘sit’, ‘down’, and ‘heel’. Not only they will learn, they will be happier about it.

Give your dog some exercise. It is much preferable if you are going to give him some exercise routines at least twice a day. As this is one smart terrier dog breed that has a lot of energy, you may need to have some time spending his energy, and that is by taking him down for a walk on the park, give him some time to socialize and run around, play fetch, and/or make his muscles grow.

When your dog is still young, do not ever pick your Jack Russell terrier up especially when there are dogs around. And why is this so? When you make this as a habit, he will become a nervous dog when he grows up. And when he becomes a really nervous dog, he will to become really aggressive with other dogs. And mind you, this terrier dog breed is really string and sturdy so they can take down any dogs including those dogs that are way bigger than them.

And these are the ways on how to take care of your Jack Russell terrier.

Some More Info On The Coat Of A Yorkshire Terrier

If you have a Yorkshire terrier, you are probably told by your vet or breeder that you must pay importance on his coat. To further give you knowledge on this particular terrier dog breed, here are some info on the coat of a Yorkshire terrier.

There are three things that are important when it comes to the taking care of the coat of a Yorkshire terrier, and these are the quality, quantity and texture of the coat. The coat on the body should never be wavy, and that it should be long enough and amazingly straight. If you want to and, more importantly, if you want to make him feel easy as he moves while appearing neat, you should trim his coat up to the length of the floor. The hair on the muzzle should be really long and the coat on the ear should be cut short on the tips, that is if you want it to have a neater appearance. As far as the head is concerned, it should have a long fall on the head, designed with a ribbon in the center of the head.

This terrier dog breed is most of the time born naturally black and tan and they regularly appear darker in color. The body should appears to have a black hue while on the legs and on the head, it usually appears in a rich tan color.

And these are the info on the coat of a Yorkshire terrier that you should know.

Breeding Jack Rusell Terrier: A Risky Business

What made this article different from breeding other kinds of terrier dog breeds or other types of dog breeds to be in fact is that this article is focused on Jack Russell terriers. As we may all know, the Jack Russell terrier is a very popular terrier dog breed that many will consider it as a very hot type of dog breed nowadays. And because it is indeed a very popular dog breed, many dog owners have thought of breeding for some cash cow. But what does this thought constitute then? Here are the reasons why breeding Jack Russell terriers is a risky business.

Breeding is a risky business in general. Whether you are doing it for your passion, your love for the dogs, or simply for money, you must always remember that you are going to knack in some responsibilities to your brain. It may be a great idea today to breed Jack Russell terriers today but who knows tomorrow, you may end up trying to sell the poor puppies to the point of selling it to the wrong kind of people.

So if you are really thinking of breeding Jack Russell terriers and you are sure in your heart without any shadows of doubt, then you must talk to a few respectable and legitimate breeders who have more experience than you thought. When you are going to talk with them, make sure that you are going to ask their success and many downfalls when it comes to breeding. Also remember that the risk is very possible to happen, so expect it or make preventive measures.

How To Teach Your Boston Terrier To Ring A Bell

If you have a Boston terrier as a pet, you might want to train him with some tricks. Here are the ways on how to teach your Boston terrier to ring a bell. This is a fun command which is also helpful in a way and can make your dog popular.

First thing to do is to hang your bell on the door or near the door where your dog uses to go outside and potty. This bell needs to be accessible to your dog so that he can use it with ease. In this particular command, I recommend that you should use the word “outside”, or any word that can signify him to “go outside”. Then, using your left hand as your target hand, hold a piece of treat on your right hand. Let your target quietly touch the bell once his nose touches your hand. And then give him the treat as you say the command. In time, your dog will be used to touching your hand and ringing the bell. And in time, as soon as he touches your hand he will then ring the bell himself. When he does this, you should give him a treat after saying the command.

After several practices move on to the next step, which is to make him go outside the door. Repeat the practice once more and once he touches the bell, give him the command word, open the door and let him go outside (remember to go outside first) and give him the treat. Do this during potty time. When he gets used to this, he will just ring the bell whenever he wants to go outside and do the potty.

And that is how to teach your Boston terrier to ring a bell.

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