Life With A Boston Terrier Puppy

by Wendy Caples

The Boston Terrier pup has its roots in Boston, Massachusetts just as its name infers. The Boston Terrier is sometimes referred to as the American Gentleman because of its kind and gentle nature. They were first bred in Boston and are bred down from the Bull and Terrier breeds. The Boston Terrier is a non-sporting breed and is small and sturdy but never fragile or delicate.

They are small and sturdy dogs, but not fragile or delicate. They aim to please and training should be early in life. Before purchasing a Boston Terrier pup you should be sure and research the breed completely to understand their sensitivity. They will not respond to harsh and heavy handed training methods. They prefer patience, consistency, firmness, praise and fairness in their training. These dogs make great pets for families with children over the age of eight.

Raising a Boston Terrier pup can be an easy experience if you have researched the breed and understand them. Boston Terriers only need to be bathed when absolutely necessary and then you must only use a mild soap. A soft brush is needed for brushing and a frequent cleaning and checking of the ears and eyes is very important.

Boston Terriers are prone to eye tumors and with frequent cleanings and checks the odds of a deadly eye tumor are minimal. The owner of a Boston Terrier must carry an extra cloth or have one close at hand because this dog tends to drool. His face can be easily kept clean with a swipe now and then.

These dogs love daily walks and part of raising a Boston Terrier is taking care of their exercise habits. They will easily become couch potatoes if they do not have an exercise routine.

Learning how to raise a Boston Terrier pup is fairly simple. These dogs make great pets; have gentle and sensitive personalities and a great sense of humor. They thrive on stimulation from human beings and will become an integral part of the family. Crate training is the best way to potty train Boston Terrier pups. Consistency and patience is the key to crate training these puppies. These dogs love praise and positive reinforcement.

Boston Terriers make fabulous family pets and a family that raises their Boston Terrier pup together will benefit the most from their puppy. As long as you understand the breed you will not have a problem in raising your Boston Terrier pup. Be sure to investigate thoroughly any breeder that you are considering purchasing a Boston Terrier pup from. He must be reputable, interact with and love his puppies and have extensive knowledge of the breed.

He must also be curious as to your knowledge of the breed before letting you purchase a puppy from him. If he passes your examination then you know you will be receiving the best he has to offer and most Boston Terrier pups are the best.

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