PCTC Rescue

The Potomac Cairn Terrier Club is a breed club that aims to be of service to members, fanciers, humane societies, and the general public, so far as Cairn Terriers are concerned. The PCTC Rescue Committee fosters, rehabilitates, and places Cairn terriers who are in need of new homes.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Terrier Behavior

Terriers are not like other dog breeds. They were bred to be tenacious, independent thinkers, and they are very intelligent. They get bored easily, can be bossy, and if they want to do something, they are certainly going to try. Likewise, if they don't want to do something, you are going to have to find a way to inspire them. Without proper, constant training, they can develop behavioral problems. That being said, terriers definitely make life interesting. They will keep you on your toes and keep you laughing. They are not for everyone.

Below is a list of links to articles about Terrier Behavior. If you are considering a Cairn or another Terrier, I highly recommend you read these.

Terrier terrors: Terriers just wanna have fun! http://www.canismajor.com/dog/terrterr.html
Terrier Behavior & Training http://www.pickofthelitterdogtraining.com/Terriers.html
Terrier Traits http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=1910&S=1&SourceID=47
Nothing In Life Is Free (NILIF) http://www.cairnrescue.com/docs/NILIF.pdf