A little dog with a big personality, the Border Terrier has all the makings of a fun adventure buddy and overall companion. As with most Terrier-type breeds, the Border Terrier has high levels of energy and an innate instinct to dig and hunt. However, despite this slightly exasperating makeup, Borders are good-natured and hopelessly devoted to their owners. This breed is not for everyone and needs an owner that is completely committed and willing to endure their antics, no matter how maddening they might be. Enough play time, exercise and display of affection will turn the Border Terrier into the ideal family pet.
Terriers are notorious for digging endlessly and this is one of the qualities that turn a lot of dog owners off. Border Terriers are no different from their ancestors in this aspect; they will dig nonstop when they are given the chance. However, instead of looking at this as a negative quality and spending an insane amount of effort trying to stop it, why not just find a way to work around it? The best solution to a Border’s incessant digging is to create a dog dig pit. By creating a dig pit, you not only enable your Terrier to satisfy their digging needs but you also produce a fun and creative space for your dog to enjoy.
Any person in their right mind would jump at the chance to relax and be pampered. This sentiment is also true for dogs. Although they cannot say it outright, dogs appreciate being coddled and spoiled, especially by their owners. While doggy spa establishments are a dime a dozen and seems like the logical way out, an in-home “spa day” for your dog is much more special and personal. By doing the work yourself, you get to ensure that your pooch is handled with utmost care. In addition, it can become a delightful bonding moment that can help build communication and trust between the two of you.
Generally, a party is an event that is usually held when there is a special occasion. But who says humans should have all the fun? Your four-legged friends can also join in on the festivities. Throwing a dog party is an amazing way to get some fellow dog owners and their furbabies together for the day and indulge in some fun activities, amusement and good food. Dog parties also give your dog a chance to mingle with fellow canines, which will do wonders for their social skills. Whether it is your pup’s birthday or you simply want to celebrate, throwing a party for your pooch is always a good idea.
Outdoor and farmer’s markets are abundant in most cities of the country. One of the benefits of these markets is that they typically welcome dogs on leash. Scour the stalls and stores for some pet-related goodies or items while doing your own shopping.
Buying treats may seem easy but making your own is more special and fun. In fact, baking dog treats is an activity that you can enjoy together with your dog. Look for easy recipes to follow online and make some fresh treats for your pooch to enjoy.
An agile, and capable small dog with a heart of gold, the Border Terrier is a truly wonderful breed. This friendly mutt has so much love to give, especially to their families. Even though they may have a mischievous streak and seemingly endless energy, Borders can become a well-behaved home pet through proper training and the right amount of socialization.