Irish Terriers are smart, courageous, and determined little dogs who love their families even more than they love chasing vermin out of the yard. These funny, medium-sized dogs need plenty of attention and training to make sure they understand their place in the family. Activities for Irish Terriers should keep them mentally challenged as well as physically. Being terriers, their instincts can often override their common sense and lead them into trouble. Find activities that help them with impulse control and lead them to find purpose with a "job" like agility or other dog sports.
Activities for Irish Terriers should be active and mentally challenging to make sure they get everything they need to stay out of trouble. These loving, family dogs want nothing more to protect their owners and chase anything that moves! With proper training and socialization, these medium sized dogs can make great family pets. They excel at mental and working dog sports because it helps them with impulse control and gives them an important "job" to do. Though they are good with people if socialized well, they can be aggressive or challenging to other dogs. They don't know their size or limits, so it's up to you to keep them safe.