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American gentleman: The Boston Terrier dog

The Boston Terrier dog, although not officially defined as a Terrier by the American Kennel Club, is a small but sturdy dog. It is ideal for people who don't have a lot of land and therefore cannot keep large breed dogs that are most happy with a large area to run around in. The Boston Terrier is best suited to an indoor life with occasional outdoor play. Their small size also makes them ideal for houses where space is an issue. They are also highly intelligent dogs, which makes training them much easier.

It is a great dog for families because of its loving nature. It is also very sociable and does not mind other dogs or cats. It can be hard to have territorial dogs if you are a social family and like to invite people over. The Boston Terrier is a very friendly dog and will not growl or bark at new people who come over.

Training Boston Terrier dogs you need to be firm but not harsh. This is because they are sensitive little dogs and using your tone of voice to indicate displeasure is probably the most effective training tool. You need to be consistent in your training, always voice your displeasure over bad behavior and reward good behavior. This is the best way to train a well-behaved Boston Terrier dog.

Each Boston Terrier is different; each has its own personality. There are high-energy Boston Terriers and there are less active ones who love to nap and cuddle rather than run around. Most Boston Terriers only bark when necessary making them good alarm systems but of course they are not guard dogs because of their size. Some Boston Terriers can be stubborn and you will need patience when training them. Never be harsh with your Boston Terrier when training, be loving and firm for the best results.

If you want the best Boston Terrier dog possible then you should always buy your puppy from a reputable breeder. A reputable breeder is not in it for the money. Inspect your breeder's premises, is it clean, are the dogs well cared for?

Most pet shops get their puppies from puppy mills where the dogs are taken away from their mothers too early and neglected.

However if you were unlucky enough to get a puppy that was not well socialized then you may have a Boston Terrier that is always going to be hyperactive and this can be a real pain. If you have small children in the house you need to be especially careful that whatever dog you choose is going to be gentle and not aggressive in the least.

A full-grown dog that is gentle is a good choice. Check shelters for full-grown Boston Terriers that need good homes.

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