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unruly patterdale

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by barneythore, Aug 10, 2009.


  1. barneythore

    barneythore PetForums Senior

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    my oh has a patterdale he is 18 month old he has been as soft as anything loved all dogs and people but for the past couple of weeks he has been going for other dogs for no reason and last night he jumped up someone as if for a fuss and tugged at his trousers and ripped them can anyone give advice on what could be wrong
     
  2. PoisonGirl

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    Sounds like my cousin's patterdale!
    He is probably into his teenage years now, the same as coco, who has become really naughty!

    How much exercise is he given, does he attend dog classes?

    x
     
  3. Tigerneko

    Tigerneko PetForums VIP

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    Mine is a bit like that and he's 3 years old :D

    Welcome to the world of Patterdales :laugh:

    but seriously, maybe he just needs a bit of training to refresh his manners :)
     
  4. barneythore

    barneythore PetForums Senior

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    yes he has been to training classes he goes 1 hour in morning then same in afternoon then up to the farmers field for 2-3 hours at night then half hour before bed
     
  5. Johnderondon

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    Reaching maturity and the emergence of his working instincts. Many training classes will fail to really 'get' the terrier mindset - try seeking advice from Lynne at Terrier Rescue - Terrier Rescue Homepage
     
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  6. barneythore

    barneythore PetForums Senior

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    many thanks i will give it a go and see if they can help
     
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    alphadog PetForums VIP

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    :eek: Wow that's a lot of exercise! Lucky lucky boy!!

    Great post. Terriers are pretty unique and getting some breed specific advice will help you tremendously
     
  8. Patterdale_lover

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    Typical Patterdale. They do get feisty around that age especially if male. They are proper game terriers, and will have a go at anything...Although are usually great with other dogs and people. Be firm with him, he is a terrier, and a hard one at that. When Bess jumps at me and bites my sleeves i hold her scruff and say 'No!' Seems harsh i know but if you just point at a terrier and say "no" they look at you and go"Pffft whatever love"
    Maybe he is getting to excitable or dominant. Have you tried working him? This releases fustration and dominance a lot i have found.
     
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  9. barneythore

    barneythore PetForums Senior

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    yes he does work him every night for 2-3 hours
     
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