The Rat Terrier--sometimes called a Ratter for short--is a scrappy, friendly, active dog that has a true terrier temperament. Though Ratters are generally small in size, they can vary from Toys seven pounds to nearly medium-sized 25 pounds or more. And while their sometimes stubborn terrier temperaments can make them a handful, overall Rat Terrier care and maintenance doesn't take a whole lot of work. Below you'll find plenty of details on caring for a Rat Terrier: puppy care and development, exercise needs, diet and nutrition, and more are all covered here. For answers to your questions about owning this spunky little breed, keep reading!
Housebreaking (Potty Training) For Puppies and Adult Dogs
Submissive & Excitement Urination in Dogs
One of my friends has the sweetest little Siberian Husky puppy. From AKC S. Find a dog trainer near your location and take the Canine Good Citizen test for your dog. With puppies, submissive urination usually happens when someone reaches out to pet the puppy, someone leans over the puppy to pet it or greet it, or when an owner returns home and the puppy is excited. While this behavior mainly occurs in puppies, submissive urination is also a problem for some adult dogs.
6 of the Best Dog Breeds to Kill Rats
My 8 year old dog started peeing in house after going outside all the time, what happened? It is a Rat Terrier, smart, cute and listens but what went wrong now? Advertisement Norma from Las Vegas. Add your voice! Click below to answer.
Housebreaking problems are a chief complaint of dog owners who contact me for behavioral consulting. There are two rules for housetraining. Just two, but you have to get them both right.