10 Essential Things to Know Before Getting a Patterdale Terrier

The Patterdale Terrier comes in different colors: red, gray, black, and tan, brown. In many cases, they have white feet, which gives them a cheeky look. A white chest is also possible. The coat itself is short, smooth, or bristly – sometimes something in between.

#1 When raising children, make sure you find a good balance between love and consistency.

With too much love, the Patterdale Terrier will take over. On the other hand, if you are too strict and consistent, you will see how stubborn this dog can be.

Lots of exercise, preferably on the hunt or in the hunting ground, good family connections, and good food are all this dog expects from life. Actually, this is easy to do, isn't it?

#2 How long should you walk a Patterdale Terrier?

How much exercise does an adult Patterdale Terrier need? These Terriers will need around 60 minutes of daily exercise. As they need plenty of mental stimulation, it's good to keep them on their toes.

#3 How do I stop my Patterdale pulling on the lead?

Stand perfectly still, do not step forward again until the dog gives up pulling and walks back to you. Once he is at your side, start walking forward again. you MUST do this consistently. Very soon the dog will make the connection that tension on the lead means the end of the reward (moving forward).

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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