With Scottish Terriers, as with many other breeds, consistent training, a clear line and consistent rituals are the be-all and end-all to carrying out successful training. The stubbornness of the dog requires a persistent approach with clear instructions on the part of the owner since Scotties are very reluctant to submit. Due to this stubbornness and the not-very-great willingness to subordinate, training with a Scottish Terrier may take a little more time. Despite all this, a Scottie is suitable for beginners who have patience for exactly these tasks.
Scottish Terriers are also very reluctant to be left alone. Like many other dog breeds, they love to be around people.
A point of particular note is the fact that Scottish Terriers tend to bark less than other dog breeds. As long as your Scottie gets enough exercise and play, barking loudly shouldn’t be a problem.
Due to its natural hunting instinct, the Scottish Terrier has a pronounced urge to explore. It is not uncommon for him to explore the surrounding forests and meadows during a walk. Depending on the upbringing, a Scottish Terrier can develop a tendency to run away due to their activity level.
Tip: A puppy group and a subsequent visit to the dog school are ideal supplements to the conventional training of your pet and can offer good help, especially for beginners.