August 2009

Missing Boston Terrier

by Colleen Fernandez

in Dog Socialization

Sad Boston Terrier

Your Boston Terrier has gone missing! What next? Don’t panic. Start searching immediately. Start searching inside your house first, Boston’s are small and they can get themselves stuck in some strange places! If your Boston can’t be found inside move to the outside of your house. Check underneath vehicles, in drains, sewers, etc. Boston Terriers […]

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Preventing Heat Stroke

by Colleen Fernandez

in Health Problems

Lola the Boston

Boston Terrier’s are considered brachycephalic dogs – they have a short snout, tiny nostrils, long palates and a narrow trachea. This makes them very sensitive to excessive heat and extremely cold weather. You should familiarize yourself with the symptoms of heat stroke since your Boston Terrier is not able to communicate them to you herself! […]

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Separation Anxiety

by Colleen Fernandez

in Dog Socialization

Sleepy Boston Terrier Dog

Boston Terriers often develop separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is a disorder that is characterized by a state of extreme panic due to the dog being separated from her owner. Boston Terrier’s are very social animals and needs lots of social interaction and companionship. Of course no dog wants to be left alone for long periods […]

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Do Boston Terriers Shed?

by Colleen Fernandez

in Health Problems

Boston Terrier’s have very minimal shedding and are often referred to as “hypoallergenic” dogs. The most prominent time of year for a Boston to shed is around late fall or late spring. To minimize the little shedding that does take place in Bostons, go over your dog with a grooming glove or rubber brush every […]

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Boston Terrier’s have the cutest eyes! In fact, that’s probably one of my favorite things about Lucy (my Boston). She looks at me with those big brown eyes, and gets her way just about every single time. Unfortunately, those cute little eyes are susceptible to an array of eye problems. Their eye problems can include: […]

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Boston terrier puppy and kitten

Boston Terriers are generally very non-aggressive, easy going dogs; however they can exhibit signs of aggression from time to time. It’s definitely not the norm and is never considered acceptable. Tips For Preventing Aggression You should never allow your Boston Terrier to achieve dominant status over you, any adult, or child. So, your dog should […]

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Boston Terrier’s suffer from many of the same dental problems that people do including: gum disease, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and tooth fractures. Although Boston Terriers usually don’t get cavities, they are susceptible to dental problems. Unfortunately, sometimes a Boston Terrier’s teeth can loosen in their sockets; this opens the opportunity for infection. This infection can […]

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Boston Terrier Kisses

Are you thinking about breeding your Boston Terrier? This is a huge responsibility and you need to make sure you do a lot of research before rushing into anything. It could end up being disastrous if you’re not careful so make sure you consider every detail. Some important things to consider when choosing a mate […]

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Healthy Skin And Coat

by Colleen Fernandez

in Health Problems

Lucy

There are so many different dog foods and shampoos on the market. It’s hard trying to decide which one is the best for your Boston Terrier. They all promise different things: energy formulas, allergy formulas, healthy skin and coat formula, longevity formulas, joint formulas, etc. So which one is best for your pup? Boston Terrier’s […]

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Maddie and Axel

Socializing your Boston Terrier can be a challenge. This process should begin to occur between 8-12 weeks of age. Your puppy will need to be introduced to a variety of stimuli during this phase of her life, and you should also start going over basic training at this age. Socializing your puppy will make a […]

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roll over

Make sure your Boston Terrier has basic training down before proceeding. Traditionally, the way one would go about teaching their dog to roll over would be to in 2 Steps. Many people try, unsuccessfully, to first teach the dog “down” and then physically roll them over or lure them with a treat. However, this approach […]

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speak or bark

This trick should only be taught once you have basic training down. Your dog needs to know the basics in order to learn advanced tricks. One of the most important factors in training your dog is to reward her behavior right away! Determine if your dog responds better to food or “praise.” My dog likes […]

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kimbo the boston terrier

Is your pup preggars? If you think your dog could be pregnant, a simple trip to the vet should be able to confirm this for you. Contact me if you have any additional questions after reading this article! 4 Ways to detect if your Boston Terrier could be pregnant: 1. Ultrasound You can start to […]

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pregnant-boston-terrier

Prosestrus Stage (6-11 Days) Vulvar swelling and bleeding (6-11 days) Your dog will be attractive to males but not receptive to them This phase is over when your pet becomes receptive to males and will stand to be bred Estrus Stage (“Fertile” Phase – 5-9 days) Discharge is straw-colored to light pink Softer, yet still […]

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crate-training

Crate training is one of the most effective ways to house train a dog. Dogs don’t like to get their resting/sleeping quarters dirty. If they are given the opportunity to use the bathroom elsewhere, they will. Keep in mind, that if your puppy does not have an accident in her crate, she will need to […]

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Boston terrier swimming

Boston Terrier’s are great swimmers! A common misconception about Boston Terrier’s is that they can’t swim or can’t swim well. Well, I’ve got news for you – my Boston Terrier, Lucy, absolutely goes crazy for the water. If you are trying to get your Boston Terrier to swim, I recommend taking her to a lake […]

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hazel the boston terrier

If you have a Boston Terrier, you are well aware of their gas issues and flatulence! Boston Terrier’s have delicate stomachs/intestinal tracks. Here are some tips to keep their gas issues under control: 1. No table scraps! I know your Boston Terrier is just so darn cute, but don’t do it … human food containing […]

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boston terrier laying down

Teaching your Boston Terrier to lay down is a fun experience! Follow these 6 steps to make the training process go smoothly: 1. First have your dog sit down. 2. Dangle a treat in front of your pet 3. Lower the treat to the floor and say lay down as you are doing this. Your […]

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teach-boston-terrier-to-stay

Once, you have the “sit” command down. You can move on to bigger and better things … like “stay.” Get your boston to exercise self-control and “stay.” when told with 9 Easy Steps. Note: Be sure your dog understands a release command, such as “free” or “okay,” before teaching this command. 1. Have your dog […]

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boston terrier sit

Have you been trying to train your Boston Terrier to sit? I know it can be a challenge. So I’ve put together a list of some steps you can take to expedite the training! To teach your Boston Terrier to sit, just follow these simple steps. 1. Stand in front of your dog. 2. Dangle […]

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Boston Terrier In Pool

Congratulations on bringing home your baby Boston Terrier! Housebreaking your Boston Terrier is going to be a challenge … here are some tips that will hopefully help you out! 1. Take the puppy out after meals, waking up, and playing. 2. Put the puppy in a crate when you are not home. 3. Always take […]

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The Best Flea Medicine

by Colleen Fernandez

in Health Problems

chase the boston terrier

Are you wondering what the best flea medicine for your Boston Terrier is? Let me break it down for you. The 4 main flea medicines on the market are: Frontline Plus, Advantage, K9 Advantix, and Sentinel. Here’s a little bit about each: 1. Frontline Plus: A monthly flea prevention that kills 100% of adult fleas […]

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fundamentals

Boston Terrier’s are extremely active and strong willed. Sometimes, they can be quite a handful. So the more you can learn about training a Boston Terrier- the better! You should also understand Boston Terrier behavior, as this will give you a better insight on which training methods you should use. Effective training and socialization is […]

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cheek the boston terrier

Boston Terrier’s love – love- love to eat. My boston is constantly giving me those pathetic looks every time I take a bite out of food. And if she hears a bag crinkling she runs across the house within seconds! Boston’s could care less about nutrition or eating what’s “good” for them. We as responsible […]

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Boston terrier’s need A LOT of exercise. They are very active dogs and they can get up to no good if they don’t get enough exercise. A great game to play with your boston is fetch. They are very quick learners, so it shouldn’t be too hard to teach them this game. Start off with […]

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maxwell the boston terrier

It’s important to take your boston terrier to the vet at least one year to renew his shots and get get him checked out. Here are some common health issues that Bostons can have. You should be aware of them: • Allergies • Brachycephalic syndrome (causes breathing difficulties) • Deafness • Epilepsy • Hemivertebra (malformed […]

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