Basic Training


Why Won’t My Boston Terrier Listen To Me? This is a common question that most first-time Boston Terrier owners ask me. Before I answer your question, let me ask you a few instead: Do you use cookies, collars, head halters or clickers to make your Boston Terrier listen to your commands? Do you have to […]



If you’re interested in finding out what your Boston Terrier’s learning style is, take this fun & simple quiz to find out. It will only take about 5 minutes- PROMISE! Have fun! What’s Your Boston Terrier‘s Learning Style? Post your Boston terrier’s learning style in the comments section below–Good luck with training everyone! 🙂


walk your boston terrier

If you have trouble walking your Boston terrier, welcome to the club. Walks are one of my daily battles with Lucy. Every time she sees a cat, bird, or lizard she starts pulling! But everyday I work on it, and so should you! You may want to address some basic training issues first, and then Cesar […]


boston terrier bad

You may have learned to live with having your Boston terrier jump all over you—morning, noon, and night … but I can’t guarantee your non-dog owning friends will be as understanding. To solve this problem you first need to understand why your Boston terrier is jumping on people in the first place. Your Boston Is […]



It’s essential for Boston Terrier parents like you to know certain basic factors that determine your relationship with your Boston Terrier and can go a long way in training him effectively. Before you begin training your Boston Terrier, it is absolutely essential that you build a loving bond with him. This is important as it […]


Proper Dog Park Etiquette

Dog parks seem to be a somewhat controversial subject for a lot of dog owners. Some people think dog parks are best things since sliced bread, while others thing they are dangerous and traumatizing places for dogs. Your local dog park is a great place for you and your dog to get exercise and have […]


top 10 ways

If you’ve just adopted a Boston Terrier, Congratulations! I wish you all the best. Now here’s a list of 10 things you should do to make your Boston Terrier feel at home. 1. Get to know your dog. Gather as much information you can about your dog. Ask the shelter personnel about the dog’s behavior […]



There are numerous ‘positive reinforcement’ training methods you can teach your Boston Terrier to develop better communication with him/her. Most behavioral problems are a result of a lack of communication between you and your pet. So you should work at developing a trusting, life-long relationship with your pet. First and foremost you must be patient […]


Collar vs. Harness

by Colleen Fernandez

in Basic Training

collar for dog

If you’re trying to decide between a collar or a harness for your Boston Terrier, you should definitely chose the harness. I started out using a collar on my puppy, and that was a huge mistake. After about a year of using a collar, I switched over to a harness. The harness works much better, […]


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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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 […]


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 […]



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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