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Old 03-01-2007, 12:40 PM
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our border terriers are five months now they are males,one is friendly to other dogs the other not but the big worry is we have to cage them when we go out now as they have started causing damage indoors,i think getting two may have been a mistake.
they are very difficult to train and we are at are witts end in a way but we love them to bits , any help from people with border terrier no how will be grateful.flinty
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Old 03-01-2007, 02:19 PM
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OMG another Border terrier owner!

firstly knowone really ever advices two dogs from the same litter, especially not two same sex males.

when we first got Harley (my border terrier) he was a little devil
we still cant leave him with anything,

lets see, hes gone through:
pool cover (extremely expensive)
pool covers cover
chocolate leather recliner
table legs
chair legs
computer chair legs
Shoes (never mine, thank god)
tv remote
phone
trampoline net
Pillows
etc

But omg i love him to bits

He used to be very nippy bitey, he used to grab onto your trouser leg, nd make a right scene, we had to have water spray bottles in every room, as soon as he did that, we would spray him, ( he really hated water )

we also took him to obediance classes twice a week, where he made me bleed twice, that we took care of with a water bottle.

I can't really say hes an angel now, but hes not the devil he used to be.

He wants to play ALL THE TIME.

but he is also a complete velcro dog, nd he loves his cuddles,
he will literally stay where u put him.

with two walks a day, his behaviour has extremely improved, hes much calmer, nd they just take away all his energy,

hes completely aggressive of any rodent or cat, anything bigger hes fine with, all other dogs and horses nd cows nd stuff hes fine with.

They need very firm discipline and persistance, it took us almost a month to teach him sit, he still hasnt quite mastered down.

Agility is a great thing for them!.

I really dont envy you having two of them, but then i really do, as they are complete terrors, tht will destroy your house without strict training, bt on the other hand, when they cuddle up to you nd give you those CONSTANT kisses, you know its all worth it.

There is knowone tht hasnt loved harley (accept people tht hate dogs), nd we've had 4 people ask for his breeders number.
They are truly a wonderful breed, nd i wish you the best of luck.

Be sure to post some pics!
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:43 PM
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Yes, getting 2 from same litter was a bad idea. Unless you are willing to give one up , it wall take a lot of patience and hard work . Time too , as they should be trained individually . Good luck and keep us posted !
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:08 PM
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Really? I have heard that they are very easy to train so long as it's fun and not boring.. I can see myself owning one in the future.

For me, I've had the best luck with clicker training my dogs (www.clickersolutions.com). They seem to "get it" quicker.

As for destroying the house, none of my dogs except one is allowed to run the house freely unless under supervision. When I am gone or can't keep tabs on them when they are out, they go in either their crate or x-pen. So much easier.
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:42 AM
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OMG another Border terrier owner!

firstly knowone really ever advices two dogs from the same litter, especially not two same sex males.

when we first got Harley (my border terrier) he was a little devil
we still cant leave him with anything,

lets see, hes gone through:
pool cover (extremely expensive)
pool covers cover
chocolate leather recliner
table legs
chair legs
computer chair legs
Shoes (never mine, thank god)
tv remote
phone
trampoline net
Pillows
etc

But omg i love him to bits

He used to be very nippy bitey, he used to grab onto your trouser leg, nd make a right scene, we had to have water spray bottles in every room, as soon as he did that, we would spray him, ( he really hated water )

we also took him to obediance classes twice a week, where he made me bleed twice, that we took care of with a water bottle.

I can't really say hes an angel now, but hes not the devil he used to be.

He wants to play ALL THE TIME.

but he is also a complete velcro dog, nd he loves his cuddles,
he will literally stay where u put him.

with two walks a day, his behaviour has extremely improved, hes much calmer, nd they just take away all his energy,

hes completely aggressive of any rodent or cat, anything bigger hes fine with, all other dogs and horses nd cows nd stuff hes fine with.

They need very firm discipline and persistance, it took us almost a month to teach him sit, he still hasnt quite mastered down.

Agility is a great thing for them!.

I really dont envy you having two of them, but then i really do, as they are complete terrors, tht will destroy your house without strict training, bt on the other hand, when they cuddle up to you nd give you those CONSTANT kisses, you know its all worth it.

There is knowone tht hasnt loved harley (accept people tht hate dogs), nd we've had 4 people ask for his breeders number.
They are truly a wonderful breed, nd i wish you the best of luck.

Be sure to post some pics!
help i am going to commit suiside,yes we realise getting two was wrong now, the breeder should have told us but she wanted the sale and we only puchased willow when we went to collect sammy, willow has a kink at the end of his tail and she said she was now selling him much cheaper and he was so cute i fell for the trap.but willow is the one that is not aggressive to other dogs and not the dominent one .
yes selling sammy would be the easy way out but i just cant do it now but if things get real bad i dont know ,






































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Old 03-02-2007, 05:25 AM
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Yes, getting 2 from same litter was a bad idea. Unless you are willing to give one up , it wall take a lot of patience and hard work . Time too , as they should be trained individually . Good luck and keep us posted !
yes we know should have got one but its difficult they were only young here!




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Old 03-02-2007, 11:10 AM
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here is 30 secs of film of them
click on the link then enter the 3 letters where it says here
click down load and wait for the seconds to drop to zero
then clickher to download
then on file download click open and wait a few mins for the export depending on broadband speed

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KU0J3XCM
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Old 03-03-2007, 06:42 AM
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You have to admit, they make the most gorgeous puppies you've ever seen!!!!!

its not that their hard to train, they'r extremely intelligent dogs, it just that they're stubborn and really cheaky!

hows the housetraining going with them?
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Old 03-03-2007, 06:59 AM
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You have to admit, they make the most gorgeous puppies you've ever seen!!!!!

its not that their hard to train, they'r extremely intelligent dogs, it just that they're stubborn and really cheaky!

hows the housetraining going with them?
i think we would have managed to train one better than two ,rarely any dribbles now.
send us a photo of yours
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Old 03-03-2007, 07:17 AM
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heres the little terror now





heres him when he was a little tyke



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