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    Welcome Bella44, are you sure you don't mean LITTLE TERRORS?!!!!!

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    Hehe, terriers in general are dogs with attitude and that's why I like them

    Didn't have an aussie terrier but german (which is in my opinion the worst of the worst ). These dogs definetely need strong and firm approach, meaning you have to be more strong headed then them and persistant. They need a lot of exercise and mental challenge, constant work - then they're happy.
    Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.

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    i saw the pic on your profile, reminds me of our little terrier!

    he chasing everything!

    very puffed here, from cat chasing!

    he is VERY Territorial and will not let it go, he will constantly bark and do thatbark/howl t thing till they leave unless he knows them, and when we've taken him out - to parks or even just down to get the mail he jumps back like hes scared and barks...

    so embarressing when have ppl come here.. all the otheres are fine
    ..................

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    Bella44...sorry to laugh but it is soooo nice to know I am not the only one

    I call mine terrorists....but only sometimes...most of the time they are little angels...they could melt your heart...
    Vellela

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    I had an aussie terrier 30 years ago. He would lie on my pregnant tummy and growl when the baby kicked. I was worried how he would go with the introduction of children. I let him lick the crown of my baby's head on introduction, he was then besottled with the baby, lay out beside his pram in the garden.

    If we went away my mother would look after him. She lived a few Kms away. She always knnew when we were due home as "D ickie"always escaped a couple of hours before we were due home and met us at our own door. After this happened a few times she would just watch the dog, grab him, wait 2 hours then come around with him.

    We moved to a place that could not have dogs. It was only to be for 6 months or so. Mum took him. At the end of that time I think it would have taken a custody battle with my stepfather (who called him THAT bloody dog, doted on him, lol) **** ie was as happy as a pig in mud so I left him with them. He lived happily there till he was about 20 with me then being his holiday carer, lol.

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    Default Little Terrors

    Yup, I think anything along the description of little Terrors, little terrorists or Holy Terrors, would certainly be apt for Scrappy, boy I had no idea what trouble was until I got him! Mind you he is a little angel when he's asleep lol! Yup its certainly a full time job keeping him in line, and keeping him occupied. He has never been socialised at all, so although he loves his walks he does find them very stressful too. He has a lady animal behaviouralist who has just started working with us,cos hes got resource guarding aggression ( mostly me his owner) and makes it difficult for visitors, family or even my other 2 pooches to get close to me sometimes, but we're working on it Oh and did I mention he has severe on lead aggression too, never a dull moment................................but I love him to bits

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    Hmm... my Tenterfield Terrier is a right terror!

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    My (maybe) terrier x was in a very similar situation. She was abused badly by a male,not socialised, no training at all.
    She still has problems meeting other dogs, but she sits, stays, begs, rolls, howls, jumps/ flips and shakes hand on command, not to mention recall. The most important thing we did with her was getting her confidence up and laughing at her when she was scared, then making her face her fear. We never pressured her, just waited for as long as it took until she was comfortable doing whatever. The first time she heard thunder she freaked out. We laughed, told her it was ok, to man up and played with her.
    If it thunders now she has no problem.
    She still has her moments, she won't go sometimes when my Dad calls her and when she does she will scuttle over, tail in between legs, belly near the floor and be very submissive. Once she discovers that it's just for a hug or a play her attitude completely changes.
    LOL I could type for ages about how she has changed. If you need any help pm me. I'm new here but I'm quite sure you can do that. I'd be happy to share some of my experiences with you.
    I'm not a dog trainer, just a dog lover.

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