In this insightful discussion of the Terrier Breed Group, dog trainer and breed expert Steve Diller delves into specifics in 5 areas so you can better understand how to work with Terriers:
- Intentions of the Breeding Goals
- Drive fulfillment and Enrichment for those specific breeds
- Specific health issues
- Behavioral tendencies
- Training approaches
Some of the things that Steve advises are to “Work the head more than the body” and for enrichment for terriers “go with a sport that contains obedience.”
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Part 1- Terriers
Dog expert Steve Diller leads a discussion about the main differences of each AKC Breed Group. Using the 5 topic points above you will gain a better understanding of how knowing what those differences are can help you in your training.
This is the first in a 7-Part Series of the AKC Breed Groups.
STEVE DILLER has been training dogs for over 45 years and as he tells it, when he was 8 he knew all the AKC breeds and was “born to be a dog trainer.” He started out with a career as a licensed vet tech (one of the first in New York State) and has taught canine behavior at college level to vet tech students at Mercy College in New York. He ran his training facility in Elmsford, NY, The Center for Applied Animal Behavior and Canine Training, Inc. for 12 years where he had a dog trainer program many of whom have gone on to have successful dog training careers. Steve was also the President of The Society of North American Dog Trainers whose members included illustrious trainers such as Captain Arthur Haggerty. Steve’s current dog training business is http://www.stevediller.com/