What do you need to know about a Boston Terrier?
Bostons can be sensitive to a human’s tone of voice, so keep firm training without harshness in mind. They are generally good with other animals and are often used as therapy dogs. These dogs are friendly to strangers, are great with children and the elderly, and love staying near their family.
What happens when a Boston Terrier is choking?
If your Boston Terrier is choking he might experience difficulty breathing and he might adopt a strained posture, pulling his head forward like he would during an episode of reverse sneezing. The difference between reverse sneezing and choking is that a dog who is choking may start to drool and his gums may turn blue or gray due to lack of oxygen.
Why does my Boston Terrier have a corkscrew shape?
Unfortunately, that corkscrew shape comes from a defect in the form of the vertebrae in the tail bones. While it looks cute at the end of the spine, some Boston Terriers can have misshapen vertebrae, or hemivertebrae, in other areas of the spinal column.
Why does my Boston Terrier snore so much?
As you can imagine, having just one of these malformations could make breathing difficult, especially during exercise. These features also contribute to the snoring, snorting, and overall loud breathing that we know and hopefully love in our Boston Terriers.
What happens when a Boston Terrier becomes bored?
When a Boston terrier becomes bored, his behaviors can become somewhat destructive. If he has toys that keep him challenged and entertained, he is less likely to make play things out of your personal possessions. When making the choice of which dog toys to get him, think safety first.
What does personal space mean to a Boston Terrier?
Personal space has little meaning to a Boston terrier, especially if he is your very own. They are affectionate little dogs who enjoy spending time with their owners. This also means taking an active interest in any activity that you may be involved in.
When to fall in love with a Boston Terrier?
Older dogs are just as loveable as young puppies. It’s easy to fall in love with a Boston Terrier puppy, but it’s important that you love them when they get older. As dogs age, they may be less energetic, but they still need your love and attention.
What kind of noises does a Boston Terrier make?
See Boston Terrier Health. Boston Terrier “sounds”. Most Boston Terriers snort, snuffle, wheeze, grunt, and snore loudly. The sounds are endearing to some people; nerve-wracking to others. Potential gassiness (flatulence). All short-faced breeds gulp air when they eat, and that air has to go somewhere, after all.