Are Norfolk Terriers easy to train? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Nesbitt   
Thursday, 28 January 2010 20:54


Any owner must make the effort to train their dog- for a terrier breed it is even more important.  Norfolk are willing dogs who wish to please, but as terriers they are independent-minded. Puppy Kindergarten and Basic Obedience classes are highly recommended.


If your ambitions are to compete in CKC obedience trials, training becomes more challenging, though very rewarding.  Training should be a fun thing to do, Norfolk respond best to positive motivational methods using praise and treats – especially treats! 

Can a Norfolk terrier be trained to stay in my yard without a fence and to walk off leash? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Nesbitt   
Thursday, 28 January 2010 20:52

Terriers are instinctive vermin hunters and except in very controlled circumstances, cannot be trusted off leash or in an unfenced are at any time.  A rabbit or squirrel is enough to send them chasing, which may lead to being lost or hit by a car. 


A fenced yard (or dog run) is a must, unless you are committed to "potty" walks multiple times a day.  Tying a terrier out in the yard is not recommended, because it leaves him open to attacks by other dogs or theft.  Nor is an " invisible " fence recommended.  Many terriers will take the shock in their determination to hunt and don't return. 


An invisible fence also leaves them open to attacks and theft.  If you do not have a fenced yard your dog should always be on-leash when outside.


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