The Tenterfield Terrier (TT) is known for being an incredibly active and friendly dog. They are just as happy to be running around as they are being curled up on their owner’s lap. The TT is also a very curious and bold dog, and this can actually tend to get them into trouble (getting into things they shouldn’t etc). As the TT can really have a mind of their own, it is a good idea to start training them from a young age using positive reinforcement methods. Short sessions of training are recommended so the dog doesn’t become bored or distracted.
Keeping your TT’s mind engaged is a must. Lots of toys… Tenterfield Terriers benefit from lots of toys to keep their curiosity engaged, throwable, chewable and soft toys, be prepared to have gutted soft toys, just re stuff them and sew them back up.
Brain teaser treat games: Some petshops have treat games which require the dog to open a puzzle box for treats, but again be prepared for either minutes of enjoyment or hours depending on your TT.
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Dawn is our thinker she empties the spinner treat maze in seconds, Primrose is a bit different she will get a couple of treats and lose interest, not really down for the work, Kona cant keep herself focused long enough to get to all the treats and Mouse thinks it’s easier to just go outside and chase rats and birds… so every TT is different.