West Highland White Terriers - Make Your Westie Famous

Written by Jeff Cuckson

The West Highland White Terrier or Westie, has it's origin, asrepparttar name suggests, inrepparttar 146742 western Scottish Highlands. They were originally bred for controllingrepparttar 146743 population of rats, fox, otter and other vermin

The West highland White Terrier (also known asrepparttar 146744 Westie) is a elegant looking dog with beautiful eyes (this is my favourite feature).

Class: Terrier

Colour: White (Did I say white? - Definitely not today)

Height: Dogs - 10-12 inches

Bitches - 9-11 inches

Weight: Dogs - 15-22 lbs

Bitches - 13-16 lbs

Life Span: 15 + years

Litter Size: 2-5

From an owners perspective, I findrepparttar 146745 Westie, active, assertive, fun loving and does he like to play. Our westie called Pepper has a continual fight withrepparttar 146746 hoover.

He also likes to chase our cat (who is 9+ years). She can't be bothered with him and has put him in his place a few times. However he never seems to learn.

His other love is going for a walk. He goes crazy when he seesrepparttar 146747 dog lead being taken out ofrepparttar 146748 drawer.

Nowadays, they are more of a companion or family dog, even though they have strong terrier instincts. Above all they are a very smart, loyal and lovable dog.

Westie Pups - Tips for Success in Housetraining

Written by Jeff Cuckson

Perhapsrepparttar best way to train your westie pups not to relieve themselves in your house is to never letrepparttar 146723 behavior start inrepparttar 146724 first place. Learning to anticipate your westie puppies need to 'go' takes time, and extra attention to your pups when they are small, but it should makerepparttar 146725 learning process less stressful for everyone.

First you need to acceptrepparttar 146726 fact that accidents will happen. Westie puppies under three or four months of age have very little bladder control, and do not realize they have to urinate until they are doing it. There are times ofrepparttar 146727 day, though, when you can predict that your westie pups will relieve themselves.

By taking them outside in advance of these times, keeping them there until they are done, and then praising them soundly afterward, you are setting up situations in which your westie pups will succeed.

Your west highland terrier puppies will need to urinate immediately after waking up inrepparttar 146728 morning, or after a nap. If your westie pups start to go before you can get them outside, make a startling, but not frightening noise to try to stop them. Then take your westie pups to their potty place, and if they finish there, give them praise.

It is much easier to predict when your westie pups are about to go to sleep. This is another time when they need to relieve themselves. Also, pups have an automatic reflex to relieve themselves within one-half to one hour after eating.

Establish a routine for your westie pups of regular eating, play, and potty times throughoutrepparttar 146729 day. There are other signs of when they need to be taken to their potty place -repparttar 146730 pups will become restless, sniffing and circling around as they instinctually try to find a place that has been used before.

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