Boston Terrier Characteristics and Behavior

This is the place for discussion about Boston Terrier characteristics, both physical and behavioral, including:

  • Aggressive behavior (biting, snapping)
  • Boston interaction with other pets or people
  • Chewing and destroying household items
  • Unique Boston Terrier habits, or not? Snoring is discussed here - yes, Bostons snore.
  • Should you have more than one Boston?

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Interaction with other dogs 
Hi, I have a 12 week old Male Boston Terrier (Boz) when I have tried to socialize him with other dogs he get very excited and gets up in their face with …

Diesel eats cat poop! 
My 4 month old bt eat cat poop and cat litter out of the box. I know It's absolutely disgusting but what can I do to make him stop? he's been doing it …

Sweet with humans, aggressive with my other dog 
I have a 9 year old male, (not neutered) Boston who is extremely calm, and not social with other dogs; he's actually pretty afraid of them, however, about …

My Boston is always turning his butt towards me  
My Boston is always turning his butt towards me what does that mean my boyfriend said he is trying to be dominant. is that true?

1.5 year old female Boston terrier started hiding and shaking for no reason 
My sweet baby girl start hiding in the bedroom closet and shaking when we have anyone come over, or if the house is more active than usual. This started …

Is the BT right for me? 
First, I'm not currently looking for a dog, just researching breeds I'm interested in. I'd really appreciate Boston owners telling me reasons why they …

Boston coloring 
I have a 9 week old boston girl. She is black and white but the white markings on her face and legs are rather pinkish...will this eventually turn white …

My baby has cancer (possible) 
He is 10 years old.And he has a mass under his arm close to his chest. They say it's between his rib cage. They say to remove it they would have to remove …

5week old bt shakes violently in sleep and can't crate train him 
I recently bought a Boston Terrier that's only five weeks old. Every time I put him in his kennel/crate he cries and gets so upset it takes him 30-40 minutes …

My 10 week old bt follows everyone 
My bt Palmer is absolutely perfect, I got him from a breeder when he was 7 weeks old and he was halfway house trained we got him. Now he's 100% house trained …

Putting our puppy in a puppy play pen. 
We have an almost 10 week old Boston male puppy. I have had him about 2 weeks and he is doing good on Kennel training. But I got a wire play pen to put …

Boston terriers and kittens 
Can anyone tell me if a 3 year old Boston terrier get along with a kitten without biting it?

Aggresive BT 
We have a 6 month old female BT, she is a lovely sweet natures girl until she gets hold of something she is not allowed, i.e. my shoe when you try and …

lead 
Hi my lovely boston terrier has started to be a bit funny about having her lead on. When I get it out and say to her "walkies", she runs away from me. …

Boston Terrier Tails 
Are Bostons born with a nub tail or are they cropped?

Boston Terrier digging 
Are Bostons bad about digging out of fences?

MALE OR FEMALE?  
We are getting a Boston puppy in 4 to 5 weeks and we already have a Female Lab she is almost 5 months and will get to meet our new puppy and be with her …

Boston acting strange biting the air as if he sees light reflections 
My dog just started rolling his eyes in the back of his head and jumps on his back legs biting the air as if he sees something.

6 Month Old Behavior Issues 
I have a 6 month old Boston (she's actually a Boston/Frenchie mix... but looks just like a Boston), and while I love her dearly, I can't seem to get a …

9 week old Boston showing bad aggression and biting  
My 9 week old Boston has just started showing severe aggression towards me, my family, and any one who tries to discipline him. He will nip at my hands …

bostons and other pets 
I have a 2 year old boston. But I am extremely worried. We got our daughters 2 guinea pigs, kept them in the cage. We went out for dinner and when we came …

Boston Terrier not eating 
Just wondering if my 9 month old boston is not eating due to teething. He just finished antibiotics for a bout of acne on his chin and thought that might …

2 year old Boston Terrier pees when content 
Abby is her name! A total sweetheart! I LOVE her! At least a dozen times while she's laying on me, or I'm holding her she pees on me! She's always completely …

Help with Housebreaking my 13 week Boston pup 
we have a 13 week old female boston pup being raised in a 2 bed apartment with courtyard (where she is to do her toileting) We've had Bonnie for almost …

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Help with our 13 week old Boston housebreaking/training methods 
Hi All, Sorry in advance for the long winded post but we are having a little trouble with a couple of training/housebreaking elements. We just adopted …

My male Boston is marking everything 
he is a year old and is potty trained. He has access to the backyard at all times but has just recently started marking everything in our house. We have …

Dutchess after all these years 
Dutchess is five years old now. She is the most enjoyable pet and friend a family can have. She does the cutest things and really lights up a room. Everyone …

Boston Terrier Afraid of Leash and Harness 
I have a 1 yr old Female boston, she gets so scared and cowers and shakes whenever i bring the harness out or leash. Once i get the harness on her (while …

Is a Schnauzer a good roommate for a Boston Terrier? 
My wife and I have a lovely 3 months old Boston, and we are considering getting another puppy in a few months, to increase the family ( the discussion …

Oreo is driving me crazy:) 
I have a 2 year old Boston named Oreo. My husband bought him when hes was a puppy. We love him so much. But he chews things up. Toys, Softsided Crates, …

Boston Terrier eBehavior 
I have a five month old BT, female named Sophie. She is so precious and so smart, and just about 100% potty trained. She is confined to the kitchen area …

Possessive Behavior of Boston Terrier 
I've had my Boston Terrier act possessive/protective of me when one of my other dogs come close to me when my Boston is beside me. He fixes his gaze on …

Boston Terrier Pees on Bed 
1 yr old female prefers to pee on couch and my bed. She goes out for frequent walks, at least 3 a day all so i live on the 15th floor of a condo so there's …

10 yr old Boston Terrier hiding under bed biting 
I have a 10 year old Boston Terrier over the last couple months has started to get under my bed and when try to get him attacks and bites. Only does this …

Boston Terrier Pees When Scared or Excited 
We have an 8 month old Boston that we got at 8 weeks old. Any time he is scared by the kids he pees. Anytime a visitor comes over he gets all excited. …

My Boston is suddenly limping and screaming as if in total body pain 
Recently my boston terrier, 3-year-old male, started limping. He doesn't limp all day, just once in a while. He's started this new scream as well. He …

Female Boston Terrier Just Stares... 
MY FEMALE BOSTON OS 6 YO AT TIMES SHE JUST STARES WITH HER HEAD DOWN AS IN A TRANCE. I CALL HER NAME MAYBE 5 TIMES AND SHE SNAPS OUT OF IT. OTHERWISE SHE …

Ready or not to be left out of her crate?? 
My 1 1/2 yr old Boston Terrier, Bella, is a good dog overall. For the most part well behaved. She has always been left in her crate while we go to work …

Boston Terrier Males Getting In Fights 
Okay, so I have had a male BT since 2010, he's now 2 and a half years old. I have had him since he was 5 weeks. I recently adopted a 1 year old male BT …

Boston Terrier Shaking and whining 
Is there a reason my new 6 and half week old shakes and whines in it's sleep? ed., Our BT is 7 years old and still does this - he's dreaming!

Boston Terrier Shedding 
Hi we acquired our beautiful Boston Terrier about 7 weeks ago. She is so loving. She is 2 years old I was wondering thou about the amount of hair she sheds. …

Boston Terrier strange behavior 
We have a Boston Terrier she is 6 yrs old. We had her fixed when she was old enough. Did not want to take any chance on her going thru that cycle. Recently, …

Boston Terrier gets into the bathroom trash 
Boston terrier has been getting into the bathroom trash when I leave the house. He will also get my shoes out of the closet and chew them. He doesn't usually …

Normal Boston Terrier Behavior? 
She's so sweet at times but tries to bully me! Stares at me then jumps at my head...bites me. Is it because of the way I play with her? What can I do to …

Boston Terrier Behavior Advice 
I guess I'm looking to see if I'm going about things right with my two dogs. If their behavior sounds normal or if I'm missing things. I'm going to list …

Boston Terriers home alone 
I am thinking of getting a BT puppy. I read a lot of horror stories about leaving them home alone and about house breaking. Is it really so bad? I live …

Boston Terrier Move Adjustment 
We have moved and my boston isn't eating and whines. How can I help him adjust and also to retrain outside?

4 year old Boston Terrier biting strangers 
I have a sweet, wonderful female BT who is great (except for jumping up on everyone) around us and our kids and people she knows BUT if people she doesn't …

Boston Terrier Isn't Interactive 
What to do when your Boston Terrier is not interactive?

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Boston Terrier Doesn't Like Being Alone 
I barely got my 2yr old Boston Terrier. He can not be alone. He whines and barks whenever he's alone. He is very friendly towards people cats and other …

Concerned owner 
Hello, I have had Boston Terriers for many years, matter of fact just about everyone in my family is a owner of a boston. I currently have two, a male …

Boston Terrier has many behavior problems! 
I adopted my 2yr old Boston from a rescue last year, already neutered, and yet, a year later he still has accidents. He marks territory, including my …

Boston terrier Does not bark or make any noise 
I bought a year and a half old Boston Terrier - got her fron a person that breeds all type of dogs. She is very timid and scared, especially around my …

Changes in My Bostons Life 
How do bostons terriers react to changes in life?

my boston acts like she is starving constantly 
I have a 10 year old female boston. She acts like she is starving constantly. She will practically lick the whole kitchen floor looking for food all the …

running out of ideas for potty training 
I have a 3 month old male Boston who is busting up the studio apt when left alone on short and long periods. My partner and I are running out of ideas …

Can't potty train 4mo. male Boston Terrier 
My daughter has a 4 month old male who pees and poops in the house and in his crate. They have tried so many different things. Help!

Boston Terrier is biting 
I have a 1 1/2 year old male boston terrier, about two months ago i got him neutered. Before he got fixed he was sweet and never snapped or bit anyone, …

3 YO Boston Terrier Pooping everywhere suddenly! 
We have a 3 yr old boston, and he has been potty trained and hasn't had issues for a long time. Since the weather started changing, he started pooping …

my boston terrier nibbles on my bed blankets  
My female boston terrier likes to get up on our bed when it's bed time and nibble on the comforter. It's something new to me. Is something wrong with her …

Boston Terrier potty accidents 
I'm so confused, I have a six month old BT. He hasn't had one accident in the house for a month and i was so proud thinking he was trained. I take him …

Boston Terrier Eats So Fast! 
I have a 6 month old BT. he eats SO fast that he nearly chokes while he is eating. How can i get him to slow down? He acts like he's never eaten before, …

Boston Terrier Lying Down as if Spooked 
My Boston Terrier is acting weird. He keeps running from one spot to another and just lies down. What does this mean?

Boston Terrier Puppy Making Noise at 4AM 
I have a 7 month old Boston Terrier puppy. She is crate trained and sleeps in her crate every night with a hot water bottle wrapped in a blanket and some …

Should we have more than one Boston Terrier? 
We have a 5 month male Boston and would like to get another male Boston. Is it a good match?

Boston Terrier won't eat dog food? 
I recently adopted a one and half year old BT it seems all she's used to is house food and doesn't want to eat dog food. How can I break her from that? …

Advice on adoption of Boston Terrier - already have 2 cats 
I am an animal lover. I prefer dogs to cats. My boyfriend an I are moving to a larger apartment with a nice size fenced in yard and we were thinking about …

Boston Terrier Home Alone with Son? 
Going out of town for 5 days. Should we leave our 1 year old Boston at home with our 19 year old son or board him?

Boston Terrier peeing 
I have a 10 year old boston terrier. He is house trained but reacently he has been peeing in the house when I'm not there. I take him out always before …

Boston terrier mad at me? 
I have a Boston Terrier who just turned . For months he never left my side now all of a sudden he wont even sit on my lap...cuddles with my hubby and sons …

Boston Terrier Won't Eat 
It has been difficult to get my boston terrier to eat and drink regularly lately. I have been forcing him to eat because if left alone he doesn't. Do …

Boston Terrier a Good Match for Us? 
Hi my name is Michelle and my kids are begging me to adopt a dog. I have a full time job, two kids 11 and 7 years old and a husband. I need to know …

Boston Terrier Not Eating After Move to New Home 
My husband and I just moved from the states to Germany with our two pets, a siamese cat, and our Boston Terrier, Minnie. Our cat has had no problems adjusting, …

Boston Terrier Sleeps Sitting Up 
Hi! My boston terrier Mika is a pretty much normal girl. However, she does have her quirks. None of them are bad, but this one is kind of strange and …

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Male Boston Terrier Peed Himself While Asleep 
Last night my 12 year old male Boston Terrier peed himself while asleep. When we woke him up he was a little out of it, but came around once we started …

Boston Terrier Afraid of Leash 
My Boston Terrier pup is completely terrified of his leash. If I put it on him to take him for a walk he screams, and I feel so bad I take it off. I have …

home alone 
I got a puppy because I wasn't working and thought I'd have months to train him. Also, my boyfriend works from home a lot so it was perfect to get a dog. …

What's Wrong with My Boston Terrier? 
My Boston Terrier wakes up from sleeping, hollers and then holds her head kinda to the right. She acts scared for bout 5 minutes then she comes to. What …

Boston Terrier acting strange 
My dog is a 10, almost 11 year old boston terrier and is walking very slowly, not listening to commands,throwing up, and not eating or drinking anything. …

Boston Terrier Loves to Nip at Hands 
My Boston Terrier, Riggs, is a great dog listens most times. Totally loves to cuddle and over all great friendly dog! Buuuut as soon as we go outside …

Boston terrier fixated on other dogs 
Hi everyone, I have a 10 month old Boston Terrier female. She is great on walks but everytime she spots another dog, even across the street she stops, …

Female Boston Terrier Becoming More Aggressive 
We have two pups, brother and sister. They are 3/4 boston and 1/4 Chihuahua. We got them as pups. They are very socialized with our family and lovable …

Fearful Boston Terrier 
Help! I don't know how to help my 4 yr old boston terrier. She has always been a little timid but her anxiety is increasing. Our cat died six months ago …

Boston Terrier Chases Lights & Shadows 
If she sees a light on the wall, she will lick the wall.

Boston Terrier is Scare of Me 
We brought home a 1 year old female a few days ago, from a local breeder. She loves the kids - boy 11 and girl 7, and she loves my wife. She wants …

Boston Terrier Afraid of Everything 
She is 17 months old and is afraid of everything. She can't bark, so I escort her around the back yard. She won't poop outside.

Boston Terrier Barking at Ohter Dogs 
My 5 month old female Boston has just recently started barking-almost aggresive sounding!-at other dogs when we encounter them when out and about. We …

Breeding Boston Terriers with Half Siblings 
Can I breed my Boston Terrier with her half brother?

Boston Terrier Constantly licking everything 
My Boston has a huge licking problem. He licks everything. Even just sitting around licking the air. It's not really a problem just kind of obnoxious. …

Female Boston Terrier Eating Poo 
I have a 4 year old BT female that eats poo when outside, I think it is her own, but could be stray's that run loose at night in the neighborhood. Anybody …

How do i keep my puppy from whining so much? 
I have a 6 month old Boston Terrier girl that whines all the time. Do you have any suggestions on how to stop her? I have a 2 yr old Boston mix that I …

How to Re-Train A Boston Terrier 
So we've adopted a 2 year old Boston. He's been with us for a couple of days now and we love him. He seems to be acclimating nicely. I find he is not …

Boston Terrier Acting Strange 
My 5 year old Boston Terrier named Baily is acting very strange. He hurt his back and he does not want to go on the leash anymore, and he doesn't want …

Obsessive tail licking  
My male Boston is 18 months old and has started licking and gnawing on his tail obsessively. I need to snap him out of it sometimes as it's like he goes …

Exercise for Boston Terrier 
I walk her for 1 mile but she still has a lot of energy. The track is 1/3 of a mile so can I walk her 1 and 1/3 miles or is that too much?

8 year old Boston Terrier potties a lot 
My 8 year old Boston Terrier stays home everyday while we are at work. When we come home, he begins going outside a lot for potty breaks. Even through …

Puppy's reaction 
My niece's boston terrier reacts strongly to me, jumping all over me aggressively. He's still a puppy but he doesn't exhibit this behavior with other …

Adopting A Boston Terrier 
What a great site. I have learned so much in the last few days. My family and I have decided to adopt a Boston from a friend. We have been looking …

Adoption of boston terrier 
I adopted a 2 year old male boston terrier. I already had a 6month old male boston terrier. The 2 year old male is very aggressive and not anything like …

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Boston Terrier Lays on Back Around Other Dogs? 
It's common for her to lay on her back when another dog gets closer to her. Once I saw another BT doing the same. Is it common from the breed? Can I stop …

5lb 7oz 8week old BT puppy 
Hello! I bought my little bundle of joy home 2 days ago, she's settling in nicely, took to her crate amazing and sleeps all night only waking up when …

Do Boston Terriers Snore? 
So, just how much do Bostons snore? People snoring keeps me awake. Not a good idea to have a Boston in this house?

Bitey Boston 
My beloved intelligent, well behaved female Boston has become a bitter! She is 9 months old now and has become unbelievably insistent on biting us when …

Boston Terrier Peeing While Eating? 
My 7.4lb boston terrier started peeing without squatting. He's potty trained but recently had several accidents in the house. I caught him peeing while …

boston terrier vs welch corgie 
My Boston Terrier is much harder to train than my corgie was. Did I make a mistake?

Boston Terrier licking sheets 
Why did my Boston terrier start licking the sheets constantly while I'm sitting right next to him? He is 12 years old and started a few months ago.

Pregnant and Mean Boston Terrier 
My Boston Terrier is mean and pregnant, and growls and snaps at us. Is this normal?

Boston Terrier Small Animal Killer 
My Boston Terrier kills small animals in the yard...an opossum and a squirrel so far. Anyone else having this issue?

Boston Terrier Won't Let Husband Near Me 
I have 2 Bostons. My older male, Presley, has been neutered since he was young. He's 4 now. For some reason, he always barks and comes running and jumps …

Adult male chews on his bed & my blankets 
I have a 5 year old BT, Max. He's been a great dog, never had any major issues. It seems like in the past couple years, he started this bad habit of chewing …

Boston Terriers - are they yippy? 
my husband thinks because they are a smaller breed they will bark and be annoying like a chi or yorkie. Is this true?

moving from house to condo 
Hi everyone, We are moving into a condo in about a month. Our dog, Beans, currently has a doggie door that gives him access to the back yard. He uses …

boston terrier acting odd 
My 1 1/2 year old boston terrier is usually very active and hyper. Today was no different at first, we went for a jog and ran around the back yard. Inside …

boston terrier hind legs 
Why does my boston terrier constantly stand with hind legs stretched?

Dramatic behavior change in Boston Terrier 
Our 9 yr old BT female has changed dramatically in recent weeks. Starts yelping in middle of night but when you let her out she doesn't need to pee. She …

Introduce new puppy 
I have 7 months old male Boston and i'm about to get new female Boston puppy next week. She's about 7 weeks old. How to introduce puppy to older one? I'm …

HELP - last hope for keeping my Boston Terrier 
I have a one year old Boston Terrier, he isn’t fixed and I didn’t plan on it but I don’t know if this is part of the problem. He marks on everything almost, …

2 yr old male suddenly peeing all over the house 
Why all of a sudden is my 2 year old male boston starting to pee on everything?

Boston Terrier fearful of young children 
My Boston Terrier is a male and 6 years old and usually a calm, loving, well minded dog. We don't have children but when friends or family bring children …

Potty trained Boston suddenly peeing everywhere in the house! 
I have a male 8mo old Boston, got him very young (5wks) and he was potty trained within the first few weeks that I've had him. Recently he has been having …

Clingy Boston Terrier 
My female Boston Terrier won't let me out of her sight. Is this normal?

Possessd puppy? 
Why would 6week old Boston Terrier randomly become hyper?

Boston Terrier Sits with legs bent backwards 
Our 2 year old Boston female likes to sit with her back legs bent back and sticking out behind her...we call it "turkey legs". She will also sit normally …

Hates Puppies  
I have a 1 year old Boston Terrier and after he got neutered at 8 months he started to show signs of dominance and aggression towards puppies who are not …

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My 2 1/2 yr. male boston is becoming a terror! 
My 2 1/2 yr. Boston Terrier is starting to destroy things. Not just his toys anymore, last week while i was gone, he chewed a hole in my couch cushion …

Boston Terrier FARTING!!! 
How can such a sweet and cute little thing emit such vile smells? I've talked with other BT owners about this issue, and it seems common. Has anyone …

Boston Terrier Marking 
My 8 months old Boston keeps lifting his leg and marking. I know he knows what he's doing because he takes off and hides! What can I do to get him to stop, …

How to get my puppy to eat good food 
I was feeding my Boston Terrier puppy Taste of the Wild puppy food and she was doing fine, however, she had a play date with my sister's puppy and ate …

Boston Terrier Pooping 6 to 7 times a day 
My 4 month old Boston poops, outside, luckily, 6 to 7 times a day. Is this normal? We have had her on 3 different types of food.

Newly acquired female Boston Terrier biting our Daughter 
We bought our female Boston Terrier on December 27th from a breeder. She had just given birth in November to 4 pups and is now 1.5 years old. She is …

I have a 12 year old Boston Bull Terrier. 
My 12 year old Boston Bull Terrier (Female) acts like she's lost. I'm not sure why, unless she has had a seizure but I really don't know..She is a little …

RtLaRose 
My wife and I adopted a 2 year old boston. She's a great dog but she tends to pee whenever she gets too excited or nervous. We walked her several times …

GETTING CRAZIER 
My 4 year old Boston, Charley has always been super active and playful, and has loved playing with other dogs at the dog park. Lately, though, he has become …

Are Boston Terriers For Working People? 
Hi, I am a single father with 7 and 10 year old daughters. We also have a 11 year old cat. I want to rescue an adult Boston. I am willing to put in …

Boston Terrier Backing Away from Owner 
I go to pat my Boston and backs away from me. Is there anything I can do to break him of this?

My BT growls & snaps whilst being moved when sleepy 
Hello my BT (Bentley) is 14 weeks old and apart from the usual puppy behaviour, he is very good. However when he is sleepy and we attempt to move him to …

Stop the Marking 
I have an extremely playful 5 month old Boston who my partner and I absolutely adore. We used the kennel to potty train which we have pretty down pat. …

Leaving town for the holidays... 
My husband and I are going out of town for a few days, leaving our two Bostons at home with a sitter. What are some ways to keep them occupied and to ease …

3 month old boston terrier biting our hands, feet, pants and chews everything 
Hi, my 3 month old bt always nips and bite our hands, feet, legs and anything he finds as a target, one time he bit my sister on the lip. Also he chews …

Boston Terrier Running away 
HI all!! We have a happy, healthy 3 year old male bostie (neutered) who bolts if gates or doors are left open. He get's semi regular walks. Although he …

boston terrier, age 18 mos. chews everything, digs holes, won't come to us 
Hello- Our male Boston cannot be left outside of his crate unless he is watched constantly. Even with discipline, his habits continue. He has many chew …

Advice on getting a second dog 
I got a rescue-ish BT about two months ago. She's about 2.5 years old, fixed female. She's great with people and my two cats. She doesn't like to play …

Boston Terrier Bumming Food 
How do you train a Boston Terrier to stop bumming food?

Boston Terrier Change in Behavior 
All of a sudden my female Boston Terrier has begun snapping and biting. She would always do whatever you asked of her, go outside, come inside, go in her …

Boston Terrier - Weird staring or day-dreaming? 
Sometimes my 3 year old boston terrier just stands in one spot and stares at the floor for a long time. Sometimes 5-10 minutes or more of non movement. …

help my boston terriers become friends 
We bought a male 3 month old chomper a few weeks ago and today we bought a 2 month old female..when i introduced them she wanted to play and he went and …

Do Boston terriers need to wear clothes in the winter? 
Lucy is a 3 month old puppy and I was wondering if I should buy her a sweater now that it's starting to cool off. It's about 55 degrees now. I just don't …

Maggie the screamer! 
My recently adopted boston T. Maggie will not stop screaming even when you hold her. Any thoughts?

Boston Terriers Fighting 
I have a male and female that fight BAD! They were fine for the 1st year then started fighting. He is older and fixed. It got so bad that I thought they …

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Trouble with Bostons 
I have three Boston Terriers. Two females and one male. The male (Bobert) is a great guy who gets along well with the others and loves to play. Tessie …

Separation anxiety  
My 14 month old female Boston has to be with me all the time. She follows me everywhere will only go out on a leash if I am holding it. She won't even …

Rocky takes the term lap dog to a whole new level. 
I have a 2 year old Boston Terrier that I rescued a year ago. He is wonderful. Was housebroken from the beginning, I am older and he is happy with not …

What age did your puppy come home? 
This is our breeder's first litter, and he says they will be ready at 8 wks, but I am seeing a range from 7-12 wks recommended in different places. What …

Wavy haired girl 
both of our bosties seem to be developing wavy hair near their tails..... their hair also stands up on end when they are alerted....like a ridge back! …

Boston Terrier Puppy Shaking 
Our new Boston Terrier puppy shakes as if he is cold. Is this normal ? Is he cold?

Female Boston Terrier Biting 
Well, after my beautiful dog of 20 years died my dream was to have a Boston Terrier. She is the love of my life. She is 10 months old, likes to bite all …

Boston Terriers and People With Allergies 
I am interested in getting a BT puppy, but I have pet allergies. My parents have a Yorkie/Maltese mix, and he doesn't bother my allergies due to his lack …

Boston Terrier Asleep with Eyes Open? 
9 week old boston terrier often starts dreaming while asleep and eyes are open...is this normal?

Boston terrier with Urinary Tract Infection 
We rescued our female boston terrier and recently learned shs has a urinary tract infection. She is on meds and has about 5 more pills left. My question …

Boston Terrier Has Not Eaten for 2 days 
My Boston Terrier has not eaten for 2 days. Whatever she gets, she vomits it up. What can i do? Need help.

Why wont my BT walk outside 
My 11 week old BT won't go outside to for a walk. He just sits on the floor.

My dog is jumping for no reason  
My dog is jumping up in the air like he's trying to catch flies but there are none can you please help me I am worried because it is not it's usual behavior. …

Elderly Boston Terrier Behavior 
Our elderly Boston Terrier (14 years) is constantly whining, not hurting that I can tell, but wants something. We had started feeding her one extra can …

8wk Male Boston Terrier Pup Biting 
Hi, I have a 8wk male boston terrier pup who has a tendency of getting a little too rough & bites my older Boston Terrier. When I pick him up to tell …

Jumping Boston Terrier 
We adopted a five year old BT who jumps up and down, in front of me, typically about 5 ft high, when I am about to leave the house. We've tried scolding …

My Boston Terrier snaps and growls at me & my BF  
So we recently purchased two 3 month old male pups! One yorkie & on BT! They get along great! No complaints about the yorkie! But Mr. Boston has issues …

4 am wake-up 
I have a ten week old BT. In general, she is wonderful, however, at four o clock every morning she whines. The first few nights she was let out, would …

Double Trouble Boston Terriers 
I have two male BT's 10 month old. Boston is very loving but craves all the attention. Baxter just gives in and walks away - he seems withdrawn. Has …

How to teach a Boston Terrier to swim 
How do I teach a boston terrier to swim? And how old can he and she be before training?

Agressive with other dogs 
My boston is really nice to people, she just loves them, but she doesnt do good with other dogs. She goes after them and we can harldly take her out. What …

Breed Compatible with Boston Terrier 
I have a great Boston Terrier and want to get another dog. What would be a breed that my dog would get along well with?

Jealous and depressed Boston Terrier 
Boston Terrier depresses and jealous after we introduced a new dog. She is hiding, doesn't greet us anymore, and spends most of her time under the bed. …

More than one Boston Terrier 
I recently rescued a female Boston Terrier. She has settled in beautifully! She is ten years old and use to be a puppy mill breeder. Her temperament …

BostonTerrier Puppy Won't Use Wet Potty Pad 
I have an 8 wk old BT. He started to go wee-wee on the potty pads but then I realized he was also peeing on the floor. The only time he pees on the floor …

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Boston Terrier Bedwetting 
Our 4 1/2 yr old Boston Terrier has started to wet the bed (ours) and the carpet in our bedroom. He goes out frequently to potty, too, so it's not like …

Boston Terrier is always throwing up 
Hi My Boston Terrier is going to be 2 years old in October and he has had stomach issues since he was a puppy. I have tried numerous different types …

My boston terrier has a serious biting problem 
I raised my puppy alone, hes very VERY attached to me. If anyone he doesnt know comes near me he fraks out on them and tries to bite and has bitten several …

Boston Terrier Eats Dirt 
I have a 7month old female Boston Terrier. She INSISTS on eating dirt from the back yard, which in turn gives her diarrhea. That results in a trip to the …

My 9 week Boston terrier eats her poop 
My 9 week old boston Terrier won't stop eating her poop, I try to clean it up before she tries to eat it but often she will go in her crate and eat it …

Need help with Boston Terrier! 
My 5 year old female Boston terrier has been acting very odd for 2 days. She seems very paranoid. Hides under beds, looks around room, trembles, and …

18 months Boston Terrier barks non stop when sleepy, help! 
I have the sweetest boston terrier puppy. She is 18 months old fully house trained and well behaved for the most part. The problem is when she gets sleepy …

Boston Terrier Rubbing Between Eyes 
Sparky, our BT at about age 1.5 yrs and has started to constantly very gently rub the fur backwards that is between his eyes against pillows or anything …

Boston Terrier Seems Impossible to Train 
My Boston terrier will be 8 months old as of August 13th and I am having problems with him peeing and pooping all over the house. He will go outside and …

4 yr old Boston has starting biting 
I have a boston I had before I got married. My husband has three kids already. He has always been great with the kids and we have been married for two …

My female attacks her brother when they see other dogs.... 
Maybe someone can help me here....I have 2 bostons, brother and sister (from 2 different litters by the same parents). Brother is about 1 year older. …

Double Trouble terriors! 
Acquired two Boston Terriers from a shelter 6-7 months ago. 1st.) sign of trouble seemed to be a very nervous and high strung fear type behavior aroung …

2 month BT whines 
I just got my 2 month puppy Jake about a week ago. He whines and cries all Of the time. I can't leave him alone be cause he won't stop crying. What do …

Help! Miss Boston pee-alot 
Our 14 month old female is very submissive. Whenever anyone approaches her she rolls on her back and pees on herself. Any suggestions?

Rescue Boston Terrier does not like room mate's boyfriend 
I rescued a Boston Terrier a little over two weeks ago. All I know about his past is that he nipped at the baby where he lived. It is clear that his …

what to do to prepare for a puppy 
im going to get a boston terrier puppy late july or early august. im so excited!! but i want to make sure im all prepared for her!! i want to be a good …

Aggressive BostonTerrier 
I have a Boston Terrier named Winston. Winston is a rescue dog. I got him when he was 14 months old. He is the most aggressive Boston I've ever had... …

older dog and younger dog 
my son just got a bt puppy...he already has an 18 month old bt . since the puppy came home the older one is acting reserved and depressed looking alot. …

Eatting grass 
My BT eats grass, sometimes untill she vomits. Why does she do that?

Boxers and Boston terriers 
Hi, we already have 2 boxers (1 bitch, 1 dog) who are 5 and 6 but are thinking of getting a Boston terrier too. Our current dogs are kept in our utility …

Puppy will not listen to me!! 
Hi everyone, my boyfriend and I have a 5 month old Boston named Bronx. We love him so much and whenever my boyfriend is around he is an angel and very …

Love our boston in Florida 
Our boston is crate trained but we have started leaving him out at night. He does not sleep in our room because he makes to much noise, now he has decided …

ADOPTED BOSTON SCARED OF EVERYTHING 
Here is my story I just adopted a one and a half year old male Boston. The boston was picked up from a family that had two bostons and had to downsize. …

corinne 
Our 2.5 year old male Boston terrier sighs all of the time especially when cuddled on the couch with his favorite blanket. Why does he do this? Is he so …

Male Boston Fighting. 
Okay, so I have seen on here where people talk about their male bt fighting but its not quite as bad as my situation so i'm hoping someone can give me …

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Holding his potty 
How long does it take before a Boston terrier can hold his potty trips? Our 7 month boy is great to potty when he goes outside. While awake we try and …

aggresive to strangers 
Hi I have a 3month old girl Boston, when I take her out she doesn't let anybody near here she looks really aggressive and snaps if strangers try and stroke …

MY 1yr old Boston keeps digging holes under the fence and running away. 
My 1yr old male Boston terrier keeps digging holes under my fence and runs away. He has ran away 3 times, the first 2 times we caught him just done the …

Do Boston Terriers get depressed?? 
My Boston Terrier is usually very jumpy and excited all the time. This morning when I got up he just laid on the bed. I finally coaxed him into coming …

my male 9 month boston is very aggressive  
He goes after other male dogs throats. He is very protective and never leaves my side but when he sees another male dog he auotmatically latches on to …

Differences Between Male & Female Bostons? 
I just want to know what the difference is between the male, and female bostons as far a their dispositions.

Boston terrier aggressive towards strangers 
My boyfriend and I got Prince about 3 years ago. From the very beginning he was a shy and lazy puppy. It took him a while to even warm up to us, much less …

My Boston Terrier Bites 
Hello.. I have a 2 months boston terrier... And, he bites me all the time when he plays and even when I just walk over my house... its just... imposible... …

Boston Terrier Peeing when I get home 
My fiance will watch her all day and she will be good and not mess in the house, but soon as i come home she pees in the house and will keep peein in …

Puppy up on the couch 
Is it okay to let my 13 week old boston terrier puppy up on the couches and beds?

Older Boston Terrier: Peeing in the house 
My female boston is about 13 years old. She has recently (5 months or so) started peeing in the house. Even after we just let her in from outside. When …

My Boston is licking all the fur off my other dog 
I have a Boston and a Schnauzer. The Schnauzer is the Alpha and it seems a sign of submissiveness but my BT loves to lick my Schnauzer's back. However, …

Is anyone else like me or am I going crazy? 
I have a 12.5 month old gentleman named Goobie that I found that someone had left in a box when he was barely big enough to fit in the palm of my hand. …

boston terrier peeing everywhere 
My dog cooper is house trained to pee on the wee wee pads n the house but recently he is peeing any where he wants. How can i stop this?

Boston Terrier Constantly Licking (9yo) 
My Boston Terrier has to lick everything. He will go into his crate and just stand there licking the back of the crate. He licks all of his blankets, as …

Boston Terrier won't "come" when called 
Male boston, have had him since age 9 weeks, and will only come if I'm in the kitchen and have food in hand. Otherwise, he runs from me and it's actually …

Any ideas on aggression with cats? 
We just adopted a 2-3 yr old male Boston from a local shelter about a week ago, he is everything we were hoping for. He is potty trained, loves our 5 yr …

compatibility with Boston Terrier 
what breeds would best be compatible with a boston?

Cat attacked - out of the blue 
Hi, Sissy Poo, Boston, went bizarke last night and attacked only 1 of my 4 cats. She has always gotten along with them and other dogs, except for Tickles …

Boston Terrier WHINING NEEDS TO STOP 
My 11month old male intact Boston named Bear whines way too much. The past two mornings have been the WORST! He stays the night in his crate and then in …

Boston Terrier Just Started Barking 
We have a two year old Boston who just recently starting barking at people walking past the house, noises in the house and at people when they walk in …

Reserved Boston Terrier 
Why wouldn't my boston greet me at the door? He is almost a year old and is very timid and reserved.

how much should a 3 month old puppy sleep 
how much should a 3 month old puppy sleep

7 month old Boston peeing on furniture 
I have a 7 month old male Boston that has just started peeing on my furniture. He is not hiking his leg and peeing, he is jumping on my couch and peeing. …

5yr old female BT Sleeps constantly 
I just got a 5 yr old female Boston Terrier from a shelter. She was a breed dog that was going to be put down because she could not have puppies anymore. …

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HELP! Female Boston marks 
We adopted a 3-1/2 year old BT in mid November. Baylee is super sweet, friendly and loving. BUT she marks in the house. Repeatedly on any dog or human …

Need help with crate training 
My son purchased an 8 week old Boston that's staying at my house for 3 weeks. Since he lives in an apartment, the puppy will be in a crate at night and …

My Male Boston Terriers try to kill each other 
My two males Bostons, Oreo is the father of Keebler. They used to get along great but now they get into such terrible fights that blood is drawn and we …

Boston Terrier Licking & Biting 
Hi, I have a 12 week old boston terrier which has a habit of jumping at faces and biting hair, ears, and face. I have established that im the alpha male …

Adopted Boston Terrier Won't Eat or Drink 
We just adopted a two year old Boston from a breeder. She lived in a kennel her whole life. She is having a hard time adjusting, I think. She is very …

Male Boston Terriers Fighting 
Why do my male Boston Terriers fight? We have to keep them in a different room because they try to kill each other. They got along just fine at first.

Boston Terrier Help Needed 
I have a 7 year old male Boston Terrier. In the last year, he has started drinking about 12 cups of water a day, put on about 4-5 pounds, his nose is …

Please Help with Boston Terrier 
I have a 15 month old Boston we bought off craigs list when he was 10 months old. When we first bought him he would pee and poop in his crate. We have …

Boston Terrier Showing Aggression Toward Kids 
My 4 mo old Boston Terrier only growls and nips at my 11 yr old daughter. She is fine around everyone else. My daughter is not aggressive towards the dog …

Boston Terrier Puppy Biting 
I have a 4 month old Boston and she won't stop biting. I know it's normal puppy behavior and she's teething but it hurts so badly. She breaks skin, causes …

Boston Terrier ok home alone? 
Hi, We are thinking of adding a boston to our home. Although I am home during the summer, I do work full time during the school year. The dog would …

Boston Terrier Licking and biting  
My boston terrier (ozzy) is 4 months old and is licking and biting a lot - what should i do ?

Hyperactive Boston Terrier 
My girlfriend has one Boston Terrier in her family and it's activeness borders on insane. She is about a year to a year and a half old and is fixed. Any …

Boston Terrier Not Eating 
My Boston Terrier is about one year old. Her name is Lilly. Ever since my husband went to work out of town she wont eat. She is losing weight and just …

Need Advice - 2 Males & 1 Female Boston Terrier 
My Husband & I fell in love with this breed, but we have run into a dilemma. We first brought home 2 male Bostons who are brothers so they wouldn't have …

Two Male Boston Terrier Puppies (From the same litter) 
I have two male Boston Terrier puppies that are from the same litter. They are 8 weeks old. Is it normal for them to fight roughly with each other? …

Shy and scared boston terrier male 
I have a 6 week old boston terrier male. I've only had him for 3 days now, but he is extremely shy and scared. I've read that bostons are usually very …

Compulsive Gnawing by Boston Terrier 
I just adopted an 8-10yr old female boston from a shelter. When I got her home she immediatly found a stuffed animal, cuddled it close, and started gnawing …

3 year old Boston chewing 
I have three dogs - a 3 year old Boston and 2 pugs..8 and 9 months old. All of the sudden my boston has started chewing everything in sight. He never …

Help with Leash Training 
Too hyper for a leash? My 11 month old Boston Terrier goes for runs, plays in a fenced in yard, yet still tries to pull me on his leash. (He has a harness …

Boston Terrier Afraid of Heights? 
My Boston Terrier is afraid of heights. He starts shaking when we set him on the sofa or bed. He doesn't jump up onto furniture or go up or down stairs. …

Babysitting some frenetic Bostons 
My mom's sweet, lovable Boston Terriers are coming to visit while she is on vacation--but I'm worried about my couches. The youngest gets excited sometimes …

Boston Terriers & Children? 
Are boston terriers good dogs for children? Like do they get along with children? Because my 9 year old daughter is getting a boston terrier puppy for …

2 boston terriers 
we have an 8 month old male and have just gotten an 8 week old male all they do is run around barking and biting each other. i think they are playing but …

Strange Boston Terrier Behavior 
My 1.5 yr old female Boston, will growl and act very aggressive if I try to move her when she is sleeping. We crate trained her and she sleeps in her …

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8 month old male boston agressive to strangers 
Oscar is very leary of strangers and will growl and snap. He is getting worse no matter what we try.

12 week old boston terrier bit my neck 
I was exercising and my 12 week old boston terrier chihuahua mix bit me on the neck really hard. It bled for 20 minutes. I was not even looking at him. …

Female Boston Terrier Bonding with New Puppy? 
Will my 5 year old female boston ever bond with our new frenchton puppy? We have a 5 year old female boston whom is our daughter and world. We thought …

Nervous Boston Terrier 
My Boston Terrier is very nervous - could you tell me why?

Our Boston has bit me twice. Please Help. 
My girlfriend and I got Leela about 3 months ago from a rescue shelter. She has been the sweetest do to us. She loves fetch, she never barks, and she just …

8 year old Boston Terrier with behavior issues 
my boston who after 8 years of being just perfect is now displaying behavior issues. destroying things. peeing and pooing all over the place while i'm …

Boston Terrier Separation Anxiety? 
I have adorable 14 weeks old pup. He is deaf... There are few issues; he tends to eat his own feces/vomits when we are working day time. I took him out …

Boston Terriers prone to digging? 
Just wondering if Boston Terriers in general are diggers.

Random yelping, is it normal? 
Hello everyone. I have a 3 mo old boy and have had him for a month. He's fantastic, smart and loyal. The only thing I'm concerned about is his random …

MAJOR ISSUES and CONCERNS with 5 Month Old Boston Female...HELP  
Hi! We have had our Boston for three months now. She is 5 months old on the 30th of this month... Where to start...First we love her and want her to be …

boris the bad boston terrier 
i have a boston terrier who jumps on anybody who comes through the front door. And it has got to stop. what do i do?

eating grass 
Donald is nearly 16wks old and has settled into our home really well.. just one thing is bothering me.. he keeps eating grass in the garden! is this normal?? …

Female Boston peeing on furniture 
we have a 9 month old BT who has been peeing on our new couch twice, and both our bed and our daughters bed. She was spayed about 2 months ago. She is …

Bostons and Boxers? 
My grandmother and I are looking to get another puppy. She had a boxer years and years ago and absolutely loves the breed, but after he passed she decided …

2 males bostons? 
My grandmother and I are looking to get another boston terrier but she only wants a female. we already have a male(he's fixed) and he can be very territorial, …

Boston Terrier Is Afraid of Husband 
From Day One our five year old Boston Terrier that we got from a lady In Cranberry Township Pa has been afraid of my husband. When he goes to pick her …

Boston Terrier Eating 
I have 2 Bostons ages 7 & 2. Both of them will carry their dog food away from the bowl before they eat it. Is this a common behavior?

My Boston's Constant Licking 
I did not notice my Thea licking as much as she does prior to being spayed the beginning of December. She is now 10 months old and she continually licks …

Very Hyper Boston!!! 
I have had my boston for almost a year, and he is a little over a year old. When I got him my gf was living with me and we took care of him together and …

Chewing on furniture 
My boston terrier is 8 months old and chews on my furniture when i leave the house. any tips? ive already tired bitter yuck and that doesnt seem to work. …

Puppy Peeing on Couch 
We have a brother and sister BT which are 6 months old. They will be getting fixed in about 2 weeks. They spend a lot of time at night sleeping on our …

Boston Terrier Jealousy??? 
I have Boston Terrier "Pepper", who has been our only dog for 3.5 years. She has always been the center of attention. We recently acquired another one …

scared of everything  
I have a 9 month old Bo-Shih i got her from a rescue at 8 weeks old. I love her very much and she goes everywhere with me but she is afraid of alot. When …

sleepy 
We rescued two female Bostons from a puppy mill. The older one is about seven. The vet says she isn't old but has had a hard life. She sleeps almost constantly …

my boston terrier cross french bull dog 
i have a boston terrier X french bull dog and he he is such a wimp. he is a mummys boy but he loves to play and suck on the face of his toys. he can be …

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Odd excited/greeting sounds 
We have a rescued Boston Terrier. She gets excited when someone greets her and instead of barking she makes a "woo-woo" noise. If you "woo-woo" back at …

Chewing on his back legs 
My dog chews on his back legs - is this normal?

Biting!! 
My Dog will be 1yrs old tomorrow, but since he was 10 weeks old, (when we got him) he has always had issues biting, and it hasn't gotten any better. He …

Sleepy Boston Terrier 
My Boston Baxter sleeps....well a lot. Hes 12 weeks, and I got him when he was 6, and it has always been like this. He wakes up, goes potty takes a …

My Boston Terrier growls at everyone! 
Hi. I have a 4 year old male boston terrier. He is my best friend! Only problem is, I think he is TOO attatched to me. I have done everything to get him …

BT chews everything even his bed 
This is the second BT I have had and the first was destructive but this one is in a league of his own. He opens kitchen cabinets and takes everything …

Scooting in Circles 
My dog has recently started sitting down and goes in circles like his butt is itching him. Does anyone have this problem with their boston or any suggestions …

Help my 1year old Boston has a Behavior prob 
What can i do? Every time we go somewhere or someone comes over he acts like a different dog like he's mean. He doesn't like anyone but us. I won't to …

a second BT ? 
Hi guys ! I have a 1 year old male BT, he's very active, a little destructive but so cute and he loves us so much ! But he still demands a lot of our time …

Fenced Yard Needed for Bostons? 
are BT's runners? I don't have a fenced yard. is this going to be a problem?

Male Boston Marking 
My 9 month old Boston has started marking in our house. He has been "potty trained" for awhile. He is marking around my odest daughter's bed, a fake plant …

boston terrier constantly licks 
He is 12 and has been doing this through out his life but it has gotten alot worse over the past few years. It has gotten to the point that is is extremely …

Split personality Boston Terrier? 
I have a 6 month old female boston whom I purchased at 8 weeks of age. She has absolutely been a joy to me and has taken well to both my 12 year old collie …

New puppy in the family! 
I just got a puppy 2 weeks ago, her name is Lexie. She is 9 weeks old and she's just full of energy! I have a few questions and I hope someone can help …

Hayley 
I just got a Boston Terrier puppy. She is three and a half months old and I was wondering when I should get her spayed? I want to do it before she has …

Digging behavior in crate? 
I would like to share with you the history of our Boston Terrier female dog that was born on April 6, 2008 to maybe help in giving me some advice. We …

My Boston Terrier Growls when he is picked up 
Hello, I just got a Boston Terrier puppy (13 weeks) and when he is asleep and you need to move him, my fiance and I will first wake him up and try to move …

Destructive Boston Terrier 
Hello, our BT turned 1yr old yesterday (Aug 25). As of 2-3 weeks, she has become rather destructive. she bites things only when we are asleep or when …

My Boston Terrier Chews Up Everything 
I have 17 month old Boston that has eaten mine and my familiess cell phones, eyeglasses, shoes and some furniture. He is crated during the day while we …

Boston Terriers and Cats 
I have the most beautiful dog....he is a 1 yr old boston terrier/black lab mix. His mother was boston, father the lab. He is the most beautiful, loving, …

Bullying Bostons 
I have two BTs a 2 year old male and 1.5 year old female. Both are spayed/neutered. They are great dogs, loving with people and play well with each other. …

Boston Terrier help!!! 
We got a brother and sister at 5 1/2 weeks old - the breeder didnt want them around and would not hold them until they were at least 8 weeks old. My problem …

my boston terrier watches tv 
our boston terrier recently started watching tv.the problem is he whines at it and eventually will jump at the screen. it isnt necessarily when another …

Boston Terriers and Water 
Do Boston Terriers do well around large bodies of water. Can they swim?

my boston pup is just a little too clueless.. 
my boston pup has been with me for more than a week now and he still doesn't have any clue what his name is. he doesn't respond when he's called. how long …

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Seperation anxiety? 
My husband and I just bought a 3 1/2 month old female Boston Terrier from a respectable breeder. I want to start off by saying that this puppy is extremely …

Boston Dislike of Other Dogs 
Why does my boston terrier not like long curly hair dogs?

Boston Terrier Licking 
why do boston terriers lick everything?

Does Your BT Wag His/Her Tail? 
Ollie is a happy dog. You can tell when he's really happy, he does that Boston dance/jump. But he's never wagged his tail. Is it because his tail is …

Female BT puppy aggressive when outdoors 
I have a nine week old female who is super sweet-most times. The other day we were out with her at family's, when we returned home Bella was laying down, …

Boston Terrier with other pets? 
I have a Dachshund and I am thinking of getting a Boston Terrier and I have a parrot. Can a Boston terrier get along with these pets? or at least the …

Dog yelping 
My Boston Terrier has started yelping when he is starlted awake. I have checked him over to see if he is hurt some where to no avail. His yelp is not …

my boston bit someone 
I have a 3 year old boston, super sweet. but I have noticed twice now when playing with people she bites. She bit me once and then a guy last weekend. …

Boston terrier makes "yip" sound 
Buster, 3y.o.BT, has been making a very odd "yip" sound on and off for a couple of days. After the "yip" he seems a little shaky. Anyone have an idea …

Aggressive Boston Terrier 
Just wandering if anybidy has ever heard of a boston terrier being VERY aggressive to other dogs... we have had our bt for almost 3 yrs and she hasbeen …

coat color 
We rescued Scarlett in December 2009; she was 16 months old. At the time, the shelter marked her as Black and White; however, I now see golden brindle …

Boston Terrier Biting? 
I have a beautiful, fun, spirited Boston Terrier. He trained for 16 weeks and does well with most of his commands. He just turned one and he is very …

Tear Stains 
I was wondering if anybody knows how to get rid of tear stains. My 5 year old Boston Terrier has them I have tried everything but nothing seems to be working. …

Potty-ing in the "den"... 
I have a 6 month old male BT - "Tuff". He has picked up on all training and is doing great - even has a few tricks to his repertoir. He sleeps in the …

Maizy from Omaha 
Maizy is a 7 month old female BT. When she has been separated from me for any amount of time, upon my return she goes beserk, jumping, licking and nipping. …

8 year old BT potty training 
Hello, we just adopted a BT from a family who could no longer care for her. We all love her and she gets along wonderful with our big family of children …

The Gang 
We have three Boston Terriers - two males and one female. They are all about one year apart. Spank was our first and we fell in love......so then we …

Are bostons protective? 
I am wondering if bostons are good protectors of their house and owners. Not to say that they will growl and bite at strangers, but will they protect their …

question for boston owners? 
I have heard that boston terriers are very hard to train and destructive. Can anyone tell me if this is true? I would like to get one in the future, but …

Gussy Our Boston Terrier Who Does Not Like My Husband 
Hi everyone. My name is Eve and we have Gussy (female) who is 8 months old. She is very hyper. Gussy is a very strange dog. Loves us and my family, …

Boston Terrier Growling 
My BT is 2 mo.. He growls when I move him from my lap when he is comfortable. How can I stop him from doing this and not letting him think he's in charge?? …

Boston Terriers and other dogs 
How do boston terriers interact with other dogs?

Boston Terrier Chewing 
I have a 1 yr old Boston who continually chews on molding or our personal belongings despite the multiple chew toys and daily walks and play time. I am …

My Boston Terrier constantly growls at my husband 
Hi everyone. My Boston Terrier is constantly growling at my husband and she is 7 months old. Also she gets very very nervous as well. she even stuck …

Aggressive Boston Terrier 
My Boston is very protective my husband and me. She does not like other dogs either. How can I get her to be less aggressive to people? Everyone says "oh" …

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Boston Terrier Literally Eats Through Crate! 
We just adopted a BT from my parents. He was causing problems there. When left alone (my parents worked all day) he'd tip over his crate, chew though the …

Are Boston Terriers very territorial 
Hallo I love this site!! Anyway my boston Stevie Nicks is now 5 months old, and of course very playful!! I have noticed that she is becoming very territorial. …

Boston Terrier Snoring 
Patch SNORES!!!!!!! Help me get some sleep! Patch snores louder than my husband. The vet has checked his air passages and everything is fine. He …

Male or female boston terrier puppy?  
I have a 5 yr old female boxer and want to get a boston terrier puppy. I want to know if anyone would suggest a male or female puppy to go along with …

Multiple Boston Terriers 
I was hoping to hear everyone's thoughts on owning multiple Boston's vs. just one. I have a very playful, lively, sweet 1yr old male. I have considered …

Do BT's shed a lot??? 
Do BT's shed a lot?

My Boston can get very testy 
I have a 1 year old male boston. Every now and then he gets very mean. For whatever reason if you go near him he'll growl and snap at you. If the other …

Boston Terrier Sharing 
How can I get by female Boston terrier to share bones with my male Boston terrier? My female Boston Terrier will chase my male around and will not let …

My Boston Terrier/ French Bulldog mix is so dog aggresive!!! 
I have two Boston Terriers. The boy, Coal is a Boston Terrier/French Bulldog mix and is extremely dog aggressive!!! Within just the last week, taking him …

Question about puppy mill survivor. 
I am thinking of adopting a BT puppy mill survivor. She is only 8 weeks old. What kind of health problems should she be screened for (since she comes …

My two-year-old Boston, Elvis, is still destroying furniture. Help?  
We bought Elvis as a puppy and had him potty trained in 3 weeks, he is ridiculously smart. And he is a great dog, except for the chewing. He has stolen …

BOSTON COMPLEXITY 
Our family have fallen in love with the BT breed. I have never seen a dog breed with such complex personalities. They have so many human qualities. They …

Stubborn Boston Terrier 
My Boston is very stubborn when it comes to "coming" do you have any suggestions?

Thinking of Getting a Boston 
I want a Boston, they are such comedians!! Great dogs... I am renting an apt. Are Boston's destructive with apartments, say chewing molding/furniture, …

BOSTON TERRIER MALE PUP BITES CONSTANTLY 
He's 2 months old; we just got him 4 days ago. I bought a good medium sized crate today for his "den" and have a pen where we put him when he bites. …

How do I prevent my 7-week-old Boston Terrier from biting a lot?  
I know this may be due to her puppy stage, but she seems to be biting my kids (ages 2 and 4) more and holding on when she bites.

Do boston terriers bite (snip), and are they good with children? 
Question: I read that bostons are good with children. And I also read that they shouldn't be around them. I have a 2 yr old daughter, and I am thinking …

can you give your opinion? 
Hello! I have a young boxer and as I have always loved boston terriers, I am thinking to have a sister for my dog of this breed. But the truth is that …

do they shed? 
i just want to know if these dogs shed

Help, My Boston Terrier is marking 
My 14 month old boston, Taz is marking all over the house. He was very difficult to potty train. It seems as soon as we potty trained him he started marking. …

Bostons and Boxers 
Are Bostons and Boxers compatible house mates?I have a 4 month old boxer puppy and I'm considering getting a Boston. Will they get along ok in our house? …

Our Madison 
When our Boston was a puppy she would sometimes freak OUT. Literally. Running back and forth on the sofa and chewing at the pillows...we would jump to …

Female Boston Terrier Sudden Changes with New Puppy 
Quinn, my female 1 year old Boston, was a mellow tempered, friendly, outgoing, bundle of joy. Until I brought home Maizi, 3 month old corgi mix. Quinn …

Chewing and destroying household items 
So my Boston has destroyed 4 of my mother's leather ottoman. Im not sure why she is doing this but it's one after another. can you help? is she acting …

how to potty train my 5 year old F Boston 
I have a 5 year old bt Maggie. She won't go the bathroom outside. She pees and poops in front of the back door like she knows she's gotta go. When i take …

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Another Boston Terrier Puppy? 
I have a 3 year old, male, neutered Boston Terrier. He is perfect!!! He is sweet, obedient, lovable, never meets a stranger, eager to please, sits, stays, …

Adult Boston sleeping problems 
My 6 yr old Boston all of a sudden cannot sleep alone. Cries all night unless we let him sleep with us. I love him but if he sleeps with us his snoring …

Won't allow people in the house…at ALL. 
We have a two year old male Boston who is super protective of the house. He won't allow anyone in and it is very aggressive at the front door. How do we …

Constantly barks at other dogs and nippy with kids. 
My 2 1/2 year old BT, Jack, plays well with other dogs off his leash. However, when on his leash is quite the contrary. He'll go up to other dogs, sniff, …

JD 
My Boston terrier is a year and a half and when he was seven or eight weeks old my nephew wanted him to play ,so he jumped in his face. Now any time he …

2 BT puppies  
After my BT died I went to see a litter of BT puppies. I went to get 1 & I bought 2 because I wanted that love & connection I had with my prev one. It …

molly 
We have a darling 5 month old Boston named Molly, she was doing very well with potty training, just having a few accidents, we had her on a schedule and …

My Boston won't let me sleep. 
My Boston is 5 years old. For the last 2 YEARS he started waking up at 4 AM, shaking. He's scared at the anticipation of my husband and I leaving for …

my 10 week old puppy 
Recently I bought a 10 week old Boston terrier. He is always crying to be held. No matter what I'm doing or where I am he follows me around crying until …

too late? 
hi just want to ask on how can i train or make my BT behave? he is a 10 year old BT and he always barks at people and jump so high. i never trained him …

Boston terrier and a kitten 
Hello, We have a 16 month old female Boston Terrier, as well as a female Mastiff. They get along great and are VERY playful with each other. We recently …

vernhuls@gmail.com 
i have searched the internet for answers to my bostons fighting. it is breaking my heart as i love them both. one is male the other female. both neutered. …

skittish female 
LITTLE LULU is 12 weeks old she acts like I am going to harm her when I try and pick her up. Once I have her in my arms she loves to snuggle but getting …

Super food OBSSESED Boston Terrier 
I rescued a 9 month old BT last August, and it was very obvious from the beginning that he had some problems. With patience and persistence, he's been …

My female boston never whines! 
Got a female boston with already 1 year and 6 months, 3 months ago because the store who had her for sale had her for a year and since no one wanted her …

female bostons fighting 
i have 2 females bostons. They fight not all the time time ive been bit rwice they both have been fixed. What can i do to keep them from fighting?

how old is to old to breed a boston terrier? 
I have just found out that my 9 year old darling is pregnant and i am worried she will not make it. will someone please tell me if she has a good chance …

I'm pregnant & Boston Terrier is aloof 
Usually my boston is really affectionate and clingy, but lately (26 weeks into my pregnancy) he seems distant and aloof in the evenings. Is this normal? …

Just adopted 2 Boston Terriers 
Hi. Zumi is 4 and jazz is 2. Only have had them for a week. They hail from Arizona. Both females, sweet girls. I adopted them. They are sisters. 1. …

Lucey is my shadow 
I have a friend who has given me his Boston Terrier she is a year and 4months old. He got her when she was 10 weeks old. The first time she came over to …

Worry wart 
My BT won't eat like she once did. I did feed her twice a day half a tea cup a day and now she barely eats one cup a day. She is sleeping a lot and isn't …

8 month old Boston greeting other dogs 
I have been able to train my puppy with the basic sit down stay etc, however he gets over excited when he meets another dog and jumps up and licks their …

Boston Terrier bites/nips when scared or being disciplined 
We've had Boss (BT) for 5 1/2 years and he'll turn 6 this spring. He's been a joy to say the least. Completely part of the family. Recently (within the …

Boston Terrier Sleeping A LOT ! 
Hello. I have a 5 year old male Boston who does nothing but sleep all day and night! Is this normal?

11 year old Boston Terrier  
I have an 11 year old Boston Terrier. We got her when she was 6 and she was severely overweight. Over the 5 years we have had her she has been a happy …

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11 year old boston terrier won't sleep 
My boston terrier is 11 years old. Good health but for the last few weeks he can't sleep. He jumps off bed then cries to get back up. He just cant sleep. …

Boston Terriers with longer snouts 
Are there any reputable Boston Terrier breeders in Southern California whose puppies snouts are more like a boxers? (ie. longer)

Boston Terrier constantly rolling around  
i have a six month old male Boston Terrier and he constantly rolls on the floor and makes a weird whiny noise... what gives? I take him for walks everyday …

Boston Terrier Chewing Up my Stuff at Night 
My Boston has been chewing up my stuff only, not my husbands, for the two weeks. We were out of town for two nights and she went to a dog sitters (which …

I'm scared for my Boston Terrier 
Ok, so I have a 2 year old Boston Terrier.Her name is Zoe. Anyways, as I was going to sit on my bed and Zoe starts making this barking/snoring noise and …

Male Boston Terrier breeding Age 
Is there a certain age a male should not breed? He is in good health.

Boston Terrier Jumps Fence Constantly 
Our Boston has a large backyard fenced around by a 5 ft chainlink fence but she is constantly jumping or climbng and running off. How can I stop this? …

Boston Terrier Peeing Everywhere After Move 
We recently moved to a smaller house. We still have a dog door. My Boston seems very anxious and will spontaneously pee if he's stressed. It usually …

Teaching Dog Not to Bark at Strangers 
I have a 3 yr old that has not been socialized and he is growling at certain people. I remembered that when he was a baby I had to squirt him with a water …

Boston Terrier Leg Issues 
My Boston Terrier is limping. One paw is smaller than the other ones, and her knee cap is swollen.

Fighting Boston Terrier Females 
I have a 10 year old female boston terrier and a 5 year old female schnauzer. They won't stop fighting. Is there anything I can do?

Boston Terrier Fearful of Noises 
I have a 4 yr old Boston who used to love walks,45 min or so. Now she is so fearful of any noise she hears, she's to the point she is dragging me back …

cataracts 
my bt is about 7 yrs old and her cataracts has almost blurred all her vision. i have been doing drops,vitamins, and apparently the only option is surgery, …

BostonTerrier Licking door and wall non-stop 
Got a 2 yr. old rescue BT. For Xmas. Installed doggie doors Dog had free roam of house. Dog was house broken in a couple weeks. Two months later the …

Recently Rescued Boston - Potty Issues and Possible Anxiety Help 
Hi, I recently just Rescued a two year old female Boston about two weeks ago. She is great, except for the fact she is having issues with her pottying …

20 month old has started growling and snapping at other dogs 
I have a 20 month old female boston terrier who is unspayed. She grew up with a 7 year old golden retriever/border collie and a 3 year old shephard/husky …

Standing Boston Terrier 
My little 12 year old Boston Terrier just stands for hours. Basically, she only lays down at night when we go to bed. Why do you think she would do that? …

Boston Terrier keeps licking her tail. Hotspot? 
My Boston is a year old and in the last week she has began to lick her tail area a lot. There are no signs of dry skin so I thought it could be a hot spot. …

Boston Terrier Bowel Movement Frequency 
My Boston Terrier is 3 months old and he only moves his bowels once a day. Is this normal?

Introducing a new baby to a Boston?  
My husband and I are trying to decide if a Boston is right for us. I have had two bostons growing up, so I know the breed well and know they will suit …

Fighting female Boston Terriers 
I have 3 boston terriers...1 male and 2 females. The one female is the puppy from a litter between the male and female. The puppy is almost 1 now and the …

ok to leave Boston Terriers outside? 
Can a BT be left outside during the day? We have a BT/Beagle that will keep her company. Our climate is mild all year.

Nervous Boston Terrier 
I have a 23 month old male Boston Terrier and it breaks my heart on how he shakes so bad when people are around him, he does not socialize with other dogs …

Boston Terrier Puppy growls and snaps at people 
I have an 18 week old Boston puppy that has been fearful of strangers since he was 8 weeks old. We took him out to socialize him all the time with strangers …

Sleep Time for Boston Terrier Puppies? 
How much sleep should Boston Terrier puppies be getting?

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My Boston Terrier 
My Boston Terrier is so protective. It's as if she hates everyone, including animals outside of the home. I drive truck for a living, so I'm home on the …

Boston Terrier Traits 
I have raised bosons for many years. Many of the bosons were aggressive by nature while others were very docile. I believe it comes down to the blood lines. …

Depressed Boston Terrier 
I have a Male Boston Terrier named Riley since he was 6 weeks old. He was Born with a cleft on his upper lip and one blind eye but he is the most adorable …

My Boston Terrier growls at me  
My and my boyfriend just purchased two 3 month old male pups! one BT and one Yorkie!! They get along great and are pretty protective of each other! The …

Rough Housing with Boston Terrier 
My BT likes to play rough and he growls a lot. We chase each other and if he becomes too aggressive and begins to bite, I tell him no and he stops. Is …

aggresive with other dogs 
I have a 1 yr old Boston, he has been a little snappy with other dogs at the doggie beach. is that normal? Could it be because hes not fixed maybe a territorial …

3 year old Boston Terrier getting aggresive?! 
Our male boston terrier is sweet and loving... But he recently had a couple of seizures, and now he is acting crazy! He bit my daughter, and last week, …

Boston terrier Barking in the pool  
My Oliver , age 8 loves, loves , loves to swim. The only problem is that he loves, loves, loves to bark when he starts splashing the water with his paws …

Nervous Boston Terrier Nips Without Warning 
I have a 3 yr old Boston Terrier who is the best dog I have owned, however, he gets very nervous around anyone else and seems his insecurity is escalating. …

Withdrawn Boston Terrier 
I have a five-year old boston and she seems very withdrawn and doesn't play with her toys like she used to. She also has a gagging cough that comes and …

9 month old Boston Terrier has started biting people. 
We have got 2 female boston terriers from the same litter as puppies and one has started biting people recently. The first time was my elderly father when …

My Boston keeps jumping in the big dog faces 
We acquired a wonderful Boston Terrier after we lost our 12yr old Yorkie to cancer. He is amazing and we love him dearly already. Problem is, he loves …

barking at strangers~new behavior 
On two occasions this week, friendly strangers have stopped us on a walk and asked to pet my 2 year old Boston. He sits and lets them while they pet him …

Boston Terrier Sleeping Habits 
How often should a boston terrier sleep during the day? What is normal?

Territorial Boston Terrier 
I have a 5 1/2 year old Boston, Mona, that is slowly becoming more and more territorial and I'm not sure how to correct the behavior. I got her from a …

Will a BTs behavior rub off on another BT? 
Hi. I am recently the proud owner of a 7 week old BT named Rocko. He is such a sweet puppy. He listens when you tell him no if he is doing something hes …

Boston Terrier Behavior 
I have Boston Terrier brothers who are 3 years old. One has started licking the other in the butt constantly. Why is he doing this and how can I stop it? …

Potty Training a Boston Terrier Puppy 
When should a puppie be potty trained. Our little Boston is 9 wks. old. She wets other than the puppie pad. How will I potty train her. She is in a …

Puppy Pre-school 
Hi Tonight was our second puppy pre school session, Archie is 16 weeks old and gets so excited that he is almost uncontrollable when not playing with …

Two Males Boston/Pug mix and Pug 
We have had our male pug for 5 years and a female pug for 3. We recently adopted a male BUGG.(6 months ago) All of the dogs were getting along fine until …

Boston Terrier Toys 
my 8 year old male, Kenny, chews the life out of toys. He does not chew anything else but he destroys the toys. My female also is an obsessive chewer …

Karen 
We have 5 Boston Terriers. All are spayed and neuteres. Of the 5, 3 were given to us. The youngest, Mick is a 2 y/o male. He has become aggressive towards …

Six year old Boston Terrier who is house trained has started peeing in the house. 
Our BT Rocky is six years old has been house trained since he was 8 weeks. He now sleeps alot, has gained about 6 pounds, is just not active, and has started …

Dixie T 
Our 6mo old girl Dixie has been very gassy lately. We feed her Blue Buffalo oatmeala and rice but it's been bad the last few days. She has also seemed …

Boston Terrier Biting Other Dog 
My Boston Terrier is 6 months old and we have a Yorkie. He bites him playing and sleeps with his mouth open on the other dog. Our Yorkie's hair has come …

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Boston Terrier Biting Other Dog 
My Boston Terrier is 6 months old and we have a Yorkie. He bites him playing and sleeps with his mouth open on the other dog. Our Yorkie's hair has come …

11 week old Boston Terrier is biting my 8 year old 
We got our Boston Terrier when she was 9 weeks old and when my 8 year old daughter is playing with Bella (our Terrier) she ends up biting my daughter. …

I just neutered my Boston Terrier  
Hi, I just neutered my Boston Terrier he is going to be 6 next month. He is not his hyper self he sleeps all day and if I let him he would eat all day …

BT just started chewing things, out of the blue. 
3.5 year old BT just started chewing things, out of the blue. What could be some of the reasons for this? She's obviously not teething...

My Boston hates females! 
My pure bred Boston was a puppy mill rescue. We adopted him at 9 months old. He LOVES his family which consists of sisters 21 and 18 and brother 15 and …

Two Boston Terriers? 
We have an 2 year old neutered male. Will he be more likely to get along with another neutered male, or a spayed female?

Jealous Boston? 
We have a female Boston named Ellie May who is a year and 5 months old. She has a super disposition and we couldn't be happier. Even with our newborn …

Boston Terrier reaction to pregnant woman 
My Daughter in-law is 6 months pregnant and when she and my son comes to visit, my female Boston Terrier who is 4 years old and spayed (never had puppies) …

Otis 
I have a six month old Boston that is really afraid of strangers. He will bark and growl at them if they approach him even if I'm right there. I am taking …

Protective Boston Terriers 
Daizee is my boston terrier, she dislikes other dogs being around me. She has watched tv with me and has seen people get attacked by dogs, and is know …

Boston Terrier Apartment Living? 
I've always wanted to get a BT, I live in an large appartment. So My concern is noise from the dog are they generally yappy dogs, do alot of loop de loops …

Boston Terrier Behavior 
Hi everyone. My Gussy (female) who is now 8 months old is always barking at my husband and deep growling and shows his teeth. He has tried so much to …

Question about our bostons behavior 
Hi. We just purchased a boston terrier puppy about a month ago and she is now 7 months old and has been spayed. All my life I have had bostons and they …

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