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Caring For Your Soft Coated Wheatens

Caring For Your Soft Coated Wheatens can be a chore... but here's some tips to make that easier for you and your Wheaten!

The soft coated wheaten terrier would be considered by most people to be high maintenance.

This means that a lot of care should be given to it in order to maintain its stature.

This statement also means that a lot of steps should be taken in order to care for the dog properly.

So how do you care for your soft coated wheaten terrier pet dog?

Let us first talk about the coat. This is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of a soft coated wheaten terrier pet dog.

In fact, when you take a look at the name, you will realize that the coat gives the dog its identity.





Taking care of this essential part of the soft coated wheaten terrier dog can be quite a daunting task.

This is especially true if you have just found out about the various standards that people use to judge the beauty of a soft coated wheaten terrier pet dog.

Wheaten Terriers Dog Breed Picture

Frequent grooming is required to keep the coat shiny and to prevent matting. It also helps get rid of any accumulated dirt.

You should comb or brush your soft coated wheaten terrier dog everyday to make sure that his coat remains silky and tangle-free.

The coat also needs to be trimmed once in a while to preserve the "terrier look" and to allow a new coat to grow.

Besides the coat, you should also take care of the nails and teeth of your soft coated wheaten terrier pet dog.

In case that you do not know what to do by yourself, you might want to hire some professional dog grooming services to do the job for you.

Another aspect you should concentrate on is the training.

Remember to train your soft coated wheaten terrier dog as early as possible in order to ingrain in him the basics of proper behavior.

There are several keywords that should come to your mind when training your soft coated wheaten terrier pet dog:

1. Consistency - be consistent with your teaching.

Do not use different commands in order to get the same response as this will only serve to confuse your soft coated wheaten terrier pet dog.

You should also be consistent in terms of reward and punishment. This will help your dog understand what you want to happen.

2. Tone - a soft coated wheaten terrier dog is actually pretty sensitive to the tones in the human voice.

This means that the dog will be able to tell if you are feeling upset or if you are feeling impatient.

You need to learn how to moderate your tone in order to avoid confusion with your soft coated wheaten terrier pet dog.

3. Timing - learn the proper timing of when to correct your soft coated wheaten terrier pet dog.

The element you need during correction is surprise. You need to correct the soft coated wheaten terrier for a mistake right after or even before it performs the act.

This way, you will be able to instill a sense of consequence into your soft coated wheaten terrier pet dog.

Caring and training for your soft coated wheaten terrier can be quite a bit of work.

You will also have to contend with the energy inherent in every terrier breed.

However, with patience, your efforts will be rewarded.


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