We had a rescued rat terrier. The first year was a true test of my patience. The best thing for walking I found was called a "gentle leader." Whenever she would do anything not acceptable...snapping at other dogs, etc. a good pull of the gentle leader, and she would correct the behavior. That being said, she turned out to be such a great, loyal dog. We loved her. She recently just died. Miss her soooo much! Rat terriers are not an easy dog to train, and they keep their puppy-hood for quite a few years.
Answered by Anonymous - 7/15/2012 5:42:21 PM