We own a westipoo that I have raised from a puppy and he is the kindest, gentlest dog you could imagine. We have 3 cats and 4 dogs and they all get along well. All animals, cats and dogs alike, need to know who is the boss (that being YOU). A Westipoo is half terrier, so you have to establish a firm but loving hand with them. Once they know, they respect and mind you. Giving and withholding treats is a great way to train. If your Westipoo growls at another animal, tell her "No" and place her in her cage for a time out. I hope this helps. Do know that an animal is only as good as it's owner. If it has been mistreated or spoiled, it will take much time and persistence to undo the bad behavior learned. You have to determine whether you have the time and desire to retrain the dog. Westipoos are very intelligent, sweet dogs by nature.
Answered by Anonymous - 2/13/2012 12:45:39 AM