Royvon Dog Training Schools

Understanding and Training a Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

Despite the terrier in their name, this dapper little dog is not at all terrier-like.  Rather, more sensible and preferring to be with their owners than scenting and getting into mischief.

This is a considerate, good-natured dog that is very sensitive to their owner's moods.  They respond well to obedience training, but do require a more gentle approach.  As a reward to training, they enjoy playing games and chasing balls, and generally being with their people.

Often with sensitivities comes the affinity for children and the elderly.  This is a good dog for families with children and retirees - those who enjoy the friendly and social companionship this dog has to offer.

Breed Profile

Breed Name: Boston Terrier

Domestic Dog Group:

Brief Description:

  • General Size: 10 - 25 lbs (5 - 12 kg); 38 - 43 cm
  • General Temperament: Lively, Good-natured & Sensible
  • General Description: An all-around playful, outgoing dog that enjoys people and socialising.

Breed’s Key Traits

  High Med-High Medium Med-Low Low
Requires Experience       x  
Good Family Dog   x      
Exercise Required       x  
Activity Indoors     x    
Ease of Training     x    
Sociability with Strangers     x    
Grooming Requirements       x  


Brief History

The Boston Terrier's name is derived from the city Boston, Massachusetts (United States), where the breed was developed from crossing bulldogs and terriers in the 1800's.


Find Royvon Dog Training School on Facebook

Training Testimonials

View the Royvon Gallery

Ask a Question

View the Royvon Video Gallery

Complete a Trainability Profile

Subscribe to Newsletter

Royvon Customer Service Blog

British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers Pet Care Trust

Pet Care Services Association


Site by AXLR8 Sitemap