Like most terriers, the Patterdale is a big dog in a small package. They are outgoing, lively and fun. This dog will keep you on your toes. Tap on your Fitbit and you will accumulate many steps by completing them.
He is a working dog and likes to have a job to do, big or small. They can be very willful, so positive reinforcement is the recommended way to go when it comes to training. Short training sessions are recommended to keep them from losing interest.
The Patterdale Terrier needs early socialization—exposure to lots of different people, sights, sounds, and experiences—when young. Socialization helps ensure that your Patterdale Terrier puppy grows into a well-rounded dog.
The outgoing nature of the Patterdales makes them a good partner for an active person who can give them lots of attention. They adore children and make excellent pets because they are able to keep up with children of all ages.
They will enjoy a game of fetch as much as an interactive and stimulating toy or a long walk. As long as they feel busy, they will be very satisfied. They should not be left alone for long periods of time as they are prone to destructive behavior when feeling isolated. Large families are ideal for combating this.