Reprinted with permission from Kathy Dowd and Lori Valentine
Remember that Airedales and other terriers are very smart and personable dogs. They are not dogs that should be left to their own devices. You could be quite surprised at their ingenuity. A trained Airedale could become the best friend that you will ever have. Keep your sense of humor and a consistent set of rules for your dog, and you will be rewarded with a companion without compare. You must be as smart, patient and assertive as the friend you are choosing.
Thanks to the following people who directly contributed their time and efforts toward this FAQ.
Kathy, Lori and the kids
Copyright 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 by Kathy Dowd. All rights reserved. You may download and print a copy of this file for your personal use. Further distribution must be with the explicit permission of the author. NOTE: Airedale Terrier Rescue organizations may freely distribute copies of this document.
Kathy Dowd and Lori Valentine (MoonDance) are members of the Airedale Terrier Club of America, and work together to breed, train, and show (conformation and obedience) Airedale Terriers.
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