Smooth Fox Terriers are very lively, energetic dogs that require a lot of attention as well as love and understanding. They can be very friendly and outgoing dogs, however if your dog is not given the attention it requires then it can easily lose its friendliness and become a vicious, attention-seeking animal. Typically the smooth fox terrier is aggressive towards other dogs, however it is very rare to find a smooth fox terrier that is aggressive towards people. The temperament of the smooth fox terrier all depends on its heredity as well as its upbringing.
If you are looking into getting a smooth fox terrier for your home, whether it is for the outdoors or indoors, you must be aware of the different stages and the temperament that comes with its age. Often people get puppies and fall in love with the cute adorable pups, failing to remember that the same puppy will need to be trained and cared for just like a child. When you have a puppy in the home you may quickly discover that they are a challenge to raise properly. For the first six months the smooth fox terrier puppy has very sharp teeth that can cause damage to furniture as well as to people. Therefore you must train the puppy to chew only on specific items, such as a chew toy. A smooth fox terrier puppy, as with any puppy, requires constant attention and discipline if it is to be raised properly. As a puppy, the smooth fox terrier should never be left home alone for an extended amount of time. As a puppy they will need you there to teach them as well as give them the attention they need. Walking your smooth fox terrier at least once, or even twice a day, can make a difference in the dog's attitude. Because the smooth fox terrier is an energetic dog that requires special attention, walking your dog can help release any energy that it may have from being tied up or locked up all day as well as receive attention from you during your walk.
If you feel that your smooth fox terrier is not behaving properly, then you may want to consider seeking advice from a vet or from various websites online. Often you may discover that the attitude of your smooth fox terrier ultimately depends on the amount of attention that it is receiving from you. If it receives a lot of love and attention from the family then your smooth fox terrier will be a very friendly calm dog that easily adapts to the family. However, if your smooth fox terrier is not receiving the attention that it requires then it will typically start seeking that attention through bad behavior, such as chewing up pillows, digging holes in your garden, or barking at everyone and everything. So you will want to ensure that you are giving the smooth fox terrier the attention that it requires by being loving and affectionate.