You might have heard wonderful things about the Jack Russell Terrier, and now you cannot think of anything else than having a furry little friend of your own.
It is great that you are interested in becoming an Jack Russell Owner for one of these loyal trustworthy dogs, but do you have what it takes?
It is easy to gather information about Jack Russell Terriers.
You can read through the following articles on this website and figure out if this breed will suit your lifestyle, but remember they do not get the chance to choose you. Therefore you also have to ask yourself if you are the ideal owner for a Jack Russell Terrier.
Even if you are a huge dog lover, it will not help if you are never home to give attention to this energetic Dog.
If you or someone in your family is not into Regular Exercise or playing with this breed, then your love will not be enough.
The Jack Russell terrier wants to explore and hunt. In history their job was that of hunting very small animals and luring foxes out of their spots of hiding.
That is why Jack Russell Terriers enjoy chasing and digging holes and they are tremendously curious. If you are a perfectionist when it comes to your garden, then it might be better to get a dog that is more comfortable inside, or just train your Jack to play in certain areas of your garden and not others.
This might sound far-fetched for you, but if Jack Russell puppies are trained at a very young age you can almost get them to do anything. You will be very surprised at their intelligence. Our Jack is able to open one of our sliding doors with no effort at all.
So let us look at some of the things you an owner should be able to do or consider when owning a Jack Russell. You should have patience when it comes to Training. It will not take forever, but is also not something that will happen over time.
You will have to be present and assertive. This will help your Jack Russell realize that you are the Alpha Dog and that guidance and discipline comes from you. You have to be disciplined yourself. If you are busy training your Jack Russell then you should not slack off, repetition is the key.
An ideal owner for a Jack Russell will have to lead an active lifestyle. Since your Jack is an explorer, you will make him or her so happy if you take them for a walk at least 3-4 times a week.
Include them in your family life. This Breed are very social dogs and they do not like to be excluded from activity. These adventurous dogs are fearless and ready to be your exercise partner as well as watchdog.
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