9 Tips To A Happier & Healthier Jack Russell Terrier

9 Tips To A Happier & Healthier Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terriers were developed in England a couple hundred years ago to hunt foxes – needless to say, they’re clever, making for a great family pet. They’re affectionate and charming, but they can be a handful to train. Apart from it all, when you have a Jack Russell Terrier, or any dog for that matter, you want to keep him/her as happy as possible. Today, we are going to give you 9 tips to keep your Jack Russell Terrier happy and healthy … Tip Number One: Give Him a Lot of Praise Dogs love pleasing their family. When your dog follows a command, make sure you praise him by giving him a treat or affection. He should know that he has done right by you, and the best way for you to show him he has done right is to praise him, giving him a treat, or hand him a toy. Knowing that he made you happy is going to make him happy as well. Too often, dog owners focus on the negative – instead, when he misbehaves, redirect him to do what you want and then give him praise. By doing this, he will know exactly what he is expected to do. Tip Number Two: Start His Training Early Jack Russell’s are really active and this means they won’t waste time getting in trouble, so it is important that you start his training when you first bring him into your home. Trust us, your dog will be happy to learn new things and having rules equals a healthy dog. Don’t worry, by training your dog, you’re not...
4 Tips on Training Jack Russell Puppies Not to Bite

4 Tips on Training Jack Russell Puppies Not to Bite

A common question for new Jack Russell puppy owners is how to train their new puppy not to bite. Although the Jack Russell means no harm it is still quite important to stop your Jack Russell puppy’s biting habits early on. This will help ensure that you puppy does not grow up thinking this is an acceptable behavior because as your Jack Russell grows, his or her bit will become stronger and could possible hurt someone. It is an instinct of the Jack Russell puppy to always have that mouth open and teeth exposed when playing or being aggressive. However, consistent puppy training and correction the puppy’s owner can change this behavior. While the puppy is in the early stages after birth and around his or her sibling they begin to play with one another. During the Jack Russell puppies play time they tend to nip and bite on each other, and sometimes a bite is a little too strong for the other puppy who in return lets out a yelp or cry. This yep is what advises the biting dog that was too hard and hurt the other puppy. This is one of the reasons along with many others that Jack Russell puppies need to stay with their mother and siblings for at least 8 weeks before the possibility of being released to their new family. During these 8 weeks the Jack Russell learns quite a few life lessons that will stay with them as they grow up into a mature dog. Here are 4 tips on how to train a Jack Russell puppy not to bite. 1....
Is the Jack Russell Terrier Breed the Right Choice for You?

Is the Jack Russell Terrier Breed the Right Choice for You?

Jack Russell Terrier Breed also called Parson Terrier Breed is really a super varieties, with super characteristics, which makes maintaining and taming them quite a task. The Jack Russell Terrier breed is super-smart, super-active, when wrongly handled these dogs can become super-destructive. If you do not personally maintain an active lifestyle, then a Jack Russell may not be the dog for you. To keep your Jack Russell Terrier Breed focused, it is a good idea to keep he or she active with mind developing activities, structured social activities with other Jack Russell puppies, or simple organized puppy dog races. Without a schedule of activities like this to keep your Jack Russell busy and burning off some of the high energy they carry, their unreleased energy may be released in other disobedient and destructive forms. So, stay active with your Jack Russell puppy and he will be content. Tips To Keep The Jack Russell Terrier Breed Happy Jack Russell breed is driven by intuition and determination of what is running through his mind. While many pet enthusiast believe that Jack Russell Terrier is bad selection when choosing a breed of dog, they have actually been found to be a great choice for a pet providing you satisfy there active lifestyle and continue to challenge their brain with learning activities. The Jack Russell breed is extremely smart and they will not back down from a challenge. Almost always, they will continue to strive froward whatever the task may be until he or she has finally accomplished the goal or task at hand. The combination of being such smart dog and the...
Where did the Short Legged Jack Russell Originate from?

Where did the Short Legged Jack Russell Originate from?

What is special about the short legged Jack Russell? At very first glance there may not seem to be a lot of difference between different kinds of Jack Russell. The short Jack Russell has become a very famous pet. Shorter legs seem to add to the cuteness factor. The distance between the muzzle and the tail is longer than the dog’s height. But are there any other differences between the tall and short Jack Russells? Jack Russell is classically bred to be short legged and mild tempered. They are joyfully, affectionate, and loyal family companion. They have a height of about ten inches tall. They are called the ‘Old Fashioned’ Jack Russell terrier. When purchased through a breeder, they arrive to you with a health certificate, and first round of shots completed. The differences are more to do with the politics of the dog associations rather than the actual dogs themselves. Both breeds come from the same original stock, so their behavior and temperament is more or less the same. Shorty Jacks are not “true” Jack Russells by any official breed standard. Actually, Short Jack Russells originate from Britain but they were developed in Australia where the breed standard for Jack Russells requires a lower minimum height (thus they are also sometimes known as the Australian Jack Russell Terrier). The short Jack Russell is also commonly known as the English Jack Russell Terrier. Sometimes, short legs are the result of an actual genetic difference. Basically, these are dwarf Jack Russells. If all you want is a pet, these short Jack Russells will serve the purpose perfectly well, but be prepared for the possibility of health problems...
What Makes the Jack Russell Puppy Such a Great Pet?

What Makes the Jack Russell Puppy Such a Great Pet?

A Jack Russell that is not adequately physically and mentally exercised by you will find a way to do it him or her self. Without a doubt, you can expect to come home to a happy puppy and house that has been trashed. Do not suppose this is great kind of puppy that can be left out in the backyard unsupervised. They are climbers and diggers. They will find a way out before you can say “Jack Russell.” Because they are fearless, bold and usually exceptionally confrontational, your pet may either get injured or injure another animal or person while on the loose. It is not recommended to have two Jack Russell of the same sex living under one roof. They may be small, but they are extremely territorial, possessive and protective of what there consider exclusively theirs. That’s what makes them such great watch and guard pet. They have are surely fair share of inherent health problems. One of the most common is ecotopia lentis. It can cause blindness. As Jack Russells are remarkable trackers and hunters, if you live in an area where there are skunks be aware of Skunk Toxic Shock. It can be serious fatal. Talk to a great experienced Jack Russell owners before purchasing or adopting. Avoid like the plague flea markets, backyard breeders, classified ads, and pet stores. They only perpetuate the horrific puppy mills that flood the market with poor quality pets. Spend a few dollars more. Find a responsible, trustworthy breeder who takes pride in the quality of their dogs. If you are prepared for a challenge, check shelters and rescues....
How to Determine if a Jack Russell Breeder is Good or Not?

How to Determine if a Jack Russell Breeder is Good or Not?

Jack Russell Breeder is recognized as a purebred pedigree breed by most American Kennel Club. Jack Russell Breeder is a close relative of the Parson Russell terriers with only the slightest difference of height separating the two breeds. Both breeds are named after their originator Reverend John “Jack” Russell. Determining a Parson Russell terrier’s puppy’s coat type can be a challenging one. Having some of the most unique beautiful Jack Russell you have ever seen, and your hand shipper is ready to fly your new jack Russell to you if you do not live too far west so find an experienced Jack Russell breeder who will be likely to correctly determine whether good or bad. A reputable breeder often only breeds one coat type, eliminating any guesswork. If possible, try to find a local breeder so you can inspect the puppies first hand. Finding a reputable local breeder or rescue group through a veterinarian, the American Kennel Club or the Parson Russell Terrier Association of America is highly recommended. It is very difficult to determine the good or bad of a Jack Russell breeder. Usually coat type is determined by breeding. If both parents have smooth coats, the puppies are likely to have smooth coats as well. When picking a pup from a mixed litter, where one of the parents is a rough coat and the other a smooth or broken coat, the Jack Russell Breeder is often determined by chance and is good for you. Some breeders claim they can feel the differences in the types of fur. Occasionally pups from a mixed litter are obviously one coat or another....

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