Make Owning A Jack Russell Terrier Fun
Thankfully, this article was written by other owners to ensure you can learn from their own follies in the past. The advice here will make you the best dog owner you can be, so read on.
Your Jack Russell Terrier’s Training Should Start Immediately
Start training your Jack Russell Terrier as soon as you bring them home. Create a vocabulary list that all your family members will use to command the Jack Russell Terrier and stick to it. Jack Russell Terriers can become confused if the same words are not used to give them directions. The Jack Russell Terrier will see “get over here” and “come” as two different commands.
Consider Insurance for Your Jack Russell Terrier
A vet bill for an injured Jack Russell Terrier can be very expensive, it may be hard to believe, but an emergency visit to the vet can cost thousands, so think carefully about getting pet health insurance.
Only Use Pet Shampoo On Your Beloved Jack Russell Terrier
You may be tempted to use your favorite hair shampoo on your Jack Russell Terrier, but this should not be done. Human shampoo can cause Jack Russell Terrier skin to dry out.
When giving your Jack Russell Terrier a bath, make sure that you only put on a shampoo that is intended for canines. Using lukewarm water, get the entire body wet and then begin applying the shampoo to their face, working your way down their body. Wait a few minutes and then take a washcloth and wipe off the suds from your pet’s face. Wash off the rest of the shampoo as well.
Avoid Saying “No” to Your Jack Russell Terrier
If your Jack Russell Terrier does something that you do not like, try to avoid just saying no. To your Jack Russell Terrier, no doesn’t really explain what you want your pup to do. Instead of saying no if your Jack Russell Terrier is jumping, try to get your Jack Russell Terrier to sit or lay down. By doing this, you provide your Jack Russell Terrier with an instruction of what to do.
Keep Your Jack Russell Terrier’s Water Within Reach
In order to make sure that your Jack Russell Terrier is healthy, be sure to allow it to have access to clean water at all times during the day. Just like with all living beings, water is one of the most important components. The only exception would be that you would want to keep water from a puppy for three hours before bedtime.
Everyone Needs A Place to Call Home
Give your Jack Russell Terrier a great place to sleep. Every Jack Russell Terrier needs a bed to call his own, that is temperature controlled and comfortable. If not, the Jack Russell Terrier may alternate sleeping locations between undesirable locations, such as your sofa when you’re not watching. A bed also gives him a great sense of security and belonging.
All of the expert advice contained above should have you ready to really take good care of your Jack Russell Terrier. That said, focus on love and everything else will fall into place. As long as you continue to adore your four-legged friend, and mistakes you make will be forgotten quickly and won’t be so harmful.
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