Common Questions About Jack Russell Terriers

Questions You May Have About Your Jack Russell Terriers

No one is perfect. Not you, not me, not Caesar Milan! What is perfect is the loving relationship between Jack Russell Terrier and owner, and the fact that you’re seeking out advice shows you adore your pet. Keep reading to learn about how you can give the Jack Russell Terrier an amazing life via a few simple tricks.

Keep On Top of the Fleas

Keep on top of fleas. Not only can fleas cause infection in your Jack Russell Terrier, if one is swallowed, your pet can get tapeworms as well. Speak to your veterinarian about the best prevention method, but remember that this is not a one shot deal. You will have to continue your efforts over the life of your pet.

Be Patient With Your Four Legged Friend

When you are trying to teach your Jack Russell Terrier new tricks, you should always be patient. Different Jack Russell Terriers will learn things differently. If your Jack Russell Terrier isn’t picking up a new trick right away, give him time. You could also try changing your teaching method. Your Jack Russell Terrier may respond better to a different approach.

Keep An Up-to-date Photo of Your Jack Russell

If your Jack Russell Terrier comes with you on vacations, you need to have an up-to-date picture of it on hand and in your phone. That way, if he happens to get separated from the family, you have an up-to-date picture of him that is easily accessible for showing people or can be downloaded for printing up “lost” flyers.

Training Your Jack Russell Terrier Puppy

When training your puppy or Jack Russell Terrier, keep the sessions short! Experts say that a Jack Russell Terrier has the attention span of a small child; sometimes less, and that longer sessions will actually cause him to forget everything you’ve learned together. Use positive reinforcement and limit your training sessions to no more than 15 minutes.

Jack Russell Terrier Puppies Need Lots of Time

If you are in the market for a new puppy, make sure you will have enough time to devote to his training. On average, you need to take a young Jack Russell Terrier outside to do his business eight times a day and that can take a lot away from your schedule. Training takes more time and patience than most people realize.

Ahh, Your Jack Russell Loves to Be Brushed

Brushing your Jack Russell Terrier daily will do more than keep them from shedding all over your home. Brushing every day can also help your Jack Russell Terrier to have a shiny and beautiful coat. This is because the motions you go through while brushing evenly distributes the skin’s oils and helps keep the skin healthy, shiny and soft.

Micro Chipping Your Jack Russell Terrier

If your Jack Russell Terrier gets lost, it is very unlikely that you will see him again unless he has proper identification. Tags can come off, so the best option is a microchip. It is quick to put in your Jack Russell Terrier, and it causes minimal discomfort. Simply register the chip ID after it is put in, and your pet will always have his identification with him.

Not All Jack Russell Are Like Wishbone
Don’t be upset if your Jack Russell Terrier does not want to get dressed up. It’s becoming more popular to dress your Jack Russell Terrier in Jack Russell Terrier clothes, but some Jack Russell Terriers just don’t like the feeling of having clothes on. If your Jack Russell Terrier does not relax after the clothing is on, you should remove the clothing to avoid your Jack Russell Terrier trying to remove it by itself.

Introduce New Things Slowly to Your Jack Russell

When clipping a puppy’s toenails, start slow. Introduce your little Jack Russell Terrier to them before you begin cutting. You may only be able to get a single nail done during a sitting. It could take some time for a puppy to become comfortable with the idea of nail clipping, but soon, you will be able to get through it all at once.

Educate Yourself and Don’t Stop Training Your Jack Russell Terrier

While perfection is elusive, the simple ideas you have read here are easy to implement, bringing benefits immediately. When you have more questions, seek out the answers online on forums or by reading other articles. As long as you continue to try to be the best Jack Russell Terrier owner, you can, you will achieve it every day.

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