The Jack Russell Terrier is a merry, high-spirited dog known for his loyalty, intelligence and self confidence. They are known for their working ability, and also have all the qualities of a companion. A Jack Russell can keep you entertained chasing a toy as though it is a rat in the barn. Their sharp intelligence coupled with their assertive nature and boundless energy can at times be overwhelming.
Jack Russell Terrier training is starts with socialization and housebreaking; so the sooner you start the better it would be for both of you. Socializing a puppy is similar to bringing home a new baby. A baby needs to be held, cuddled and loved, and so does your pup! Hold and pet your puppy so that he knows that he is wanted and loved. Do not play with him constantly, though. Give him time to rest and sleep as well.
The best time to inculcate habits is the first twenty weeks of your dog's life. So, you should start training him as early as possible and in right earnest. Set limits and make sure that the pup understands them, accepts them and sticks to them. Keep your pup confined to a specific area. Use baby gates and barricades and he will quickly learn that he can enter certain areas of the house while others are forbidden territory. The best option is to get him a big crate and crate train him. The crate is a valuable tool for house-training the pup. Crate training revolves around the principle that canines do not like to soil their dens. Put him in the crate when you leave home, as he will be comfortable in his house and he will sleep until you return.
Your consistency with Jack Russell Terrier training is the key to his understanding the house rules and the daily routine. Decide on the house rules, enforce them and make sure all family members stick to them.
Your Jack Russell must be housebroken, taught to adopt proper toileting habits, if the two of you are going to happily share a clean home. Finally, teach your pet to travel in the car even if it is just to take him to the vet.
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