THE HISTORY OF THE JACK RUSSELL TERRIER

The modern day Jack Russell Terrier traces its origins back to the early 19th Century, to a dog name Trump, whom was purchased by the Reverend John Russell. The Reverend John Russell, from whom the Jack Russell Terrier...

 DETERRING YOUR JRT FROM DESTRUCTIVE CHEWING

As anyone who has had a puppy knows, they chew on things.  But, some puppies never outgrow the chewing habit, and in their adult years that very chewing habit becomes very destructive.

There are several of reasons why your JRT, puppy and adult alike, may be chewing.
TRAINING YOUR JACK RUSSELL TERRIER

The JRT breed is quick to learn, but can be a little stubborn as well.  They like for things to move on their time, and at their pace.  Because of this fact, a lot of JRT owners will give up on their companions training, thinking that is an impossible...

DEALING WITH A SHEDDING JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
As any pet owner knows, whether they own a dog or a cat, pets will shed. But in the case of JRT's the shedding can occur in much greater quantities than most dogs, and most assuredly become a down right nuisance.

TRAINING YOUR JRT TO A LEASH

With most training, you have to assert from the beginning that YOU are the alpha...the one in charge. It is the same with leash training. Where it differs from other training is that, usually you set...
SOCIALIZING YOUR JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
Socialization, by its very definition, is "the act of adapting behavior to the norms of a culture or society such as going out and meeting new people, and experiencing new situations."
HELPING YOUR JACK RUSSELL TERRIER BEAT THE HEAT
It is officially the summer season!  Which means the temperatures across most of the nation will go up, up, up.  And with them the instances of JRT's succumbing to the heat.


POSSIBLE STRESS TRIGGERS FOR YOUR JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
The definition of stress is "the response of an organism to a demand placed upon it to change or adapt."
As any owner knows, JRT's are vibrant, energetic, bundles of fur. But, they are also hyper-sensitive to the world around them. Because of this sensitivity, they...
HELPING JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS COPE WITH STRESS
As you recall, in our last article we looked at the more common stress triggers for your JRT.  We are all guilty of them, whether we want to admit it or not.  Admitting the guilt, but not ...

JRT PROOFING YOUR HOME

You have just gotten a new terrier puppy or maybe you rescued an older JRT from the pound.  You bring your newest family member home, and begin the process of settling them into the family routine.  But what you didn't think of...

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