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Jack Russell Terrier Training Tips


jrt trainingThe key to effective Jack Russell Terrier training is consistency, especially with this particular breed.

As intelligent and quick to learn as the Russell is, it is absolutely vital that you are consistent.

It won't work if one day you allow your Russell to get on a chair or sofa that you prefer he didn't, and then the next day you scold him for it. This is bad Jack Russell terrier training.

Russells are so quick to take advantage, that before you can turn around twice, they will be commanding the show, having become the leader of your particular "pack"!

The rules of the "kennel" - whether that means a literal kennel, or a home shared with the rest of the family, must be enforced--by you!

Most dogs can quickly become spoiled simply because the owner has neglected the show of their own authority over the dog.

They don't realize that while they feel good about showing the dog affection and attention, they have actually left the dog unstable and even unhappy because there have been no boundaries set. As a result...without consistent Jack Russell terrier training, the dog feels confused and unsafe.

He wants the leader of the pack... to LEAD! Well, so much the more can it be the case in little Russells.

If you let these 'Little Generals' get the upper hand...you can have a real terrier-ist on your hands.

training jack russell terriersIn the puppy years of my Jack Russell, Jimbo, it was essential that he realize just who was the boss in this pack.

He was hard to catch when reprimanding was in order...so keeping a close eye on his antics was a bit time consuming, if not quite annoying.

But it was essential because consistency is the order of the day...after day...after day to achieve good Jack Russell Terrier training.

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We had cats...and I dare say each one of those tormented souls prayed every day that Jimbo would meet with some accident and be mercifully delivered from this relentless bully.

I don't know how many times I had to chase him away from chasing them. Nothing made him more ecstatic than being right at the heels of one of these felines zipping up the nearest tree.

But one must understand the Jack Russell Terrier history to have a more keen insight into why they behave the way they do. Only then can you approach the best methods for achieving the best Jack Russell Terrier Training, because this breed was originally developed as a working dog, a hunting dog, a dog keen on challenging activity.

So training such a dog can be time consuming, but the rewards are worth every sacrifice.

With my latest Jack Russell, Annie, I needed help. If the truth be known, I just couldn't resist her big brown eyes.

And little by little, I was letting her get away with everything! She was quickly becoming the ultimate terrier-ist... and of all time.

I began looking for a good Jack Russell terrier training guide to try to nip this in the bud. That's when I came across Dove Cresswell I read an interview between Dove and "Dog Training Online" and I liked what she said a lot. You can read that interview here.

And the best thing is that it's not a book with lots of reading, or a DVD or video I'd have to pay shipping, or even an ebook with pages and pages of dull reading.

No, this is an easy to download video tutorial where I can hear, see and watch every ingenious move Dove makes.

It's really the best dog training guide I've ever found. And Annie has become, because of it, one of the best behaved dogs I've ever owned.

There are 7 thorough lessons in the video tutorial:

Lesson 1: Puppy Housebreaking/Potty-Training
Lesson 2: Crate Training
Lesson 3: Dog Obedience Training
Lesson 4: Walking Politely on a Leash
Lesson 5: The Recall (teaching to come when called)
Lesson 6: Good Puppy and Dog Manners
Lesson 7: Special Dog Tricks

I was not just amazed at how easy it was to apply to my Annie, but it was also a lot of fun for me AND Annie.

dove cresswell ebookDove is just the best and this is the one Jack Russell Training guide, or any breed of dog for that matter, I wanted to recommend here at Pics & Tics.

To read more and get to watch a really neat video where Dove gives you a few FREE lessons, just Click Here!

But remember, consistency and routine are the basis for a good relationship with any dog - and that applies to a terrier more than any other breed.

Regardless of what Jack Russell terrier training method you choose, they really are quick to learn and will make you proud owners...as long as you are the leader of the pack. Yeah? 

For articiles and advice on specific training issues, click on one of the links below, or share your dog training problem  by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

See Advice on House Breaking

See Training for Basic Obedience and Social Skills

Tips for Jack Russell Terrier Behavior Training
(chewing, digging, barking, getting along with other pets)

If you are looking for a certain type of dog training leash visit this store for a great selecioon of leather, nylon and chain dog leashes for any activity.

Have A Dog Training Question or Suggestion to Share?

Do you have a dog training suggestion? Share it! And hey, it doesn't have to be about Jack Russells. Any kind of dog breed is good reading here!

As an aside, sometimes a little education goes a long way in helping to train your dog or to get smarter about the topic. We highly recommend the on line course offered by Dove Cresswell. You can view a free sample dog training video lesson here.

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