How To Train My Dog to Poop Outside and Not Bite

by Alice

Jack Russell Training Starts With Providing Clear Instructions to Your Dog

Jack Russell Training Starts With Providing Clear Instructions to Your Dog

My dog, a Jack Russell Terrier is 3 months old. I try to teach him some things like to not poop on the carpet and not to bite.

I have a major problem with the biting. He bites my hands, my head, everything.

I would love it if you could give me some advice.

Veterinarian Dog Training Suggestions To Stop Biting and for House Training

Hi Alice,

I’m afraid that Jack Russells have a well-deserved reputation for being difficult to train. To stop the biting, you need to teach him that it is never okay to put his mouth on people. Whenever he bites, you need to loudly say “NO” or “BAH” in a deep voice and completely ignore him until he is behaving appropriately. When he interacts with you well, make sure you praise him lavishly.

I am a big fan of crate training to help teach dogs where they should be urinating and defecating. When you cannot supervise your dog’s behavior, he should be in his crate. When you take him out, go straight outside and stay with him so you can praise him when he goes where you want him to. When he’s loose in the house as an adult and needs to be paying close attention to him so he can be taken outside at the first sign that he feels the urge to defecate. If someone can’t watch him, he should be in his crate.

If your Jack Russell’s behavioral problems continue, talk to a veterinarian who specializes in behavior. The sooner you get on top of things the better are your chances of success.

Good luck,

Jennifer Coates, DVM

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