I have a new addition to the family. His name is Charley and he is a beautiful brown and white Jack Russell Terrier. I am in the process of training him. He has mastered the "go outside and pee" trick and now I'm working on training him to behave around my other dogs. He just goes nuts around them and does not behave unless I get VERY firm with him. Any idea on correcting this problem?
You going to have blast with your new little guy. I totally agree, Jacks don't listen unless your firm. If they think they are dissapointing you, that's when they obey. I have learned that the hard way. I have a JRT too, he's now 7 months. I was trying praise for training but Diesel needs firm tone and praise. If you have any questions for me I have experience with the very "different" breed so feel free to ask and I'lll tell you how I managed. JRT's are hyper, stubbron, and high maintenence. They are also the smartest breed, loyal, loving and eager to please. Their high energy makes them a fun dog and Diesel makes me laugh all the time. If you want to see pics I posted some recently. It says "pics I'd love for you to see" "CATS TOO"
I would love to see your pics! I have always wanted a Jack Russell and he is so smart! You are right about that! I had always heard that they were intelligent, and it amazes me every day! He does make me laugh all the time and he is so affectionate. Right now I call him the "Wild Child"! Do they EVER calm down?
i have a jug, he is a pug/jack russell. He is a lot of fun but we feel like all we do all night long is say, NO! He is so bad. He has to be on you at all times, always biting at our pants and sleeves and hair, NEVER SLEEPS all night, barks like crazy in his crate until he gets his way. I mean he will bark for 5 hours staright! He is learning tricks well but I can't seem to teach him to not be crazy all the time, not go nuts when we have guests or sees someone when I walk him and to not bark! He has sever separation anxiety. It is so bad, any advice?
Is he just playing with your other dogs? Hes a terrier and he will wnat to play all the time.I would let him go crazy with the other dogs if he playing.My Rottweiler and cocker spaniel play all the time and they get very rough and loud.They growl and everything,but they are just playing.Good luck with the new pup!
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Take your dog to training classes and put him in a crate at night.If he barks spray him with water or vinegar.Dont let him get his way.If he abrks put his crate and put him in it outside if its warm or out in the shed or garage.He needs to go to training classes.You may also wnat to invest on a pinch collar for his size.This would help on the walks and correct him easily.He also for now make him sit for anything.He gets no attention,praise,food,water or anything at all until he sits.Also dont let him on beds or furniture until you say.Dont let him enter doors before you.Right now he is the boss of your house ebcuase you arent filling that roll.When you do his seperation anxiety should tone down.What does he do when you leave?If he chews or tears up stuff put him in his crate.
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we keep him in the kitchen during the day, he doens't really chew anything but he cries and barks and jumps against the blockade so bad I fear he will hurt himself. He practically hyperventialates when we leave and he never holds it b/c I think he is so upset that we leave so now I am trying to train him to go in a liter box b/c at least it controls the area of where he goes!
It's not so much calming down that they do as it is knowing their place in the home. Make sure your Jack knows that he is not above you in rank. Know what I mean? Jacks are dominant and protective. One major piece of advice my trainer gave me that changed everything for the better is this, "Don't let him on the bed or the couch!" no matter what!! This tells him that he's equal to you in the "pack". When they think they are equal to you this is when they are difficult to handle and take advantage of you. So, if your letting him do these things don't anymore. Also you should hand feed him until he gets used to your home. This tells him "not to bite the hand that feeds him". It worked for Diesel. Did you see the pics of him? If not let me know and I'll post the link on this thread if you want:) I have to tell you, you might become overwhelmed with your little guy, but don't give up! It will get better, I promise. He will start to listen better when he knows his place and when you and him bond well. Also I got an amazing book that helped me through hell and encouraged me all the way called "Jack Russel Terriers for Dummies". It's an amazing book and it's only $20 (canadian). Hey, if you need advice or want to discuss our nutty doggies you can ask for mu e-mail. I think us JRT owners have a special bond ;)
***Edited By: Diesel Brown on 3/2/2006 10:24:37 PM*** Reason: sp
I had a Jack in Cape Town, South Africa a few years. BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE! I love Jacks! If anyone has invented a straight jacket for dogs, get one for a Jack Russel, they never stay still! Anyway, her name was Marley, after Bob Marley because he would howl at the song, No Woman No Cry. We did everything together, walk along the streets and get freash fruit and run along the beach. He was really friendly with everyone, dog or human. I remember a really sad story when I was with him one dog. We were going for a walk to a friends because I was helping dread his hair. I had just shut the gate when I heard yelling. Across the road was a large man and a lady fighting. The man have 2 HUGE cross bred things standing next him barking, and the lady had a tiny terrier. The man scooped up the little dog in his hands and threw the dog on it's back a killed it. I ran over and picked up the little dog and grabed the ladies hand and pulled her into my gate. The man started to walk away like nothing had happened and Marley was still outside of the gate. I called him but he was too busy barking at the man. The man turned around and swung his arm around to hit Marley. As Marley was pretty young he jumped up and grabed the man by the hand. My jaw dropped as Marley let go and ran for his life to the fence and jumped the gate. The man grasped his hand and ran off with his dogs. We couldn't save the ladies dog, but I think that was one of the worst things I've seen. I'm not sure why Marley did that, because he never bit anyone else. He was my best friend. I really miss him.