Hi. I am walking an 8 month old Jack Russell pup, which started from today. I took him back to his home and am in a quandary. The pup is kept all day on a very small balcony outside (the sort you get on blocks of flats). No toys and a tiny plastic kennel. Not good. The thing is the man who owns him has disabilities (I think learning difficulties but I am not sure) and lives alone. How do I tell him what he is doing is cruel without sounding off? The dog is his only companion and I do not think he realises what he is doing is wrong. The pup screamed when I left. It was horrible.
Out of curiousity, is there any way that you can (even volunteer) to come over and spend more time with the puppy? Maybe at that time, as you get to know the owner more and know where his disabilities lie, you can show him how the dog benefits from having more intervention and larger quarters so that he can stretch. Maybe show him some reading materials supporting the fact that Parsons have a LOT of energy and need exercise and room to expend it so that they will be happy. If you can, bring the dog some toys that will keep him busy.
Thank God you're walking him, anyway. I don't understand people who buy a dog, and keep them the way this dog is being kept. I agree with Raven, lots of information about the breed, subtle suggestions,( not so subtle if they don't work) and information about obedience classes, agility, etc. Good luck, and thanks for helping this little dog.
First of all any reputable breeder would have never sold a JRT into this type of situation. We have rescued so many JRT's out of situations like this. This is a disaster waiting to happen. That dog needs a bigger place and more human interaction. JRT's are very people oriented dogs and would rather be with people than other dogs. Maybe you could talk to the guy and tell him this is really not a good situation for the dog. Where are you located? Maybe there is someone from my parent club that could come and talk with the guy and maybe also help with training and socialization for the dog.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion