Jack Russell Terrier Training: How To Keep Them Under Control

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Getting the ownership of a pet, especially dogs, is not all play and fun. When you become a dog owner, you need to be responsible for them in every way, right from taking care of their health and their food to teaching them some manners. In other words, when you become responsible for their well-being, it is more like taking care of a kid. You provide for them and make sure they are well kept, demanding obedience and respect from them in return. However, the idea of obedience is also something that you have to instill in your dogs by teaching them the essential dog training commands.

There are certain breeds of dogs that need particular attention when it comes to training them how to behave and the Jack Russell Terrier breed is one of them. Jack Russell Terrier training is kind of like an unwritten challenge that you take up once you own a Jack Russell because for that, you need to be trained as much as your dog does. The foremost thing that you need to train your Jack Russell for is obedience to your command. This is imperative because if you ignore training a Jack Russell, you will be in for some very tough time.

For this, your Jack Russell should see you as the one calling the shots and to train him to do that, here are a few Jack Russell Terrier training tips that will come in handy for you:

Train him when he is younger Your Jack Russell needs to understand that you are the one in control right from the time you become his owner. If you wait for a long time to give him the necessary dog training, he will gradually become impossible for you to manage. If he makes a mistake even when he is a puppy, be firm with him and let him know what he did was something you did not like. Starting to do it when he is mature wont help things since your Jack Russell wont be able to understand what he did wrong.

Act like you are the boss - Jack Russell Terrier training requires you to let your pet dog know that you are above him in the family he is a part of. There are a few things through which you can display to him that you are the one in-charge. These include entering or exiting doors ahead of him, finishing your food before giving him his and being strict and unwavering with how you train him.

Help him utilize his energy The Jack Russell breed is packed with energy and you can bring it to good use by engaging him in activities that he finds entertaining. For this, you need to incorporate things in your dog training that your Jack Russell loves to do and has the most fun with. Much like children, a Jack Russell needs to be involved to the core into an activity because he can get bored very easily.

Be patient and attentive towards him The Jack Russell Terrier training for obedience is one of the toughest types of dog training because it requires a lot of tolerance and energy from the owner as well. However, since this is the only way of showing your Jack Russell that you are serious when you command him; you need to spend more time with him. In this way, you can also note if does anything habitually that needs to be corrected and then work on it accordingly.

He is easily distracted While giving dog training to your Jack Russell, you will notice that as a puppy, he gets distracted in a matter of seconds. This is why you should keep your initial Jack Russell Terrier training sessions short in duration. You can do that by training him for not more than ten minutes and then give him some play time with yourself. With age, your dogs ability to be attentive will get better and you can train him for even as long as half an hour.
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Lea Mullins, a long time dog owner, provides tips on all about Jack Russell Terrier training. Visit TrainPetDog.com to learn about dog training.

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This article was published on 2011/04/19