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Understanding Jack Russell Aggression

JRT aggression is often a symptom of underlying problems. Their behavior might be a result of fear (they’re going with the “attack is the best defense” tactic), lack of socialization, possessive behavior or even boredom and pent up energy due to lack of physical activity. Before handling the situation you have to correctly determine which one of these factors, or …

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How to Train Your JRT to Behave When a Doorbell Rings

behave when a doorbell rings

We’ve all been there – the doorbell rings and suddenly your tranquil home becomes a flurry of barking, running, jumping and nervous anticipation. Alarm, Alarm! There’s somebody out there trying to get in! Alarm, alarm! All hands on deck! Everybody man their battle stations like it’s the beginning of World War III! Of course, I’m somewhat exaggerating, but there are …

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How do Dogs Learn?

How do Dogs Learn

Although we often anthropomorphize our beloved four-legged companions it’s crucial to remember that they aren’t really human. We adore each other and take care of each other but our thought processes are very different. We’ve always been proponents of positive training techniques, and for a good reason – not only is punishment cruel and damaging to our relationship but, as …

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Table Manners Your Dog Should Know

Table manners

Table manners for dogs are a somewhat disputed subject among many dog owners. Some have the opinion that it’s OK to have your beloved furry bundle at the table – after all, they are a part of the family, while others state that dogs shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near during mealtime. In any case, you should consider the fact that …

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How To Choose The Best Leash for your Jack Russell

Best Leash for your Jack Russell

A leash is one of the most important parts of your gear. I realize that today there is an abundance of different types, materials, and lengths to choose from. Therefore, I decided to make your life easier and write about all the things that you have to look out for when getting a perfect leash for your dog. You should …

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How To Choose The Best Harness for your Jack Russell

Hiking with your dog

Keeping your pet safe and well-behaved during your outings is one of the most important things in your day. In order to do that you must rely on various equipment like leashes, collars and our topic for today – harnesses. These are some of the most important parts of your gear and you must take care that you get the …

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How to Use a Clicker for Dog Training

dog clicker training

Here on HJR we’re all about positive training techniques and one of the best is today’s subject – clicker training. This is a method of learning by operant conditioning – you will help your puppy start behaving a certain way by reinforcing the positive consequences of his actions. If your pet is doing the right thing, it will be rewarded …

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Best Dog Treats For Training Your Jack Terrier

Dog treats

We want to take the best care of our pets from the places they rest and play to the collars they wear, but one thing we often forget is to take real notice at what they eat. Treats are a fantastic thing for our favourite four legged friends. They would do anything to get them, and we use their love …

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Is Your Dog Burying or Guarding Food?

Dog Burying or Guarding Food

Have you noticed that your favorite pet is hiding his meals or becomes nervous when you approach him while he’s eating? These are all perfectly normal instinctual behaviors for dogs. They can be more pronounced in some dogs than in others but all have an innate tendency towards it. Here are some great tips on how to deal with such …

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