The Jack Russell is a courageous, high spirited dog that is also loyal, smart, and confident. Characteristically a hard working dog and a wonderful companion. The Jack Russell is very energetic and loves to play fetch as its breeding is intended as a hunter. They are very entertaining and will amuse owners with their quick wit and high energy.
The Jack Russell Terrier needs room to run and exercise. Confinement in a house or apartment will not meet the needs of this dog. The Jack Russell needs a lot of human attention, outdoor activity, socialization and proper obedience training. They have been known to be a bit of a challenge to train.
The hunting instincts of the Jack Russell will sometimes cause them to be overly aggressive around other dogs and small animals. They are not vicious, but simply behaving like you would expect a hunter to behave. It is important that prospective Jack Russell owners consider the environmental requirements and the dog obedience training needs of this dog.
The Jack Russell can make a terrific family pet, and can get along well with well-behaved children. They are loving and lovable in the right home. Be sure that you and your family carefully consider the temperament and personality of the Jack Russell before taking ownership.
Building a bond with your Jack Russell Terrier is the first and the most crucial step involved in training him successfully. As soon as you bring your Jack Russell Terrier home, you must first try to develop a caring and loving relationship with him in order to win his trust and confidence.
Jack Russells will respond better to training once they feel secure and safe in their new environment. It is important to build the trust and mutual respect between you and the Jack Russell. Building this trust takes time to develop and he will respect you as you begin to define appropriate behavior by being firm, fair, and consistent through the dog obedience training. Without developing limitations, respect can’t be developed. And when there is no respect, building a bond with your Jack Russell Terrier is almost impossible.