The Jack Russell Terrier is a ball of energy. Their training is necessary so that their behaviour is appropriate for home life.
Here is some advice for training your Jack Russell Terrier.
The Jack Russell Terrier's personality
Jack Russell Terriers are known for their vivacity and energy despite their small frame, as well as their hunting instincts. It is highly advised not to allow them to run off the lead because they may run off in order to follow a scent.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a happy and funny dog that gets along well with children. However, if you don't provide boundaries for your dog early on, they will quickly prove to be a challenge to manage and control.
Physical exercise is essential
Before beginning their education, it is important to know that if your dog gets bored and doesn't exercise enough, they will let you know by damaging your home.
Jack Russell Terriers need to play, run and expend their huge amounts of energy. The best plan is to have a large garden, because one walk a day is not nearly enough.
Start to train them at home
Before training them outside, it is important to start by training your Jack Russell indoors.
In order to educate your dog well, you should start by teaching them simple rules:
- They should not beg while you are eating.
- They should stay clean while indoors.
- Even if they hate being alone, they need to get used to it.
- They should not pull on the leash on walks.
You can also teach them useful orders such as 'sit', 'come', and 'no'. You should use small range of vocabulary in order to help your dog understand more easily.
Firm but gentle education
You should never use violence to teach a dog. The key to training a Jack Russell is being strict while not being cruel.
When your dog has carried out a command effectively, you can give them a pat, scratch, or treat. This will be motivation for them to obey in the future.
Training sessions of about 10 minutes a day can be beneficial for your dog. Do remember to play with them in addition to your training session, as this will enhance your relationship with your animal.
To learn more about the Jack Russell Terrier, take a look at our article here.
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