How To Train a Jack Russell Terrier Dog Successfully

Stop Stressful Problem Behaviors and Transform Your Jack Russell into a Model Pet.
How To Train a Jack Russell Terrier Dog Successfully
Jack Russell Training can seem almost impossible... Unless you have expert advice.
One of the most important aspects of Jack Russell training is socialization. This means getting the dog used to being around people, cars, household appliances, other dogs, and other animals.
You don't want your Jack Russell going crazy every time you turn on the dishwasher.
Socialization should begin as early as possible. Early socializing will mean fewer problems when the puppy grows up.

Any other pets, especially rats, hamsters, or other small furry things, should be introduced to your Jack Russell slowly and under close supervision.
Successful Jack Russell training begins with socialization. Remember - when training a Jack Russell, food is your friend.
Always reward good behavior with food and encouragement - your attention and praise are as important as a reward as the food is.
Also, use the dog's toys as rewards. Never punish your dog for behaviors that are caused by anxiety. 
This is one of the big pitfalls of Jack Russell training, and dog training in general. 

Studies have proven that rewarding good behavior is much more effective as a teaching tool than punishing bad behavior.
If time has passed between the bad deed and the punishment, the dog will have no idea what it's being punished for anyway. It will just think it has a crazy owner.
Correction of the behavior and a firm no, or taking away a treat or toy, is generally the most punishment you should ever need to train the dog.
If your dog wets itself from fear every time it sees a stranger, rubbing its nose in its urine will not only fail to correct the behavior - it will be counter-productive.
When you catch the dog doing something wrong, use a firm "No," correct the behavior, then reward the good behavior.

Many owners find that they can't train their Jack Russells properly because they simply can't get their dog's 
They try to set up formal training situations, only to have their dog go ballistic and run away chasing birds every ten seconds.
This is obviously not ideal, and there are a few things you can do to combat it.

Remember that Jack Russells love attention, regardless of whether it's good or bad.
This is the explanation for a lot of destructive and attention-seeking behavior.
A lot of dog training theory recommends ignoring attention-seeking behavior - however, when it comes to Jack Russell Terrier training, simply using the ignoring technique on its own can end up leading to an escalation of the problem.

Hi, I'm Tom McSherry.
I wrote The Jack Russell Lover's Ultimate Guide to Training after coming up against frustration time and time again as a Jack Russell Terrier (JRT) owner.
I finally hit the point where I couldn't take it anymore, so I researched dog training and experimented with various techniques until I came up with solutions perfectly suited to training Jack Russells.       ..Read more...»

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