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Be a Master Dog Trainer, Or at Least the Leader of Your Pack
by Maco Rodriguez

Even though dog training schools are worth it if you can justify the expense, you can learn to train your own dog at a cheaper price. With a little time and effort, the results will be worthwhile, and you will have created an amazing bond with your dog while getting him/her to be the best they can be.
There are a couple of highly recommended resources for people who either recently got a puppy or older dog (recently adopted), or has had their dog for a while, but their dog continues to have behavioral problems, and could really use some dog obedience training.

Following is a short review of the two dog training websites mentioned above. Click here for the full reviews.

1) Fido Problems lots of information, and it's well-organized. The ebook is excellently written, presenting topics in comfortable, easy-to-understand language. Techniques and methods are explained, from beginning to end. The book doesn't just explain how to do them, but explains why they work! It's a useful tool for anyone who's ever had trouble disciplining his or her dog.

2) K9 Instructor: If you're looking for a no-frills site, this is the one for you. There are absolutely no trimmings here to guide the beginning user - it's just the e-book and a few bonuses. The book itself is fine, lots of good information and techniques, but the site could have used a little more polish and organization. Sure, you'll be able to train your dog, but the presentation could have been better.

Either of these resources is great but they will require practice, patience, and perseverance. Keep in mind that dogs crave discipline! They thrive in pleasing their masters, so remember that not only will you enjoy having a better-behaved dog, your dog will be happier as well.

For more information on these resources, copy and paste this URL into your browser's URL field:

About the Author
Maco (pronounced like the word "taco") loves rock and roll, plays the electric guitar, practices yoga, and works as a designer for an ad agency in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She's a fire sign who tries to befriend the environment, and uses writing as a "quiet" way of expressing herself.

An American who was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, she's fluent in English and Spanish. She holds a bachelor's Degree in Fine Art

Animal Pharm: Prozac for Pets
London Independent

Depressed dachshunds and anxious alsatians can now get their paws on a little pooch-me-up – thanks to the US drugs industry

Back in the day – before Paris Hilton carried a pooch in her handbag, before professional dog-walking was a serious career, and before "doggy day-care" even existed – the most popular cure for an unhappy canine was, as the nursery rhyme goes, to give the dog a bone.

How times have changed. A surge in the popularity of household animals, coupled with the licensing of several new veterinary drugs, is seeing thousands of American dog owners replace comforting marrow-bones with a chemically enhanced modern alternative: Pet Prozac.

Lifestyle drugs to treat troubled canines for depression, anxiety, bad behaviour and even obesity are being launched by pharmaceutical firms anxious to cash-in on the nation's booming love affair with man's best friend. Most of the new pills are almost identical to those popped by humans – and some are proving very controversial indeed.

This month, the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) annual convention in New Orleans, attended by more than 10,000 of the country's leading vets, saw a heated debate about the doggie anti-depressants Clomicalm and Reconcile, and a product called Slentrol – the world's first canine anti-obesity pill.

In a country where fawning-but-influential celebrities treat pets like furry child replacements, campaigners are worried by developments that further "humanise" domestic creatures, saying they will have a negative impact on animal welfare. When Reconcile, which (apart from a strong taste of beef) is virtually identical to Prozac, was officially licensed in the United States in May last year, the RSPCA issued a critical press release saying it would create an entire generation of "pill-popping pets". Behaviour-altering drugs encourage animal owners to neglect traditional training techniques, it said, in the mistaken belief that they can turn to a miracle medicine if things go wrong.

Pet endorsements from trend-setting film stars already mean that far too many dogs are ending-up in unsuitable homes, where they receive insufficient care and training and often end up suffering from psychological problems.

The Kennel Club blamed Jessica Alba this year for a 220 per cent rise in pug registrations, and said Scarlett Johansson was partly to blame for a doubling in the number of pet chihuahuas. The trend towards miniature dogs is expected to get worse this summer, with the release of a Disney film called Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

Drugs are increasingly seen as a "quick fix" to psychological problems such as "separation anxiety", which now affects 14 per cent of America's dogs. As a result, pet pharmaceuticals represent a lucrative future market for manufacturers. Aside from consumer electronics, domestic pet care is the fastest-growing retail market in the US, up from $11.5bn (£5.8bn) in 2003 to $49bn this year. Major drug firms such as Pfizer are seeing rising demand and their profits from animal medicine increasing by roughly 25 per cent a year. Some have even created their own "Companion Animal" division.

Most new products are aimed at combating "separation anxiety", a condition that typically sees animals become highly agitated when their owner leaves the house. If left alone, they bark, drool, and often defecate, despite having been house-trained. In the company of other dogs, a sufferer will also often behave in an aggressive manner.

"There are animals out there who are literally worrying themselves to death," said the former AVMA president Dr Bonnie Beaver. "As a vet, if the situation is appropriate, then I will prescribe a pill.

"If you have a dog that's constantly hiding under chairs and tables, and it's impossible to even take him to training class, these drugs can at least make it possible for them to learn."

Dr Beaver said that a range of medicines developed for humans can be used on mentally unstable canines. "There's a generic Prozac called Fluoxetine, which can be used if the label version is prohibitively expensive," she said. "Valium is often used to calm down dogs who are having seizures, but you can also use it to help a dog who is scared to death by, say, going in a car. Xanax is used on dogs frightened of thunderstorms."

In the glitzy world of Hollywood dog trainers, many experts now find themselves working with pooches who are wide-eyed, thanks to anti-depressants. Caryl Wolff, a behaviourist who runs the Doggie Manners school in the upmarket suburb of Brentwood, said that increasing numbers of his animal clients have been prescribed psychiatric medication by vets.

"I have a patient now who is on Clomicalm," she said. "It's a recently adopted Malinois mix. When the owner is around, it is affectionate. But as soon as they prepare to leave the house it starts drooling. Then it becomes agitated and barks. While they're away, it will salivate all over the property; it pees and poops, barks and howls and whines."

Although Ms Wolff would rather treat dogs with a mixture of new-age techniques – from aromatherapy to acupressure massages to soothing music – she has no objection to the use of drugs to treat severe conditions. "When you see how these owners are torn apart and see how the dogs are torn apart by separation anxiety, it's difficult not to think that if something can help, and it's a drug, then why not."

However, others, like the television dog trainer David Reinecker, have reservations. Mr Reinecker – who has been hired to look after the welfare of several Hollywood pooches, including Sammy and Spunky, the problem labradors of Arnold Schwarzenegger – fears that psychiatric drugs are increasingly being used as a first resort, rather than a last. "Very, very rarely, once or twice a year, I will have a case where there's nothing that's going to help except drugs but it's a very rare condition," he said. "I would say that 95 per cent of the time you should cure a dog's mental problems without drugs."

Mr Reinecker says he gets a lot of clients coming to him after feeding their pets Clomicalm or Prozac or Reconcile straight off, and then finding that the drugs don't work for them,He prefers to perform what he calls "magic" on a client's dog, which involves a form of "dog-whispering" to diagnose what's wrong. Then he will advise treatments such as aromatherapy or changing an animal's diet to modify behaviour. He's currently spending three days a week at Arnie's home, helping their new puppy, Gustav, who is named after the actor-turned-politician's father.

The most influential member of the anti-drug lobby is the vet Dr Ian Dunbar, who founded the Sirius Dog Training empire, with branches across California. He believes that almost all forms of psychiatric drugs are unnecessary. "If all puppy owners knew how easy and how much fun it is to raise and train a puppy, we wouldn't need drugs, and we wouldn't need to retrain them as adults," he said.

"People seem to have the impression that all they have to do is to buy the perfect puppy and it will magically turn into the perfect dog. Then they come to me and say, 'When I'm out of the house all day it barks or chews things'. My answer to that is: 'What did you expect it to do? Needlework?'"

"Drug companies are in the business of making money, they have a huge advertising budget and they target pet owners directly. I actually feel sorry for the vets because of this. It means that people come to them having seen the adverts saying 'I want a pill' because they think it will be quick and easy. Mostly it isn't."

Other experts worry that the drugs, which are still relatively new, may end up causing physical or mental dependency among the animals that take them. "I've not seen a physical dependency like you'd get with nicotine or caffeine, but that is to a certain extent an open question," said the Beverly Hills animal psychiatrist Richard Polsky. "There haven't been enough cases for long enough for us to be sure."

Perhaps those bearing the greatest burden,though, will be the pet owners who have to fork out an extra several hundred dollars a month to keep their pooches in happy pills. Indeed, such is the demand for cheaper versions that many Californians are crossing the border into Mexico to secure cheap veterinary drugs from their relatively unregulated market.

In some instances, the wheel has come full circle: as well as animals using human drugs, humans are using the trip to secure animal drugs for home use. A recent Reuters report revealed that euthanasia campaigners are even coming home with liquid pentobarbital, commonly used to put cats and dogs to sleep, to help with assisted suicides.

The canine must-have medicine cabinet

Clomicalm About 14 per cent of American dogs suffer from "separation anxiety" – a fear of being left alone – and Clomicalm claims to deal with the barking and "destructive behaviour". Its human equivalent is Anafranil, an anti-depressant.

Reconcile The chewable anti-depressant is a beef-flavoured Prozac. When used with a training plan, it is supposed to relieve separation anxiety. More than half the dogs using it suffered from short-term side effects such as lethargy and depression.

Slentrol The world's first canine anti-obesity pill. The makers say it works in the small intestine by preventing all the fat from being absorbed. And voilá, your dog will be the envy of all its canine counterparts.

Anipryl It's not just humans who are living longer, but dogs are too – with the average age of an American dog now at 13. This new drug, also known as L-deprenyl, the identical drug prescribed to people with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, is used for Cushing's Disease and Canine Cognitive Dysfunction.

Alprazolam (Xanax)

It is available on pet prescription to treat anxiety. It has been used to calm canine irritable bowel syndrome as well as "thunderstorm phobia".

Junk Food is Causing Pet Obesity Epidemic
By Andy Bloxham - London Telegraph

Pet owners are increasingly feeding their animals a dangerously unhealthy diet of junk food, including curry, pizza and ice-cream, a charity has warned.

Pets are being fed chips, cheese, scones and even curry
Researchers for The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals found that in the past year there has been a 10 per cent increase in the number of overweight animals.

Around 500,000 pets are affected, ranging from cats and dogs to rabbits, rats and even budgerigars.

They are suffering symptoms identified with obesity in humans, such as low energy levels, breathing problems, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, liver and heart disease and poor fertility.

PDSA senior veterinary surgeon Sean Wensley said the pets' weight gain could be down to their owners giving them fatty and sugary snacks with little knowledge of what harm they were doing.

He said pets were being fed chips, cheese and scones.

"Others that have been mentioned are crisps, curry, pizza, ice-cream, cake, and sweets," he added.

He said owners appeared not to understand that a single biscuit or crisp for a pet could be equivalent to an entire packet for a human.

The experience of the PDSA is reflected elsewhere.

The Guinness Book of Records has withdrawn its listings for heaviest animals over worries that some owners may be overfeeding their pets to gain recognition.

Inspectors from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals last year took a labrador called Rusty away from Derek Benton, 62, of Fordham, Cambridgeshire, and his brother David, 53.

The pair had allowed the dog to reach 74.2kg (162lbs/11st 5lbs).

There have also been cases of a cat called Ginger which was too fat to get out of the cat flap and a dog that was so overweight after being fed English breakfasts that it could not move.

Helen Briggs, of the RSPCA, said: "Overweight animals tend to be made objects of fun, but it's a serious animal welfare issue."

Luxury Boarding Facilities Will Pamper Your Pet

On this Friday afternoon, the diminutive white dog, her owners, Richard Hinchey, 60, and Susan Cuprill, 57, and her stuffed companion find themselves at the Best In Show Pet Resort in Mineola, where Molly is scheduled to spend the weekend in a walk-in-closet-sized suite with a "Lady and Tramp" theme - not to mention a flat-screen television, designer dog bed and Disney prints on the wall.

Er ... a little overkill, perhaps?

"The answer is yes," says Hinchey cheerfully. "But we just didn't feel comfortable putting her in a cage."

Best In Show is the brainchild of Garden City vet Ray Polley and Wall Streeter C.J. Bocklet, who say they spent $5 million to convert the brick building on Herricks Road into a high-tech, hotel-style concept, complete with disinfectant-spritzing central wet vac and an air-filtration system that exchanges the air eight times every hour. A veterinary hospital on premises and 24-hour staffing should assuage even the most overprotective mom; to thwart escapes, dogs are never walked outdoors, but rather eliminate in special pens with artificial grass.

Classical music is piped into all the accommodations, even the 4-foot-by-4-foot, $46-a-night "classic rooms" - code for the brightly colored kennel runs that are the Motel 6 of accommodations compared with the $78 glass-walled suites. And every guest's social needs are met with twice-daily play groups in a rubber-matted exercise room.

Best In Show's business genius is in the details - especially the upgradeable ones. There's treadmill time ($20 for 15 minutes), individual play time ($20 for 20 minutes) and frozen fruit smoothies ($3 each). Or you can also choose from several packages, from the $5 Yappy Hour (dog-friendly beer and pizza) to the $15 Bedtime Package (g'nite story, tummy rub and tuck-in service).

"It was the sconce lighting and ceiling fan in the suite that did it," laughs Hinchey, who was leaving town with his wife to celebrate his 60th birthday with friends in upstate Saratoga.

With all its bells and whistles, Best In Show, which opened last month, is a relatively new animal on Long Island: Owners who want to board their dogs and cats are usually resigned to sending them to a vet hospital with caging capacity or a traditional boarding kennel, with its chain-link runs and less-than-lux accommodations.

But while Best In Show is the only local venture of this scale and ambition, housing approximately 150 dogs and 10 cats, it is not the only one.

The Malibu Pet Hotel, for example, housed in a former telephone-company building in Freeport, has embraced a hotel concept for the past 25 years. Most of its 60 guests are housed in traditional-style kennels (some of which have comfy couches) or cat cages, but seven "private areas" are available to guests, says manager Frank Royce. Its handful of suites have outdated but serviceable furniture, and for $91.50 a night visiting pooches can bunk with the facility's two live-in staffers in the Penthouse and Garden apartments. The ultimate is the $160-a-night "office and apartment" deal, for dogs so stricken with separation anxiety or consuming medical needs that they need round-the-clock human contact.

Chain stores have also taken note of this anthropomorphization of pet accommodations. Select Petsmart stores, including one in Huntington, have unveiled PetsHotels, offering hypoallergenic faux-lambskin blankets and lactose-free ice cream for guests and a "bone booth" for anxious owners to have a presumably one-way phone chat with their four-leggers.

Such hotel-style amenities "are really basically to attract the species that pays the money," say Brooklyn-based animal behaviorist Peter Borchelt. "Most dogs, if they were in someone's old barn and could romp around with other dogs, wouldn't care if they were sleeping on straw or there was horse poop around - they'd be happy."

Indeed, Borchelt continues, the more sophisticated the concept, the more antithetical it might be to a dog's instincts. Take super-sanitized runs, for example. "A dog would be intrigued if there were odors around," he says. "Sniffing the intermittent, occasional flow of dog pee tells them, 'Hmmm, who's that? Oh, yeah. ...'"

Borchelt notes that televisions are also mostly window-dressing: They would have to be extremely high-definition for their images to be identifiable to the dog, and "most dogs would just view it as no different from a fish tank, or not pay attention to it at all."

Back at Best In Show, Molly's humans gingerly hand her over to manager Steve Zanville, who, maintaining his avuncularly professional composure, asks a round of questions: Will Molly use wee-wee pads? ("Yes. She's got good aim," Zanville says.) Is she sociable? (Welllll ... she'll growl and nibble at oncoming humans - something this reporter can attest to personally.)

"Don't lose the toys," Cuprill warns, gesturing toward the tattered porcupine, as Zanville puts a special identification collar around Molly's tiny neck. Then, walking her past the huge window overlooking the play area - where Elvis the puggle is immersed in a game of catch-me with Murray the wheaten terrier, and another Molly, this time a Portuguese water dog, barks incessantly - Zaneville retires with his new charge to the suite area.

Esther Schuster of Plainview is already there for a tour, with still one more Molly - her 9-year-old Labrador retriever - in tow.

"I wanted her to see it," explains Schuster, as the gray-faced Lab sniffs intently around the My Dog Skip suite. "Molly ... look at the bed ... Molly."

The two move on to the corner Presidential Suite ($88 a night), with its huge television and dog bed made of William Wegman-designed fabric. "This stays here?" asks Schuster, nodding to a welcoming armchair in front of the faux fireplace.

The answer, of course, is yes.

In the suites' common area, a white beagle mix named Serif - she's staying in the Underdog room - has piddled on the faux sisal rug. A college-age pet-care technician - there is one to every 10 dogs in the suite area - cuddles Martini, an impossibly cute French bulldog who sleeps with a crocheted blanket from home.

Back in the lobby, with its displays of oatmeal shampoos, pooch-tailored rain slickers and Swarovski crystal collars, Hinchey turns to leave, sure that Molly is in good hands.

"Pet owners are like crazy people. They're like our children. And it's nuts," he concludes, while, somewhere in the suite area, Molly is snuggling on the couch with an attendant and issuing her best Cajun growl at Martini. "But it's all right."

On the high end

Best in Show Pet Resort

244 Herricks Rd.



Malibu Pet Hotel

107 Guy Lombardo Ave.



PetSmart PetsHotel

350 Walt Whitman Rd.


631-425-0184, ext. 6


Not all boarding facilities are born equal - nor do all aspire to "spa" status. But potential customers should expect these basics:

Clean air. Overcrowded facilities that do not have good air circulation can encourage the spread of disease.

Fresh water and food. Cleaning and changing bowls should happen several times a day. Good boarding facilities encourage owners to bring their own food if the animal is on a certain diet, and also note special feeding times and frequencies.

Exercise. Playing and even simple walks help animals expel tension and stress. Inquire how many times your animal will be walked or let out of its enclosure to play.

Monitoring. Any time groups of animals convene, fights can ensue. Make sure all playtime is supervised by attendants who seem experienced and have a good handle on canine body language.

Safety. Accidents happen, and animals can and do get loose. Double doors and gates, especially in busy areas such as play rooms and lobbies, can mean the difference between oopses and true tragedies.

Pet and Home Sitters Come to Your Cats and Dogs

Like George Costanza said in that episode of "Seinfeld":

Do the opposite.

And so some pet owners, rather than sending their dog or cat away when they are vacationing, just keep them at home.

Four years ago, David Denara of West Islip founded Pet and Home Sitters after his yellow Lab, Joey, came back from boarding with what Denara thought was kennel cough. "It turned out," Denara remembers, "he had strangulated his vocal chords from crying all night."

Denara's network of about 18 pet sitters visits homes while clients are away, feeding, walking and playing with the resident animals, as well as performing simple chores such as cleaning the litter box, bringing in the mail or chlorinating the pool.

Each half-hour visit is $20, plus $5 for each additional pet, with discounts depending on how many visits are scheduled each day. Most dogs require three visits a day, while many cats, which generally tend to be less needy, can get along with just one.

Depending on their individual situations, Denara's pet sitters sometimes offer private boarding at their own homes, for $55 a night.

"It really varies with the pet, but some do better not being removed from their environment," Denara says. "We have pets that are in a wheelchairs, and pets that have seizures and need their meds at exactly a certain hour."

And some just prefer the creature comforts of home.

Animals Saved in Pet Store Fire
Article Author: Kelli Watson WDJT-TV

Dozens of pets are rescued after a Waukesha Pet Store catches fire.

WAUKESHA - Dozens of animals are safe after Pet World, 2410 E. Moreland Blvd, caught on fire Saturday. The Waukesha Fire Department rescued 25 cages full of animals including birds, cats, and rodents.

Fire officials say the blaze started in the store's fish room. Employees say a few fish died, but the rest of the animals are doing well. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Symptoms Of Pregnant Cat-Care And Advice For Your Pregnant Cat!
by Hank R Hanson

Has your female cat been pacing the house and crying? Did she manage to escape for the night - or even longer? It's possible she could have been in heat (estrous), which means that she might have come home with buns in the oven! While there isn't a feline home pregnancy test yet available, there are still a few ways to figure out whether or not she is pregnant,By looking for Symptoms of Pregnant Cat.
Female cats can have many heat periods in each breeding season. Each heat period lasts between five to 14 days. If she is mated, the cat will usually go out of heat within 24 hours. When in heat, the cat may display several Symptoms. These may vary between breeds and even between individual cats. Signs include the famous calling (loud meowing), increased appetite and restlessness. Many cats begin to roll on the floor and demand to be petted.

If the cat is not mated and does not become pregnant, she can go into heat repeatedly every two to three weeks. This means that if your cat goes into heat - you can't simply keep her locked up at home, waiting for it to go away. Unless you spay the cat, she will keep going into heat practically every month. Occasionally, a cat may exhibit a condition called pseudo-pregnancy or false pregnancy, where elevated levels of hormones cause symptoms that look much like a pregnancy.This condition can last for several weeks and then gradually fade away.

When owning a cat, it is important to know what the symptoms of a pregnant cat are. When a cat becomes pregnant, pregnancy symptoms are initially noticed at approximately the three week stage of pregnancy.

Fertilisation in the queen takes place in the oviducts and 6-8 days post-mating the blastocysts migrate into the uterus. Implantation is thought to occur 11-14 days post-mating.


Pregnancy is most commonly confirmed by abdominal palpation: a series of discrete, firm spherical uterine enlargements can be readily felt by days 17-25 of gestation. Developing kittens can be seen using ultrasound as early as day 14-15 and foetal heartbeats can be seen from day 22. Foetal skeletons can be visualized on radiographs from day 43 of gestation onwards. No laboratory tests are currently used routinely for the diagnosis of pregnancy in cats, although there has been substancial work on the faecal excretion of progesterone.

The duration of pregnancy is 67 days on average (range 62-71). The average number of kittens born alive per litter is 4, with a range of 1-8 live kittens per litter. Approximately 5% of kittens are stillborn; the percentage is higher in Persian cats. On average, 87% of kittens born alive are reared successfully. There is no apparent breed difference in the duration of gestation.

Once You have Confirmed The Symptoms Of Your Pregnant Cat you should consult your vet just to make sure She's Healthy and Discuss a Plan For Those Cute Adorable Kittens Coming Soon!

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If you've discovered your cat is pregnant, and you don't know what to do...who to turn to for expert advice and information... then you MUST read this book,And,discover the secrets that veterinarians and cat breeders use, to keep your pregnant cat safe and healthy AND raise happy, healthy kittens!

Jack Russell Terrier Care-7 Tips You Need To Know!
by Hank R Hanson

The Jack Russell terrier is a medium-maintenance breed. This is a dog that tests your limits. You must be able to be firm and kind to it. If you tend toward being the doting type of pet owner, the Jack is not for you.You will benefit greatly learning how to Care for a Jack Russell Terrier.
The scrappy little dog popularized in television comedies and commercials and on the big screen is the epitome of the assertive and energetic personality: he's bold, brash, vigorous, and supremely self-confident, characteristics that often stun owners who thought they were purchasing a couch potato or a lap dog.Jack Russell Terriers are part of the working terrier group. They are valued for their energetic, lively, work ethic and playful nature, easy to Care for.


*Origin: England.

*Height: 13-14 inches.

*Weight: 13-17 lbs.

*Life Span: 11 - 18 Years.

*Nicknames: Jack Russell.

*Typically white-bodied.

*Type of working terrier.

*Breed developed by Reverend John Russell.

The breed history is wrapped in legend. Named for Parson Jack Russell, a hard-drinking, hard-riding hunter of the 1850-70s, the dog is from the same basic stock as the AKC-registered Wire-haired Fox Terrier1. The parson favored a dog that was bold enough to follow the fox into its earthen den but not so aggressive that it would kill the quarry. His terrier was trained to find and flush the fox for the houndsmen and their foxhounds; it was a flexible dog, able to maneuver in underground dens, mostly white so it could be easily seen, and of the same flamboyant character as the parson himself.

The Jack Russell is a fearless, happy, alert, confident, intelligent and lively hunting dog. These qualities make him a sturdy, vigorous companion, ready to meet the world on a moment's notice, and, unless he is appropriately trained and exercised, can be subverted into wanton destructiveness.Proper Care Of the Jack Russell Terrier Is Important The Jack Russell Terrier Club of America describes the character thus: "The unique personality of this feisty little terrier is capturing the hearts of many, but they are not a dog for everyone. While adaptable to a variety of environments, they are first and foremost bred to be hunting dogs."

The Jack Russell needs little grooming and no special physical care. However, he does need to be obedience-trained to walk on a leash, come when called, and stand to be handled. As usual with terriers, owners must have saintly patience to Care and Work these dogs.


*Jack Russell Terriers need a lot of exercise.

*Jack Russell Terriers do not usually do well with cats or other small animals and many breeds of dogs.

*Plan on bringing your Jack Russell Terrier to the veterinarian at least once each year, as part of His/Her Care.

*Your Jack Russell will need regular grooming.

*Jack Russell Terriers need obedience training.

*Plan on waiting until your children are over school age before bringing home a Jack Russell Terrier.

*Make sure that you are ready to make a lifetime commitment to your Jack Russell Terrier.

I hope You have Found This Information on Jack Russell Terrier Care Helpfull! Enjoy Your Little Friend.

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