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Jack Russell terriers for dummies
Britt-Hay, Deborah.
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Foster City, Calif. : IDG Books Worldwide, [2000]

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xxiv, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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SF429.J27 B75 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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With their spunky personalities, endless energy, and remarkable intelligence, it?s no wonder Jack Russell Terriers have become a favorite for television ads and Hollywood films. Performing comes naturally to Jack Russell Terriers (JRTs for short). They love to show off their strange and quirky personalities, and they have more than their share of fun while entertaining you and themselves.

Despite their winsome ways, Jack Russell Terriers aren?t for everyone. It takes time, patience, and an unmistakable sense of humor to tolerate their endless antics and tireless energy. For thousands of dog owners across the country, however, no other breed is worth considering. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies is the guide for you if

You're thinking of owning a Jack Russell Terrier You just brought a new puppy home You are curious about this popular breed You already own a JRT and want to know more about its temperament

Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies shows you how to cope with the breed's high energy levels and odd but common behaviors. You'll become acquainted with the breed standard and look at common faults. This book also covers the following topics and more:

Distinguishing between a pet dog and a show dog Deciding if a puppy or an adult dog is best for you Puppy-proofing your house Understanding guidelines for obedience training and agility training, Dealing with behavioral problems such as separation anxiety, aggression, and barking Finding a great veterinarian Knowing how to care for your pet: Health, grooming, exercise Dealing with health concerns specific to JRTs

Jack Russell Terriers are cute, charming, and very smart. They're a big dog in a little dog?s body and are fun, fearless, and funny to be around. Remember, however, that they also are pushy, extremely active, and have a voracious appetite for attention. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies will help you make sure you?re making a well-educated, conscious choice to purchase one of these little white tornadoes and to give you the knowledge to keep your sanity after the decision has been made.

Author Notes

Deborah Britt-Hay has been breeding and training Jack Russell Terriers for nine years. She finds that her dogs make great companions for her family and her horses.

Table of Contents

Part I Personality Plus! The Basics on Jack Terriers
Chapter 1 What's a JRT's Temperament Really Like?
Chapter 2 The Telltale Signs of a Jack Russell Terrier
Chapter 3 A Day in the Life of a JRT
Part II It's All in the Details: Tips for Making a Perfect Match
Chapter 4 Knowing What You Want in a JRT
Chapter 5 Finding Your Soulmate
Part III Setting Out the Welcome Mat
Chapter 6 Dog-Proofing Your Home
Chapter 7 House-training Your Jack Russell
Chapter 8 Obedience Training Your JRT
Chapter 9 Dealing with Behavioral Problems and Concerns
Part IV Creating a Healthy Lifestyle
Chapter 10 Keeping Your JRT Safe and Sound
Chapter 11 Feeding Your JRT
Chapter 12 Exercising Your Jack Russell
Chapter 13 Grooming Your Jack Terrier
Chapter 14 Competing in Trials
Chapter 15 Dealing with Special Concerns
Part V The Part of Tens
Chapter 16 Ten Things to Know about the JRTCA and the AKC
Chapter 17 Ten Ways to Take a Vacation
Chapter 18 Ten Great Web Sites to Visit
Appendix: Recommended Reading and Resources
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