do Jack Russells shed

Do Jack Russells Shed?

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‘Does a Jack Russell shed?’ I hear you ask! I’ve always been a Jack Russell parent, and our short-haired boy Milo so badly that in some summer months I was hoovering almost every day! He was the ‘tri-colour’ typical Jack Russell with short white hair with the classic black patch on his side and tri-colour on his face. Just like Milo on ‘The Mask!’ So the answer to the question ‘Do Jack Russells shed?’ is unfortunately a resounding yes!

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Do some Jack Russells shed more than others?

The reality is that some Jack Russells shed more than others. For example, my black and tan Jack Russell Suzy and my brown Patterjack (Patterdale Cross) shed much less hair than my classic tri-colour Jack Russell. The main problem with the classic Jack Russell is that with the bulk of their coat being white, it REALLY shows up on everything! I was rarely able to leave the house without feeling like I was wearing half of my dog!!!! You might find that a roller comes in handy in removing dog hair from your clothes and furniture.

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  • ❤️️ 【Perfect Pet Hair Remover Roller】: The pet hair remover roller has a very effective fleece force and made of a semi roller coated with a static charge material. Just a couple of passes, you can collect more hairs from everywhere than the carpet cleaner can do. You can use it back and forth but it is better if you use it towards the back.
  • ❤️️ 【Can be Used on Any Material】: It picks up every single pet hair from those highly sticky hairs, eg Velvet/ Cloth Sofas, Rugs, Carpets, Beds, Cushions, Curtains, Pillows, Kennel, Car Seats and Clothes !!!❤️️Please Notes❤️️: It didn’t work too well on that as the material is too smooth. It is normal.
  • ❤️️ 【Self-Cleaning System, No need Wash】: Just pinch one of the two silicone leather mats on the brush and swing it several times. The brush can reach self-cleaning, collects the hair and fur into the top compartment. The collection tray worked such well, easy to open and use.

A Jack Russell may not be for you!

If you have allergies or want to avoid a shedding breed because you are house proud, then unfortunately a Jack Russell may not be the dog for you. Although they are not really heavy shedders, it is enough to mess up the house and trigger allergic reactions.

Jack Russell Games

Consider a Jack Russell Cross

If you have your heart set on a Jack Russell but can’t deal with the hair, why not consider a Jack Russell cross that is bred with a hypoallergenic breed, such as a Jackapoo – a Jack Russell Poodle cross?

Jack Russell Grooming

The most important thing you can do for your dog is to provide them with plenty of regular grooming. When you are Jack Russell grooming, use a slicker brush on their coat which will break up dead hair and redistribute oils. This will help you avoid tangles in those long fur strands too. A short haired Jack Russell only really needs grooming once a week for just a couple of minutes. The loose hair will then end up on your brush rather than on your carpet or clothes! Brush him/her more frequently if you wish and in high shedding seasons such as spring.

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If you have a rough coated Jack Russell, you may want to trim your dogs hair – especially around his face and bottom! You can take him to the grooming parlour, but it can be expensive and if you have the equipment at home there will be no need. It’s possible to pick up a cheap pair of dog grooming scissors on Amazon for less than £20.00.

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  • Safe Design - All the pet grooming scissors for dogs have Rounded End Tips, can provide security protection when trimming sensitive areas like dogs face, ears, eyes, nose, paws or body without hurting.
  • Sharp and Durable - Made of stainless steel material, every blade is razor sharp and hard without rusting, reducing the friction to shear pet hair breezily.

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Jack Russell Games

Jack Russell Games

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A Jack Russell is an all-around active and intelligent breed of terrier, so it’s not unusual for them to enjoy playing games with their people. This post will outline the best games for JRTs, with lots of pictures and video clips of the dogs having a blast! These games are perfect for both families with small children as well as single pet owners.

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Chuckit Kick Fetch Dog Toy, 14 cm, Small
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Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Twister Interactive Treat Puzzle Dog Toy, Advanced
Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Twister Interactive Treat Puzzle Dog Toy, Advanced
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Some JRTs like to use their minds while others like to focus more on their physical coordination skills. Regardless of which type your pup is, finding the right game can help you bond in a fun way that also keeps your dog healthy and happy. The following games will help you to activate your dog’s brain while also keeping your dog happy and distracted.

My Favourite Jack Russell Games

Sniffing Games

My Jack Russells have all love to play ‘find it’ where you show the dog a treat (let him/her sniff it) then shut the dog out of the room and hide a treat somewhere. When the treat is hidden, and he has had a sniff so knows what he is looking for he will use his nose and start searching. My Jack Russells usually find the treat between 15 seconds and 3 minutes depending on how well hidden the treat is and how smelly the treat is! This is one of my favourite Jack Russell games as it’s fun for all the family to watch.

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  • Hide dry food in it for dogs who eat too quickly, so you can reduce the quick entwined without chewing.
  • Safe TRP toy in corn, dogs can bite it or grind their teeth.

If you want to take this a step further you can actually buy snuffle mats for dogs, which are rag mats that have lots of places to hide treats in – these work wonders when you go out and want to leave your dog something to do.

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Fetch

Most Jack Russells love to play fetch and tennis balls are the most popular choice. First you need to assess whether your JRT is interested in balls – some are, some aren’t, but you will see instantly when you get the ball moving if he loves it! Sometimes you can have a Jack Russell who loves to fetch the ball but won’t give it back!

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  • Floats extremely high on the water, making it highly visible for your dog
  • Easily take the dog with its mouth

With Milo, we used to have two balls on the go on rotation, because he would bring and release the first ball when he saw the second one ready to throw! It helps them to spend their energy and is great fun for both the dogs and their owners. Depending on the size of your house (and whether you have breakables!)

you can also check out this article on Jack Russell toys to play games with.

Jack Russell Exercise

Football

Yes it’s true, I’ve had two Jack Russells in my lifetime that were absolutely brilliant at football – Patch and Milo. Make sure that it is a sturdy football and that they are supervised with it. Then you can take them into the garden or to a safe enclosed field and have a kick around. They will get a lot of energy out when they chase it.

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  • ⚽Interactive Dog Toy: Dog football with nylon grab tabs create an erratic bounce, which dog love to chase and play. Printed dog paws could attract dogs' attention and keep your dog entertained. Also there is strap for people to hold, you can interact with your dog and play together. Great interactive dog toy to train your dogs.

Interactive Dog Puzzles

We love to use Nina Ottosson dog puzzles for our Jack Russells. Your dog has to learn how to twist and turn them to get to the treats. It stimulates them mentally and physically. These puzzles have different levels from 1 (easiest) to 3 (hard) and so you can start with the easy and when they have mastered that one increase the difficulty by progressing to the next level.

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  • ADVANCED LEVEL FUN: The Nina Ottosson level 3 Dog Twister puzzle dog toy is designed for advanced levels of problem-solving play that challenge your dog with learning sequential steps. A fun way for your smart pups to train their brain while redirecting destructive or negative behavior in an exciting way
  • SLIDE, PULL, & LOCK TO HIDE TREATS: Place the treats underneath the triangular block compartments and push in the white plastic tabs to lock the blocks in place. Your dog will have to lift the tabs sequentially to unlock the blocks and move them to reveal the treats
  • NO REMOVABLE PARTS & EASY TO CLEAN: Built in play pieces that don't come out when your dog plays to prevent choking. Durable construction also helps to keep this dog toy intact, making it your new go-to treat puzzle dog toy

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Jack Russell Toys

Jack Russell Toys

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Jack Russells are terriers that were bred for hunting and are great ratters. Therefore, the best Jack Russell toys are the ones that satisfy this inbuilt ‘prey drive’. Flirt poles, plush dog toys and raggas for tug-o-war are excellent options. You may also want to go for sturdy dog toys such as Kong, because Jack Russells an be aggressive chewers.

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Ueetek Interactive Dog Toy Extendable Flirt Pole Fun Chew Toy for Pets Size L (Blue)
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£12.99
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KONG - Wild Knots Bear - Internal Knotted Ropes and Minimal Stuffing for Less Mess (Assorted Colours) - For X-Large Dogs
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£11.44
The Dog's Balls, Dog Tennis Balls, 6-Pack Yellow Dog Toy, Strong Dog & Puppy Tennis Ball
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Chuckit Sport 14S Ball Launcher 35 cm - Hands Free Pick Up Ball Launcher, Assorted Colours, Compatible with Small 5cm Diameter Balls
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£11.18

Best Jack Russell Toys

Flirt Poles

Flirt poles are a brilliant and safe way to satisfy your Jack Russells prey drive. This is because the pole extension means that the toy is kept away from your body which minimises the chances of mistaken nips or bits to the owner. If trained to use them properly, they are also a good way for teenagers and older children to play with their Jack Russell.

Ueetek Interactive Dog Toy Extendable Flirt Pole Fun Chew Toy for Pets Size L (Blue)
  • Keep your dog happy and healthy.
  • Extendible collapsible pole, easy to transport and store.
  • Works great as a training device and provides the mental movement that dogs need.

Ragga or Rope Dog Toy

Jack Russells love to have a good game of tug-o-war and a ‘ragga’ will certainly be brilliant for this. It’s basically a lump of fabric tied at both ends and the know will give you and the dog something to hold on to. Note that Jack Russells can get a little over excited when playing tug-o-war, and so it’s probably not an ideal game for children to play with them, and kids certainly shouldn’t be playing with them unsupervised.

Jack Russell Personality

Plush Dog Toys

Jack Russells absolutely love plush dog toys, especially ones that have an inbuilt squeaker. Jack Russell toys that mimic their prey are great fun for them – rats, rabbits, and foxes!

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  • [Safe Natural Cotton Material]: plush toys for dog are made of natural cotton,which is safe to your dogs,cotton woven toy legs make the toy more durable and bite resistant,it also has a waterproof layer inside,which can prevent dog's saliva from entering the stuffed cotton
  • [Squeaky & IQ Treat Training]:This dog squeaky toys has a built-in vocal bladder which emits sound when pets bite,you can also play tug of war using the durable rope leg with you dog,it a best toy for IQ and interactive training, you can not only strengthen the relationship but also have more fun with your dogs
  • [Daily Entertainment & Relieve Anxiety]: Adding Daily Entertainment to your pets, Relieve the depression,boredom and anxiety when they are alone, it can also reduce the chance of your pet to bite sofa,shoes,etc which can keep your home clean and tidy

One of the main problems I have found with plush dog toys for Jack Russells is that if they are not sturdy, they will destroy them! The good news is that there are durable plush dog toys made by companies like KONG. One of the most popular and durable dog plush toys out there is the ‘Wild Knots Bear’. It has an internal knotted rope skeleton for extra durability.

KONG - Wild Knots Bear - Internal Knotted Ropes and Minimal Stuffing for Less Mess (Assorted Colours) - For X-Large Dogs
  • Internal knotted rope skeleton satisfies dogs’ natural instincts
  • Minimal stuffing for less mess
  • Soft yet durable

Blake our Patterdale Jack Russell cross totally loves his Panda! it’s got a great squeaker and also comes with detachable clothes. Bizarrely, Blake loves to undress him!!!!

Balls

Jack Russells totally love to play fetch. Our last Jack Russell Milo always used to have 3 tennis balls on the go at once and we would rotate them – he’d bring one back as we’d throw the other one! You can get proper durable tennis balls made for dogs such as ‘The Dogs Balls’!

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  • Medium 6-pack yellow, quality bouncy dog tennis balls for retrieval games produced specifically for dogs in using non-toxic materials
  • High visibility balls in bright colours that are easier to find when playing in the park & other green areas
  • Tested and certified to be non-toxic and safe to be carried in a dog’s mouth. Both the ball sphere and the glue are made of natural rubber; felt dyes and ink stamps are non-toxic

One of the most popular fetch toys for dogs and their humans is the ‘Chuckit’ ball launcher. The extendable arm allows you to pick up your dogs ball without bending your back and without your hand getting covered in drool!

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Chuckit Sport 14S Ball Launcher 35 cm - Hands Free Pick Up Ball Launcher, Assorted Colours, Compatible with Small 5cm Diameter Balls
  • THROW FARTHER AND FASTER: Elevate fetch with the Chuckit! dog ball launcher, increasing the range and speed of throws and exercising dogs in a fraction of the time
  • HANDS STAY CLEAN: Launcher firmly grasps dog balls covered in mud and slobber for convenient pick-up without the mess; Chuckit! launchers and balls are tough dog toys designed for outdoor use
  • INCLUDES ONE CHUCKIT! TENNIS BALL: Chuckit! balls for dogs are brightly coloured and easy to spot in tall grass; this Chuckit! ball launcher is also compatible with standard-size tennis balls

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dog cooling mat

Dog Cooling Mat

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A dog cooling mat is a mat for your dog to rest on especially in the summer months. It can be very hot in the summer, and like us, dogs want to stay cool too! This mat will allow your pooch to keep their cool by providing them with some shade and a comfy place to sit. They are also great at absorbing water coming from the ground or rain in order to make sure that your pup stays dry when they need it most. Protecting your pup from heat stroke will ensure they are safe during these hotter months.

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Ellie-Bo Large Self Cooling Gel Mat For Dogs - Designed to fit 36 inch large dog crate
Cadosoigh Dog Cooling Mat Large 90x50cm, Durable Pet Cool Mat Non-Toxic Gel Self Cooling Pad, Great for Dogs Cats in Hot Summer
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Ellie-Bo Large Self Cooling Gel Mat For Dogs - Designed to fit 36 inch large dog crate
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Cadosoigh Dog Cooling Mat Large 90x50cm, Durable Pet Cool Mat Non-Toxic Gel Self Cooling Pad, Great for Dogs Cats in Hot Summer
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Benefits of a Dog Cooling Mat

A dog cooling mat can be used for a variety of different things. Perhaps you are going on a summer vacation and need a way for your dog to stay cool while you are away. A dog cooling mat could be used as a comfortable place to relax while they can stay cool while they are waiting for you to return.

Dogs love being able to rest in the sun, and with their own mat to lay on, they will be happy to keep nice and cool all day long. If your pup is always sunbathing, or if they just love being lazy, a cool mat might be just the thing to make them feel more comfortable.

Many dog cooling mats are made from non-toxic gel that allows for self-regulating without the need for plugging into mains electricity and without the need for any water. It’s important to check that the gel used is not toxic especially if your dog is a dedicated chewer.

While some dogs are naturally cool and don’t mind laying in the sun, others can be extremely hot and uncomfortable. Also some surfaces get dangerously hot for dogs such as concrete, tarmac and artificial grass. This is why an entire line of dog cooling mats has been made for those dogs that need a little help to stay cool all summer long.

Another tip is to use the dog cooling mat to line the bottom of his/her crate during the summer. This is especially useful when you are travelling long journeys in a hot car.

Today we have researched some of the best dog cooling mats we have found to buy on Amazon.

Remember to Measure your Dog!

But before you purchase a dog cooling mat, make sure that you measure your dogs ‘sprawl’ which is body plus legs twice! This will help you to know that your dog can be comfortable on the mat when fully stretched out. If you are looking for a cooling mat to go in the bottom of your dogs crate remember to match up the measurements.

YGJT Pet Cooling Mat Medium 65x50cm

This Durable Pet Cool Mat contains Non-Toxic Gel to keep your pet cool. The medium is 65 x 50cm. It keeps dogs and cats 7 to 9 degrees immediately below the existing temperature (with no need for water or electricity!)

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Zellar Pet Cooling Mat

This Zellar pet cooling mat is available in 40 x 50cm and 50 x 90. This dog cooling pad will be cooler than the surroundings for up to 4-5 hours of constant use. It automatically recharges WITHOUT the need for electricity. The pad automatically recharges as your pet moves about. It is activated by weight or pressure and useable on both sides.

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RSPCA Pet Cooling Mat

We love this RSPCA pet cooling mat because it’s an excellent cause – our current Jack Russell Patterdale cross Blake came from the RSPCA. This is a small cooling mat so suitable for dogs such as West Highland terriers, Jack Russell Terriers and Yorkshire terriers.

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  • The non-toxic cooling mat can be used either on its own or as a topper for your dog’s or cat’s bed. The mat starts to work as soon as your dog or cat lies on it – the gel inside the mat is pressure activated.
  • Measurements: 40x50cm.

Ellie-Bo Large Self Cooling Gel Mat For Dogs

This large dog cooling mat is 88 x 58cm and is perfect for larger breeds such as Labradors and Dalmations. It is designed to fit perfectly into an Ellie-Bo 36 inch large dog crate but can of course be used as a stand alone mat. It’s cool to the touch and self-charging (without electricity). The cooling mat is easily wipeable so no problem to keep clean!

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ADEPTNA Self Cooling Gel Pet Mat

This Adeptma self cooling pet mat is foldable which makes it easy for you to store. This mat is cool and refreshing – ideal for pets with heat stroke, skin conditions or allergies. The size is 60 x 44cm.

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Overall, I would definitely recommend a dog cooling mat, particularly if you go travelling with your pet. Have you ever tried one of these? If you have, we would love to hear your feedback below!

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Jack Russell Bed

Jack Russell Bed

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A Jack Russell bed is an essential item that you need for your dog to settle. A bed is a comfortable and safe place for your dog where he can feel that he has his own space. This is particularly important for young Jack Russell puppies and rescue dogs when they are first introduced to your home.

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Different types of Jack Russell Bed

There are several factors to consider when choosing a Jack Russell bed. Are you going to go for traditional dog bed or an igloo type bed? Or are you going to crate train your dog? What kind of fabric do you want for your dog bed? Hardy plastic may be a better option if your Jack Russell is a chewer (which many are).

Measure your Dog for the Bed Size!

Also consider your dogs size – big enough for him to lie comfortable and stretch his legs out a bit, but small enough for him to feel cosy! Measure your dogs ‘sprawl’ which is the full length of your dog when his front and back legs are spread out. The calculation will include measuring his front legs, body length (nose to start of tail)and back legs and then adding those together – that’s the maximum that he will want to spread out in his bed. The average recommended size for a Jack Russell is around 40X50cm (usually medium). Check out this dog bed size guide for more information. Of course if it is a puppy, you should buy the dog bed based on his/her anticipated full size as he will grow into it.

Best Jack Russel Beds

I have owned four Jack Russells in total throughout my life – A Jack Russell Whippet cross, two Jack Russells and a Jackerdale (Jack Russell Patterdale cross. The bed is the most important thing that you will arrange for your dog when he moves in. Here are the best options that I have come across in my jack Russell owning life….

Traditional Plastic Jack Russell Bed

A traditional plastic bed is great because you can put whatever bedding he wants in there, including something of yours that he loves such as an old jumper. For puppies, sometimes it’s nice to bring something from their first home so that they have the scent of their mother and feel reassured. One of the big plus points about a traditional plastic bed is that it is very difficult to chew. If your Jack Russell is a chewer he will find this kind of bed hard to destroy.

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Soft Jack Russell Bed

Our Jack Russell Patterdale cross Blake is not a destructive chewer, and he has the luxury of a lovely soft dog bed. We love this rainbean pet donut!

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Crate for your Jack Russell

A crate which is covered by a crate cover or blanket can be a really cosy den for your dog. An advantage of crate training is that when it comes to travel, it is much easier and more relaxing for your dog as he is used to being in his crate. Remember not to use the crate as a punishment, it will be stressful for him to be locked in there if this is the case.

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Jack Russell Exercise

Jack Russell Exercise

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Yes, Jack Russell exercise can involve an active schedule, so if you cannot dedicate the time to it, or if you work 9-5pm and are probably going to need to leave your dog alone for most of the day, a Jack Russell may not be the dog for you. I hope that you enjoy this guide to exercising your JRT and keeping your dog healthy.

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How much Exercise do Jack Russells need?

Jack Russells need a great deal of exercise. This should be a combination of on lead and off lead walks, extended time to run free in the garden or open space (if their recall is good enough!) and indoor exercise through games.

How much walking does a Jack Russell Need?

Small dogs like Jack Russell Terriers actually need just as much exercise as their larger counterparts (if not more!). For instance, a Jack Russell will need two 45-minute walks a day and some time to play. Extended walkies on weekends away wouldn’t go amiss. Were talking about Snodonia and Peak district hikes rather than just a walk in the local park! My last Jack Russell Milo lived with me in Manchester. We would often walk for about three hours in the Pennines on a Sunday afternoon. Only then would he start to tire!

Off Lead Time and Why it is important

They also need at least an hour in the backyard or at the dog park to run free. The lead free exercise gives them a chance to run at their own speed which is important for getting their energy out. If your JRT likes to play fetch or frisbee that is a great way to exercise your dog.

Indoor Dog Games

You can supplement this outdoor exercise with indoor Jack Russell games. They love to play sniffing games and indoor fetch. Also many Jack Russells like a bit of rough and tumble play such as a tug-o-war with their ragga! Most of my Jack Russells have what we call a ‘happy hour!’ just before bedtime. Around 10pm they seem to have an energy spurt that they need to expel with a race around the house or a wrestle!

What do I need to Exercise my Jack Russell?

Make sure that you are fully set up with the dog essentials that you need to exercise your Jack Russell. You will need a good collar and harness. It’s a good idea to have a variety of leads (long and short) for different types of walkies. Also get plenty of toys to play indoors and outside with your dog.

Harness

Make sure that you get a strong sturdy harness such as a Julius K9 harness. These are good because the dogs body takes the strain of the lead and you are not yanking him around by the neck. But there is a time and a place for collar walkies such as street walks where you need to have more control of the direction of his head.

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Leads

We have several types of lead for our JRT – a short one for full control on street walks, a training lead that we can change the length of and a long rope lead (30m) for exercising, training and recall. It seems that for Jack Russell terriers one lead just isn’t enough!

This is the Halti training lead which is absolutely brilliant, especially if you are training your dog. This can be fastened at different places on either or the harness or collar – even both at the same time so you can split the leads. This means that the harness can take the weight of the pulling but you can still redirect your dogs head if you need to.

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An long 15-30m line is essential if your dog doesn’t have full recall. Your dog can get the exercise he needs without the worry of losing him or him getting into trouble. This is particularly important in parks near roads or if your dog can’t resist going up to other dogs. Get a heavy duty one because the thin flimsy ones easily come off!

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Toys

Make sure that you find out what your dog really loves to play with. Flirt poles are great for JRTs who are very prey driven. They are also safe as the toy is kept away from the person’s body so there is less risk of accidental nipping.

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If your Jack Russell likes to play fetch find out is he prefers tennis balls or frisbees. If he loves tennis balls it can be a good idea to get a supply of more than one as he might lose or destroy them!

In the house, you might find that your JRT loves a good tug-o-war. If that’s the case then a rope toy is essential! Some Jack Russells like to play with squeeky animal plush toys that satisfy their prey drive.

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Health Benefits of Adequate Jack Russell Exercise

The benefits of regular Jack Russell exercise are quite clear: they are less likely to become overweight, more energetic, and may live longer lives. Without regular exercise, they have higher risks of developing obesity, arthritis and other bone disorders such as osteoarthritis; many small breeds also have heart disease and respiratory disorders such as collapsing trachea which are aggravated by lack of exercise. A lack of exercise can lead to a variety of other canine behavior problems, such as aggression, digging, barking and destructive chewing.

Jack Russell Toys

Top Tips on Jack Russell Exercise

It is sometimes difficult to get your Jack Russell the exercise they need. Sometimes there is just too much work to do, or perhaps you would like more time with your dog but are afraid he will destroy the house while you are gone. If you have problems with getting your Jack Russell enough exercise, here are some tips:

  • Let your dog outside in the yard. Some people put their dogs in a run in their yard. This gives the dog room to run around and play and they can still remain outside without having access to the entire neighborhood. This is great during cold or rainy weather, and it works well for periods of time when you can’t get your Jack Russell outdoors.
  • If you are going to be gone longer than usual, take the dog along with you. Take your dog with you when running errands if there is room in the car. You’ll be giving them great exercise while doing things you would have done anyway; this will help save time and money later on as you won’t have to pay someone else to walk the dog or deal with him misbehaving when he’s stuck at home.
  • Use a small dog harness. This will allow your Jack Russell to walk comfortably and still get some exercise from just being led around the house.
  • Get your dog a large dog bed. You can put this in the living room, next to the couch, so the Jack Russell can get some rest on a nice warm bed after a long day of playing. This will give them some rest and save you from buying one for them.
  • In the hot weather you might want to consider getting a dog cooling mat.
  • Take your dog to doggie daycare or dog training classes. This is a great way for your Jack Russell to have fun, socialize with other dogs and get some exercise as well as playtime at the same time. They will be able to get all the exercise they need in a safe and controlled setting.
  • Keep your Jack Russell’s nails trimmed. Failing to do this can lead to a painful injury which can be very difficult for him to treat at home.
  • Play games indoors with your dog so that your Jack Russell gets just as much mental stimulation as he would get from play inside or outside.

Jack Russell Personality

Jack Russell Personality

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The Jack Russell Terrier, also known as the JRT or “Jack,” is a small, quick dog with an energetic and bold personality. Born in England and bred to hunt foxes below ground, the Jack Russell remains a working terrier to this day and can make a great family pet. Training is important for these dogs who have lots of energy, but it’s not hard once you know what they need. It’s also important to socialize your puppy early on with kids and other pets so that he will grow up friendly towards them. So what do we know about the Jack Russell personality|?

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Jack Russell Personality – Little Big Dogs!

Jacks are famous for being “little big dogs.” They have a persistent, energetic, bold personality. They can be dominant dogs who fight to be the leader of the pack. Not only are some Russells natural hunters, but they also like to chase and sometimes kill other small animals.  This means that it’s especially important to train your terrier.

Jack Russell Toys

They are VERY energetic and will need exercising at least twice a day for a minimum of 30 minutes. This needs to be combined with off-lead time for them to run around and let off steam. Try to incorporate playing into their routine as well. Jack Russells love to play fetch and tug-o-war with a ragga or rope toy!

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Jack Russells are Great Companions

The best thing about the Jack Russell personality is that they are extremely loyal to their owner. They like to be with their owner whenever possible. This is why they make great lapdogs and good companion animals. They can be good with children if they are well trained and grow up with them. However, children need to be taught how to treat the dog with respect. And of course, never leave a child alone with a Jack Russell.

They need Training!

When it comes time for potty training, start off easy by using a crate. The Jack Russell will go in one corner while you’re around but won’t soil his sleeping area.  He’ll learn that peeing or pooping elsewhere is what gets him into trouble; going in his corner will get him out of it!

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You may decide to train your terrier straight into going outside. We did that with both of the Jack Russells we adopted as adults and they literally picked it up within a couple of days. Toilet training should be an easy process with a pup who’s smart and learns quickly.

They hate being left alone, so if you’re going to work all day or travel, be sure to crate them or keep them company in a room with you while you go about your morning routine and make lunch.

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Jacks are Independent and can be Troublesome!

Jacks have an independent streak that will probably lead them into trouble at some point. They can be goofy and mischievous. They also have a tendency to want to chase smaller animals, so it’s important to socialize them early on with cats, rabbits and other dogs if you’ll ever have a pet like this around. You’ll also want them to learn that chasing other dogs will get them into trouble, so make sure he socialises with friendly ones when you’re out walking.

When it comes time for training your Jack Russell, start him off easy and work up to harder tasks. It’s a good idea to use a clicker to mark the correct behaviour so he’ll know what you want. Jack Russells are very independent and although they are very trainable indoors, training because a massive challenge when you step outside! Don’t train too hard and always end on a positive note. A Jack Russell will not respond well to harsh training methods.  On the other hand, praise will go far with this breed; results come faster if he gets his treat every time he does his business in the right place!

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One way to keep your Jack Russell occupied and entertained is with a toy that involves treats. You can also do the same with food by putting his kibble into an empty pill bottle and threading it through a hole in the lid. His Jack Russell terrier personality will get him digging and pawing at it until he figures out how to get the food out! Other good toys for this breed are those that have a treat inside, such as a KONG.

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If your Jack Russell isn’t being well-behaved, then you’ll have to set rules for him. The first thing you should do is give more attention when he’s being good than when he’s bad. And after all, what dog wants attention when they’re misbehaving? Then teach him the difference between good behavior and bad using positive reinforcement methods (reward based training). Our Blake LOVES these WAGG training treats!

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Jack Russell Grooming

Jack Russell Grooming

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Have you ever felt like your “little” fur baby just doesn’t seem to understand that he needs a bath? Or maybe you’ve caught him rolling in the mud yet again and it’s time to get him groomed, but you’re not sure what steps to take. Fear not! This article is here to help make your decision on how to groom your pet as easy as possible. Some of these tips will be especially useful if you’re a first time “pet parent” and haven’t groomed your pup before, while others are just general guidance to help you along the way. Yes, today’s blog is all about Jack Russell Grooming.

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What kind of Coat does your Jack Russell have?

To start, you’ll want to decide what type of coat your Jack Russell has. Most dogs come in three primary types: short hair, medium hair and long hair. Not all breeds fall into these categories; Shih Tzus, for example, have long hair even though they aren’t very large dogs. Moreover, some dogs fall into more than one category as their coat may change as they grow older. The best way to determine what kind of coat your dog has is to feel along their back and neck. If the hair feels smooth and lies flat near their skin, then your dog probably has a short hair coat. If the hair is thicker, but still lies flat, then your dog may have a medium hair coat. Lastly, if the hair feels coarse and sticks out from the dog’s skin even when they’re not touching it, your dog probably has a long hair coat.

Rough coated Jack Russell

Jack Russell Grooming – How often?

If you have a short haired Jack Russell you may find that brushing him just once a fortnight is plenty. My current brown smooth haired Jack Russell cross rarely needs brushing and we probably only do him once a month! My previous tri-coloured Jack Russell moulted a lot more and we used to take him to the pooch parlour at the start of the summer to get his hair stripped and trimmed when his coat was changing. This kept him nice and cool in the summer months.

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Do Jack Russells need a Grooming salon?

If you’ve got a short haired Jack Russell, you may never need to take him to the grooming salon if you are on top of quarterly baths and fortnightly brushing. If you live in a hot country you may like to get his fur stripped for the summer and if you have a long haired Jack Russell you will probably find that you do need to visit the salon (although only maybe a few times a year).

Grooming your Jack Russell at Home

You can also do this grooming in the comfort of your own home with a few tools. This is cheaper for you and less stressful for your dog. Bath your dog in a nice smelling dog shampoo. We love Bugalugs (below) but if your pet has sensitive or itchy skin go for Johnsons skin calm dog shampoo.

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A stripping knife can be used to de-shed your dog. What this does is it runs through the fur and brings out lose hair resulting in less shedding and your dog being cooler. These are available in right handed and left handed tools:

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You can then get a small pair of dog grooming scissors and use these to trim the fur around his bum and his face (especially if you have a long haired Jack Russell. It is also handy to trim the excess hair between their paw pads, but only if necessary. Some JRTs hate having their feet messed with! Curved dog grooming scissors with a safety end are the best and safest to use.

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What is the Ideal Brush for Jack Russells?

The ‘slicker brush’ is an essential item for any Jack Russell owner. This wire brush will remove loose excess hair from your dogs coat resulting in less shedding (read do Jack Russells shed?)

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Don’t Forget to De-Flea!

As well as regular Jack Russell grooming you need to make sure that you keep on top of preventative flea treatments for your dog. We use Frontline every 6-8 weeks (especially in the summer) and it protects from fleas as well as ticks. Its a pipette that you apply to the skin on the back of the dogs neck.

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Brushing your Dogs Teeth

Don’t neglect those canine toothy pegs! You can brush your dogs teeth and also encourage them to keep their teeth clean with dentasticks and similar healthy chews.

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For brushing your dogs teeth, meat flavoured dog toothpaste is recommended. These products are more gentle on your dog’s teeth and gums, and they won’t cause any harm if they do swallow the toothpaste. Toothbrushes that have small soft bristles are typically best for dogs because they will be better at cleaning teeth in between their teeth.

Dogs typically don’t like toothbrushes because of the bristles and will avoid them. If you do use a toothbrush on your dog, get him used to the toothbrush in his mouth before brushing. Then try to make sure that you reach all of their teeth when you do start to brush.

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