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Jack Russell Terrier: Your Happy Healthy PetTM, 2nd Edition

Jack Russell Terrier: Your Happy Healthy PetTM, 2nd Edition

Catherine Romaine Brown

ISBN: 978-0-471-74837-3

Mar 2006

144 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Your Happy Healthy Pet

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Jack Russell Terriers (JRTs) demand a lot of attention and activity, but offer a lot of affection and constant amusement. This guide fills you in on the breed's needs and attributes, covering:
* The JRT's irrepressible hunting dog instincts and character
* Tips for selecting a JRT puppy or adult dog
* Things you'll need to make your pup one of the family
* Pointers on feeding, grooming, and healthcare
* Training and housetraining your JRT
* Bonus chapters available on companion Web site

Single-minded, energetic, and intent, the JRT may try your patience. But then she does her canine comedy or snuggles up affectionately and captures your heart.
Part I: The World of the Jack Russell Terrier.

Chapter 1: What Is a Jack Russell Terrier?

A Hunting Dog.

Active, Determined Companions.

JRTs and Children.

Not a Latchkey Dog.

The Jack Russell Terrier Standard.

Chapter 2: The Jack Russell’s History.

The Fox Terrier.

The Reverend Jack Russell.

After Jack Russell.

JRTs in America.

Chapter 3: Why Choose a Jack Russell Terrier?

Not an Apartment Dog.

Courageous and Reckless.

Two Jack Russells?

Jack Russell Puppies.

Other Pets.

Thriving on Praise.

Chapter 4: Choosing Your Jack Russell Terrier.

JRTCA Breeders.

Jack Russell Rescue.

Where Not to Get a Jack Russell.

Part II: Caring for Your Jack Russell Terrier.

Chapter 5: Bringing Home Your Jack Russell Terrier.

Time to Shop.

Puppy Essentials.


The Big Day.

Puppy-Proofing Your Home.

Crate Training.


Bringing Home an Adult Dog.

Chapter 6: Feeding Your Jack Russell Terrier.

Feeding Your Jack Russell Puppy.

Feeding the Older Jack Russell.

Free Feeding?

What to Feed Your JRT.

Reading Dog Food Labels.

Chapter 7: Grooming Your Jack Russell Terrier.

The Jack Russell Coat.


How to Trim Nails.

Dealing with Parasites.

Making Your Environment Flea Free.

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Jack Russell Terrier Healthy.

Preventive Care.

Internal Parasites.

Problems Seen in the Jack Russell.

First-Aid Situations.

How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.

When to Call the Veterinarian.


Spaying and Neutering.

Part III: Enjoying Your Jack Russell Terrier.

Chapter 9: Training Your Jack Russell Terrier.

Understanding Builds the Bond.

Practical Commands for Family Pets.

Training for Attention.

Teaching Cooperation.

Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Jack Russell Terrier.

Your Housetraining Shopping List.

The First Day.

Confine Your Pup.

Watch Your Pup.

Accidents Happen.

Scheduling Basics.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Jack Russell Terrier.

Some Good Books.


Clubs and Registries.

Web Sites.


Getting Active with Your Dog
Your Jack Russell and Your Family
Additional Housetraining Schedules