4 years ago
Our JRT is a rescue as well and is 99% of the time, really, really friendly with people and other dogs. The only thing I can't figure out how to resolve is some leash aggression issues. He will go crazy when he sees a dog statue on one of our walk routes and he's gone crazy when he saw a big brown purse from a distance at a little outdoor restaurant. It's crazy. Anyone have any tips on this one?
5 years ago
My Parson Russell Terrier (JRT) is still active even though she is almost 14 now! I have always had 2 dogs--one terrier and a big dog. First I had an Irish Wolfhound mix, a Doberman, and now a Belgian Malinois. Having 2 dogs does help get the edge off a bitto let them play hard together every day in a large fenced yard. We walk them and run through a few obedience commands before every meal I give them. Emma is not aggressive with people or other dogs but still is tenacious, loves to bark and chases varmints and runs around a lot!
She's done several obedience courses and always did the best in the class--they are SMART! I think training with positive reinforcement (clicker too!) is ideal and exercise. Teach them commands and do some every day to keep control and of course have a great sense of humor--they are after all, terriers!!
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