Jack Russell Terriers for Dummies

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Author: Deborah Britt-Hay. 
264 pages.
September 2000.
ISBN: 9780764552687.

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.

About the Author:
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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