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Jack Russell Terriers for Dummies(r) (For Dummies)

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ISBN13: 9780764552687
ISBN10: 0764552686
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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.

Synopsis:

This informative guide takes readers through the paces of the popular breed that provides comic relief on "Frasier" and in movies such as "My Dog Skip". Readers explore the highlights of owning and caring for this fearless, pint-sized powerhouse. 8-page color insert. Photos & illustrations.

Synopsis:

Explores the history, housetraining, exercise, feeding, first aid, grooming, training, and basic health tips related to Jack Russell terriers.

Synopsis:

Find out about your Jack Russell Terrier's special needs

Get the lowdown on keeping your Jack Russell Terrier happy and healthy Sharing your life with a Jack Russell Terrier can be a challenge. This fun and friendly book gives you expert advice on the Jack Russell temperament, whether this energetic breed fits your lifestyle, how to train your dog to be a well-mannered companion, and much more.

Discover how to: Choose the right Jack Russell for you Maintain your dog's good health Feed your JRT properly Exercise and entertain your Jack Russell Handle behavior problems

The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

Get smart! www.dummies.com Attention pet owners! Get free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletters Sign up today for tips on dogs, cats, or birds Keep your pet healthy and content — the Dummies Way

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

Introduction.

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.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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sonomaghosts, January 29, 2009 (view all comments by sonomaghosts)
Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies is a great book.

My Jack Russell puppy Jake really enjoyed this book.

He bit right into the thick of its useful advice, and
devoured it in large sections. Then Jake started over at the beginning, and began to do some serious tid-bit, hit-and-run, work with Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies.

The model on the front of the book did not go unappreciated in our house. Jake particularly enjoyed the cover, and the cute little JRT lady-pup has really taken a licking. The waterproof lamination is brilliant!

Jake is five months old now, and I know the Jack Russell Terrier For Dummies book will be one of Jake's enduring after-dinner favorites. He likes nothing better at the end of a long hard day, than to curl up in his cage, and enjoy tearing into this remarkably sturdy book.

Seriously, this is a great book for unraveling the mysteries of the JRT's unique mentality and temperament. Thanks to Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies, Jake is a good dog, and I have managed to salvage enough of the book, so I can read it, too.

Thank you for all the help! Jake is a handful!

Carla in Sonoma

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780764552687
Editor:
Britt-Hay, Deborah
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Britt-Hay, Deborah
Location:
Foster City, Calif.
Subject:
Dogs - Breeds
Subject:
Dogs - Breeds - Sporting Dogs
Subject:
Jack russell terrier
Subject:
Pet Care;Dogs
Subject:
Pets; Dog breeds
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies (Lifestyles)
Series Volume:
106-463
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
9.27x7.40x.60 in. .95 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This informative guide takes readers through the paces of the popular breed that provides comic relief on "Frasier" and in movies such as "My Dog Skip". Readers explore the highlights of owning and caring for this fearless, pint-sized powerhouse. 8-page color insert. Photos & illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Explores the history, housetraining, exercise, feeding, first aid, grooming, training, and basic health tips related to Jack Russell terriers.
"Synopsis" by , Find out about your Jack Russell Terrier's special needs

Get the lowdown on keeping your Jack Russell Terrier happy and healthy Sharing your life with a Jack Russell Terrier can be a challenge. This fun and friendly book gives you expert advice on the Jack Russell temperament, whether this energetic breed fits your lifestyle, how to train your dog to be a well-mannered companion, and much more.

Discover how to: Choose the right Jack Russell for you Maintain your dog's good health Feed your JRT properly Exercise and entertain your Jack Russell Handle behavior problems

The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

Get smart! www.dummies.com Attention pet owners! Get free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletters Sign up today for tips on dogs, cats, or birds Keep your pet healthy and content — the Dummies Way

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