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Have You Seen This Dog? Jack Russell Crazy Issue #15
February 17, 2011
An Urgent Notice, Plus Tips to Prevent Runaways
In this issue Iím putting out a notice to all JRT owners out there to keep their eyes peeled for a lost dog. Iím also going to provide a few tips to help ensure your dog never gets lost. In some cases, itís nobodyís fault when a dog runs away, but there are several things many owners donít think about in this respect.
Have You Seen This Dog?
Last week a user submission was made to Jack Russell Lover, raising the alarm about a lost dog. I wanted to further bring attention to it through the newsletter. Please check out this page and get in touch if you think you might have spotted Ukiayah:
NOTE: Please use the email address on that page rather than contacting me directly - I'm in New Zealand and won't be much use!
If you want to get the word out to the Jack Russell world community about an event or issue, you can do so through the Jack Russell Forum: http://www.jack-russell-lover.com/jack-russell-forum.html
Tips to Prevent Runaways
Sometimes there's nothing you can do to prevent a runaway. In many scenarios though, break-outs can be prevented - particularly at your own home. Here are 3 things you can do to reduce the risk of your dog running away.
1. Check Fence Integrity
The easiest way to help make sure your dog doesnít run away is checking that your property is fully fenced. Often there may be little gaps appearing in wooden paling that may turn into bigger holes your dog may slip through.
The simple fact is, one of the biggest reasons dogs go wandering is because they want to find a mate. Guys out there who donít want to have their dogs neutered because theyíre worried about ďmanhood issuesĒ Ė get over it. There are many goods reasons for neutering, including reducing wandering, reducing the risk of various cancers and making sure you donít contribute to dog overpopulation (there are already more Jack Russells than loving homes willing to take them Ė donít contribute to the problem further by risking your dog getting out and breeding without your knowledge).
3. Training Ė Recall and Boundaries
Thereís nothing worse than watching your dog dash for an open door or gate and knowing you donít have the ability to stop it with a single command. Good, solid training gives you this ability to keep control over your dog when leashes or physical boundaries fail.
In my ebook I also talk about the process of training an invisible line into your dogís mind that can never be crossed. This helps let him or her know where the safe edge of your property is, without regards to an actual fence or wall.
New Video About My Ebook
Last week I took the time to sit down and make a video explaining whatís in my JRT training ebook. Iíd realized that some people still donít get why the book is beneficial, and some people just donít like reading lots of text about whatís in a training guide. Anyway, here it is plain and simple: the five-minute explanation of how you can benefit immediately from The Jack Russell Loverís Ultimate Guide to Training.
Got a Question About Jack Russell Training?
When I wrote my ebook on training Jack Russells, I was very careful to answer all the most common questions I got in emails about training Jacks. So when you buy a copy, you can rest assured that all the training issues you're ever likely to run into are covered in this ebook. Get your copy of The Jack Russell Lover's Ultimate Guide to Training today. - http://www.jack-russell-lover.com/jack-russell-book.html
The Jack Russell Training 7 Part Crash Course
Many readers are continuing to benefit from the free 7-part e-course which serves as a beginnerís introduction to the unique art and science of training Jack Russells. Sign up today to start enjoying the benefits of improved JRT behaviour.
Jack Russell Calendars
As you may have noticed, there are now JRT calendars up for sale through the website. It's not too late to grab a 2011 calendar Ė there are some really cute pictures and a variety of shapes and sizes of calendar. The transactions are handled by Calendars.com, and Jack Russell Lover receives a commission when you buy Ė this helps keep the site alive as the best free JRT info resource and online community on the net! You can check out the range of calendars here:
The Jack Russell Lover Community
As always, it's great to see more people contributing their JRT stories, questions, answers and photos to the community. You can have your say on one of these pages:
'Til Next Time...
Take care - and take care of your JRT!
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