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rat terrier/ jack russell behavior differences

I was wondering if the techniques here would apply to a rat terrier/ chihuahua mix. I believe the Rat terrier and Jack Russells have similar traits but am not certain. I have a 12 week old rat terrier/ chihuahua mix puppy. He seems very smart. We are having a few issues with house breaking and aggression. He will sometimes growl and snap at people when they try to pick him up or even just pet him.

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Jun 26, 2011
Rat Terrier
by: Anonymous

I love Rat Terriers. A neighbor has one named Chickpea who is adorable. Rat Terriers and Jack Russells are often lumped together and do have some similar traits. Even though yours is a mixed breed, the techniques you see here do apply. One of the main things we use is positive reinforcement. That applies to just about any dog. Another is consistency and socialization as well as mental stimulation and exercise. Good luck and keep us posted on your training!

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