Tilly - nearly 3

by Paula
(Iwade, Kent UK)

Its my sofa...isn't it?

Its my sofa...isn't it?

Its my sofa...isn't it? New Years Eve 2011 has been oh so tiring zzzz ooooooo I've been caught yet again!! I know I smelt a wabbit around here somewhere!

I got Tilly from a rescue centre just over 1 year ago. This is how she looked at me and I fell in love with her straight away. I am her 4th owner and it quickly became apparent why as she has been hard work.


I'm so happy to have her, we have laughter, tears and real 'standoffs' over who is boss - over the past year I've realised I can't give her an inch and its really paying off now. She is very good...most of the time!

I've always had labradors before a parsons jack russell but thoroughly enjoy the challenges Tilly provides. I had no idea just how wilful she can be. I find training with games the easiest with her as she gets bored easily.

I no longer panic about her attacking other dogs and getting into serious grief with neighbouring dog walkers - she wears a 40 foot line. Her recall is very good now but just in case she gets a rabbit or partridge scent I can quickly put my foot on the line and rein her in!

She is totally water obsessed. She has no interest in fetchng a ball in the water. People always laugh when they see her, totally focused on just swimming!!

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Aug 05, 2011
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Patience is rewarded
by: Bonnie

Jacks are wonderful companions and soooo willful! It takes a ton of patience. We agreed to foster a JRT who has had 5 homes in 9 months. Yet, Milo is still the most loving little dog, and that is the reward. They give so much back to you. TIlly is lucky to have someone like you willing to offer patience and understanding. Best wishes to you both.

Aug 05, 2011
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Patience is rewarded
by: Bonnie

Jacks are wonderful companions and soooo willful! It takes a ton of patience. We agreed to foster a JRT who has had 5 homes in 9 months. Yet, Milo is still the most loving little dog, and that is the reward. They give so much back to you. TIlly is lucky to have someone like you willing to offer patience and understanding. Best wishes to you both.

Jul 24, 2011
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4th and last owner
by: Rory

Sounds like you have put some hard work into Tilly and it has paid off. Jack Russells can be very willful but with proper training and games like you have done, anything is possible. Kudos to you! Tilly sounds wonderful!

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