Dog home boarding, Moreton in Marsh, Jack Russell terriers, Hettie and Rosie.
Jack Russell terriers, like many breeds, can be a little problematic if they are not used to meeting new people and other dogs. This concern was expressed to us by Hettie and Rosie’s owners before they came over for their dogs initial socialisation visit. They need not have worried, after a very short time the two feisty terriers had accepted and befriended West. Rosie & Hettie were initially wary of Kevin, (both dogs have mother and daughter female owners) however, the first evening found the terriers settled and asleep on his lap.
We have had some pretty dank and damp weather recently so It was wonderful to awake on Sunday morning to clear skies and a sharp frost. Looking up to the Cotswold escarpment it looked like we’d had some early season snow! It was too good an opportunity to miss and we decided on a walk in the Cotswolds. West, Rosie and Hettie were loaded into the van.
When walking our doggy guests we keep them on a lead until we are certain they have a 100% recall. And always when their owners stipulate lead walking only in the contract. Jack Russell Terriers were bred to dive into holes and drive foxes out, terrier can become stuck, sometimes with fatal results, so we always walk this small breed safely on a leash.
Developed in England about 200 years ago the Jack Russell Terrier, also known as the Parson Russell Terrier, is a lively, independent, and clever little dog. A charming and affectionate pet, the Jack Russell can also a handful to train and manage.