Training with my Jack Russells?

Hi all, I have trained my JRT's since I got them single handedly, and I think once my mother talks to people with basenjis at the windsor championship show she will be persuaded enough (or she will not at all, it'll go one way or the other).

So I want to make sure that when I get my puppy that I am fully prepared with what I should do and when.

Also, thought about taking her to http://www.puppyschool.co.uk/ , as well as training at home and on short walks. does this seem like a good idea?

Also, what age would you think I should introduce my JRT's to the Basenji? Should the B be in the crate when they meet her, so they can get her scent?

The male JRT is a bit funny with some other dogs, but some he's perfectly fine with, once he's known them for awhile. He's been neutered for a few years. The other dog (bitch) is fine with other dogs. If Rasco growls at the puppy do you reckon it'll just eh an alpha thing, though he likes females more than males.

Do you think it'd help if I trained/fed them together?

Also, we may be getting chickens -my mother's idea, though I'm not opposed to it and think this would strengthen my case for a puppy, as in I get a puppy as I would help out with the chickens and clearing the other half of our garden out for the chickens.

Thanks.

Best way to introduce a new dog/pup is on neutral territory, i.e. not at home. If they seem to get along, then bring them back to the house together. Initial training should IMO be done at home with the least distractions possible, until the pup understands what you want. Add distractions and go to different place or dog training classes after the pup understands basic commands reasonably well. Feeding them together? Again, depends on the dog. If your JRTs are fine with each other and don't guard their food, it might be okay, but you must supervise closely. Training together is for when the pup is more advanced, as the presence of another dog is a distraction.

BTW, I have to ask, how old are you? (sorry for the personal question, but obviously you are living at home and need your mother's cooperation in this venture)

I'm 23 but it's complicated 🙂

My brother (who does nothing for our current dogs but is for some reason against getting another) is 26. But like I say he does nothing for our JRT's .

I agree - introduce them on neutral grounds. It's better to have them meet one at a time - a puppy may be overwhelmed by two together especially if one of the JRs is a bit funny. Beware of Basenjis with chicken. Again some are OK and some not but the flapping of wings does normally excite them.

Again I remind you that Basenjis at shows may well be different to Basenjis at home. Hopefully you'll meet somebody at Windsor will invite you to come and visit.

I agree - introduce them on neutral grounds. It's better to have them meet one at a time - a puppy may be overwhelmed by two together especially if one of the JRs is a bit funny. Beware of Basenjis with chicken. Again some are OK and some not but the flapping of wings does normally excite them.

Again I remind you that Basenjis at shows may well be different to Basenjis at home. Hopefully you'll meet somebody at Windsor will invite you to come and visit.

I can attest that MY basenji is very different from a basenji at a show….. Not at all capable of being responsible enough to
be around that commotion....also, basenjis (to me) seem especially in tune to other dogs not keen on them...neutral ground and slowly are probably a good idea

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