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I feel like I really need to brag about my baby boy Ted, he's such a fab puppy!
He's 7 months now (don't get me wrong, I know this is when they start to misbehave! Lol). I purchased him from a very reputable breeder who I keep in contact with, at the age of 11 weeks. He was toilet trained within a week as I took two weeks off work to really train him, the last time he had an accident in the house was when he was 4 months I think. During that two weeks I spent time training him to stay in on his own, starting off with a half hour trip to the shop, I shut him in the kitchen with toys and treats (he did mess the first couple of times, but easily mopped up). Every day I increased his time by an hour as I had to go back to work. He was staying in for 5 hrs no problem! At 5 months old he gained full access to the house, never chewed anything and just sleeps on our bed in the bedroom (he sleeps the kitchen at night with an open crate). I also made time to take him in the car every day, at first he travelled in his crate from the kitchen but now he's older, he goes in the trunk/boot of the car and can also stay in the car for short periods no problem! He's always off leash in open countryside or parks and goes walkies twice a day, with garden play in between. He has been left for 8 hrs twice, but I try not too because its a long time for him to hold it! I've taken the time to socialise him with other dogs and he regularly goes walking with them and he loves to play. He's recently got an obsession with balls lol!
I hope he doesn't start being naughty though, he will be getting castrated in a few months. But honestly he's the best puppy I've ever had and I would like to give myself a pat on the back also :D :D as I've spent a lot of time training him.
Love you Teddy boy!!

(Things that are not so great about Ted but I'm working on;
Chasing runners/cyclists, he goes on the leash when we see one :S
His Appetite, it's rubbish!
He's not perfect, but hey! Which dog is? Lol)
 

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Ted sounds like a great smart little guy! Congratulations on all your hard work! The teenage stage can be trying depending on the individual dog. Just remember it does get better. I have a 28 week old pup who is just a blessing .... and she is almost a Teen! can hardly wait! Lol!

We need pics of Ted! :)
 

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So very happy for you and Ted... He does sound Fab :) !!!! Dogs don't have to be naughty or go through a naughty stage, there is no reason why a good start to their foundation doesn't continue as smoothly as his puppy hood stage has been for you. Had many of pups that were flawless from one age stage into the next. Keep up on his training and advance what he learns and needs to learns as he grows and enjoy from time to time that a dog wants to put their own spin of who they are into the mix along the way. You've done a great job on his foundation !!!
 

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thank you very much! The first two weeks were terrible with him keeping us up at night, it was so hard to persevere. He went to training classes for a while but it was me that got bored of them, Im looking for an agility club as I think this suits him best. Ive been dreading all this Jack Russell "stuff" but it hasn't come! (yet, lol)
Yes Im sure he'll grow out of this chasing thing as both my parents JR's used to do this and they just stopped (think its a terrier thing)
well Im pleased with him so far, I'll keep you posted and will post some pics soon ,when I have uploaded them :p
 

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Heres some pictures of my pooch



Such a poser!!



Come play ball please!



A run in the open



Sleepies after my walk



"You looking at me?"
 

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Ted is just a handsome little man! :) Thanks for sharing!
 

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He's so cute, and I love his tail! I've never seen a jack russel with a tail before! Our guy got his docked before we even knew him. He's a jack rat terrier and looks very similar to your guy in build, Terror is gonna be 7 this year and still just as much fun and full of energy as he was when a puppy(only without chewing on bad things anymore thank goodnes lol). This is my guy next to our new pup:
 

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He's so cute, and I love his tail! I've never seen a jack russel with a tail before! Our guy got his docked before we even knew him. He's a jack rat terrier and looks very similar to your guy in build, Terror is gonna be 7 this year and still just as much fun and full of energy as he was when a puppy(only without chewing on bad things anymore thank goodnes lol).
Awwww Yeh, you can't dock a dogs tail in the UK now unless its registered working, my parents have one with a docked and one without, its nice because it curls over though. I'm glad your guy has long legs like all of ours, I prefer them :D what breed of dog is your pup? They look cute!

Ted is just a handsome little man! :) Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much! He's a babe :)
 

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beautiful expression .. The one favorite time spent with a JRT, was going to my sisters friend party I didn't know anyone there.. Their JRT was all over the place, barking and the owner put down a soccer ball. for the rest of the party that dog play'd soccer between the two goals they had set up. One JRT play'd ever position of two entire soccer teams.. I loved how creative the breed is, blocking, steeling right down to the happy dance of making a goal... it was pretty cool. The owner said he plays with the family and is an advantage to have him on your team. Ted is a real looker, nice to hear how he grows into himself.
 

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beautiful expression .. The one favorite time spent with a JRT, was going to my sisters friend party I didn't know anyone there.. Their JRT was all over the place, barking and the owner put down a soccer ball. for the rest of the party that dog play'd soccer between the two goals they had set up. One JRT play'd ever position of two entire soccer teams.. I loved how creative the breed is, blocking, steeling right down to the happy dance of making a goal... it was pretty cool. The owner said he plays with the family and is an advantage to have him on your team. Ted is a real looker, nice to hear how he grows into himself.
Thank you, my parents dog does exactly that with a football! He's fab at stealing, he also makes a great golf caddy, fetching the golf balls and bringing them back lol
 

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Awwww Yeh, you can't dock a dogs tail in the UK now unless its registered working, my parents have one with a docked and one without, its nice because it curls over though. I'm glad your guy has long legs like all of ours, I prefer them :D what breed of dog is your pup? They
The puppy is an am staff mix, he's about 13 weeks and 21 pounds so far :)
Can't wait till he's older, Terror and Apollo are gonna be great running partners in the future! Kind of wish his tail was docked though, that thing hurts already(haha jk on the dock).
 

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The puppy is an am staff mix, he's about 13 weeks and 21 pounds so far :)
Can't wait till he's older, Terror and Apollo are gonna be great running partners in the future! Kind of wish his tail was docked though, that thing hurts already(haha jk on the dock).
Lol yeh,it's like a whip haha
 
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