In the yard

• Put the gardening tools away after each use.

• Make sure the kids put away their toys when they're finished playing.

• Keep the pool covered or otherwise restrict your pup's access to it when you're not there to supervise.

• Secure the cords on backyard lights and other appliances.

• Inspect your fence thoroughly. If there are any gaps or holes in the fence, fix them.

• Make sure you have no toxic plants in the garden.

Be sure to get the paperwork and health records from the breeder, and some of the food the dog is used to eating. If the breeder provides you with the signed pedigree and required stud service certificate you will need when he is a year old to register him, keep those papers in a safe place so they are not lost.

Many JRTCA breeders will provide those papers when your dog is nearing a year for registration. You will need to join the JRTCA to register your dog (you'll find contact information in the appendix). There are many advantages to the membership and the ensuing kinship between Jack Russell lovers.

If you already have a dog at home, introduce the new dog (puppy or adult) on neutral territory, such as out on a walk at a park, keeping a brisk walk until they have observed each other and gotten the scent and attitude of the other dog. It is always good to introduce any two adult dogs this way to prevent any problems of dominance by just bringing a new dog into another dog's territory.

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