Jack Russell Terrier puppies are among the cutest puppies in the world, and they make wonderful pets. However, they do not make wonderful pets for everyone. Sure, most people assume that they would make a wonderful dog owner. They would love their dog, they would have fun with their dog; and nothing about owning a dog sounds terrible. I mean, you do get to go outside and play, you get to take long walks and you get to meet people who have similar dogs or even just other people in general when you take your adorable dog out for a walk. Many people see the good side of being a dog owner, but they do not see the nitty gritty side. The part where you have to train these puppies and teach them not to use the bathroom in your hair. The part where you have to clean up their mess on your white carpet before they are fully potty-trained is a little bit less than fun, too. It’s just one of those things that makes you want to scream in frustration and anger, but you can’t.
Most people don’t think about the hard work associated with Jack Russell Terrier puppies, and it’s not just this breed that’s hard work, either. It’s all puppy breeds. No puppy is ‘easy’ in terms of being able to bring it home and just enjoy it. It’s hard work for a while, and many people are just not cut out to be dog owners. We do not say that to discourage you from getting a dog if that’s what you want; many people make wonderful dog owners and we think more people should own dogs. However, some people do not make wonderful dog owners for the simple fact that they just don’t understand what makes a bad owner. And we aren’t saying you’ll be a bad owner. What we are trying to do is prevent you from going out and purchasing Jack Russell Terrier puppies if you’re the kind of person who is going to realize too late that owning a dog is just not for you. Instead, we have some advice that’s going to help you make the most of your situation so that you can make the right choice. If you are any of the people on this list, you might want to really consider what it means to have a dog at home, and you might really consider whether or not you really want a dog or if you are willing to make the changes necessary to own a dog such as a Jack Russell Terrier. We want dogs to go to forever homes where they will be treated wonderfully and well-cared for. That’s why we made this list for you.
Your Entire Family is Not On Board
One of the most important things to consider when getting a new dog is getting one that the entire family is on board with. You cannot get a dog if you have people who aren’t sure they even want one in the first place. A dog deserves a home in which all the people in the house love and care for him or her. Dogs sense tension and dislike, and they will notice immediately if they are forced to live with people who are not interested in caring for them or having them around. Your entire family should be on board with this particular decision.
You Travel Frequently
Perhaps you have a job that requires you are out of town several weeks a month or you just like to have a good time and you’re gone most weekends. If you are this kind of family, perhaps a dog is not the best decision for you. It’s not that people with animals are required to stay home and care for their animals, it’s more than they should be home more than not. The occasional vacation is nice, but not one that requires you leave your dog frequently.
You are Rarely Home
This is not the same as vacationing a lot. If you work 14 hours a day and then head out for a good time after work, a dog is probably not a good idea. Dogs require more attention and care than you think, and even if you have someone go to your home and walk the dog several times a day, you’re going to find that you need to give the dog more attention. Dogs are very people-oriented and will do much better if they have some love and attention at home.
No Other Animal Ever Worked out for You
It seems that I fall into this category. We’ve had several animals and they just never work out for us. It’s not for lack of trying, we just can’t get it together and we’ve learned the very difficult way that a dog at this time in our lives is just not feasible. However, we know this and we are not getting a dog even though we do occasionally think about it. If you haven’t had any luck with owning animals in the past it doesn’t mean that you can’t have one now, but it does mean you should think long and hard about what is different in your life this time around.
You’ve Given up Animals in the Past
If you’re looking to get a Jack Russell Terrier puppy for your family, you need to make note of any other animals you’ve surrendered in the past. You will need to think about why you gave up said animals and what is different this time around. Did you have to move and couldn’t take it, or maybe you couldn’t afford to care for it properly anymore? There are many reasons people are forced to give up animals that have nothing to do with their love and desire to care for them. And then there are people who give them up because they find them irritating, too much work or ‘bad,’ and you need to ask yourself if you are one of those people. Have you changed since then?
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