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Re: bolting

Posted by:  Jane McClay
Posted on:  May 06, 2001 at 20:30:21

In Reply to: bolting
Posted by:  sgillis
Posted on:  May 06, 2001 at 18:01:43


: we recently rescued a 3yo male
: we have found out that he will "bolt" if given the chance and doesnt come back.
: fortunately he had a collar and name tag so we got a call from someone who found him..any suggestions???

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This is VERY common in this breed, particularly if they need more exercise than they are getting. Jack Russells need a LOT of exercise (a well exercised JRT is a well behaved JRT) and can benefit greatly from basic obedience training.

Obedience classes may help you get him to come to you when you call, but short of getting into a training program with your dog, and being very careful around doors, there's not much more advice I can give you.

There are several books available from Amazon through our recommended reading booklist that might help you, too.

Training Books

Good luck!