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Hi Carol, I got my Jack Russell from someone who just couldn't handle the hyperness of a Jack Russell I just love her But She has attached herself to me wherever I am she is. If I am cleaning or anything she just runs throughout the house in a panic state when I sit she is right beside me. When I home she is fine when I leave she will mess in the house Just wondering what I can do to break her from doing this when I leave it is like she is doing it from separation anxiety.

Hi Sheryl -
I'm sorry you're going through this, I understand it's really hard. There is an EXCELLENT article on Separation Anxiey on WEBMD for dogs. I tried to copy and paste the link here for you but it wouldn't allow me to.  It's so thorough (8 pages) of causes, concerns, cures, tips etc.  I swear by it!!!  Please search WEBMD SEPARATION ANXIETY IN DOGS and the article should come up. If it doesn't, please email me and I will do my best to get it to you! Good luck!  

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Questions on "Jack" Russell Terriers pertaining to their health, well being, general questions on breed, types, size, shape, health, personalities, behavior problems, genetics, so called standard, what to look for when purchasing, and if you would be a good match with this wonderful and unique dog. Too many times, people buy jack puppies because they are absolutely adorable, and then a few months down the road they own this dog that they know nothing about and haven't prepared or trained for. I love the breed and everything about them and hope to provide some help, education and advice to current and prospective owners. I am a veterinary technician, dog trainer and breeder of Jack Russells.


I own four Jack Russells and I have been working with dogs for 30 years. My personal interest is in helping educate people about the very special qualities of this breed. I advocate education and research of the breed before you buy one, they are wonderful pets if suited with the right person/family. Do your homework first! I can help you determine if you are a good match with this breed. I want people to know also that there are two types of Jack Russells, the Parson hunter with long legs and the Shortie or Russell Terrier and their very distinct differences. I also hope to allay fears about their CRAZY reputations - which is not always the case. ~*~*~*IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ*~*~*~ PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT ENDORSE THE SALE OF ANY JACK RUSSELLS OR JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES THAT MAY BE ADVERTISED ON THIS PAGE. BEWARE OF PUPPY MILLS OR OTHER PLACES THAT SELL MANY DIFFERENT DOGS OVER THE INTERNET. ALSO I DO NOT ENDORSE ANY VIDEOS OR TRAINING TAPES THAT ARE ADVERTISED ON THIS PAGE. I WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP YOU PICK OUT A REPUTABLE TRAINER/VIDEO SERIES OR EVEN PUPPIES IF PRIVATELY ASKED. I DO NOT ENDORSE ANY SALES ADVERTISEMENTS ON THIS PAGE.

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