Jack Russell Terrier Question

I have the same question about the maturing part. How long till a pup matures? When should I...

I have the same question about the maturing part. How long till a pup matures? When should I spay/neuter my Jack Russell Terrier???? & after he/she gets fixed, how do I keep her/him calm??? so many questions with no answers! HELP!!!!!!!

    In Jack Russell Terrier - Asked by Anonymous - 11/21/2011 9:54:22 PM
You should get her spayed before she's six months old.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/23/2011 6:30:24 PM

Maturity in a JR pup- 6 months-1 1/2 years old. Spay or Neuter usually can happen before 6 months of age. Keeping a Jack Russell calm is by keeping a good exercise routine. Lots of exercise and work can keep all JRs happy and calm.
    Answered by karispups - 12/18/2011 9:15:31 PM

I really think the best source of answers is a caring vet. My JRT is a joy to have around. Give your JRT LOTS of exercise in a securly fenced yard or long walks on a leash. We walk ours about a mile daily and she really needs more. On VERY RARE days when we can't give her as much attention or exercise, she does go bananas - leaping and running - but it's really just to let off excess energy so we stand back until she gets it out. Then she's back to being a lady. Having her spayed didn't really change her personality, we don't think. We just thought it a responsible pet owner thing to do. Again, though, if you haven't taken the pup to a vet, do so as soon as you can. He/She will be happy to gear you toward websites and books to answer your questions.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/30/2011 1:56:18 PM

I don't think a male should be neutered until close to 9 months to a year. I have 2 JRT's and Jack was neutered at 8 weeks, he never learned to hike his leg and always urinates on his front legs. JRT's are to me the best dogs to potty train, both of mine were less than a couple days to train. I reccommend installing a bell near the door on the trim and everytime you take it out touch the bell with it's paw. Both of my JRT's ding the bell when they have to go out. I jog a couple miles daily and take my dogs, they are healthy and happy and it keeps them from being to hyper. They will attach themselves to one person especially and will be loyal to a fault, but be firm for they will try to train you, and they will! Good luck!
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/19/2012 12:12:28 PM