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  1. #1
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    Default Getting a 7 mo Jack Russell rescue today

    Anyone in MA with experience training a JR to hunt rabbits? Going to be a family dog but would be fun to see if she has the instinct. Any advice is appreciated.

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    Well,
    The dog seems to have some hunting instincts. Hoping I can find some good training resources and get her going.

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    Hope you post some photos of your JR

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    how is he? behaving well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobydog View Post
    how is he? behaving well?
    Female. Southern dog brought up here through a rescue in Hopkinton. I'd say she's ok on the behavior front. She's great with my two young kids. A little under socialized with other dogs, so she's quick to bark at other dogs on our road from a distance, even the ones she knows and plays with regularly. She is good around bigger dogs when we get in closer. She also got spooked by a lawn chair in the neighbor's yard the other night and barked at that.

    She's a natural squirrel chaser and she's seems to have no fear of firearm noise (had her at my Sportsman's Club while my wife and I shot bows, the outdoor rifle range was close by with lots of shooting, and she didn't bat an eye. I don't trust her off leash, or at least any place I can take her off leash around my place. I wish I could take her some place with few/no other dogs and let her run a bit and do some off leash training. I think there is rabbit/squirrel dog potential. She was ~1 year old when we got her, wished I had snagged her as pup and avoided some of these less desirable behaviors.

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