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Old 07-30-2011, 04:24 AM
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Hello everyone, my name is Angel and I'm new here, obviously. I'm 24 years old and a full time home maker, from Chesterfield (UK) and I'm getting myself a dog in a few days! YAY! I can't wait. I used to have a taffy cross when I was little, but for the last few years I've had a cat. He was wonderful, but he recently died of kidney failure so I'm getting myself a dog again. A little rescue, my fiancÚ says anything bigger than a terrier wouldn't be fair on the dog, so no Akita for me but I have always loved Jack Russells. Yes, I watched wishbone as a kid, how can I not love Jacks? So that's what we're getting, a lovely little Jack. I don't know when though, I hoped by tomorrow, but it looks like it will probably be next weekend.

I lead a rather active lifestyle, and I'm hoping a little doggy will be just the companion I need for my long walks in the woods and to come with me as I start jogging. I don't really know what else to put, so....yeah, that's me.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:45 PM
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Welcome to the forum! Good luck with your new up. I'm glad it's you and not me though lol. Seriously, I'm sure you're going to have a great time with your new pup. dont forget to post lots of pictures
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:24 AM
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In the end, I didn't get a Jack russell...I got a Patterdale! Which I'm told is even more work ^_^ He's BEAUTIFUL!!!! Wanna meet him?

I call him paws, he's not a puppy though, he turns three in August, but his owners developed medical problems...a heart condition and stuff and they just couldn't devote the time and energy he needs, so he was free to a good home. They wanted him to go to the countryside, but when I rang them and told them that I don't exactly live in the countryside, but there's woods, and a huge park with a lake, and I'm an active home maker with the time and energy, they said that it sounds perfect, so we took him yesterday.

I think I've got the most energy though. He needs retraining again because obviously I may use different commands and I have a different accent to his previous owners, what with us being in different counties. But it's going well. he pulls a LOT and my fingers are killing me fron his lead, I'm contemplating dog walking gloves just to stop the rub, but he's learning. Everytime he pulls I say no and bring him back. He's also learning wait, whih is important because although we don't live in the city or on a very busy road, there is a main road between my close and the park, which happens to be a bus route, so wait is a very important thing.

I'm going to get a clicker and start clicker training him as soon as he starts eating properly. He doesn't eat from our hands and we put a mixture of dry food down and a couple of strips of fresh beef, han't touched his dry, just the beef, going to try adding gravy to his dry later. But he's very timid at times, a loud noise will have him scuttling to a corner, while the rest of the time he lays over my lap. He's just nervous because everything's new though. I'm sure after a day or two he'll be fine. He' getting a lot of love and support. And he's meeting a lot of new things, loves other dogs, not too sure about frogs...they jump at his nose...

P.S. Trying to add him to my dogs, but there isn't a Patterdale terrier on the drop down list, nor either of the alternate names...old english terrier or fell terrier, do they have another breed name? What should I class him as?

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Welcome!! Paws is very cute!! I have no clue what to put him under, i would ask a Dog Forum Team Member, they can help!
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:59 PM
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Umm...who are the Dog forum team members? Sorry, I don't know.
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Look under the user names, and you will see. Like Fawkese1, who welcomed you. Fawkese is a Dog Forum Team Member. There are some more members, like Mischief, ask Mischief about it! Mischief can help!!
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Welcome!!!
And congrats on your new addition! He is really cute!
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Congrats and welcome. What a adorable face! Looks ornery though
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