Jack Russell Mom Prevents Puppy From Going Into Trouble
When a game of tug-of-war between a puppy and his father becomes too rough, the mother separates them in order to prevent an injury. What an awesome mom move!
This cute video opens in a living room with a game of tug-of-war already in progress. It involves a young Jack Russell puppy and his dad. It is a big blur of white and tan as 5 puppies and their parents scamper around the room. Suddenly things get a little serious between the male puppy and his father. Both the male pup and his dad are clamped down on a fluffy slipper and neither one of them is ready to give an inch. The mother Jack Russell Terrier has been monitoring their play and decides it's time for a break. Her motherly instinct kicks in and she gets between the father and the young male pup. Then she gently nudges the male pup away and pulls him to a safer spot. It's a remarkable display of a mother's protective traits when it comes to her young. She anticipates the possibility of injury and does whatever she can to prevent it from happening.
This protective nature is common in all animals. You will see this behavior exhibited in the female lion when guarding her cubs and even in the common house cat. How many times have we heard about a mother dog or cat making their way into a burning building to rescue their babies even at the risk of injury or death? This motherly instinct is so incredibly powerful!
Clearly, this video portrays that this mother dog has her hands or should we say (paws) full! She is simply trying to keep track of her puppies movements which prove to be quite a challenge. Her pups are in that frisky stage and all they want to do is explore and have fun. A Jack Russell Terrier is a good-natured and lively breed. They were originally bred for the purpose of fox hunting due to their high energy level and determined personality. They are very athletic and vigorous animals. They just love to chase after balls and seem to require a lot more mental stimulation than most dogs. You will often see them performing in agility courses which they excel at. They are not suited to a sedentary lifestyle. If you are looking for a companion couch potato, this breed may not be for you. If a Jack Russell doesn't get to expend a certain amount of energy daily, it can lead to boredom which results in negative and destructive behaviors.
The Jack Russell Terrier is highly intelligent and can learn tricks very quickly. They are often used in the movie business and in commercials because of their ability to follow instructions right on cue. They make terrific watchdogs and yet they can be very friendly with strangers. Their lifespan is approximately 13 to 16 years. It is highly recommended that if you own 2 dogs of this breed that you keep them separated when you are not there to supervise. This is due to their very dominant nature. A simple play fight over a toy can sometimes turn ugly and serious injuries can result.
Overall, the Jack Russell Terrier is a bundle of energy and well suited to people with an active lifestyle. You can see from this video that even at the earliest stage of life, their dominant and playful personality is already well-established.
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