Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: Crate, Socializing, Obedience
Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
Posted January 17, 2019
We adopted dot from a rescue group as a puppy. She had previously been a yard dog, with little human interaction. She was very fearful, and it took a lot of careful training to bring her around to where she was comfortable with us, and finally (fairly) comfortable around strangers.
She has lots of energy, she's very fast, and she loves to play! She is also a very loving dog who is family centered.
She doesn't have the same attitude as a Jack Russell. Being mixed with a Rat Terrier, she is much calmer and less wild that you might expect. She took well to positive reinforcement training, nearly as well as our Border Collie. She's quite intelligent, though not as focused.
She is very alert and knows when there is a stranger at the door. She makes for a good watch dog in that sense - she barks until we take care of it.
All in all, she's a quick and clever dog with a unique personality. I'd definitely adopt another dog of this breed mix.