Jack Russell Parents Blog

Jack Russell Parents Blog

Welcome to the Jack Russell Parents blog! Your online destination for fun news, information, and stories to fill your need for puppy-centric cuteness.

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Would You Rather, Jack Russell Terrier Edition & Season Finale Celebration (Zoomiesode)

To celebrate our season finale, we play a rousing game of Would You Rather, Jack Russell Terrier Edition! More...

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Therapy Dog Encourages Students to Read and Write (Zoomiesode)

Rex loves to spend lunch hour having story time with the kiddos. More...

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You Know How I Know You're Like a Jack Russell Terrier? (Zoomiesode)

Today we have a fun debate! Who do you think has the best answer for, "You Know How I Know You're Like a Jack Russell Terrier?" More...

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Why Does My Dog Steal Things?

Is your pup a kleptomaniac? Are food, paper products, remote controls, socks, and all manner knick-knacks unsafe if left unattended? More...

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50th Episode Special! Looking Back at Our Podcasting Journey

Time itself must be having the zoomies. We can hardly believe we’re already 50 episodes in! In this 50th episode special, we discuss the high and low lights of this wonderful, fuzz-filled journey. More...

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Every Marvel Avenger is a Jack Russell Terrier at Heart (Zoomiesode)

You read that right. Deep down inside, every Marvel Avenger is a Jack Russell Terrier at heart. How so? Listen to find out! More...

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Top 8 80's Songs About Jack Russell Terriers

There’s so many radical 80's songs, but only a handful perfectly characterize JRTs, the most bodacious breed of all! We kid you not—here are the top 8 80’s songs about Jack Russell Terriers... More...

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JRT Rescue Successes with Rescue Dog Moms Host Yamini Coen

We asked fellow Jack Russell Terrier parents about their rescue dog experiences and were blown away by the emotional resonance of the 500+ responses we received... More...

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Every Toddler’s Spirit Animal is a Jack Russell Terrier (and Vice Versa)

You’ve heard that every person has a spirit animal, but did you know that Jack Russell Terriers have spirit animals, too? Yes, and it’s obvious that every JRT is a human toddler at heart... More...

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Cruella, the Woman Who Hates Dogs – Or Does She? (Zoomiesode)

We’re out of the studio again, taking a surprise trip to see Cruella, Disney’s new live-action prequel of 101 Dalmatians. Featuring incredible visuals and powerful performances from Emma Stone, Emma Thompson... More...

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Top 5 Things Our Dog Taught Us About Office Manners

It’s National Take Your Pet to Work Week! While our JRT is much too excitable for a corporate office setting, he has taught us a lot about office manners and etiquette... More...

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New JRT Movie - Netflix's Dog Gone Trouble (Zoomiesode)

Hollywood continues its celebration of Jack Russell Terriers, even in animated movies like the new "Dog Gone Trouble" on Netflix. Can you blame 'em? JRTs are pretty awesome in every way. More...

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Instafamous Dogs with Petpreneur Tori Mistick

Join us as we dig into the feeds of 3 great Instapup accounts. Then learn how to growing your pup's Instagram from Wear Wag Repeat founder and social media expert Tori Mistick. More...

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Podcast Launch Party Giveaway

Thank you so much for joining us for our week-long Podcast Launch Party event. Don’t forget to submit your entry for the podcast launch party e-prizes. Your pup deserves a treat!  More...

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National Pet Parents Day Giveaway

Thank you so much for joining us for our National Pet Parents Day celebration. We’re thrilled to share our love of dogs with so many wonderful people.  More...

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Service Dogs with Author Kristin Tubb

We're proud to welcome award-winning children’s author Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, the creator of the excellent middle grade novel series told from the perspectives of service dogs.  More...

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Animal Defense League of Texas with Michelle Thorson

The Jack Russell Parents Podcast is proud to celebrate the April Adopt-a-thon sponsored by the Animal Defense League of Texas. We enjoyed speaking to Michelle Thorson, Development and Marketing Manager...  More...

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Bonding with Dogs feat. Dogs BOND Board Game Creator Alex Lu

In this special extended episode, we sniff out the best ways to begin bonding with dogs. Then we chat with Alex Lu, the creator of an amazing new board game called Dogs BOND.  More...

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Dog Sleeping Arrangements

This week, we examine the meaning of dog sleeping positions. We'll also share great JRT fan answers about how their Jack Russells take over their beds, too.  More...

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George the Jack Russell Terrier Saves New Zealand Children from Pit Bull Attack (Zoomiesode)

Yes, you read that title correctly... George, a tiny, bravehearted Jack Russell Terrier saves children from pit bulls which attacked them while they were walking home in Manaia, a small New Zealand town. Don't miss this incredible story... More...

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The Battle of the Bowl: How to Help Picky Eaters

What can you do when your dog won’t eat? Are they ill, or just suffering from “picky-itis”? Listen for great advice and get-’em-eating tricks for picky eaters, no matter the breed! More...

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Meet Piglet – The Blind, Deaf, and VERY Pink Dog (Zoomiesode)

Learn the amazing true story behind the Internet sensation, Piglet, the deaf and blind rescue dog who resembles Winnie the Pooh’s best bud! More...

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How Dogs Think

Ever wonder what your pup is pondering? Us too! To solve the mystery, we dig into a couple of great articles... More...

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Operation Ark: Rescuing Nowzad, the Dog Rescuers of Afghanistan (Zoomiesode)

Before turmoil engulfed Afghanistan this week, a charity relieved the suffering of animals in Afghanistan, including companion animals, working equines, and stray and abandoned dogs. More...

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Therapy Dogs with "Luna Howls at the Moon" Author Kristin Tubb

Join us as we discuss therapy dogs like the canine hero in Kristin O'Donnell Tubb's new middle grade novel Luna Howls at the Moon. More...

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Happy Birthday, Snoopy! (Live at the Charles Schulz Museum)

What better way to say “Happy Birthday, Snoopy!” than a trip to the Charles Schulz museum in Northern California’s wine country! More...

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Teenage Girl Fights Off Bear to Save Her Pups (Zoomiesode)

Mama bears got nothin' on this puppy mama! For out first weekly Zoomiesode (aka Thursday mini episode), we highlight how the most viral puppy parent story ever — how the teenage girl fights off bear to save her pups. More...

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The In-N-Out Burger Pup Patty (Minisode)

We were out of the studio for this week’s episode! Our dog park plans were rained out, so what better way to boost our spirits than the In-N-Out Burger Pup Patty?  More...

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The Dog Podcast Multiverse: Into the "WITH A DOG" Dimension with Carly the Incredible

We interview Carly Parish, an amazing fellow podcaster and creator of the With A Dog brand. More...

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The Top 4 Game Shows Easy for JRTs to Win (Zoomiesode)

If dogs could compete in human game shows which ones would Jack Russell Terriers dominate? More...

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Honoring K9 Veterans – Paws & Stripes Charity Spotlight (Zoomiesode)

K9 Veterans Day was founded to honor the founding of the US Army’s K9 Corps... More...

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FAMOUS JRT: Uggie From The Artist

Today we highlight the most decorated of all the famous JRTs, Uggie from The Artist, the 2011 Academy Award-winning film. More...

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Revealed: Stitch from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch is Actually a Jack Russell Terrier (Zoomiesode)

We curled up to watch Disney's Lilo & Stich and–to our surprise–saw the story of Jack Russell parenthood unfold! More...

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Healthy Pet Food Trends

Healthy eating isn’t going out of style any time soon, even for pups. Here are the latest in healthy pet food trends. More...

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Why Do Dogs Fetch (Zoomiesode)

Have you ever asked yourself, why do dogs fetch? The answer goes beyond just chasing prey. More...

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Celebrating Your Dog’s Birthday

Here's some excellent ideas for how to make your dog’s special day even more special! More...

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Leash Reactivity with Doggy Dojo Trainer Susan Light

Certified dog trainer extraordinaire Susan Light is back for advice on another common dog behavior issue — leash reactivity. More...

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Top 3 Reasons You Should Never Own a Jack Russell Terrier (Zoomiesode)

Raising a dog isn't for everyone. Especially if that dog is a Jack Russell Terrier! More...

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Why Are There Short and Long-legged Russell Terriers?

Today we explore the reason for short and long-legged Russell Terriers. More...

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Anaphylaxis in Dogs and a Coin Toss

Between losing a beloved family member and almost losing our dog to a severe allergic reaction, it’s been a rough couple of weeks. More...

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Most Popular Podcast Episodes of 2021 – #1 Barking & Noise Reactivity

Finishing our countdown of the most popular podcast episodes of 2021, we present our interview with Doggy Dojo founder Susan Light. More...

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Most Popular Podcast Episodes of 2021 – #2 Dog Names

Continuing our countdown of the most popular podcast episodes of 2021, we present the second most-listened to entry: Dog Names. More...

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Majority of Dogs Overeat During the Holidays (Zoomiesode)

The best parts of the holidays are family and food. And dogs are family members who really like food, so… More...

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Decreasing Holiday Stress for Dogs (Zoomiesode)

Today we explore some ways for decreasing holiday stress for dogs, by treating or preventing these common stressors. More...

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Why We’re Thankful for Our Dog (Zoomiesode)

We bet you can relate to all of these blessings if you have fuzzy four-legged family members! More...

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Top 9 Tips for Dog Boarding During the Holidays

Traveling can be stressful – especially if you have to leave behind the fuzziest member of your family! More...

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Constant Jumping – Dog Behavior Solutions

Have you stopped having people over because your dog is outta control? We did, and that’s why we’re exploring some helpful tips from dog experts about the most common dog behavior problems. More...

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Rescuing Dogs from Hurricane Ida (Zoomiesode)

It never ceases to amaze how selfless people can be during a disaster—sacrificing for other humans and animals, alike. More...

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Reflections of a Dog Family

Earlier this summer, we visited our extended family in Northern California for a bit of relaxation and fun in the sun with our fuzzy friends. More...

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National Dog Day e-Gift Card Giveaway!

To celebrate, catch up on past episodes of your favorite dog podcast and don't forget to enter our $50 PetSmart e-gift card giveaway... More...

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Dog Photo Advice for National Dog Photography Day

Happy National Dog Photography Day! To celebrate the occasion we are digging into: photo hacks from professional dog photogs; 3 beautiful (and fun) dog photography books... More...

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Barking & Noise Reactivity with Doggy Dojo Trainer Susan Light

Barking and loud noise aversion are usual issues for puppy parents – especially during the July 4th weekend. Join us as we decode the meaning of different types of barks. Stay for a fun and enlightening interview with Doggy Dojo Podcast creator and licensed dog trainer Susan Light... More...

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What Are Your Dog's Best Tricks?

Let’s brag about all the cool things our dogs can do! Or all the hilarious ways they defy our commands! So, what are your dog’s best tricks?  More...

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Dog Walking and the Zoomies

This week, we will explain "the zoomies." And since we couldn't include the segment in the dog walking episode, we'll read JRT fan answers to the question, "Do you walk your dog, or does your dog walk you?  More...

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Famous JRTs: Moose aka Eddie from Frasier

In this, the first of our Famous Jack Russell Terrier episodes, we chat about the legendary career of Moose aka Eddie from Frasier, the award-winning TV show which aired from September 1993 through May 2004.  More...

The Best Dogs for Your Personality Type

In this bonus episode, we will discuss the Enneagram and list the best dogs for your personality type. Which breed should you get?  More...

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4 Ways to Know Whether You're Ready for a Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terriers are more than a breed of dog. They are a calling. When you welcome a JRT into your family, you take on a mission. A mission to raise the strongest willed, intensely lovable, and fiercely loyal creature ever to share a home with humans.  More...

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How to Celebrate National Puppy Day

Every day must feel like a celebration to dogs. Their perpetual joy is unshakable. Humans, on the other hand, often need an excuse to celebrate — and what better reason than National Puppy Day!  More...

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Walking Your Human with Children's Author Liz Ledden

We had a great time chatting with Liz about the inspiration behind her must-read book, the process of writing, as well as laughing about the craziness that inevitably ensues whenever we take our pups outdoors.  More...

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Dog Breed Name Origins

Today we explore the surprising stories behind some of the most popular breed appellations. More...

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Jack Russell Terriers, Thugs in Clown Suits – Interview With JRTCA Chairperson Catherine Brown

We have the honor of sitting down with the Chairperson of the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America (JRTCA). She’s as hilarious as she is knowledgable about the most lovable “little big dogs” that ever lived. More...

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What to Do if Your Dog Eats Chocolate (Zoomiesode)

How to spot the symptoms of chocolate poisoning if they sneak something sweet. More...

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Girl Miraculously Survives Blizzard By Hugging a Dog (Zoomiesode)

On January 13th, 2022, a 10-year old Russian girl survived a blizzard by hugging a dog for 18 hours! More...

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Sighthounds and Galgos del Sol with Marylou Hecht

Discover the amazing work of Galgos del Sol, the international dog rescue and adoption charity. More...

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Benefits of Walking Your Dog

Since it's Walk Your Dog Month, we give you a list of compelling reasons to celebrate. More...

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RIP Betty White, a Dog Lover for the Ages (Zoomiesode)

To honor Betty White's passing, we’re sharing some of her famous quotes about her love for, and life with, dogs and animals. More...

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Human Infertility and Puppy Parenting

We’re bringing the show full circle, revisiting the humbling topic we began our show with in 2021: human infertility and puppy parenting. More...

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Puppy Parent New Year Resolutions (Zoomiesode)

The best way to end 2021 as a puppy parent is to figure out how to make 2022 even better. More...

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Most Popular Podcast Episodes of 2021 - #3 Dogs and the Enneagram

To give ourselves more time to count our blessings, for the next three Mondays we'll revisit our most popular podcast episodes of 2021, starting with Dogs and the Enneagram. More...

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Interview: Mim Eichler Rivas, Co-author of Piglet: The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family

With us today is esteemed author and animal lover, whose brilliant biographical books have been adapted into powerful films, such as Pursuit of Happiness and Antwone Fisher... More...

Audrey Hepburn, a Classic Jack Russell Parent

Audrey Hepburn, a Classic Jack Russell Parent (Zoomiesode)

In addition to the arts, fashion, and humanitarianism, Audrey Hepburn was famous for her love of dogs. More...

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The Most Confusing Human Things for Dogs

Do you ever watch your dog and wonder WHAT ARE THEY THINKING? They probably do the same. Today we explore confusing human things for dogs. More...

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Perfect Gifts for Dog Lovers 2021

In celebration of the amazing guests we’ve had this year, and as a favor for y’all, we bring you a list of wonderful dog-themed products and services the dog lovers in your life are sure to enjoy. More...

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What Is Your Dog’s REAL Age? A New Formula (Zoomiesode)

Researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine has a new method of calculating canine aging based on your dog’s DNA. More...

Dog Breeds Built for Cold Weather (Zoomiesode)

Today we bring you a listacast, a podcast with a list! The list: top dog breeds built for cold weather. More...

Interview with Dogs in Space Producers Jeremiah Cortez and Adam Henry

Interview with Dogs in Space Producers Jeremiah Cortez and Adam Henry

We’re over the moon as we welcome TWO amazing guests this week! Don’t miss this stellar interview with Dogs in Space producers Jeremiah Cortez and Adam Henry. More...

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Clifford the Big Red Dog is a Hugely Adorable Tale! (Zoomiesode)

Technology has finally caught up to our childhood imaginations and at long last, a live-action version of Clifford the Big Red Dog hits theaters! More...

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Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin? (Zoomiesode)

With the holidays approaching, one of the most important questions we must answer is, Can dogs eat pumpkin? More...

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Netflix’s Dogs in Space – A Hilarious, Bingeworthy Pup-o-rama (Zoomiesode)

In the not-so-distant future, genetically enhanced dogs are sent across the universe in search of a new home for the human race. More...

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Adopt-a-Dog Month with Photographer Traer Scott

We celebrate Adopt-a-Dog Month with Traer Scott, famed animal photographer and author of Shelter Dogs and Finding Home: Shelter Dogs and Their Stories. More...

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Southwest Airlines Employees Find Stowaway Dog in Luggage (Zoomiesode)

Icky's puppy parents were about to go on vacation and she wasn't havin' it! More...

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Dog Sets Guinness World Record Running Bases at MLB Stadium (Zoomiesode)

A Jack Russell Terrier—of course!—appropriately named Macho has done the impossible. He rounded all the bases at a major league stadium in only 21.06 seconds. More...

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Wolves, Wild and Domesticated Dogs

Do our fuzzy BFFs, modern day wolves, and wild dogs share a common ancestor? How are they all still alike? More...

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Top Dog Breeds: 1980’s vs. 2020 (Zoomiesode)

If the popular dog breeds are a reflection of pop culture, how have the top 10 lists changed from the 1980’s to 2020? More...

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Surprising Dog Facts (Zoomiesode)

Not only are dogs pretty much the best animals ever, they’re also super interesting! More...

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Top 9 90's Movies Inspired by Jack Russell Terriers

Betcha didn’t know that the top 9 90’s movies were inspired by Jack Russell Terriers! Listen and hear the 411 on flicks from Edward Scissorhands and Sandlot, to Twister and Encino Man. More...

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Elmo Gets a Puppy - Even He Loves Jack Russell Terriers! (Zoomiesode)

Elmo is getting himself a muppet pupy — a MUPPY! And not just any muppy — a Jack Russell Terrier!! More...

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The Rainbow Bridge and How to Cope With the Loss of a Dog

Truly the only drawback of having a dog is that we don't get to have them long enough. More...

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The Latest in Dog Enrichment

What is dog enrichment and why is it important? We sniff out some excellent ideas to enrich your pups' lives. More...

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Dogs and the Enneagram

This week, we dig into the 9 Enneagram personality types and how they relate to dog parenting. We'll also interview special guest and Enneagram expert Kelsey Taylor, as well as share...  More...

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