Socialization of the Jack Russell Terrier
Puppy socialization is the process of acquiring knowledge and skills that will help him adapt to the world around him. Proper socialization means comfort and peace of mind for Jack in all life situations.
The process of socialization begins from the first days of a puppy's life when he is with his nursing mother and littermates. Little Jack begins the process of getting to know the world through playing with his brothers, sisters, and mother. He begins to recognize himself as a dog and not some other creature.
It is known that if there are no other dogs around a puppy from birth, he may associate himself with any other species that is around; a person, a cat, or even a plush toy. That's why you shouldn't take a puppy away from his mother before he's 6-8 weeks old.
A newborn puppy does not know how to behave with other species - humans, other dogs, cats, etc. The rules of communication must be taught to the puppy first by the breeder and then by the new owner. The process of learning the world by little Jack is carried out through the prism of your perception of the environment. If you're afraid of thunder, Jack will be.
Give your puppy the chance to interact with different people, animals, and situations in life. And the more varied those situations are, the more confident and socially adapted Jack will grow.
For instance, if you don't have kids and your puppy grew up without knowing who little kids are, as an adult he's likely to react inappropriately to them.
Take Jack for walks where there are lots of other dogs and let him play with them. Take him in the car, allow him to walk with strangers and children, take him to social gatherings, stores, and restaurants (provided they allow dogs, of course), and take him on public transportation.
Remember: a dog that hasn't been socialized can grow up to be an unpredictable, nervous, and aggressive creature.