Stewie is a 13-lb Jack Russell Terrier, 8-10 years old. He’s housetrained and knows how to use a doggy door. He likes to sleep in his own doggy bed next to his person’s and is crate trained. Stewie is usually well behaved and obedient, responding well to “come” and “no.” As JRTs are known for their stubborn nature, he’s working on perfecting “sit” and long “stays” (he knows exactly what to do, he just sometimes chooses not to).
He is high energy and requires daily exercise; his current routine is walking 2-3 miles per day. He also loves to play with toys, especially tennis balls and can burn up some of that energy with a good game of tug-of-war. Stewie is okay on leash, but is working on his social skills when it comes to other dogs and some humans. He also doesn’t care for skateboards or bicycles whizzing by.
Stewie gets along well with the resident JRT mix but doesn’t engage in play with her (although she would like him to). He also lives with cats. He likes them and is usually good around them, but will chase them down hard if they run from him. Stewie is also working on some separation anxiety. He is affectionate and will follow you from room to room. He is a very good watchdog but is working on his manners when people come to the door. Stewie would be best with someone who is familiar with his breed characteristics. I refer to him as the “biggest little dog you’ll ever meet.”