10 Gifts For A Jack Russell Terrier That Will Actually Be Used

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When you first adopt a Jack Russell Terrier, you may be curious as to what other items you will need to purchase or what kind of gifts and items will even be appealing to this unique dog breed.

As a proud Jack Russell Terrier owner, I understand the feeling of always wanting to pleasure and spoil our beloved pets with gifts that they will enjoy and make use of.

Luckily, from my experience and knowledge on this topic, the list is nearly endless as to what you can purchase for this dog breed.

But with so many options out there, it can be difficult to decide what to buy.

Especially if you are a new dog owner or new to owning and raising a Jack Russell Terrier.

That is what I am here to help with in today’s discussion.

I have put together a list of 10 unique gifts and items for Jack Russell Terriers and their owners, all of which will not only be enjoyable for your Jack Russell Terrier but will also help aid in keeping your JRT busy and active.

I didn’t want to get too hyper-specific when I used the word “gift” for this discussion.

I wanted this discussion to be able to help someone who is raising a JRT currently or someone who is just shopping for a friend or family member who owns and raises a JRT.

All these items are great for this dog breed whether it’s a gift or just a pure necessity as a new JRT dog owner.

Most of the gifts or items we discuss today are going to be items that will allow you to participate in much-needed exercise for your JRT or items that will help serve a purpose around the home in one way or another.

Let’s start diving into those 10 specific items kicking it off with number 1.

KONG Classic Dog Toy

KONG Classic Medium Dog Toy Red Medium
$20.19 ($10.10 / Count)
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The KONG Classic Dog Toy is a must-have for any Jack Russell Terrier owner and one of the most popular dog toys you can purchase.

It has been for the past several years and I have personally owned probably 6-8 of these over the last 5 years for my two dogs.

They love them. Plain and simple.

This toy is made of durable, chew-resistant rubber and can be filled with treats, which will keep your JRT entertained for hours.

It’s also great for promoting healthy chewing habits, as it helps to clean teeth and strengthen jaw muscles.

Chewing habits can be a problem during the initial years with a JRT so it’s important to have plenty of options around the home for your JRT to keep busy with as opposed to damaging valuable items around the house.

Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Puzzle Toy

Outward Hound Hide A Squirrel Plush Dog Toy Puzzle
$13.59
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The Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Puzzle Toy is a great gift for Jack Russell Terriers who love to play and solve puzzles.

If your JRT doesn’t quite understand this kind of toy yet, it would be best to teach them or interact with them as they learn to use a toy like this.

Exercise is one part of the equation, but another important part is mental stimulation.

Providing this is going to create a JRT that is much better behaved in the long run.

This toy comes with a tree trunk and several squeaky squirrels that can be hidden inside.

If you are new to the world of the JRT, squirrels are a crowd-pleaser. My JRT chases and literally goes crazy over squirrels.

Trust me, this is a great option.

Your JRT will have to figure out how to get the squirrels out, which will keep them occupied and entertained.

Chuckit! Ultra Ball

Chuckit! Dog Fetch Toy Ultra Ball
$17.82
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The Chuckit! Ultra Ball is perfect for Jack Russell Terriers who love to play fetch which is basically all JRTs.

This ball is made of high-quality, durable rubber and has a high bounce, which will keep your dog entertained for hours.

I own one of these myself and like to use it in open fields in my area or in my backyard.

A lot of toys that are often used for fetching with a JRT shockingly end up not being very durable or can lose your JRTs interest relatively quickly.

This Chuckit ultra ball is the opposite and has lasted me over 2 years.

It’s great for outdoor play, as it’s easy to clean and can be used in water, and can easily burn off some of that pent-up energy your JRT may have.

Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness

Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness
$49.95 ($49.95 / Count)
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The Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness is a great gift for Jack Russell Terrier owners who love to take their dogs on outdoor adventures.

However, I highly recommend that if you enjoy walking or running with your JRT that you do so safely and responsibly.

To do this, I highly recommend using a harness such as this one.

Jack Russells have a very intense prey drive and are known to be easily distracted.

Having a harness will help reduce the chances of losing control of your dog which can ultimately pose dangers such as being off the leash around strangers or running into traffic.

This harness is made of durable, padded materials and has two leash attachment points for added control.

It’s also adjustable, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your dog.

Lastly, harnesses like this are fantastic for countering dogs that are known to be heavy pullers during walks or runs, giving you much more control over the situation.

Trust me, once you use this, you will never go back.

Furbo Dog Camera

Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera
$197.15
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The Furbo Dog Camera is a great gift for Jack Russell Terrier owners who want to keep an eye on their pets when they’re not at home.

Trust me.

The Jack Russell Terrier is 100% a dog that is worth investing in gear that allows you to have an extra set of eyes for them when you need to be away from them for an extended period.

Boredom and being alone is a recipe for bad behavior with a JRT so it can never hurt to have an extra set of equipment that can help you see if your JRT is doing something you prefer they don’t.

This camera allows you to see, talk to your dog through the microphone and even toss treats to your dog using your smartphone.

It also has a barking alert feature, which will notify you when your dog is barking.

Chuckit! Travel Dog Bed

Chuckit! Travel Dog Bed
$31.47
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Yep. Chuckit makes our list twice today which should give you confidence that this is a brand that makes quality gear and toys for your Jack Russell Terrier.

The Chuckit! Travel Dog Bed is perfect for Jack Russell Terrier owners who love to travel with their pets.

I personally don’t travel too often with my JRT, but I do know how much Luna loves her dog beds.

I also understand that traveling is becoming more and more common in 2023.

This is why I found it important to include some travel gear in this list and that certainly includes a quality dog bed to keep your JRT comfortable during travels.

This bed is made of durable, waterproof materials and can be easily rolled up for transport.

It’s also easy to clean and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Nylabone Dura Chew Textured Ring

Nylabone Power Chew Textured Dog Chew Ring Toy
$7.75
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The Nylabone Dura Chew Textured Ring is a great gift for Jack Russell Terriers who love to chew which is essentially all Jack Russells.

Especially when they are young, and you haven’t had the opportunity to train them not to do so yet.

Trust me.

Chewing is one of the biggest challenges I went through with my JRT in the first 18 months.

Use some of the budget on quality items and promote your dog chewing on items you prefer.

This ring is made of durable, chew-resistant nylon and has ridges and nubs that promote healthy chewing habits.

It’s also great for reducing plaque and tartar buildup.

K&H Pet Products Self-Warming Lounge Sleeper

K&H Pet Products Self-Warming Lounge Sleeper Dog Bed
$84.89
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The K&H Pet Products Self-Warming Lounge Sleeper is a great gift for Jack Russell Terrier owners who want to provide their pets with a comfortable place to rest.

This is different from our previously mentioned bed which is more designed for comfort during travel.

JRTs will also want to be comfortable in the home.

Especially for those of you potentially considering crate training or that want to use a crate when you aren’t home or sleeping.

This is a must-have bed for the inside of the home.

This bed has a soft, cozy interior that provides warmth and comfort, and a non-slip bottom that keeps the bed in place. It’s also easy to clean and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

PetSafe Busy Buddy Twist ‘n Treat

PetSafe Busy Buddy Twist 'n Treat Dispensing Dog Toy
$9.99
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The PetSafe Busy Buddy Twist ‘n Treat is another great gift for Jack Russell Terriers who love to play and chew.

Again, not to beat a dead horse, but this is essentially every JRT you could potentially adopt.

Playful and high-energy are not behaviors that are hit-and-miss with JRTs. They are guarantees with all JRTS.

Ergo, you need plenty of options, toys, and gear around the home to keep them busy.

Otherwise, they are going to keep you busy, which can turn into a real problem fast.

This toy has a twist-off design that allows you to fill it with your dog’s favorite treats, which will keep them entertained for hours.

It’s also made of durable, chew-resistant materials that promote healthy chewing habits.

Pet Gear Easy Step III Pet Stairs

Pet Gear Easy Step III Pet Stairs
$62.89
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I bet you are thinking this item isn’t needed because of all the videos or information you have seen about how high a JRT can jump which probably leads you to believe that you don’t need anything to help them move vertically.

The Pet Gear Easy Step III Pet Stairs are a great gift for Jack Russell Terrier owners who want to make it easier for their pets to reach high places.

I highly recommend these items for JRTs that are young puppies or JRTs that are getting higher in age.

It can reduce pain and strain getting into bed or up onto a couch for a JRT that doesn’t have the strength they may have once had.

These stairs are made of durable, slip-resistant materials and have wide, deep steps that make it easy for your dog to climb up and down.

They’re also easy to assemble and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

The Takeaway

You have one important thing you must remember if you plan to adopt a Jack Russell Terrier.

This also applies to those of you shopping for someone else who owns a JRT.

Jack Russell Terriers are active, intelligent dogs that love to play and explore.

By providing them with gifts that are both entertaining and practical, you’ll be able to strengthen the bond between you and you’re your JRT.

From toys that promote healthy chewing habits to beds that provide warmth and comfort, there are plenty of great gifts out there for Jack Russell Terriers and their owners.

Not to mention, all these items are designed to provide your JRT with happiness, mental and physical stimulation, and designed to provide a mental break for the owner.

Even the most behaved JRT can be a handful so it’s better to go into this battle well equipped and prepared.

If you do, your stress level will be greatly reduced, and you will be much happier about your decision to adopt.

So why not spoil your JRT today? It’s only beneficial for you both.

Luna and I wish you the best of luck if you recently adopted or plan to adopt soon.

Josh Martin- Founder and Creator of Terrier Owner

Josh Martin is the proud owner of a female Jack Russell Terrier Named Luna. Josh founded TerrierOwner.com to share the stories of owning a Terrier and to help all terrier owners with the struggles, excitement and common questions that come with being a new terrier parent.

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