I have a rapidly approaching 3 year old Jack Russell Terrier. I have only had him for 10 months but during that time we have built up quite a bond and he seems perfectly relaxed and happy around me. However, he is quite highly strung and when we visit the vet it can be a bit of a nightmare. He has never been much of a touchy feely type dog but does let me stroke him and likes a cuddle every now and then but it does seem to have to be on his terms. When we go to the vet he just doesn't want to be touched or examined in any way and will do everything possible to get off the examination table. He is not aggressive in any way but does get himself worked up so much that he becomes very hot and pants (the vet tried to listen to his chest yesterday but couldn't because of all the panting). I have maintained stroking him generally and touching him in doggy sensitive places (belly, paws, ears etc) at home and he will allow me to do it but clearly doesn't like it most of the time. I persevere with this but it doesn't seem to make any difference when we visit the vet. At the vets I remain calm at all times and even take him out for a long relaxing walk prior to the visit but none of this seems to matter as he simply wants to get off the table and get outta there! Also it doesn't seem to matter if the vet is male or female - he doesn't particularly like either. My biggest worry is that if anything serious should happen to him, examining him would be almost impossible which in the long run could be to his detriment. Any ideas from anyone?