2 year old jack russell become very grumpy!

by leanne
(swadlincote, england)

hi guys,

so as the title says scrappy (she looks like scrappy doo lol) is 2 in feb and has recently become very grumpy towards everyone to the point im considering having to let her go, and its not a choice i make lightly :( i have three children all under 5 and shes even started growing and nipping at them (that my worry) we have 2 jack russels and a staffy pup (the grumpyness started well before pup came along) and 3 cats. shes previously been fine and of a good nature but her behaviour lately is worrying as nothing happens to cause her to 'snap' ie the kids pullin at her etc infact she seems to go out of her way to look for a fight. she is due into season at some point int he next month would have her neutered help maybe? any advice would be much appreciated guys

thanks
leanne

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Oct 14, 2012
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by: Anonymous

Sounds like you have some sibling rivalry going on there. When she misbehaves, she gets attention, albeit, bad attention, any attention is good to her. I don't believe in getting rid of animals, because there are problems. I believe in solving the problems. What I would suggest is a training collar. sportdog I think is the name of the one I use. The remote is on a lanyard that i keep around my neck, and if he misbehaves, he gets a tone... most often the tone is sufficient. I have only used the buzz on a low level, in issues of safety, for instance, when he blasts out the gate, through the electric fence! JRT's are very head strong, so, they need a lot of consistency, a lot of love too. and playtime. I would encourage you to get the girl spayed, for everyone's sake. It could help some, but will not take the place of rewarding good behavior and consistency. Good luck!

Oct 14, 2012
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by: Anonymous

Sounds like you have some sibling rivalry going on there. When she misbehaves, she gets attention, albeit, bad attention, any attention is good to her. I don't believe in getting rid of animals, because there are problems. I believe in solving the problems. What I would suggest is a training collar. sportdog I think is the name of the one I use. The remote is on a lanyard that i keep around my neck, and if he misbehaves, he gets a tone... most often the tone is sufficient. I have only used the buzz on a low level, in issues of safety, for instance, when he blasts out the gate, through the electric fence! JRT's are very head strong, so, they need a lot of consistency, a lot of love too. and playtime. I would encourage you to get the girl spayed, for everyone's sake. It could help some, but will not take the place of rewarding good behavior and consistency. Good luck!

Oct 12, 2012
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Grumpy Jack
by: Deborah

I have 2 boy Jacks and once in awhile my Elvis who is 5 every once in a while gets an attitude and they say the some Jacks are like that.My other one Patchie is the other way around always happy and no problems at all.I think they call it a Jack attitude.LOL

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