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Aggressive 6yr old JRT

by Danielle
(Manning,SC US)

We've had our 6 yr old male JRT since he was 10 weeks old, and lets just say I cant remember a time that he was not aggresive and down right mean, if he doesnt get his way or your bothering him. He has bitten me, my mom and my 13 yr old son. The dog just bit my mom last night because she reached for the tv control. He has been neutered,and we try to play with him and love on him but all we get are growls and teeth shown. When he's around other people he's fine and peolpe cant believe that he is like this towards us, I try to be dominant but he charges me and sometimes I have to prepare to get bitten if I dont stand down. We have done some training and he behaves in front of everyone else, it's when he's home that he shows his true colors. I dont know what else to do, I was considering putting him in a kennel outside but I dont know how he would handle that mentally. Someone please help us!!!

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Jul 30, 2012
by: Anonymous

Trying to dominate him is likely going to make the problem worse. I agree that you should contact a positive reinforcement trainer who can help you and then you will have tools to practice and use for those everyday moments. Hopefully you will learn strategies to prevent the aggression. It is a journey but they are worth it!

Jul 17, 2012
Aggressive JRT
by: Deborah

Please do not kennel him that might make him worse and that is down right mean!Try to get a trainer in and they can always help you alot!I have 2 boy Jacks and Elvis my 5 year old used to be very alpha and aggressive too and ever since we got our second Jack Elvis is a changed dog Please try a trainer before you do anything else and do not kennel him and leave him outside that is not good mentally at all!!!!

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