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Behavior of a female Jack Russell

by Jen
(Devils Lake, ND)

Hi. I have a 6 month (soon to be 7 months old) female Jack Russell. Who has been spayed in the month of January and has been treated for a UTI shortly after her spay. I also have a 2 year old male Jack Russell Terrier. They get a long pretty well...they are constantly wrestling with eachother which I think is fairly normal for them for how much energy they have!! My question is this...Mya is kenneled through out the day when my fiance and I are at work and both dogs do sleep with us at night. When we first got Mya she would pee in our bed than she quit peeing in our bed and now lately she started up again. My fiance and I have talked about kenneling her up at night but we do feel bad because she is kennel for atleast 8 hours a day monday through Friday. We have not changed her routine in anyway. Mya is demands our attention all the time as where our male dog Rowdy hardly gets any attention which it doesn't seem to bother him. He is the type...he will let you know when he wants attention from you. I try to give both dogs the same amount of attention as I can so they don't feel like one is getting more than the other. Rowdy is just fine...its Mya that I am concerned about. Do you have any tips or suggestions on how to fix this problem??

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Mar 04, 2012
by: Peter

I wonder if there was a reoccurence of the UTI, sometimes that is when you see that kind of peeing.
It couldn't hurt to check with your Vet. If it's not a UTI.....I know you feel bad about crating her at night, but many dogs actually like sleeping in the crate because they like having their own space. The bonus to that is that most dogs will not pee where they sleep. And if that doesn't solve things, then maybe you need to go back to potty training basics because she might not be fully trained. The bells are a good idea but you may have to go over with her a few times, show her and also give her a treat. A strict schedule done every few hours will help with that. Walk her over to the bells, ring them with her, give her a treat, take her out. Do this consistently until she seems to understand (be open to the fact that the bells may not work for her like it does for your other dog).

Feb 29, 2012
by: Anonymous

Hi Sylavia
We got her in September, she was a little over a month old. I know that all dogs are different but when we got our male Jack Russell(2 yrs ago)...he was potty trained within 5 months and she is going on 7 months and still having accidents. Do you believe in rubbing her nose in her own urine to make her stop having accidents in the house? I think its wrong to do that and also think its a form of animal abuse...I show her where she goes potty at and tell her no and than take her outside. I even have a long rope with bells hanging on the door handle and I jiggle it when I take her out and tell her outside in hopes that she will catch on. She has tugged on it once when we first got it and I let her out right away and praised her but has not done it since.

Feb 29, 2012
Jack Russell peeing
by: Sylvia

Have you had your Jack Russell long.
We got a male Jack Russell who did that.
Just stay with it and tell her no and put her outside whenever you catch her peeing.
If she hasn't been with you long it could be
separation anxiety.
Our male Russell went through that, but was fine
after a couple of week.

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