Biting and aggression
Help! My partner and I got a JRT 4 weeks ago from an animal rescue - 3 yr old Sophie. She did have a history of some aggression but over a 6 mth period while at the rescue centre we both bonded well with her, had her home for weekends and eventually adopted her. Everything was great - we did all the right things (we thought) after reading a lot about JRTs, established my partner as leader of the pack etc. He's been spending a lot of time training her and she's come on so well, really fitted into the home, is very affectionate and is (was!) becoming very obedient. She has a very strong bond with my partner as she's with him all day - I'm out at work. Last night he was out - she gets very mopey when he's not there, but she was ok. Then I went to stroke her and she bit me, not badly, but enough to know we need to deal with this. Any suggestions? We've read all about "leader of the pack" etc but what do you do with other members of the family? I obviously also need to establish myself as an authority figure but it's not so easy when I don't get to spend as much time with her. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!