Eating our chickens

by Janis
(Collegeville, PA)

Our JR is 6 months old and is digging under the chicken coop and attacking the chickens. She is also, after being walked, peeing on my granddaughter's bed. Please help!!!

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Oct 07, 2012
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Eating our chickens and...
by: Janis

Thanks, Brenda. The puppy is really my granddaughter's. I will pass this on to them because they have an outside enclosed porch that might be the right place to confine her when she is out of the crate.

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Eating our chickens and...
by: Janis

Thanks, Brenda. The puppy is really my granddaughter's. I will pass this on to them because they have an outside enclosed porch that might be the right place to confine her when she is out of the crate.

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Jack Russell eating chickens
by: Brenda

Hi there,
The problem with Jack Russells is that they are runners and diggers. I'm sure the noise of the chickens, the cage, moving chicken parts, etc. has all contributed in attracting the attention of your Jack Russell. One solution is to keep your Jack on a leash so that he cannot get to this area. Another solution would be to build a fence or a below ground concrete area so that your Jack can't dig through.

In terms of the urinating - it sounds like your Jack isn't fully house trained yet. 6 months is still really young. Make sure you have a good enzyme based cleaner to get out all scents (since dogs will revisit spots they have gone before) and I would limit the areas of the house where your Jack is allowed until you get this issue under control. Maybe select one area and put up a doggie fence. Also make sure your Jack is on a set walking schedule and gets plenty of exercise.

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