Growling and biting puppy

by Rochelle
(Perth, WA. Australia)

I have a Jack Russell Cross Maltese, shes always been so friendly and gentle with other dogs, she especially liked my old neighbours dog who was kelpie. So when i moved in with my partner he decided to get a kelpie x american staff. They got along so well at first, always playing and cuddling together. But now i think shes starting to get sick of the new puppy, we've had him about 10 weeks now and shes bitten him on the nose a few days ago and he was bleeding. She also growls with a ball in her mouth and tries barking/biting and chasing him when were playing fetch at the park. Theyre walked twice a day and sleep inside and given so much love and attention i jusst cant think of what else it could be. Please help me! i just dont want her to hurt him or be growling and agressive towards him :(

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Jack getting aggressive NEW
by: Brian

It could be that she is trying to be the alpha in this relationship. Jacks in general have a history of being aggressive with other breeds. Even though she sounds like a sweet, loving and well behaved dog, it couldn't hurt to take her (or both of them) to an obedience class so that you show her that you are the dominant one. And then consistently work on obedience skills with her to help cut down on her behavior at home. Hope this helps!

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