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Help with nipping jack russell terrier

My Jack Russel has begun to nip and bite when he is put into his kennel or if he's trying to get outside and you try and stop him

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Nov 18, 2011
Dog nipping
by: Gloria

Dog nipping is a sign of aggression and must be nipped in the bud right away. A dog that nips is trying to be the alpha dog/pack leader and is probably a little uneasy because he is not sure of his place in the pack.
You have to show the dog that you are the pack leader. Try little things like having the dog eat after the humans. Have him earn treats by practicing sitting and waiting. Release him and give him a treat (only if there is no nipping and he has sat). Maybe when you go to put him in his kennel - have him sit outside it and after he has sat and is waiting, put the treat in the kennel and then release him so he has to go inside the kennel to get the treat and you don't have to worry about him nipping. See if this helps. If this doesn't start helping I would call on a behavioral therapist before things get worse.

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