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Jack won't sit with me

by Chris chesters

I hope someone can cast some light on this please?

I met mt my partner 4 years ago & she has a jack (Bliss) who was 12 at the time. Everything was fine & Bliss soon associated me with throwing her ball, as soon as I walked in the house she would drop the ball at my feet.

As she got older, her desire to play ball has stopped & then last summer she stopped even wanting to be on the settee with me. She will sit on the settee with my partner but as soon as I come in the room & sit down, she ju,ps down, comes in the kitchen & sits there on her own all night.

I've never been cruel to her & it's upsetting that at almost 16, she's spending her twilight years as a recluse in the kitchen.

My partners colleague mentioned yesterday that she thought her jack was going senile as he has started refusing to sit on the settee with her & her husband.

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Feb 19, 2014
JRT won't sit with me
by: Allen

I'm wondering if Bliss feels there may not be enough room on the settee. Maybe now that she is older she needs more room to be comfortable and with two people she feels a bit squished. I wouldn't take it personally. Maybe when you go to sit with your partner, bring some treats to entice her to stay. Or maybe if you got to the settee first with some treats, that would help her associate you and the settee with something positive.

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