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John B

by John

My jack wants to fight other dogs especially when on the lead. Initially she will wag her tail and have a smell of the other dog. Then she wants to fight.

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Aug 09, 2014
by: Anonymous

My JR girl was the same. I got her from a shelter at 4 months old so I don't know her history other than that she was a stray. I started taking her to the local dog park regularly, only when there are only a few other dogs there. I've noticed there's a huge difference between her attitude towards other dogs when she is off leash opposed to on a leash, I believe she feels vulnerable on the leash. I also organised play dates with friends dogs this all helped a lot and although she's still feisty it's no longer a problem. Socialise socialise socialise! Good luck.

Feb 14, 2014
Female Jack trying to be friendly
by: James

It sounds like your Jack could use a little more socialization. She wants to make friends but doesn't know how. Is there a safe environment like an obedience class that you could take her to? That way she would learn some commands (which will be helpful with the aggression) while she is around other pups. Also, I while she is on the lead and you are walking her. I would keep her interactions very short. Just long enough for her to sniff and wag her tail. THen quickly give her a treat, say "good girl" and then walk away. Keep doing this and gradually try to build up positive but more lengthy time without the aggression.

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