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I just adopted a 1 year old jack russell. She's extremely nervous around my labrador all the time. When she's not around my lab, she's just calm. She displays behaviour that's quite the opposite of a jack russell. What do you think the reasons are for the odd behaviour

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Jul 29, 2011
Jack russell terrier anxious around other dog
by: Anonymous

This is a tough one. JRTs are very picky about which other breeds of dogs they will hang out with. It's less of a problem for dogs who were properly socialized...but your JRT is a rescue dog and so most likely was not properly socialized to other dogs as a puppy. Begin a process of slowly introducing them and desensitizing your JRT to your lab. Give treats, praise, and rewards as much as possible and proceed cautiously and with care.

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