Linda

by Linda
(Saint Augustine, FL)

I have a 4 year old JRT. He is territorial (small man syndrome) but sweet after he knows you. I'm thinking of introducing a 1 1/2 year old JRT who needs a good home; also a male. How do I get beyond the introduction hurdle?

I fear aggression.

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Mar 05, 2012
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Linda
by: Deborah

I would also when you get the new Jack pay alot of attention to your older Jack when the new one comes because of Jealousy when there is jealousy there will be a lot of aggression with that!And then with time you can LOVE them both the same like when I brought my second Jack into the picture!

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Linda
by: Deborah

I have 2 JRT,s and I was afraid the same way I rescued my second one and I have 2 boys I rescued Patch about 4 months ago and what we did was to get my other Jack Elvis out of his territory by taking both of them for a walk the woman that brought Patch to me walked Patch and I walked Elvis and then after that we took both of them into my Backyard and they played for quite a long time and after that we had a couple of issues but Jacks are like that Elvis is the Alpha Male and Patch is very submissive so now they are perfect brothers but you need to take yours out of his territory and they will be fine Elvis is 4 and Patch is 13 months..Good Luck and Please let me know how it goes and here is my email address to let me know what happens?debwhite4@verizon.net I live in Sarasota Florida.

Mar 04, 2012
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by: Rebecca

I recently brought in a new JRT. If possible, I would start the introductions on neutral territory - maybe meeting up at a nearby park if possible (before you bring him home). Let them sniff each other, have treats on hand to reward for non aggressive behavior. If you could do this more than once, that would be even better. When you first bring the new guy home, make sure things are done slowly. Put the new Jack in his own crate and have your other JRT time to sniff. Again, have treats on hand to reward immediately for good behavior. Then separate them for a bit in different rooms and then repeat until you feel comfortable to have them in the same room - have both of them on leashes just in case, again, have treats on hand. Make sure your current Jack is the alpha dog - he is always pet first and fed first.

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