maureen ducharme owner of Mickey Mantle-11 1/2 yr JRT

by maureenducharme
(pelham, NH)

Why, after 11 yrs of wonderful, happy behavior, is my JRT exhibiting aggressive behavior?

When I go to move him, he growls, even at night. If hes laying on something, if you retrieve it, he growls. He also, bares his teeth when he growls. If you say no and put your hand in a "stay" or down position, he makes as if to snap, he hasn't , but growls and nips at the air. makes me so sad. Is there something I should or should not be doing to encourage his old behavior? He is in perfect health according to vet whom he sees for cpe every yr.
Thank you so much for any help or hints you might give me.
maureen.duCharme@yahoo.com

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Jan 23, 2012
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Grumpy JRT
by: Sarah

Hello, we have three dogs and, Rocko, our middle one is a JRT. He is going to be three this year and his name should have been Chomper. When he gets real excited he chomps at the air, he is also very protective of his toys especially his bones and gets mad when our puppy finds them. Oh and with moving him, Rocko sleeps in bed with us and if he is moved he makes growling noises or if hes sleeping and the puppy comes too close he growls. It could just be his old man personality because with all that said, my JRT is the most loving, affectionate, playful dog ever. We have came the find that this breed is highly intelligent and he has a mind of his own like a little person, all they need is love :)

Jan 16, 2012
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Mickey Mantle
by: MichaelL65

Maureen, it is possible that Mickey may be starting to show his age. One thing that older dogs are susceptible to is Canine Dementia. I found this article:
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/dementia-symptoms-in-dogs.html

I would see a vet ASAP and describe the symptoms, and see if the vet can help.

Jan 16, 2012
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Mickey Mantle
by: MichaelL65

Maureen, it is possible that Mickey may be starting to show his age. One thing that older dogs are susceptible to is Canine Dementia. I found this article:
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/dementia-symptoms-in-dogs.html

I would see a vet ASAP and describe the symptoms, and see if the vet can help.

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