my 5 year old rescued JRT

by Stacie Marie Nicole Walker Huey
(Orlando Florida USA)

I just got kaela my new JRT yesterday december the 17th 2011 she is five years old however she was used for breeding and ive noticed since i got her yesterday when i took her to the dog park she doesnt like to play with toys or do much of anything and i was under the impression that jacks all throughout their lives their energetic hyper and extremely fun dog and i want to play with her and do games and all kinds of fun things is there a way i can get her to be more energetic it seems as though she wants to go on alot of walks but when i give her a toy she looks at me as though im stupid please someone help me get my new friend playful and energetic and happy the way i want her to be i think she has also been abused prior to me rescuing her she shows some signs of being abused

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Dec 27, 2011
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by: Anonymous

thank you i will deffinately do that i love her 100% an i just want her to be happy and be the dog she is ment to be not what they turned her into she doesnt bark she doesnt growl she doesnt wimper shes affraid of anyone and everyone but me the day i got her she attacked someone sadly but she was just nervous shes fine now not a mean bone in her body

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by: Paula

Congrats on your new Jack Russell. They are such wonderful pets and you are wonderful for rescuing one. Many times, and especially rescued dogs that have been abused or are transitioning to a new home take awhile to adjust. Your Jack may be just trying to make sense of her new environment. Allow her time to get to know you and your house and continue to show her love and affection. Maybe in the past she never really had toys so she is unfamiliar with them. I wouldn't give up on them yet, either she is not quite ready for them right now or maybe try a variety including balls since Jack Russells like to chase things. See how that goes and if you don't notice an improvement in the next few weeks, I would double check with your Vet that she is feeling ok.

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