My Jack Mr. Jepson

by Kay
(northrn california)

My Jack Russel is 13 years old. He has been peeing in the house. He is also biting. I am concerned about my grand children being bitten by him.


I have had him checked out by a vet. The vet finds nothing physically wrong with Jeb.

I love this dog, however, if it comes to my grandchildren or him, grandchildren come first.

I would never rehome him at his age. He is to set in his ways and I would not want him to be mistreated.

Any suggestions.

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Dec 17, 2013
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jeb
by: lynn

hello my Jack is the same age and I know where your coming from ,shall I let my heart rule or my head. my little girl has been biting the back of my grand kiddies legs when they go to get in the pool, this started from a young age we thought she was being protective of them and she would bark but now the bites have started and we had a nasty one last week it did not break the skin but left a bruise , then put her away from the pool area I hear you say but that's been her life to be with us and if you take that away then she just cries to be with us , it is hard but I know I will have to make my choice soon . we have had 13 wonderful years xxoo

Dec 17, 2013
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jeb
by: lynn

hello my Jack is the same age and I know where your coming from ,shall I let my heart rule or my head. my little girl has been biting the back of my grand kiddies legs when they go to get in the pool, this started from a young age we thought she was being protective of them and she would bark but now the bites have started and we had a nasty one last week it did not break the skin but left a bruise , then put her away from the pool area I hear you say but that's been her life to be with us and if you take that away then she just cries to be with us , it is hard but I know I will have to make my choice soon . we have had 13 wonderful years xxoo

Dec 17, 2013
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jeb
by: lynn

hello my Jack is the same age and I know where your coming from ,shall I let my heart rule or my head. my little girl has been biting the back of my grand kiddies legs when they go to get in the pool, this started from a young age we thought she was being protective of them and she would bark but now the bites have started and we had a nasty one last week it did not break the skin but left a bruise , then put her away from the pool area I hear you say but that's been her life to be with us and if you take that away then she just cries to be with us , it is hard but I know I will have to make my choice soon . we have had 13 wonderful years xxoo

Dec 17, 2013
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jeb
by: lynn

hello my Jack is the same age and I know where your coming from ,shall I let my heart rule or my head. my little girl has been biting the back of my grand kiddies legs when they go to get in the pool, this started from a young age we thought she was being protective of them and she would bark but now the bites have started and we had a nasty one last week it did not break the skin but left a bruise , then put her away from the pool area I hear you say but that's been her life to be with us and if you take that away then she just cries to be with us , it is hard but I know I will have to make my choice soon . we have had 13 wonderful years xxoo

Dec 16, 2013
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Jack suddenly peeing and biting
by: Barry

I'm wondering that since your Jack is getting older, that he may be showing signs of senility. Does he also wander around the house with no purpose?
I would make sure you buy an enzyme based cleaner - get it from a pet store. That is the only way to get out the smell of pee because dogs will often revisit spots that they can smell pee. Regular cleaners don't do the trick. I would also limit the areas of the house that your Jack is allowed to be in. Or at least keep him in the same room you are so that he is supervised. It might also help to put him on a strict outside pee schedule - every few hours. Also, I would recommend not letting your grandchildren be alone with him. Maybe let them have a quick pet and then keep them apart from your Jack. See if that helps! I would hate for him to be rehomed at this age.

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