My Jack russell barks at other dogs
by Barbara Scott
My Jack Russell bitch is 2 years old now and she is very loving and playful but barks terribly at other dogs when they pass the gate and when she is out for a walk on a harness and lead. She is very noisy and comes across as quite aggressive even though i'm sure she is only trying to protect us.
I have been advised lots of things, from spraying water, shaking pebbles in a tin and rewarding her with treats as she approaches other dogs but im not sure if any of these methods really work. It has become very embarrassing as everyone in our village can hear us coming due to the deafening bark.