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Recent Aggression from our male 6 mos. JRT
(Apple Valley, MN)
We rescued a male JRT a few months ago from the life of a puppy mill. He is now just shy of six months of age. We have spent much time reasearching and educating ourselves on JRT's to have a better understanding. It is important to me to have Wilson socialize with both people and dogs. We also realize the importance of exercise for JRT's. Because we live in the midwest, we have been experiencing very cold temperatures. With this said, it has limited out time to go on walks, visit dogparks etc.. We took advantage of puupy play time at a local pet store. Wilson loved to play, wrestle and socialize with various breeds. He has attended a minimum of ten puppy play time classes. Just recently he started showing aggression to other dogs. He plays well with large breeds, but any small breeds or young puppies he is extremely aggressive. Just this evening he refused to release his bite on a small golden retriever puppy. It took a lot of prying to loosen his bite. Needless, to say, I was embarrassed by his behavior as well as for being asked to leave. Will neutering at this time give some help to his recent aggression? I am open to all and any suggestions.