Rob

by Rob
(Ohio)

I have a 3-1/2 yo Jack Russell. I inherited him from daughter who bough thim from petland. she could no longer keep him in the place she moved into so he has been with me for over 6 months now. I love him dearly, but he is aggresive towards other people, growls, will bite, and has turned on me quite a bit. I do know my daughters ex-boyfriend and dad teased him, and I think he was teased with a dirtbike because I own two motorcycles and he goes ballistic when i even go near them or start them up. My fiancee' wants him gone, which i don't blame her, but I am sure if i give him away or take him to the pound he will be destroyed for his aggression. What can i do to change this aggression? I have tried love, calmness, praise, I play ball with him, he fed regularly, He is an attention hound ( no pun intended) and i try to give as much a s i can. I cannot go anywhere, even walk to another room without him following me, including go to the store, or if i go to work he barks crazy for 30 minutes.

We are at wits end with him, but for some reason i cannot part with him.

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Obedience classes
by: Frank

Have you thought about obedience classes. That might be helpful for both you and your dog.

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Jack Russell training
by: Anonymous

Hi Rob,
Sounds like a little bit of a stressful situation for both you and your Jack! You poor little Jack Russell has had to adjust to a new house and new masters. Jack Russell thrive on schedules and consistency. To really start seeing improvements in his behavior you are going to need to make sure you are giving him 2 long walks a day, some fun chew toys for when you are out of the house, working on some basic training (sit, down)as well as to have everyone in your household on board to giving him love and affection. There is a free ebook and ecourse on this website to help get you started. Jacks can be wonderful pets when given the opportunity and right training! Don't give up just yet!

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