two jack russells

Hi,


Ihave a 3 year old femaile jack russell and a 6 month old male jack russel puppy. They are mother and son . They have recntly decided to gang up on other dogs while walking them and start getting viscious when passing other dogs. Please bare in mind, the mother is well socialised and never used to bark at other dogs, until the puppy came along. I cant discipline them on the walk and they are too engrossed in fighting, they dont even hear me. Please advise, i am trying to get them out of this before the puppy gets too old and thinks this is the norm.

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Feb 18, 2012
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Two suggestions.
by: Pam

First, puppy socialization classes. You need to take your pup to a location where he will be able to practice his pup-to-pup skills with your undivided attention. (My vet sponsors free classes but I am sending my daughter to a paid class for our new pup so they can both learn who's in charge ;)

Second, for a while you need to walk the pup separately so you can teach him who is the leader of the pack. Right now he is probably taking his cues from the older dog. Not good.

Sounds like your going to have some great times once this little bump in the road is passed.

note: don't ever leave a cat or other pet alone with two Jacks. Their hunting instincts can suddenly kick in with tragic results.

Feb 17, 2012
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Thanks
by: Anonymous

Hi, thanks for your comments, but i agree, i would say he is protective over his puppy. But two of them together barking like that is not good. I want to be able to take them out together cos they loves it. Any more advice anyone?

Feb 17, 2012
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2 Jcks Fighting
by: MichaelL65

You could try walking them separately. It sounds like the mom may be overly protective.

Feb 15, 2012
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2 JRT,S
by: Deborah

This does not sound good at all I have 2 Jacks myself and my first Jack Elvis used to be like that very aggressive with all other dogs but he was not well socialized when I got him about 3 years ago and he is 4.We just rescued our other Jack Patch and he just turned 1 year old and ever since we got Patch which was in Nov Elvis has just turned around and even before we got Patch he changed a little bit but now Elvis is a different dog!It sounds like you will need to get a trainer in to stop this behavior?You can email me right to my email address which is debwhite4@verizon.net

Please let me know how it goes?

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