i have a jack Russell/pug witch is about 1 1/2 years old his name is jack. and he is starting to get aggressive for instance if you go to grab his collar he will go after you i also have kids and he really isn't to good with the kids when my 2 year old gets a little eager he will grab jacks fur and ears and pulls i discipline the baby for it but jack will go after the baby and try to bite him also like when jack and i are in bed my husband will come in and try to push him to the end of the bed jack is not having it he goes after him at first it was funny but its not cause jack wont stop another thing he does when i try to pull my blanket up he yanks on it and whips his head around with my blanket in his mouth i have sowed my blanket 2 times now if any body has any suggestions please help
Sounds like your dog is in control of you. Google NILF training and take the pup to obedience class.
Also, don't allow your child to get close enough to the dog to pull his ears or hair or his anything else. They should not be alone together if that is what happens and neither of them can be trusted. Trust doesn't come first, it is earned. By BOTH of them.
it sounds like Jack has the run of the household. Have you done any obedience training at all? I'd send him back to 'boot camp', personally. Kee pa leash on him when he's in the house, so you can pull him off of furniture. Make it so he's not allowed on furniture at all, your blanket or anything else. Check out the NILIF program at
I don't mean to sound rude to a newcomer-by the way-welcome; but if you think funds are tight now, imagine the medical bills you may incur if someone is hurt or you are sued.
The thing that I do not like about breeders who cross dogs-especially terriers-is that they do not tell you what a terrier is like. I raise terriers, and education is the most important key. I don't raise Jack Russells, but I know many that do. The parent club-the JRTCA-heavily promotes that Jacks are not for everyone. Many ended up in shelters after Eddie on Frazier became popular. People had no idea what they were getting into.
Look through this site and see if you can find someone to help or suggestions. www.jrtca.com The first thing that your terrier needs to understand is who is boss. There is a very delicate balance between teaching discipline and causing more harm. At this stage, if he hasn't already learned it, a trainer would be best. The problem is, if you don't follow through at home, he will be ruling the roost again.
What I have found, and please dont' take this personally, is that we tend to blame the dog-when we are the ones that need retraining-yes Cesar says this too-but I always have too. At one point, something may have been cute when he did it and nothing was done. It just snowballs from there. I was at a terrier trial this weekend and this is exactly what a few breeders and myself were discussing.
***Edited By: myshadow on 6/27/2006 8:05:29 PM*** Reason: add
I have a smooth coat JRT who's only 3 months old. They are extremely stubborn and fiesty... discipline and training are a must. They're also very loyal and extremely affection to one master/mistress of their choosing! My JRT is without a doubt... my dog!
They take up a lot of space and require that one on one time with their owner. As for obedience training... go to the library or do some research on line. Read up on it and attempt to do it yourself. Personally I'm training Turbo and luv that one on one experience were sharing! :) Have confidence... you might be surprised at what you can achieve! :) Best of luck :)
hey thats not nice to say that about your dog every dog is nice as long as there with the right person i have rescued 13 mixs and pure breed large plus a jug and they were all nice i found them on the street
We have 4 mos old , no it is not aggressive kind , we let him know he is not the boss . If he acted boss , I picked him up like mother dog do on neck and scold him ( Rocko) his name and put him in cage and reminded him u are not the boss ! So it does need repeats few once he knows what it mean , he good about it now .. With children , he wants to play but do nippy bite , we showed him our hand n he stopped . Same way he like to biting our older dogs and pulled their skin , also showed hand mean no ! Or he get hand tapped on him and put him in cage ... So far he is doing great tho : ) same thing outside , if he not listen when we said come back in house or etc .. We pick him up like mother dog do n put in cage n scold Rocko ... Rocko knows rules ... Love to play a lot , very baby ! Spoil too : )