Our Jack Russell Attacks Other Animals

by Ron

We have a Jack Russell obtained from the local animal shelter. We have had him for a couple of years. He is probably close to 4 yrs old.
Wiley has had an animal behavior person help when we first got him. There is a lot of improvement over the time we have had him, but we cannot stop him from wanting to attack other animals. We have to keep him somewhat separated from our other older dog. ( part American Husky we think, who is on kidney solution at this time.) Also we have two cats with he is pretty good with at times but sometimes he charges them and has had one of the cats in his mouth. We had to pull him off while prying teeth apart. He can be an adorable dog most of the time and he is good with people, but we are afraid of his reactions to dogs that pass our house. He simply goes nuts and becomes vicious. Thanks, Ron

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Jun 30, 2013
Dog On Dog Aggression
by: Adam G. Katz

Hi, Ron:

You'll need to start by asking yourself two questions:

1. Does the dog understand that the dog aggression is unwanted behavior?


2. If he understands that he shouldn't be aggressive, then he's choosing to ignore me. In which case, you have a respect issue.

Get a prong collar and a six foot leather leash and learn how to correct your dog in a safe and humane manner. I can guarantee that you'll see an almost immediate, dramatic improvement. Check out DogProblems.com to learn more. (You can click on the banner, at right).

And finally: Employ the "Nothing In Life Is Free" approach, so that your dog starts to view you as the "pack leader." If your dog doesn't see you as the leader, then your corrections will be meaningless. So, if you're doing subtle things (inadvertently) to undermine your leadership role around the house-- it will be counter-productive.

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Adam G. Katz is the author of, "Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer!" -- which you can find at DogProblems.com.

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