Alpha Problems of Jack Russell!
I recently brought my 2 year old female Jack home a buddy. My husband works nights and she gets lonely during the day when we are at work and school. It seems a friend of mine had a 9 month old female Jack that needed a good home. Things went swimmingly for about 3 weeks. There was one squirmish but we thought it was to establish a pecking order. Things went OK for a week or so,then after about a month and a half, things started to get pretty ugly. Blood was being lost. Then one day they got into it to the point where my oldest Jack was gashed under the eye. Then after they settled down, my husband came out and petted both of them and the oldest lunged again! This time mistaked (I hope) my husband's knee and bit it!
Finally Sat. morning an all out blood bath occured and the puppy was bit in the foot. I spayed the pup and fixed her foot at the same time. My Vet is recommending an intervention much like the dog whisperer. My Question has any body else experienced this "All Jacked Up" behavior to this extent, and can we correct this with dilligence and keep my new puppy???