Jack Russel

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you

by Lyndsey

3 days ago I was sitting on the couch with my usually docile JRT, 3 year old female rescue dog, who me and my husband have had for 6 weeks, I wasn't touching her in any way when she turned and bit me in the face, and basically latched on, i had to literally throw her off of me. Since we have had her she has 'nipped' me a few times, but never to this degree, my face is swollen, bruised and covered in cuts, I don't understand what happened and how the situation arose and now do not feel comfortable having her any where near me. I know that she did get abused from the last family that she was with, however has improved immensely since being with us, she had a very nervous temperament, always shaking and cowering and going into 'submissive' positions, which she still does from time to time. My husband is just as confused and he has had dogs all of his life. The thing is she follows me no matter where I'm trying to go, if she is told to do something by another person she wont comply until I give her the go ahead and my husband says she is always looking to me for approval.

I really do not know what to do for the best. We have been trying to find an explanation for this, however are just more at a loss than when we started.
Any help, advice or explanation would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance.

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Nov 22, 2011
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Snapping Jack NEW
by: Anonymous

My Jack has begun to snap at me lately when I'm petting him. He's now 5 years old. Did you get any information from the blood-work? I hope he's doing better.

Aug 25, 2011
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Progress?
by: Anonymous

hi there, i'm curious to know how things are going with your JRT? i'm sorry that she turned on you suddenly, i'd be nervous about that too if i were you! but then she would end up sensing the nervous energy.

Jun 29, 2011
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Thanks for the reply
by: Anonymous

Hi, thanks for the comment and yes me too, however, the things you have said and recommended are things that happen anyway, she doesn't even have a cage, so thats impossible we have a large house and garden, she is always with someone, usually me, I definitely don't mistreat her or anything of the sort, she is well fed, and well exercised, overall she is happy and content on all other occasion. I have since took her to the vets who are now doing a series of blood tests etc. as they think that it may be due to an underlying illness, I will let you know how she gets on and hopefully get to the bottom of this sooner rather than later.
Thanks x

Jun 28, 2011
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help for you
by: Eva Haberlova

Hi,I am sorry about your JRT bite your face. Something must be wrong how care you JRT. Go visit JackRussellTerrier.TrainPetdog.com or
TheDogTrainingSecret.com could to help you

I recommend you not JRT stay in cage all day. My JRT cant stand in cage and get angry. I let free her around house. yes mess up not bad. i spoil my 7 months JRT wire haired. Welcome to call me 716-712-5265 we can chat with you or call me skype RachealWelch50

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