husband of owner

by Joe

Our Jack is an eight year old female. We live in the city on 4 1/2 acres with no fence. Up until this year the dog has always ran free and never left the property. Now, all of a sudden you cannot lose sight of the dog in fear of her running off.

My wife and Janet (the dog) have always been extremely close until this year. Now my wife has a job and is gone most of the day.
Do you think this change in their relationship could cause this problem?

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Dec 28, 2010
spoiled little thing
by: Anonymous

The wife and owner of Janet the Jack Russell. Things are improving with the running away bit. She seems to be adjusting as long as I spend time with her as soon as I return from work. As taking a walk around the place. Letting her do some hunting for the rabbits and such. She is never alone all day as she has my parents for company. Some of the running away is because she is spoiled and it it is like she is teaching me a lesson when I don't give her the time she demands. The way I have curbed some of the running away is I tie her up the second we get home and then let her sit there and think about it. Which do you prefer dog. Being able to chase the squirrels and rabbits at will or being tied. She has realized that freedom is a precious thing and has been staying home. I have however found that if she knows I am disappointed in her actions she stops them quickly to please me. A more loyal and loving friend would be hard to find.

Dec 01, 2010
by: ScooterMama59

You are spot on with this one. She is looking for her Momma (aka: your wife). I would recommend installing an invisible fence.
Or you could keep her in the house, but just make sure she is critterless.
I don't think she would be very happy in the house 24/7 so you might also consider the trusty 'ole collar and leash.

Let me know how things go and the best to ya,
Stef, Belgium, TEXAN JRT LOVER!

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