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Question by Angela
Submitted on 1/3/2004
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We have a 1.5 year old male (neutered) JRT.  We have had him since he was 8 weeks old and he has gone through 2 obedience classes.  95% of the time he is a wonderful dog!  But, lately he has begun growling and snapping at us when we try to clip his nails, bathe him or hold him back by the collar.  It is quite scary when he does this and we have a 2 week old baby in the home.  We have tried the "earn everything" thing for several weeks now and there has been no improvement.  Have tried time-outs.  We would hate to have to give him back to the breeder, but also cannot trust him at all anymore.  Any ideas?

Answer by Mike
Submitted on 1/4/2004
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It seems that your JRT is jealous because of the new addition to your family.  He wants more attention.


Answer by ROBIN
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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That's an obvious answer and offers NO suggestions.  Here's a responsible owner trying to get help, and you're telling them the obvious!


Answer by Samantha
Submitted on 4/24/2004
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Look,i had a Jrt. It was the worst dog i have ever had~!~ It was loving and cute and all when we got it, but after about a week or so it turned on me and my family. It started to cuvit pigs ears. If you tried to take away her pigs ear she would lunge at you. She wouldn't just growl to warn you but this dog would littaraly try to bite you.
After a horrible month in Gracie hell, we finnaly my parents decided to put her down. And she was only 5 months old. That was a shame. It's been like a month and were trying to find another dog.............So my advice on that one is..........find it a good home,give it to a shelter,keep it,or put it down. Not to sound harsh or anything.

Do you still have the dog. Let me know ok?


Answer by kelly
Submitted on 9/24/2005
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I had a JRT (God rest her sole)  She was the greatest dog ever.  And great with kids. The only thing wrong with her is she would run when ever she got out.  However my friend has one that needs a lot of stern discipline.  She has been afraid to do this so the dog snaps and growls at everyone.  No one can get close to her husband with out taking the chance of being bit.    It bit at me once and I chased it until it was cornered under the desk.  I then spanked it once and it has never bothered to bite at me again. But in your case I would think the child should come first. Why take a chance. Good luck.


Answer by jazzey
Submitted on 11/25/2006
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you shouldnt put a dog down just because it naughty u should try dog training skool or summit if not take it to a shelter so they can find a good home


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