Q: My Jack Russell is out of control! He is aggressive towards other dogs and people. What can I do?

A: Same-sex aggression and aggression towards other breeds of dogs is well documented with this breed. It is strongly recommended that no more than two Jack Russells (of opposite sex only) ever be permitted to stay together unattended.

Basically there are three forms of discipline. They are as follows:

First, start off by going to the dog. Do not call the dog to you and then discipline them. That will make the dog think that every time they come to you they will be disciplined. Always go to the dog!

All of the above are to be accompanied by a semi-loud, deep and growling "NO". Remember we want to simulate what their mother would have done. The better of an actor/actress we are the better the dog will understand and less discipline will be needed. If you have to continually discipline the dog over and over then you did not administer the correction properly. Review the steps above and the next time give a good correction. A properly executed correction should leave a lasting impression on the dog. If you keep up with this it will get to the point where the dog has learned the meaning of the word "NO" and that will be good enough to stop unwanted behavior. Remember, consistency and repetition are the keys to raising a happy, controlled dog.

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