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    My rescue JRT turned one last week . I went out of my way to thoroughly socialize this pup , but trouble has arrived this week.
    Yesterday a 2 year -old came towards him , and he rushed the 2 year old barking. To day an old lady came towards him to pat him, and same thing happened. We all know that a bite often follows a rush with barking. Thank God that didn't happen these two times.

    From now on the dog will be muzzled in public. Very disappointing, but too big a possibility of a liability otherwise. Just because one is experienced with dogs doesn't mean they can always overcome unknown breeding.
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    sorry to hear about it, Sharon.
    We say ' a barking dog doesn't bite', but you know dogs better and I never had a JRT
    Also, try to look scary (you not the dogs), I do and people very rarely approach
    Few weeks ago I was walking the leashed dog through a park and a toddler waddled towards the dog.
    Toddler's mother from some distance away asks 'Is your dog friendly?'
    I say 'Sometimes' with the best scowl I can manage.
    The toddler was swapped away in millisecond, LOL
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    It is not always the dog's fault, but they never win. People can be so stupid when approaching a strange dog. If they ask me, " Does your dog bite", I reply "Of course she does. She has teeth. Will she bite, only if you do something to hurt her or annoy her. " I always stop people as they approach and make them ask to pat the dog. We teach this in our beginner obedience class. Make people stop, get your dog under control (sitting) then let them be patted. It is a privilege to pat my dog and if I don't want you to I will tell you. I tell the handlers that they don't need to be polite to impolite people who run at their dogs or allow their children to run at a strange dog. I have been known to give more than one parent an earful about this.

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    This article was just sent to me yesterday. It's a long read but very informative. Hopefully you can sort this out Sharon.



    He-just-wants-to-say-hi-rude-dogs.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by vom Dufefriendlyirtz View Post
    sorry to hear about it, Sharon.
    We say ' a barking dog doesn't bite', but you know dogs better and I never had a JRT
    Also, try to look scary (you not the dogs), I do and people very rarely approach
    Few weeks ago I was walking the leashed dog through a park and a toddler waddled towards the dog.
    Toddler's mother from some distance away asks 'Is your dog friendly?'
    I say 'Sometimes' with the best scowl I can manage.
    The toddler was swapped away in millisecond, LOL
    Your dog looks friendly, you .........ehhhh
    Iím suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog who doesn't like a person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrym View Post
    Your dog looks friendly, you .........ehhhh
    Just A big ole Russian Bear Eh
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    Hopefully your dog will get through this Sharon. I have never experienced this with any of my dogs and cannot offer any advice. Is this common with JRT ?

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    I've had 2 other JRT rescues.
    One turned out great and lived to 14 , and the other I had to put down at 2 due to general viciousness everywhere, including the home. There are a lot of them in rescue organizations as they are not a first time dog. They need a firm hand.They are often found running the streets with no ID - folks just get rid of them.
    I took this one on at 8 weeks though which is why I'm disappointed. I always say breeding is everything , so I don't know why I'm surprised actually.

    My husband says that at least I am consistent- 20 years at the jail with young offenders, foster kids and rescue JRTs. I do like a challenge.
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    "Sorry to hear about it, Sharon.
    We say ' a barking dog doesn't bite', but you know dogs better and I never had a JRT
    Also, try to look scary (you not the dogs), I do and people very rarely approach
    Few weeks ago I was walking the leashed dog through a park and a toddler waddled towards the dog.
    Toddler's mother from some distance away asks 'Is your dog friendly?'
    I say 'Sometimes' with the best scowl I can manage.
    The toddler was swapped away in millisecond, LOL " quote von dufenshmirtz



    That hilarious! LOL If he wasn't so cute, folks might stay away.



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    The dog is very protective of me. It may be a protection issue rather than a fear of strangers.
    Last edited by Sharon; July 2nd, 2014 at 02:32 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebenezer View Post
    It is not always the dog's fault, but they never win. People can be so stupid when approaching a strange dog. If they ask me, " Does your dog bite", I reply "Of course she does. She has teeth. Will she bite, only if you do something to hurt her or annoy her. " I always stop people as they approach and make them ask to pat the dog. We teach this in our beginner obedience class. Make people stop, get your dog under control (sitting) then let them be patted. It is a privilege to pat my dog and if I don't want you to I will tell you. I tell the handlers that they don't need to be polite to impolite people who run at their dogs or allow their children to run at a strange dog. I have been known to give more than one parent an earful about this.
    Absolutely. I tend to treat people similar to dogs being trained. I reward good behaviour (when they ask to pat my dog before touching her), I have the dog sit, then tell them to go ahead and make a point of saying, "And thank you for asking first". I correct poor/unwanted behaviour in humans. If someone approaches my dog and just goes to touch her, I interrupt and say, "please ask first before you EVER pat a strange dog". Depending on how they respond, things continue from there. Bottom line, it's my damn dog and I call the shots. Like it or leave. I've had a handful of interactions with humans who I 'corrected'.

    As for the original post, I wish you all the best with moving forward with your JRT. I hope things progress in a manner that you're happy with from here.

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    We all watch Ceasar Milan. In cases like this he normally suggests the dog is reacting to the owners nervousness and anxious feelings being unwittingly transferred to the dog. This may be a little simplistic as I suspect there could be many reasons for this behaviour.
    My brother owned a JRT for 12 yrs (Spike) and although lovable, he was a bit of a nutbar. In his case I think his nutty behaviour was a result of his own insecurities.
    Good luck.
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