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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by carol44rocker, Jul 15, 2009.


  1. carol44rocker

    carol44rocker PetForums Newbie

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    Hi everyone.
    I am a new member and would appreciate some advice.
    I have a 4 year old Jack Russell,neutered male,whose previous owner had him as a puppy but failed to socialise him with other dogs. As a result, he is really hyper and barks like mad when we meet other dogs. He also gets very excited when he realises it is walk time and if someone rings the doorbell-very territorial!
    I wondered if he would be better with another dog for company,perhaps an older quieter breed. I retire from work in October but at the moment he is on his own most of the day(with access to garden).
    Carol.
     
  2. FREE SPIRIT

    FREE SPIRIT PetForums VIP

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    Hiya and welcome :D
    Sorry im unable to offer you advice on this but im sure someone will be along soon who can. ;)
     
  3. mypets

    mypets PetForums Senior

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    welcome to the forum
     
  4. aurora

    aurora PetForums Senior

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    we have an elderly jrt who is now 12, and he never got a lot of socilizing as a puppy due to me not being able to drive in those days. He was and still can be a bit of a nut case with strange dogs. But over the last 3 half years i have introduced him to my 2 border terriers and he is fine with them and the company has done him good, and i think with age he has mellowed a bit, (only a bit mind), He had been use to living with another dog as i use to have a border collie who died when she was 17 and Pip (jrt was nearly 9 yrs old then) so it may work for you getting another dog, but there could be problems as well if they don't get on. If your going to get another dog, i suggest introducing a puppy gradually and not bringing in another adult dog.
    It may also be better to get a bitch rather than a dog as well. I think one of the reasons pip excepted the borders is because they are both girls, i didn't take the risk of bringing another male in to the pack

    good luck:)
     
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    Welcome to PF xxxx
     
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