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New owner of Jack Russell

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by pinkminx, Jan 22, 2008.


  1. pinkminx

    pinkminx PetForums Newbie

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    Hello,

    I got my now Jack Russell puppy four weeks ago. He is now almost 13 weeks old and a treasure. He is proving to be a good puppy, not without normal puppy behaviour of accidents throughout the house and biting bu we are getting a grip on discipline.

    The first week of bringing pup home were not without problems either, Henry developed colitis and had bloody diarrhoea. He is now on a sensitivity control diet as prescribed by a vet. We are slowly introducing him to purina kibble for puppies.

    Henry has started to go out twice daily and is used to his lead but refuses to walk - I am getting plenty of exercise, but that wasn't quite the idea! He is a short haired Jack so i wondered if he simply feels the cold! He whines until he gets picked up and then shakes. I would like to walk with my dog at some point, has anyone else experienced this?

    Pinkminx
     
  2. colliemerles

    colliemerles PetForums VIP

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    hello and welcome,, come and have a chat,im sure someone will have some helpful advise,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,:):)
     
  3. Vixie

    Vixie PetForums VIP

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    hello and welcome to the forum :),

    I'm sure people will give lots of help and advice in your post in the dog section:)
     
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    plumo72 PetForums VIP

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    Hi and welcome to the forum :)
     
  5. Siamese Kelly

    Siamese Kelly PetForums VIP

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    Hi and a warm welcome to you both:)As said just ask someone on the dog forum and you will pick up lots of helpful tricks and tips:)Enjoy:)
     
  6. Hello, welcome to the Forum!!!
     
  7. VictoriaRose

    VictoriaRose PetForums Junior

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    I think your jack russell is just nervous, probably about going out, its a big world out there for a small young puppy. Have you tried walking him on the lead in the garden ?
    Also try to coax him by holding treats in your hand, smelly ones that he can follow and eventually take from your hand, obviously it will mean bending down !!
    Our TT was nervous about going out at first until we distracted her from the noises and scary things outside by offering treats every few yards !!.
    Now she has gained her confidence and instead of being nervous about things, barks at everything, so now we have another problem !!

    Post a pic if you can would love to see it. !
     
  8. Debbie

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    Hello and welcome along to the forum - how is he if you pick him up and walk down the street? Still a little nervous?
    Maybe he needs socialising to get used to the hustle and bustle of the outside world - take it steady and show him that things are actually ok - treats and lots of praise when he does well - try not to pick him up as he may get used to that and never really over come his nerves :) Good luck with him.
     
  9. PatioDogDoors

    PatioDogDoors PetForums Member

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    hi and welcome to the forum
     
  10. mjbelkin

    mjbelkin PetForums Junior

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    Hi there, nice to meet you :)
     
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