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> Mandy 2 Yr Old Jrt, pro dogs direct
post 10th Mar 2012, 8:48 am
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Please can anyone offer Mandy rescue space or a home. This poor girl needs someone who understands Jack Russells and will be able to work with her.
Mandy's owners write:

"We adopted Mandy from a Boarding Kennel / Rescue. She is a long legged white and tan Jack Russell and estimated to be about 2 years of age.

She travelled well in the car on the way home and, after a few nights with "accidents", she proved to be house trained.
She goes absolutely crackers if she sees another dog even if it is some distance away. If another dog is allowed to get within range (some owners just won't heed the warning) then she is vicious in the extreme - no posturing or warning, but straight in with guns blazing. (I'm sure you get the picture).
She is also awful on the lead and tries to back away from her handler in order to wriggle out of her lead and get at other dogs. We have taken to using a harness so that escape is impossible.

In essence, she is like a split personality and becomes a different dog for a short time and appears not to remember what has happened. Strange as it may seem, she loves her walks whatever happens and is such a happy little dog at home.
Obviously we know nothing about Mandy's previous life but there are many clues from her reactions to various situations; it appears that she has had a very hard life. She is "head shy" and ducks away when you attempt to pat or stroke her - although she has improved in this respect as she has grown to trust us. When she has done something wrong she expects to be hit. We feel that her previous owners have much to answer for.

We have been advised that her problems with other dogs can be cured but it will be a very long process with no guarantee of ultimate success."

Mandy is in Kent
Homechecks will be carried out.

Please contact via our website http://www.prodogsdirect.org.uk/
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post 6th Apr 2012, 11:35 am
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I have a very reactive dog, I muzzle him and let him off the lead, he's much less reactive off the lead. We also got a new dog and she has taken to running up to new dogs to show my old boy 'they're ok' - you can teach an old dog new habits'!
Don't let an old behaviour put you off - the reward of changing the behaviour is worth the challenge!
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post 7th Apr 2012, 7:47 am
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My jrt x is an absolute nightmare on the lead, with other dogs. It seems to stem from insecurities from her past (she too is a rescue dog). This hasn't been helped by the fact that she has been attacked on two seperate ocassions whilst on the lead.
Once she's off the lead, she's a totally different dog. Loves everybody she meets, will go up and greet other dogs, goes off and plays with them.

It might be worth trying her with a muzzle off the lead and seeing if she's any better. Maybe do this somewhere secure, like a fenced in field or something just incase she should run off? Introduce the muzzle gradually at first, as for some it can take some getting used to.

Good luck, these little jrt do have strong personalities! tongue.gif
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