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Sniffing

mattyleggett
December 1st, 2008, 08:59 AM
My male Jack Russell will not let other dogs sniff him and he gets very aggressive when he sees another dog. We also have a Jack Russell(female) that lives with us but the problem is our male refuses to play with her or let her sniff him even though he sniffs her. We have tried to get them to play but he turns aggressive, but it never bites her he just make a growling noise at her. He is 4 years old but we have only had him for 5 months as his owner died. Please help......

badger
December 1st, 2008, 10:29 AM
This is probaly a dominance issue, which I know nothing about, except that it can probably be fixed, chiefly through your own behaviour. Just remember this dog has gone through a huge change in his life, lost his previous owner and then was catapaulted into a new 'pack', where he has to re-establish his place. Very confusing! Thank you for rescuing him.

No doubt one of our dog experts will be along shortly. Welcome to the board. Be warned: We expect pictures!