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Re: kissing dog

Posted by:  Leslie Hemsing
Posted on:  July 31, 2002 at 22:54:30

In Reply to: kissing dog
Category:   General Training
Posted by:  roberta
Posted on:  July 30, 2002 at 14:32:50

Question:

: I have a seven month female JRT and whenever I go and give my boyfriend a kiss - she immediately jumps on his lap and pounces on him to give him a licks and kisses too. Does she do that because she is copying me or is she jealous? and if she is jealous, of who? me or him?

: thanks so much!


Response:

Dear Roberta,

JRTs are known to be very loyal to, and protective of, their humans; problems occur when the terrier favors one member of a household over another. The attention-getting behavior you describe should be considered as a warning sign that your terrier has likely already picked her "favorite" human...

Your terrier needs fair and consistent training; both you and your boyfriend need to follow and enforce the SAME rules. When either of you allow the pup to "get away" with something, you are undermining each other's credibility and (sadly) contributing to the pup's confusion i.e., unacceptable behavior.

Leslie