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Re: petting and nipping

Posted by:  Marie Evans
Posted on:  November 05, 2002 at 15:26:26

In Reply to: petting and nipping
Category:   Behavior Problems
Posted by:  melanie bussey
Posted on:  November 05, 2002 at 00:29:03

Question:

: Why is it that my JRT does not like to be pet on the head? and How can I teach him that this is a good thing?


Response:

Hi Melanie,

All dogs are different in the way they like to be petted. Some find petting on the head a sign of dominance and possible aggression towards them and can get very uncomfortable with this type of petting. In that case you might want to try stroking the dog under the chin instead of pats on the head, your JRT might be more comfortable with this display of affection from you.

Regards,
Marie