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Re: Keeping our Jack off the Bed

Posted by:  Leslie Hemsing
Posted on:  November 05, 2002 at 21:54:58

In Reply to: Keeping our Jack off the Bed
Category:   Behavior Problems
Posted by:  Jo-Anne
Posted on:  November 05, 2002 at 19:51:23

Question:

: We have a 4 year old male JRT, we have had him since he was a puppy. He has some real aggression issues and we are constantly working on them. One of things we do is not let him sleep with us. Some nights are fine and other nights he sneaks on when we are sleeping or he whines the entire night because we won't let him on. We don't know what to do, we don't want him on the bed because we want his aggression to stop. However we would also like to sleep, are there any suggestions that you can give us?

: Thank you.


Response:

Dear Jo-Anne,

I recommend you confine him in a crate in your bedroom. This way he is unable to get on the bed at all and is still close to you. If you position the crate next to your bed, you can stop his whining with your touch and a firm "go to sleep now."

I understand how frustrating this is for you...and for him. I think the crate will give you both the consistency you need to succeed with regards to the bed. Keep up the good work dealing with his aggression issues; I wish you all the best.

Leslie


Additional Reading: Crate Training FAQ