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several- general behaviors

Posted by:  Theresa Alberici
Category:   General Training
Posted on:  December 20, 2002 at 22:08:57

Question:

Our family consists of 2 adults, 2 children and 2 female yellow labs, 13 and 14 years old.We adopted a 7-8 month old Jack Russell that physically was in good shape, but had not been played with or really trained. We have had Elliott since June, so he is app. 13-14 months old. We had him neutered as soon as possible after adopting him.
Question 1: He continues to try to "mate" with one of our female dogs. Is this likely to stop? What is the best way to stop this. Our yellow lab does not appreciate this behavior.

Question 2: Recently Elliott has begun to pee in the house. This has not been the case until just recently. Is this typical?

Question 3: Labs take typically around 2 years to "mature" or be considered "grown up". In speaking with others, we are told Jack's tend to calm down a bit by around 15 months. Is this true?