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Re: own 2 pups (sisters) 9 months old.

Posted by:  Linda
Posted on:  April 06, 2001 at 14:24:30

In Reply to: own 2 pups (sisters) 9 months old.
Posted by:  christine hackett
Posted on:  April 06, 2001 at 14:02:27

Question:

: My mom owns 2 sister JR pups, 9 mos. She walks them 3 times a day... they will not stop pulling. In the house they are constantly racing around and sit very little and are difficult to control. They chew up and destroy anything that isn't literally on the ceilling!
: We would like to maybe send them to obedience school, Live on Long Island, NY,(nassau county.) Or any other suggestions. My mom loves them dearly and they only time the sit quiet is when she has them on her lap sitting in a chair they fall asleep two like to little angels... but awake they are devils HELP.

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Call your Vet for obedience class in your are, there should be many to choose from in that area. Audit a class before taking one and find one that uses postitive reinforcement in training.

3 walks a day isn't near enough exercise for these dogs, you need a fenced yard that they can playing for hours. Jack Russells chew, when they are bored and it is clearly a sign of under exercise.

You may want to look at all the posts on Same Sex aggrssion, you may have problems down the road. Not many people have two of the same sex sucessfully without keeping them seperate. Don't be surprised if they start fighting.
Regards
Linda