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Doesn't know her size

Posted by:  Kristy
Category:   Aggression
Posted on:  November 14, 2001 at 14:28:40

Question:

We recently acquired roommates with a very gentle and previously passive 9 year-old female husky. She and our 2 1/2 year-old JRT get along fairly well, except for when it comes to food or personal posessions. They fight visciuosly and my JRT is usually always the aggressor. She doen't know her size and will fight to the bitter end. We are concerned for her safety.

My husband and I were recently married and are now considering starting a family. Chloi (my Jack Russell) has been an only child for most of her life and has always had the typical Jack problems (excitability, digging, escaping, etc.). Now that we have witnessed how she behaves with another dog in the house, we are worried that we couldn't keep her if we have children. I love my dog and want to do whatever it takes to keep her around. Is there anything I can do to alter her temperment?