How Do I Train My Jack Russell Puppy Not to Be Aggressive?

I have a 6 month old Jack Russell female (spayed) puppy. I also have a 5 year old male Jack Russell. She is very possessive of her toys and bones and thinks that all of them belong to her. She becomes very aggressive toward the older dog when he even comes close to her if she is protecting her “things.” She thinks everything belongs to her. How can I train her not to be aggressive without breaking her spirit?

Reward her everytime she shows you a behavior that you approve of and give her a sharp noooo when she is doing something wrong. You have to be stubborn and not give up even though it may take a while. If you give in for one second she won and you have to wait until she does something again. Her being aggressive with her toys is because she is Dominate and you are not. YOu have to first say that those are not her toys. Those are your toys and you decide when she will play with them. You have to take control of her life if not she will take control of yours. but all in all dogs want to be led, you just have to be her leader and she will follow you. So dont be afraid, you may have to fight with her a bit to make her submit. But don’t give up and remember to praise, praise, praise when she does the right thing.

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  • gotAnswer

    every time she’s agressive twist her ears then talk to her like a human being.I’m sure she will listen.or tell her dont be agressive otherwise i will spang your bambam heheheeh

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  • Sarah.M.nelsoN

    just so you know i have a lab…not a jack russell so im not 100% sure…but…
    when i got my puppy he was WAY TOO agressive. you honestly couldnt touch him without him trying to bite you. what we had to do was everytime he got to biting or growling you have to put him down or turn your back and ignore him until he calms down. then you can pick him up or whatever again until he get roudy. then do the same thing.
    it takes some time but if you are consisten he will eventually get the point and stop. dont expect it to all happen in a matter of one day but just give it a week or so. and he will slowly start to calm down. but even after a week keep doing the same procedure.
    :D

    GOOD LUCK!

    o yeah. and be sure to reward him everytime he does something good and listens to you. but never when he does something bad.

    remember *be consisten*

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  • Leslie

    You can try training classes, but Jack Russells are aggressive by nature. Very. A certain amount of aggressiveness about her things is very normal. We have 2 Maltese….which are totally non aggressive, but the younger one, guards her stuff w/a passion. The older, and bigger one could easily take her stuff away from her if she wanted to, and has, but usually doesn’t.
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  • william D

    If your jack russell still guards his toys and bones from you. That means he the leader of the house. NOT you and your privilaged to live under the same roof with him.

    You need to teach the dog that you have the saying of which toys and bones belongs with. And the only way to do that is to be a leader.

    Please visit the link on the source and watch the video “how to teach my dog im the boss”

    Good luck
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    http://www.videojug.com/expertanswer/dog-behavior-and-training/how-do-i-teach-my-dog-that-i-am-the-boss

  • GRACE Q

    i would play with both and reward for good behaviour and if she starts being possessive then a firm no .its better to keep eye contact and get down to dog Level and say a firm no then go back to play but make a big fuss of what a good dog lots of praise when she is good with out leaving them older one out maybe get new toys that are shared
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    30 years of dog training

  • allterrainwarrior

    Reward her everytime she shows you a behavior that you approve of and give her a sharp noooo when she is doing something wrong. You have to be stubborn and not give up even though it may take a while. If you give in for one second she won and you have to wait until she does something again. Her being aggressive with her toys is because she is Dominate and you are not. YOu have to first say that those are not her toys. Those are your toys and you decide when she will play with them. You have to take control of her life if not she will take control of yours. but all in all dogs want to be led, you just have to be her leader and she will follow you. So dont be afraid, you may have to fight with her a bit to make her submit. But don’t give up and remember to praise, praise, praise when she does the right thing.
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    Animal trainer

  • joeswm8

    There is a great Jack Russell obedience e-book I found that will shape him up with videos to guide you that really work wonders. If you follow this, as I have, it really starts working and you see results in several weeks. Good luck!

    http://www.kingdomofpets.com/dogobediencetraining/index.php?aff=weightpro&type=jackrussell

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  • madeleine

    my jack russel freaks every time someone comes to the door he barks growls and snarls and today i was trying to get him away from the door with my foot and he bit me on the foot can i teach him not to be so agressive when someone comes at the door

  • madeleine

    he is almost two