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I'm going to sound like such a weirdo asking this, but i can't find an answer from google. today we brought Olive over to my inlaws house and they have a 5 year old unneutered jack russell. He was very obsessed with Olive. He was completely focused on her and really dominate. He wouldn't leave her alone for even a second and was trying to mount her. She wanted to play with him, but he just wanted to mount her. She was actually faster then him so she did make a game out of him chasing her, but every time he'd catch up to her he'd try to mount her. Well one time when he caught her he mounted her with his lipstick out. My mother in law freaked out and hit him. I felt bad that she hit him, but it was disturbing to see him doing that to my puppy. After that they put him in a bedroom, but he would not calm down at all. He was so obsessed with getting at Olive and was so stressed out.

Here is my question. Was that just a dominance thing or was he trying to do something else? Olive is too young to be in heat, but we were outside when this happened and i'm sure other dogs in the area were in heat. My mother in law was so mad at the dog and my father in law because she has wanted to neuter this dog for years. He bolts out of the house all of the time and they have lost him for hours at a time. Today he couldn't relax for the whole 6 hours we were there and I'm kind of afraid to bring Olive back. She will be spayed at 6 months, but should i avoid bringing her back before that time?

I guess some good news that came out of today is that Olive was fine with this dog. She snapped at him at first because she was scared, but after that she was fine and held her own with him. She tried to play and submitted to him a few times. That is huge for her because in the past when she feels scared she attacked. The puppy classes are paying off!
 

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I am amazed she hit the dog! He is a mature unneutered male who was a bit confused by having a puppy around. Poor boy.
I wouldn't take this as anything to do with Olive, it sounds like she dealt with all the sexiness well enough :)
I think a suggestion of neutering the JRT should be made.
 

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Sounds like an unneutured dog doing what comes naturally. Difficult one for you to get involved in, sometimes men don't want their males dogs neutured for fear of it effecting their own manhood and the dogs manhood. ;)

I think Olive may get more of the same each time she goes to visit, I don't know if it will stop once she's spayed or whether its just a very sexual Jack Russell.

I'm only speculating, you need some advice from some of the breeders on here. :D
 

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Sounds like an unneutured dog doing what comes naturally. Difficult one for you to get involved in, sometimes men don't want their males dogs neutured for fear of it effecting their own manhood and the dogs manhood. ;)

I think Olive may get more of the same each time she goes to visit, I don't know if it will stop once she's spayed or whether its just a very sexual Jack Russell.

I'm only speculating, you need some advice from some of the breeders on here. :D
 

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This all sounds rather natural to me, I could go on and on about this subject as I have spoken to many professional dog breeders, vets and behaviourist about this very subject, ie what is normal behaviour for entire males and un spayed bitches, plus neutered and spayed bitches ...

Dogs are all different however some males are quite keen to mate and are focused around females. The male dog should not have been punished for acting this way, it is totally natural.

The situation may calm down after a few more visits, or when Olive is spay, however I am aware that some males will still hump and show interest in females even when spay... also some females dogs will show humping behaviour but this more of a dominance thing rather than a sexual thing ...

I hope this reassures you that this is all natural and neither dog is doing anything wrong, I understand it can be a bit full on and even quite intense at times.

This is not a silly question at all, and even I have been very naive about this very subject in the past, which I feel rather silly about now :S
 

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Thanks everyone. My husband, me and my mother in law have been at my father in law for years to neuter this dog, but it's just not going to happen. He is set in his ways about dogs and feels there is no reason to remove part of his body. It's very frustrating for me as i'm a big supporter of spaying and neutering and his ignorance drives me nuts. If you aren't going to breed your dog then why put it through so much stress and frustration. My father in law has actually told me that his dog doesn't know what his parts are for so it doesn't frustrated him. Seriously this is the ignorance that I have to deal with! I guess I'll try bringing Olive with us again as we are gone for quite some time when we visit them. Luckily it's not all that often. The more i think about yesterday the more it bothers me though. I've never seen that level of obsession and persistence from a dog. The whole 6 hours too! If yesterday didn't convince my father in law that his dog needs to be neutered i don't know what will!
 

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Dexter is a humper but only chooses male dogs and it can be very annoying when out as he doesn't leave them alone and is constantly on them, I then have to put him on a lead. As he chooses male dogs I presume it is a dominance thing so maybe this was the same for the JR.
 

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We had the same problem with Wilf when we went to my in laws with their collie... I think there was an element of the dog just being excited in general, Wilf would try and play but as he got older would show that he really was nt happy. Since he was neutered he has had quite a few advances from enitre dogs that really have no idea what *** he is x
 

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you could put it to your father in law that his dog definitely DOES know what his "bits" are for, and it really is nt fair on the dog (or his long suffering wife by the sound of things) to leave him entire, you could also put to him the health risks- and potential vet bills, with an entire dog, as testicular cancer can occur x
 

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Well you know what they say about men with big cars dont you?! My guess it's the same with your father-in-law not allowing his dog to be castrated, says a lot about him! Poor wife and poor dog- she is obvously taking her frustration at her husband out on the dog! Families....who'd have 'em?!
 
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