- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
I need some serious advice.
When I was around 15, my father and I decided to get a Jack Russell. I didn’t know anything about this type of dog so I was obviously in for a big surprise. Up until this point, we had always had rottweilers. They were always well behaved dogs that were well trained.
Well, we got the dog and all was fine. But because we couldn’t control him, we had him in the cage while we were at work/school and when he would sleep. He didn’t get along with other people, so when we had guests, he would stay in his cage.
Neither my mom, my brother or myself could control him. My dad was the only one who could control him. He is a nipper. So every time we tried to touch him, he would try to bite us. So obviously, we can’t play with him or touch him.
And he basically has lived his whole life in this cage because no one can control him. He only gets to come out on weekends when we are home and in the evenings after work. No one likes him because he nips.
My FI works from home. Tried to let him out when he is working, but again he can’t control him either! My daughter is terrified of him too.
A few years ago I tried to give him away. An older lady said she would take him. So we dropped him off and an hour later she asked us to come back and pick him up because he tried to bite her (I told her beforehand that he nips but she said it was fine).
Well, I tried again recently, stating all of this in a post online. I got a call yesterday from a girl who owns a female jack. She said she wanted to have a partner for her. Well we met. The girl’s dog attacked my dog. The girl said that it was fine and that they would just need time getting used to each other.
So this morning I got a call saying that unfortunately, her dog really doesn’t like my jack and that she tried to attack him again this morning. So she wants us to pick him up. FI just picked him up and he seems super happy to see him.
At this point, I really don’t know what to do. It has been 9 years with him. I feel bad because it must suck living in a cage. But at the same time I am afraid if I take him to the pound, they will just end up killing him.
What should I do?!?!?!