I am starting a new thread because so much stuff that had nothing to do with me was added that I cannot even read it?!!??! No offense to anyone but I just need help with my dog, if its alright could I just get replies and not copy and pastes from OTHER stories and other threads? I don't care about that stuff or fighting. I just want help for my dog.
Janet: In regards to your questions. When she acts bratty or forces herself on me or my boyfriend we say NO and force her to lay down.Which works. But the second you look away, or continue the conversation, she gets up again and starts all over. This can go on for literally two hours. Until I get frustrated, give up and lock her out of the room we are in. I know its made the problem worse maybe? but I haven't known what to do.And she sleeps in a crate a 6 years old for a few reasons. A months ago we realized she had (apparently) hormonal incompatence (spelling) and would pee tiny amounts in her sleep. She is on medicinal therapy and this has stopped but while it was still going on she would leave little pee spots everywhere..couches...floor...my bed in the middle of the night...etc. She also is in a crate at night because my roommates have three cats, and while I am sleeping I do not like her to be unsupervised for 8 hours with the cats.

She has never ever hurt them, and is gentle to them (they are bigger than her) but I have heard some jack russell horror stories with cats and I cannot afford to take the chance of one getting hurt in the night when I can't supervise her. Her crate is husky sized though and she has the room to walk a little in it, turn around, move positions, etc. She goes into the crate at around 11 pm, and is released from the crate at 5 AM when my boyfriend gets up for work.
I know she needs more than simply games and needs to work..but I don't know what else to do other than the walking each day and play time..is there a better way? I wouldn't be against jogging with her, another thing she LOVES is running in front of a person while they are rollerblading. I have looked into getting her involved in some jack russell activities like fly ball, racing, or the ground stuff but so far they are all an hour away from me and I don't drive so I am just trying to do my best for her.
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I am starting a new thread because so much stuff that had nothing to do with me was added that ... OTHER stories and other threads? I don't care about that stuff or fighting. I just want help for my dog.

I suspect you are seeing posts from the resident loon. If you use a real newsreader instead of a web interface, you can filter out posts from him and the jerks who reply to him. For example, I see only five posts in your first thread, and none of them fit the description you give above.
It would help to keep in mind, too, that you have no control over what other people post. This is an unmoderated group, and you get what you pay for. Starting a new thread demanding that people do X, Y, and Z is unlikely to endear you to anyone here.

Shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
I understand what you are saying Shelly..I am sorry to the group if starting another message is highly annoying. That was not my intent. I do use the internet and not a newsreader so I see what you mean.

Sorry if I annoyed anyone. I guess I'll just have to figure this out.
I am starting a new thread because so much stuff that had nothing to do with me was added that ... me or my boyfriend we say NO and force her to lay down.Which works. But the second you look away,

Then don't look away...
or continue the conversation,

or continue the conversation...
she gets up again and starts all over.

...until she's been TRAINED not to get up until you tell her to get up.
That's what OBEDIENCE TRAINING is all about, and why Janet recommended that you seek the help of a professional trainer, or enroll in a good OBEDIENCE TRAINING class.
This can go on for literally two hours.

It takes as long as it takes.
Once you learn how to train her, it will go pretty quickly, but it will still take some time.
There are no quick fixes.
Until I get frustrated,

Getting frustrated isn't going to help you get your dog trained.

YOU need to be trained first, then your dog.
Your tendency to get frustrated is exacerbated by your lack of results.
And your lack of results is due to your lack of knowledge.

A good professional trainer, and/or a good obedience training class, will help you to address both issues.
She also is in a crate at night because my roommates have three cats, and while I am sleeping I do not like her to be unsupervised for 8 hours with the cats.

That would be 6 hours (11 to 5), right?
Can't the cats and dog sleep in separate bedrooms, with the doors closed?
I know she needs more than simply games and needs to work..but I don't know what else to do other ... be against jogging with her, another thing she LOVES is running in front of a person while they are rollerblading.

So...
I have looked into getting her involved in some jack russell activities like fly ball, racing, or the ground stuff ... an hour away from me and I don't drive so I am just trying to do my best for her.

Why not take this "problem" as an added inducement for you to learn how to drive?
Getting involved in doggie sports is not only good for the dog, it's also a lot of fun for their humans, too.
Again, there's really no quick fix for your problem.

OBEDIENCE TRAINING is the answer.
Good luck!

Handsome Jack Morrison
Prouder than ever to not be a member of the "reality-based community"!

Yo, Judith! Read this book! "Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him" http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=28514

And stop wearing that "Che" t-shirt of yours! It just makes you look stupid.

Che is to "freedom fighter" what Rosie O'Donnell is to "class act."
I understand what you are saying Shelly..I am sorry to the group if starting another message is highly annoying. That was not my intent. I do use the internet and not a newsreader so I see what you mean. Sorry if I annoyed anyone.

I doubt anyone here was particularly bothered. It was just an FYI.
I guess I'll just have to figure this out.

There are plenty of free newsreaders out there, and it is not difficult to set them up, if your ISP offers a news feed (and Rogers appears to).
If you are using Windows, some options are
Xnews (http://xnews.newsguy.com /)
Thunderbird (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird /) Outlook Express (which you'll already have)
Or, Agent, which has a 30 day free trial
http://www.forteinc.com

Shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
You can also get free access to Usenet via http://www.motzarella.org /

There are a number of us that use XNews, and Agent and would probably be able to help you set them up.
Trust me, it will make reading the group much easier to do.

Marcel Beaudoin and Moogli
On Jun 1, 11:41 am, Handsome Jack Morrison
Getting frustrated isn't going to help you get your dog trained. YOU need to be trained first, then your dog. ... lack of knowledge. A good professional trainer, and/or a good obedience training class, will help you to address both issues.

She went through obedience classes as a pup and passed with flying colors. She listens when I say sit, lay down, come, etc..I guess my problem is her STAYING in those positions. I see your point though.
That would be 6 hours (11 to 5), right? Can't the cats and dog sleep in separate bedrooms, with the doors closed?

Yes sorry 6 hours. I am not lying or something. I said 8 hours because some days maybe he sleeps in or doesn't work in which case she doesn't get out at 5 AM...sorry for the confusion. And the yes the dog can sleep in my bedroom with the door closed if you guys think thats better than in her area overnight.
Why not take this "problem" as an added inducement for you to learn how to drive?

It's not that I don't know how to drive. It's that I am in a certain position here, as I am not from this country and I have yet to get fully done with paperwork and get my license yet. I didn't have a license in my home country, so I have to start new here. But yes I realize I need to drive. :\
OBEDIENCE TRAINING is the answer.

Maybe this means I should take her to the "next step" of classes and that would help out. I will look for them in my area today as I know there are a couple private ones around me.,
Thanks for the help so far everyone.
You can also get free access to Usenet via http://www.motzarella.org /

Thank you! My ISP's news feed is Teh Suck.
There are a number of us that use XNews, and Agent and would probably be able to help you set them up.

I'd recommend either of those two. I've used both, and they are both good programs. I also use Thunderbird, but the Usenet filtering is kind of crappy.
Trust me, it will make reading the group much easier to do.

Amen. I wouldn't bother with Usenet if I had to rely on Google's interface. It's really that bad.

Shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
A good professional trainer, and/or a good obedience training class, will help you to address both issues.

She went through obedience classes as a pup and passed with flying colors. She listens when I say sit, lay down, come, etc..I guess my problem is her STAYING in those positions. I see your point though.

That's a part of OBEDIENCE TRAINING, and a part that you apparently missed.
E.g., when you tell your dog to "sit," she should "sit" until the world comes to an end, or until you release her, whichever comes first.
And it's really not that hard to TRAIN your dog to be that obedient, either; it just takes some time and a little know-how.
That would be 6 hours (11 to 5), right? Can't the cats and dog sleep in separate bedrooms, with the doors closed?

Yes sorry 6 hours. I am not lying or something. I said 8 hours because some days maybe he sleeps in or doesn't work in which case she doesn't get out at 5 AM...sorry for the confusion.

No confusion, and no need for an apology!
I was just wondering.
And the yes the dog can sleep in my bedroom with the door closed if you guys think thats better than in her area overnight.

Yes, that's better. Do you confine her to her crate during the day, now that her medical problem has been corrected?
Why not take this "problem" as an added inducement for you to learn how to drive?

It's not that I don't know how to drive. It's that I am in a certain position here, as I ... in my home country, so I have to start new here. But yes I realize I need to drive. :\

Good! Watch out for women drivers!
Just kidding!
OBEDIENCE TRAINING is the answer.

Maybe this means I should take her to the "next step" of classes and that would help out.

Bingo!
She's really only been to kindergarten so far. But she needs at least a high school diploma.
I will look for them in my area today as I know there are a couple private ones around me.,

That's great!
Your vet may be able to aim you in the right direction, or a local shelter, the ASPCA, etc.
Thanks for the help so far everyone.

You bet.

Handsome Jack Morrison
Prouder than ever to not be a member of the "reality-based community"!

Yo, Judith! Read this book! "Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him" http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=28514

And stop wearing that "Che" t-shirt of yours! It just makes you look stupid.

Che is to "freedom fighter" what Rosie O'Donnell is to "class act."
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