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Nocturnal hyper jrt

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Themodernuriahheep Tue 01-Mar-16 20:01:36

First, the facts:

1ok, our JRT is spoiled rotten
2 there are masses of fixes living down by the railway near us and they come into our garden. The vixens scream, the dogs bark.
3 as we also have a stream at the bottom of the garden and our next door neighbour has decking, we have rats in the garden too.
4 the JRT gets two off the lead hour long walks a day, lots of other dogs to play with, sometime a nighttime walk as well.
5 he's 3
6 he's castrated
7 he's the only pet.
8 but he sleeps when DH (househusband) rests
9 his diet is Natures Best with Oscar occasionally
10 he gets a treat for behaving well; we are training him out of one of his reprehensible habits.
11 our vet calls him a worrywort, He is and always has been v emotionally needy
12he refuses to eat until just before bedtime, and he usually needs to know that I am in the house before he will, though I am not the only one to feed him and he adores Dh most of all.
13 he has a cage that he sleeps in and uses as a retreat, or some where from which to watch me cooking.

Next, the issue. Between say 9 and midnight he is desperate to get out and chase the wildlife. completely hyper. Up and down, in and out. No matter how much exercise or when.

How can we calm him down?

Themodernuriahheep Wed 02-Mar-16 18:38:18


Or a recognised intractable problem?

Scone1nSixtySeconds Wed 02-Mar-16 18:44:31

Has the vet suggested any pheromone type products eg adaptil? Or valerian type tablets?

I am assuming that you have tried a walk at about 10pm as a wind down, something really fascinating to chew (like a beef bone etc)

I have never owned any jrt so I am not sure if it's specific just to them!

Themodernuriahheep Wed 02-Mar-16 21:37:50

Haven't asked vet about this specifically, but a good idea, and adaptil a good idea. And bones! For some reason we haven't had any recently.


Themodernuriahheep Wed 02-Mar-16 21:38:46

The 10 pm walk just winds him up, btw.

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