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  1. Welcome to the forum Cindy and Kodiak. Hopefully we will be able to answer some of the questions you will no doubt have as Kodiak starts growing up! Can I ask why you had to have him at 6 weeks? It is a little early - certainly to us in the UK anyway. You are in for a wild ride - so buckle up and enjoy it! As Robke says - we LOVE pictures!!!
  2. Congratulations - just think of the fun ........ another set of 'pawprints' to clean up and run after - mind you the training should be a doddle after practicing on the huskies Hope everything goes smoothly for you, - and remember - we LOVE pictures!!!!!
  3. Hello and welcome to the forum. The only thing I can think of it to take potty training right back to the begining. Take her out (in the garden) after every meal, drink, and at her age possibly every hour (rather than half hourly with a very young pup) - and just stay with her until she goes. She will have to go sooner or later. Have plenty of treats in your pocket so the reward is immediate. Holding it will not be doing her any good at her age obviously. If you can devote two whole days to nothing but her potty training she should get the message. Just dont let her back inside the house until she has done something - but stay with her, don't leave her on her own so she thinks it is a punishment, play with her, do some other training etc. This would be an excellent time to try and sort out a toilet area for her - so she knows it is 'safe' to go there and is her's alone.
  4. I had the reverse situation years ago - three rescues and the oldest dog 14/15 years old went blind - very suddenly - it only took two weeks. It was a collie/spaniel cross, I had the father and son - they were about the same size as my huskies. I also had a Borzoi - very big 7ft 2" from nose to tail. The father and son got on ok, but my Borzoi would go for him if my blind boy ever went close to him. They had lived with each other harmoniously for around 4 years. The blind boy actually provoked this by changing his behaviour - he did not cope with the sudden loss of vision at all, becoming panicky, jumpy, 'scuttling' around rather than walking etc. I had to separate the Borzoi from the other two for the time Kia had left with us (about 4 months as it turned out). I sounds as if on occasions your blind boy is really not coping and trying to compensate. I really wish I could suggest something - but you really only have two choices as far as I can see. Find a way for them to be together but separated whenever you are not in the room (thinking large dog gates in doorways etc) or rehome one - preferably with someone the dog knows. How easy will it be to rehome a blind dog where you live??? I once rehomed a blind cat - that had been in shelter for five years!
  5. My first instinct is to say that if you live on a farm you either constrain her i.e. fence her into a large area to limit the behaviour - it may not be your animals she kills so you would be liable for prosecution - or you don't let her outside unleashed. If her prey drive is that high - how does she react to young children she does not know? If she is out roaming on her own - how can you possibly have control of her? You may live in a very rural area - but how can you be positive she will never come across a young child on her own? Do you really want her passing on her instincts to 4/5/6/7/8 puppies so you have a pack of essentially wild dogs?
  6. This may help:- https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/reverse-sneezing-in-dogs/ I will say up front I am a raw feeder - but you will see on this list they recommend feeding a raw natural diet rather than kibble. It may not solve the problem - but you will be doing your dog a favour for the future - as well as yourself in future vet fees. One of my huskies has 9 different food allergies - some of which would kill him very quickly - others would 'just' make him very very ill. You do not say where you are so I have no idea what access you have to vetinary blood allergy tests (the fastest way to find out). Other ways are to start a food elimination system - however kibble has so much starch, poor quality vitamins and minerals etc - where do you start with trying to elimanate a single protein - or food stuff - like grains??? (Most of my boys allergies are to grains) Please read this article as you may be able to pick something out of it that will help - if you decide you want to try changing your pup's diet I will gladly help.
  7. Marley is not neutered either
  8. WOW he is a big boy - but you can see he is by no means overweight. Marley is at the other end of the scale - does not come much higher than the top of my knee at the shoulder and around 3 or 4 inches smaller than Mikey.
  9. How do you do it? My boys are either asleep - or getting into trouble!
  10. Have you tried NOT crating her at night but leaving her in say the kitchen? Or leaving the crate open at night?
  11. For heaven's sake don't get a cockerpoo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My daughter-in-Law's mum has one - its a mad as a hatter! My boys are bouncy and unruly - but that dog makes my guys look like Angels. You already know that once you have huskies - no other breed will do - and let's face it - having a dog (or two) that have minds of their own and their own opinions - and not adverse to expressing that opinion .......... well .............. its unique - and rather wonderful. But you have already made up your mind it is a husky or nothing - so no need for me to add my 2 pennyworth. Don't be a stranger again - and keep us up to date with his or her progress and mishaps .....................like some of the following maybe?? Marley when I first got him at 3 months - found his way into my hen run - supposedly fox proof ! Then came teething time Matching sofa arm growing upPartner in crime - ANY crime
  12. Zinc deficiency usually shows up as crusty patches on the side of the nose or eyes
  13. Welcome to the forum - there's nothing like getting dirty for having a great time as a pup
  14. Sorry how could looking at a tooth tell us anything about whether your dog has ZRD.
  15. Afraid that won't work - mikey came to us as an abuse case - abused by a female. Hence we (females) are not to be trusted. For the last two years or so I have walked 'softly' around him, never even raised my voice - except when Marley was getting his bottom lip ripped (never healed properly). This dog I fear will never trust women - but it won't stop me working on him - he is a very complicated character - but I believe he is happy (in his own way) some times he comes in willingly when I need him to - most times he just stands and looks at me as if I had grown horns and a tail - and then bolts for the top of the garden. I will get there - it will just take more time, patience, - and a LOT more patience!
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