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  1. Do you have a good dog behavourist you can contact? You do not state where (which country) you are from. When she tries nibbling (or biting) I would yelp loudly - like another pup would if hurt - and stop any interaction. This is what siblings would do. She may have lost trust in you if the treatment made her uncomfortable - and associate your hands with that pain/ discomfort. In any case the 'nibbling' needs to be discouraged - it can lead to escalation. One possible cause could be that she was taken from mum too early and had not learned bite inhibition from her siblings and mum. My latest rescue came with issues (dont they all in their own way) - and its taken almost 8 months to get him to come to us for fuss/attention, he was (and still is to a certain extent) extremely 'head shy' so we avoided that area - I went to stroke his back and rear end instead - and as soon as I touched his rear end he bit me - didn't break the skin - but it was hard enough. He was - and still is, fearful of strange females - he has gotten used to me now - but still moves VERY quickly if I appear to be in the slightest bit vexed with them. Initially, to us, he was somewhat fearful and timid, but with an underlying readiness to retalliate to any perseeved ill treatment - but to our existing (slightly older) dog he was overly domineering, a real bully - this has lessened but playtime is still monitored. I got my other dog at 12 weeks old (4th owner at that young age) he was (and still is) a bundle of love, fun, affection, the only person he has ever tried to bite is our vet - but about a year after I got him I discovered he is absolutely terrified of the bamboo canes used for plants - as soon as I had one in my hand he ran from me around the garden, tail tucked down, head down, not taking his eyes off me. He is not afraid of walking sticks, or anything that looks like one - but the bamboo canes terrify him. The reason I am going through this is to point out that for whatever reason your dog had a life before you - and you don't know what has happened to her in the past - why was she rehomed? If you can positively rule out any sort of physical reason for the change in behaviour - then you must look to psychological.
  2. here is one of my boys at 12 weeks - he is a wooly. - the length of his fur stayed roughly the same until his adult coat came in - then it just grew and grew - his tail fur is around 8" long now
  3. It looks to me as if it has been damaged, as BB&S said - check with vet??
  4. I have a woolly husky that refused to blow his coat for 2 years - this year he was the same - and believe me brushing him was a nightmare. Last week we bathed both dogs and the day afterwards Marley started to shed properly. Granted it only lasted for a few days - but it was the most I had gotten off him in three years. I put his lack of shedding down to the fact he has been very ill on and off for a couple of years (food allergies) but also to the fact he had an operation close to his spine that went wrong, needing another surgery - so was run down. My other husky has shed twice in the 7 months we have had him. It could be a coincidence - it was just very noticeable.
  5. Two husky pups???? Boy are you in for a wild ride !
  6. Welcome to the forum. Firstly I would ask if it is possible to leave Blaze with his mum for at least one more week. I worked out that he will be 7 weeks old when you get him - which is too soon to be leaving his mum. Preferably 12 weeks is the best age, but 8 weeks is the minimum - they learn so much from siblings and their mum from 8 - 12 weeks - one of the main things being bite inhibition from their siblings. My boy in the picture was 12 weeks old when I got him - and I am his 4th 'owner' ! He was taken from mum too early and did not have any bite inhibition and it took months and months to teach him not to bite. I cannot help with crate training as I do not use them - but quite a few on here do so hopefully someone will be able to help you. As for exercising - 5 minutes for every month they are old - so a 3 month old will only need a maximum of 15 minute exercise a couple of times a day. It is very important not to over exercise them as it can lead to damaged joints. I would not describe huskies as particularly 'loyal' - once your pup gets to maturity he will escape whenever he can - you will need a minimum of 6ft fencing - he will find any weaknesses in your perimeter and will test them constantly. Its not that he does not love you - but he loves exploring and running much, much more. 98% of huskies LOVE people, any people, they would welcome a burglar into your home like a long lost friend - so do not think they would guard your home, you would be mistaken. Whilst he is still a puppy and into his teenage years keep reinforcing the recall, - then when he is older you might stand a chance of getting him back if (and when) he does get loose. If my two boys are anything to go by - they have no road sense whatsoever. Never, never, never let him off lead - unless you are in a very secure exercise area with at least 6ft fencing. Whilst he is still young he will come back to you - but as he gets older he will come back to you maybe 9 times out of 10 ........................... its the 10th time you need to worry about. They have the strongest prey-drive of any domesticated dog - you need to take that seriously - small furries (cats, small dogs, rabbits, chickens, sheep etc) are not safe around a mature husky. One of my dogs lives quite happily with my cat - the other will kill him at his first opportunity. They have a "what's in it for me" attitude, will think about an instruction and if they don't want to do it - they won't. They must see some benefit in it for them. Having said all that, they are wonderful companions, unlike any other breed, no-one on this site would have any other dog I believe. My two (both rescues) are totally different in almost every way, but each endearing to the extreme, a constant challenge, true, but worth every second.
  7. Well they look Siberian to me - I think the Americans call these coats 'plush' ? i.e. somewhere inbetween a standard and a wooly? I have one standard short coated and one wooly - your pups dad looks very similiar to my wooly (in photograph to the left)
  8. I think there is an Alaskan husky as well - but I would go for Siberian. Whatever 'type' he is - he is going to get away with murder with that sad looking little gorgeous face. Just one look will melt your heart and you will give him anything he wants ............................. I have one just like that so speak from experience 😉
  9. Welcome to the forum
  10. Hi and welcome to the forum. If you want a dog thats easy to train and will be obedient, loyal, and wait on your every word - get a labrador. If you want a companion who will challenge you, keep you on your toes, keep you wondering just how he managed to get out, get into anything you want him not to, or in my case, how on earth can he open a locked door - from the outside - when we cannot - then my friend get a husky. You will never be bored again. They are fantastic creatures, unlike any dog you will have had before, just one massive warning that I did not take seriously initially until it happened to me.......................................... one husky is never enough - within a year you will get him a companion - then you truly are on a slippery slope. I would never consider another breed of dog - they are just dogs - a husky is so much more. They truly are companions rather than just 'pets' - absolutely hate being left on their own - they are so attuned to people - almost anyone will do - oh, by the way, don't even hope they will be a guard dog - they will treat a burglar like a long lost friend and for a treat will show him where all the goodies are stashed. I hope you have a minimum of 6ft fencing - with no shed roof within reach (as I found out to my cost) - luckily he only got into next door's garden.
  11. I agree totally - wait! IF your puppy was to develop cancer it would be in 5-8 years time - not next week. Nutering before maturity will most likely cause problems like luxating patella, hip dysplasia. The sex hormones play a massive part of their growth cycle.
  12. wolfpup


    Welcome to the forum
  13. You obviously feel strongly about this - however you might be interested in the history of the dog Dogs & cats share a common ancestor the dormalocian - about a foot long, it weighed 2lbs, and lived in trees. Lived 55 – 66 million years ago - it hunted in order to survive - it was a carnivore. When dinosaurs became extinct dogs evolved from meat eating CANIDS – named for the shape of their teeth. Through time several species evolved and became extinct but the first true dog Lepticin (I think from memory) appeared around 40 million years ago. His decendent Epicyon came into being when Asia was still attached to North America via the Bering Land Bridge. Epicyon is a large, extinct, canid genus of the subfamily Borophaginae ("bone-crushing dogs") The decentants of Ucian developed into the modern dog genus CANNIS evolved in Eurasia. Throughout their entire history dogs and their ancestors ate bones for a very good reason - they could not live without eating them - it was an essential part of their diet providing not only calcium but being the major counter agent to phosphorus - in itself vital to the welbeing of the dog - but without calcium, phosphorus would become too prevalent. You are as entitled to your opinion as I am to mine - my opinion is that any animal I choose to share my life with will get the best possible diet for its species - for a dog that diet consists of meat and bone with about 5% fruit and vegetables for extremely important phytonutrients - even wolves eat berries etc. Personally I give lambs ribs - my dogs love them and they do not shatter, they are crunched up small quite easily being amongst the most flexible of any bone in the body - its the first type of bone wolf pups are given (or steal if they can) - maybe a rabbit bone to start with etc. Weight bearing bones will either break teeth or will splinter if enough force can be brought to bear - maybe the wolf was starving and was trying to get to the bone marrow, I feel sorry for any animal that dies whilst just trying to live and eat the way it was designed by nature to do - I also feel sorry for the lionesses that get kicked to death whilst trying to bring down prey for their male mates, and all wild animals that die before their time - killing another innocent animal in order to feed themselves - but I would not deprive any one of them one part of their natural diet because of my opinions and prejudices. By the way - I have been vegetarian for over 40 years - my husband 30+ years - but our dogs are fed naturally. I will not reply to you again.
  14. Everyone feeds their dog the way they think is best - as is their perrogative - my comment was - and is - directed purely at the fact that cooked bones splinter - raw bones much less so. I feel very sorry for that wolf - but its ancestors have been eating raw bones for several hundred thousand years (in fact millions) - its what their stomach acid and digestive tract are designed to eat - a wild animal (or dog) fed pure meat and no bones would have far too much phosphorus and not enough calcium in their diet (read almost no calcium) leading to their pups having deformed limbs and poor growth. The adult dog or wolf deprived of fresh bones and therefore calcium pulls that needed calcium from their own bones to make up the deficit - leading to arthritis, weak bones that break easily etc. Also dogs fed on kibble should not be fed raw bones - the stomach acid is not strong enough when it has to deal with all the starch from kibble. The same goes for wet (or tinned dog food) - they should be on a raw diet for at least 10 days before being given bones to eat to give time for the stomach acid to return to its normal level.
  15. Been thinking about your dog all afternoon - one other thing comes to mind ......... has she had a rabies shot recently??? https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/rabies-vaccination-and-aggression-in-dogs/?fbclid=IwAR3qQfjYbXeJhyfHoYlHwanC7fBU_Bqb6L6n9lY-2uDkgvtQNut0UNIlkJ8 I could keep guessing for months and not get it right without knowing all the dog's history ........................ which might be better told to a professional.
  16. Cooked Bones????? That could kill her. Bones must always, always be raw, cooked bone splinter and can get stuck in the throat or even pierce the stomach. Do you have access to a dog behavourist? They may be able to work out her change in attitude. Do you have access to raw meat and raw fish - like sardines and/or herrings? Both of these (left whole, not filleted) are high in tryptophan (just in case it is this simple).
  17. Just another thought. What is your dog fed? My reason for asking is that if there is a tryptophan deficiency it can lead to aggressive behaviour. Tryptophan produces seratonin - which affects mood and cardio-vascular function. Tryptophan binds with glucose in the heating and processing of pet foods (like kibble) and this can limit its absorption in the body. Tryptophan is found in most dairy proteins and is especially high in meats.
  18. I have no idea what 'hauling' means - but am guessing heaving - trying/being sick? I would take her to the vet and get her checked out. A sudden change in behaviour / temperament after 4 years needs to be investigated - she could have injested something. Where in the world are you?
  19. My two are as good as a chocolate fire guard - my only warning is wagging tails and an eager expectant look, - they would jump up the burglar - to kiss him - show him where the treat box is and in return they would show him where any valuables are - and probably help him got them into the car - before going out on the town for the night together. That is why I have alarms everywhere - including my shed.
  20. Think it might help a bit if you let people know where you are - like your country??
  21. Marley is fine with all small dogs - and our own cat (not outsider cats though) Mikey cannot be trusted with anything small and furry - especially our own cat - but I have seen him set himself when a small dog passes - he is always on a leash and under control - but I have had to warn several dog owners with small breeds off lead to recall their dogs - and am amazed at how few have any control at all over their small dogs. I believe it really does depend on the husky itself, how it was brought up, the parents temperament, if the puppy was brought up with small dogs in the family etc. However it is a bit of a lottery - you could get a lovely puppy - only to have him change when he reaches adulthood and the prey-drive kicks in. I think Marley's prey-drive is faulty - he once caught one of my chickens and apart from a few missing feathers - the chicken was fine - even though Marley was on it within seconds of it escaping and I had to prize its neck out of my dog's jaws.
  22. BB&S beat me to it - green lipped mussles is defo the way to go. You do not state where you are (which country) but things like Yumove - even the vet prescribed one - its only active ingredient is green lipped mussels - RIAFLEX do purely green lipped mussels - which works out far cheaper than anything else you can buy.
  23. My boys will keep their paws crossed for your girl and I will keep my fingers crossed for good news on the x-rays.
  24. Have sent you an email message.
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