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  1. chelseafan, I have considered this as well. Thankfully she is improving and things seem to be working out. I appreciate all the comments. By the way, here are a few pics of Winter.
  2. The rescue I’ve been working with was very helpful in finding a husky that is just right for me and my pack. Winter may not be an omega but she is very submissive and easy to work with. One of my requirements is that she gets along with my yorkie. I’ve tried several huskies in the past but never found a good fit. My yorkie, Bella, likes to patrol the fence line and bark at the neighbor’s kids through the fence. So she zooms back and forth and barks. Winter has been non-reactive to her, thankfully. I’m not saying it can’t happen but in the few days I’ve had her, I haven’t seen any indication of a prey drive trigger. My understanding is it’s something they have or not with smaller dogs. That may not be a hard and fast rule but I’ve had no issues so far. Regarding Winter’s reacting to Miska, this morning has gone really well. I was petting Miska and Winter came over and sniffed Miska with no growling. Maybe this will just take some time and thankfully, they’re all really easy going dogs. I just didn’t know how to interpret the growl, which would be helpful to know what I may be dealing with.
  3. Hi, I need some help trying to understand some growling. I recently found a female husky from a rescue and Winter is probably 2 or 3 years old. She’s definitely and omega-type dog, very submissive. I also have a female husky/Pyrenees mix named Miska and a female yorkie named Bella. I’ve had Winter for a few days now and she was an owner surrender along with her husky brother. She was at the rescue about a month. She’s been a very good girl but I’ve noticed a few times that she would growl primarily at Miska if she got too close. It’s not a long growl but kind of short. Miska is very gentle and sweet and Bella is a bit hyper but standoffish. I took Winter to the vet and after I got home, Miska greeted us at the door and Winter showed teeth a little and growled. Then on the back porch a little bit later, I was petting Miska and invited Winter over and Winter growled again. I didn’t see teeth. I don’t think I have any problems with Winter and Bella. In fact she tries to play with her. I admit I don’t have a lot of husky experience here but Winter is pretty laid back and non-food aggressive and seems low energy for a husky. Anyway, I did the whole “touch” thing and told her no. What to you think is going on and what should I do about it? Is this a female issue, which I’ve read can be hit or miss? Thanks!
  4. I have half a husky lol but I feed Earthborn Holistic Meadow Feast. Never had a problem with this food. The size is perfect for my husky/pyr mix and my yorkie. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks 2Huskyfun. I’m so glad that my two girls now are non-alpha. My hope is getting a non-alpha that gets along. I appreciate all the advice form you and others here! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Since I have two females already, is there any merit to considering a male, especially a laid-back one? There’s a non-alpha male near me but they don’t know how he is with smaller dogs. I’m trying to arrange a meeting though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hi, I currently have a 6 year old female husky/Pyrenees mix named Miska and a 9 year old female yorkie named Isabella. I’m thinking about adopting a husky from a rescue but I’m unsure how to go about it. I want a dog that will get along with my two girls now and not harm Isabella. What advice do y’all have on determining the best possible match for my home? Thanks! Here’s a photo of my girls (the blue light is from an aquarium...and I live like a bachelor [emoji16]) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I wanted to thank everyone for their input. After giving this some thought and prayer, I decided to take the puppy back to the breeder. She is an AKC breeder but I honestly believe that the puppies were pulled too soon form the dam. I don’t know when but I suspect it was around week 7 or so. I just didn’t have the bandwidth to work on this particular behavioral issue but was willing to raise a puppy, as hard as it can be. I did this for the benefit of everyone and for the puppy as well so she can get placed into a home that can work with her. I communicated this to the breeder. I hope I made the right decision. I still want a husky and I’m considering adopting an older one now. Thanks again! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. My vet said the same thing. This has me a bit worried. I honestly expected her to maybe want to play too rough but not resource guarding me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. That sounds like good advice. I never expected to be the middle man and I hate that it’s between the puppy and my yorkie. Hannah did it again earlier but I calmly pushed her away from me. I’m not sure if that’s the right answer. She just growled at Miska too. I’d hate for her to grow up and have problems. Hannah is pretty clingy and probably insecure too. It still has me concerned though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. That’s what I’m hoping for. It just surprised me because I’ve never seen this before. I’ve raised 3 yorkies, a husky/Pyrenees mix, had a husky puppy until 6 months, an eskie, and never seen this before. I was wondering what it was and what to do. I appreciate the input. So far what I’ve observed is that everyone has calmed down and Hannah is more relaxed. Now she tries to play with Bella and Bella’s like “wait a minute, didn’t you get snippy with me?” Bella is much more balanced around Hannah and if Hannah tries to get too rough Bella lets her know. I’m letting them work it out (unless it’s what I saw last night). Things are way better today! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. So I just got done with her at my vet and he thinks it was resource guarding (I was the resource) and I agree. That’s what thought after giving it some time. The times she reacted that way towards Bella was when she was around my feet. I know it’s crazy for her right now. He recommended that when I give them attention to do them at the same time. She’s so shy and I don’t think I’ve ever had a puppy this shy. I’m definitely planning on socializing her for sure! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Hi, I just got a new husky puppy this evening. She’s pretty shy but is settling in. I don’t have a name yet but the breeder called her Hannah. She’s so pretty! But I have a question: I have a Yorkie who is curious but a bit enthusiastic. Hannah has growled a few times at Bella when she approaches. Hannah lunged at her and I think she was showing her teeth. With all of the puppies I’ve raised I’ve never seen this before. I know everything in Hannah’s world has turned upside down but I want to ensure that Hannah gets along with Bella as well as Miska (my husky/Pyrenees mix). What am I to make of this? What should be my response? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. That looks like it’s a pretty good book. I may order that. I think I heard by Zak George that the mental stimulation can wear them out and that’s a good thing. After my first two yorkies (both are gone now), I didn’t do much training with the rest of my dogs. So this should be good for all of them. My Miska Bear started understanding sit and she’s about 6 now. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks for your help. Yes, the breeder was helpful. She recommended one of the females that she described as “shy”. I asked if this particular female was calm and submissive and she agreed that she was. I agree from what I saw. Between the two girls, the one I picked was more calm. This is the girl I went with. There were two nearly black huskies in the litter and three that were lighter dirty faced...all were very pretty. Someone else picked the black one with blue eyes. The dam is a reddish colored husky and the sire is dark like this one. I appreciate everyone's help!
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