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For some people who don't know the back story we purchased a husky over seas. A relative went to see her and we had her shipped over to where we live. We live in an area where these dogs are very rare. Any ways she was shipped internationally, our breeder had assured us all shots and precautions were made. We were sent videos of her receiving all of her shots, blood work and all those. She was than boarded with a breeder who had her for about 2 weeks sent us regular fees back. She arrived in pretty bad shape. Worms ticks, she lost alot of blood so she was pretty out of it. She had a blood transfusion, and some other treatments. Due to complications and her coming from over seas in another country. She had to spend 4 months in a boarding guarantee witch we visited every day we could for about 2 hours or so. At the vet where she was taken care of she was taken care of she was very excited to see us always jumping grabbing toys for us to play with didnt lay down at all, all in all very energetic. She has been home for about 3 weeks. I know it hasn't been that long since she has been home and it must have been hard on her seeing as she moved around alot. Our current situation is we have a 8 month old German shepherd. They sleep separate eat and use the bathroom separate. Due to the fact they are both females and we are trying to avoid any fights. We give about 1 to 2 hours solo play and training and various play time through the day with both dogs. I know it's still early but she is still very timid. Especially around other people 90% of witch visited her in guarantee. She sleeps in our room in a puppy pen. And sometimes she won't come out sometimes she will run out and if she sees anyone or hear any noise she runs back in her pen. Now we kind of use our shepherd to get her out of her pen. I will open her pen and walk out and call her if she doesn't come I'll try treats or a toy if she still doesn't come out I'll take my shepherd out and walk them out together. We never get mad or raise our voice. Neither does my family or guest. I know it takes time but what else can I do to help her adjust. I would try and put them together and see how that goes, but I am to worried about them un supervised. Should limit visitors most of witch are my immediate family. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you sorry for the long post.

 

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Poor pup , what are the visitors like with her? , is she allowed on walks yet? If so it might be worth seeing what she's like with the same people on walks just ignoring her n giving her space and walking back home together so she's got the time to get used to them in a more open space which might make her feel less 'cornered '

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She may have a timid nature. Time will help and she will adjust, I'd let the pups socialise on their terms when you are there they may squabble but that is normal and they will settle with each other. Our boy is chilled and relaxed most of the time (quite lazy actually lol).

As I wrote the above he took exception to being called lazy and emptied his food all over floor!!!! Have to love them lol

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Poor pup , what are the visitors like with her? , is she allowed on walks yet? If so it might be worth seeing what she's like with the same people on walks just ignoring her n giving her space and walking back home together so she's got the time to get used to them in a more open space which might make her feel less 'cornered '

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The people who come over are typically my family who visited her in the vet. For the most part if she isn't In her little corner she is good but she gets spooked very easily and will run into her room. She lets loose and gets wild with her sister around but even just seeing someone besides us outside or even the tv on she will run back in. Once she is outside she is ok though.

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She may have a timid nature. Time will help and she will adjust, I'd let the pups socialise on their terms when you are there they may squabble but that is normal and they will settle with each other. Our boy is chilled and relaxed most of the time (quite lazy actually lol).
As I wrote the above he took exception to being called lazy and emptied his food all over floor!!!! Have to love them lol
I just want to make her as comfortable as possible. And hope she can adjust quite soon


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I'm so sorry that happened to her. It sounds as if she could have one out of two problems.
1.) She is very timid and given her background and all that work wouldn't surprise me.
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2.) She just needs to adjust there is really no way to rush that. She will bloom on her own time some huskies take longer then others. Just stay positive and no yelling which you are already doing. Keep your schedule consistent that helps. [emoji4][emoji4][emoji2][emoji2]

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I'm so sorry that happened to her. It sounds as if she could have one out of two problems.
1.) She is very timid and given her background and all that work wouldn't surprise me.
Or
2.) She just needs to adjust there is really no way to rush that. She will bloom on her own time some huskies take longer then others. Just stay positive and no yelling which you are already doing. Keep your schedule consistent that helps. [emoji4][emoji4][emoji2][emoji2]

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Yea it just makes you sad inside to see her look so frightened.

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Yea it just makes you sad inside to see her look so frightened.

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That I can completely understand. I'm sorry for her and that this has been such a long road but there is always something good that comes out of owning a husky because you grow with them and learn patience. Does she interact with the main family okay?? I'm guessing she does I saw your pictures of her and your German Shepherd when you first joined. I would just make a very strong trusting base with you and your main family. Only invite one visitor at a time maybe on a weekly basis let her get familiar with them. Give her Saturday and Sunday just to be with your main family and work from there. They all can adjust differently and all the hard stuff she went through to finally get healthy could've made her timid as well. It's going to be a long road but it will be worth it.

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That I can completely understand. I'm sorry for her and that this has been such a long road but there is always something good that comes out of owning a husky because you grow with them and learn patience. Does she interact with the main family okay?? I'm guessing she does I saw your pictures of her and your German Shepherd when you first joined. I would just make a very strong trusting base with you and your main family. Only invite one visitor at a time maybe on a weekly basis let her get familiar with them. Give her Saturday and Sunday just to be with your main family and work from there. They all can adjust differently and all the hard stuff she went through to finally get healthy could've made her timid as well. It's going to be a long road but it will be worth it.

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Main house hold is me my wife our 2 dogs and a cat. If me and my wife are working we have one of my sister's who is also my neighbor either stay with the dogs or come by every hour to check on them and take them out regularly. In the early morning just us she is great follows us outside does her business goes inside no command needed no calling. If someone like my sister who has been around her since the vet and is here often with them, is in the living room she will just turn around and go back in her room. We try and refrain from taking her out in public to not overwhelm her. I want to see her happy as happy and care free as when it's her and her sister running around causing chaos on a regular basis.

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The original option was to make them sleep together and hopefully take them out together so she can follow her big sister around and get comfortable, but I'm more worried about them getting into a fight or something. She has been home for about 2 weeks no fights no negativity. In all honesty she tends to try and push her big sister around and her sister just goes with the flow. I just don't want to let my guard down and she takes it to far and our shepherd gets mad and all. Shepherd has no favorite toy but she tends to steal toys from her sister and run around and our shepherd just plays.

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Main house hold is me my wife our 2 dogs and a cat. If me and my wife are working we have one of my sister's who is also my neighbor either stay with the dogs or come by every hour to check on them and take them out regularly. In the early morning just us she is great follows us outside does her business goes inside no command needed no calling. If someone like my sister who has been around her since the vet and is here often with them, is in the living room she will just turn around and go back in her room. We try and refrain from taking her out in public to not overwhelm her. I want to see her happy as happy and care free as when it's her and her sister running around causing chaos on a regular basis.

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Oh I see. Do you have anymore friends who have huskies?? I think that last part of what you said is key " as free as she is with her sister running around" she comfortable with another dog. Maybe try bring people over who have other dogs similar to huskies and German shepherds as they understand playtime the husky way. Lol if that makes since??
I get what your saying you want her to chill out and relax.
I think this is going to be a long road how long no idea but she's been through a lot. She is eight months right??
Just patience and keeping doing what you can they are stubborn and like to do things their way this unfortunately isn't really something to be rushed. You have plenty of time.
Usually I'm not advocate for these places but do you have a dog park around??
I'm guessing again but is it safe to say she gets along with other dogs alright. ( Not little dogs) dogs her size??
Sorry if I'm asking to many questions. [emoji51]

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Oh I see. Do you have anymore friends who have huskies?? I think that last part of what you said is key " as free as she is with her sister running around" she comfortable with another dog. Maybe try bring people over who have other dogs similar to huskies and German shepherds as they understand playtime the husky way. Lol if that makes since??
I get what your saying you want her to chill out and relax.
I think this is going to be a long road how long no idea but she's been through a lot. She is eight months right??
Just patience and keeping doing what you can they are stubborn and like to do things their way this unfortunately isn't really something to be rushed. You have plenty of time.
Usually I'm not advocate for these places but do you have a dog park around??
I'm guessing again but is it safe to say she gets along with other dogs alright. ( Not little dogs) dogs her size??
Sorry if I'm asking to many questions. [emoji51]

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I live on an island the majority of the dog community here is pit bulls and bullies with no real best in class type show. We have about 4 vets 2 certifies dog trainers, But nothing of any specialty. There roughly 20 huskies here with may be a third coming from a single litter. I currently know one breeder who raised and marketed the majority of huskies here and 1 friend who just purchased a pup from his most recent litter. So with that sense the community is very small. We do have play dates with arrow and Novah both huskies one novah a female is 6 months old but she is a pup from the breeder, who also certifies service dogs so he is usually to busy for dates. A friend of mine bought novah little brother from a separate litter, But is only about 2 months old. I hope we can get a really good community soon where all our huskies can come together. But as of now it is really really small


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And no need for apology the more questions you or anyone asks the more feed back I can get the more help the better


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I live on an island the majority of the dog community here is pit bulls and bullies with no real best in class type show. We have about 4 vets 2 certifies dog trainers, But nothing of any specialty. There roughly 20 huskies here with may be a third coming from a single litter. I currently know one breeder who raised and marketed the majority of huskies here and 1 friend who just purchased a pup from his most recent litter. So with that sense the community is very small. We do have play dates with arrow and Novah both huskies one novah a female is 6 months old but she is a pup from the breeder, who also certifies service dogs so he is usually to busy for dates. A friend of mine bought novah little brother from a separate litter, But is only about 2 months old. I hope we can get a really good community soon where all our huskies can come together. But as of now it is really really small


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And no need for apology the more questions you or anyone asks the more feed back I can get the more help the better


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Okay that's pretty awesome a husky island that's fantastic.
Alright so now it's just a waiting game. I would cut her room off when people come over put her dog bed in another room that connected to the living room. Close all the doors in all the rooms. Put her dog bed and some toys don't forget something for her to chew on then ignore her. Have some dog treats in bowls around the house for people to give her when she comes over. Ignore her completely tell she comes over. When she comes over let the visitor give her treats. If she comes to you give her a treat.
Making since?? [emoji2]
Cut off the hallway also so she can't run down it and hide a baby gait works well. [emoji4]

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Okay that's pretty awesome a husky island that's fantastic.
Alright so now it's just a waiting game. I would cut her room off when people come over put her dog bed in another room that connected to the living room. Close all the doors in all the rooms. Put her dog bed and some toys don't forget something for her to chew on then ignore her. Have some dog treats in bowls around the house for people to give her when she comes over. Ignore her completely tell she comes over. When she comes over let the visitor give her treats. If she comes to you give her a treat.
Making since?? [emoji2]
Cut off the hallway also so she can't run down it and hide a baby gait works well. [emoji4]

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Let me try that so far we have been trying to get her used to it on her terms where she is comfortable and it's a challenge even sometimes getting her to go use the rest room is a challenge. Even if it is just me at home if the tv is on and she hears a voice she gets spooked. Or a random noise she isn't familiar with sends her running into her little pen.

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Let me try that so far we have been trying to get her used to it on her terms where she is comfortable and it's a challenge even sometimes getting her to go use the rest room is a challenge. Even if it is just me at home if the tv is on and she hears a voice she gets spooked. Or a random noise she isn't familiar with sends her running into her little pen.

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Okay once she realizes she is getting treats it should kick in pretty fast. They love treats. You can do the same thing with the TV and loud noises. When she comes over give her a treat.
When you take her outside give her some treats. Switch the treats up a bite or she will get bored [emoji2]

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Okay once she realizes she is getting treats it should kick in pretty fast. They love treats. You can do the same thing with the TV and loud noises. When she comes over give her a treat.
When you take her outside give her some treats. Switch the treats up a bite or she will get bored [emoji2]

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Yea I really hope it goes well


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Great advice from everyone. Here are a few things I thought of to maybe help.
1) When approaching her, kind of bend down and put your hand under her mouth to pet her on the chest...for other people to do (or tell others not to make a fuss over her or not let them pet her yet (until she gets more acclimated to her surroundings).
2) Turn down the TV to where hopefully you can still hear it. You could try playing music softly for her to see if that would be calming.
3) It's great you have a "safe place" for her to go when she is frightened.
I'm praying for you and MIKA.
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Great advice from everyone. Here are a few things I thought of to maybe help.
1) When approaching her, kind of bend down and put your hand under her mouth to pet her on the chest...for other people to do (or tell others not to make a fuss over her or not let them pet her yet (until she gets more acclimated to her surroundings).
2) Turn down the TV to where hopefully you can still hear it. You could try playing music softly for her to see if that would be calming.
3) It's great you have a "safe place" for her to go when she is frightened.
I'm praying for you and MIKA.
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I haven't heard of petting from under the mouth to the chest. Would this help. I usually bend down and towards her ears. And the tv thing it doesn't have to be loud even is she hears a voice she will get spooked


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I haven't heard of petting from under the mouth to the chest. Would this help. I usually bend down and towards her ears. And the tv thing it doesn't have to be loud even is she hears a voice she will get spooked


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I just meant bend down and pet her on the chest (but not on top of the head if it makes her shy away) or just do what you've been doing. Petting/rubbing their chests is supposed to calm them and/or relax them.
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Definitely stroke under the chin don't go over her head not all dogs like that and it can be an intimidating experience, my girl hates people going over her head to stroke her she prefers it when people hold their hand out n shes got the chance to investigate people in her own time

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Definitely stroke under the chin don't go over her head not all dogs like that and it can be an intimidating experience, my girl hates people going over her head to stroke her she prefers it when people hold their hand out n shes got the chance to investigate people in her own time

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I will start trying this with my dogs thanks


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