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Hi all , We are new to owning huskys , And got our first rescue a month ago and hes perfect so decided to get him a play mate from the same place a girl the same age 4 years old  . Was told she was non reactive/aggressive which is essential as we have children,  However after having her only a week now shes reacted badly to every dog shes come close to and even attacked another dog yesterday whilst out walking . We've tried contacting the rescue centre we got her from but all calls and messages are being ignored , We are now very anxious about going out for walks with her and are wondering if any of you have any advice or recommendations Thanks in advance 

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I have a fear reactive girl,  she was attacked as a pup so offlead dogs now are a huge threat to her , if she gets barked at (especially from bigger dogs) she cries aswell , it does make life difficult BUT it can be managed,  we dont socialise with other dogs , if we see an offlead dog we either ask if they can call their dog back/put it on a lead or we redirect and change our route , we try to walk at times and in places we know are not as busy (so we know we're less likely to see other dogs) and she is also muzzle trained so if we have to use a muzzle shes absolutely fine about it 

I'll copy and paste some information soon about CARE training etc aswell 

Oh and just Incase your worried   even tho she doesnt like other dogs she absolutely adores kids 

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Thanks for your reply . It's very difficult as Akela , That's been with us for a month is really playful and good with other dogs and we don't want him to miss out on socializing with other dogs because Zala has issues . We were advised by the vet to get a muzzle but we are concerned that it doesn't actually resolved/cure the problem , We would love to be as relaxed and confident in Zala as we are Akela so any information or advise would be great . And yes she is fine with the children but we are concerned about them getting caught up in a dog fight that's caused by these issues Zala has 

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Separate walks as well as walks together if u can , a muzzle will help whilst you work on her issues 

Are you on Facebook I can recommend a group , its UK based (not sure where you are) but its really helpful 

This link might be helpful too

http://careforreactivedogs.com/start-here/?fbclid=IwAR2GppWp2-Kx-BPcAL5LlkXKPW37AOs5wJs13UFfKn5PNlKQGy-kadYknrE

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Get a really good dog trainer  -  preferably one that works with a rescue centre - they will have experience in helping these type of dogs.    My old dog, Lunar, was very dog reactive when he was with another 'buddy'  -  but on his own he was very timid and did not want to go near another dog.    Good luck   -   it is difficult living with a dog reactive dog  - but it is possible to help them 99% of the time.

Also  -  have you tried going down to the rescue centre you got her from?   If you are standing there they will have no choice but to speak to you.

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