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HELP! my husky attacked a small puppy and tried to shake it to death

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I was taking my one year old husky "Bloo" out for a walk.  As we were walking past a parked car, she suddenly dove her head under it and grabbed a puppy between her jaws!

She immediately started shaking really hard with the poor puppy crying the whole time.

The whole ordeal lasted around 5 seconds but it felt like the longest five seconds of my life.  

She's affectionate towards me and my family and she's really friendly with strangers.  

 

 

What should I do? Should I get her trained?  I need help..please

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Edit:  I had to break them up by grabbing the puppy and pulling her out of her mouth

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I know how you feel. I would rarely walk my husky for this reason ,  she would grab smaller dogs up by the scruff of the neck so my hubby does that instead but I want to walk her too. She would attack dogs that are small and or on a leash. And some owners try to rescue their dog by picking it up but they could get bit too! I've had the dog 10.yrs and she's normally so good esp around people . I'm now looking for a cage muzzle for her so I can walk her myself. She's just not used to other dogs. 

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should i have exposed her to other dogs at an earlier age? is there some kind of professional trainer who specializes in this kind of stuff?  

 

i really don't want't her to end up hurting other dogs

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That is a traumatic ordeal.

However, (in my county) there is a restaurant law. So the puppy’s owner would be at fault.

Huskies do those things. Please stay away from smaller animals now that you know.

Yes, train your dog. There are great YouTube videos. I watch SolidK9training. Jeff is awesome and it works. 

I have gone through 4 trainers. Finally found one that knows Huskies and works with their personality.

Getting a Husky to heal and walk nicely is possible! You have to put the work into it.

Start doing mental stimulation training. Focus on the brain more then the physical.

Mine would leap 4 feet in the air, scream at the top of there lungs,  pull towards anything and everything. They now walk at a heal and we now enjoy our walks. They love their walks.

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A lot of huskies have a very high prey drive, and that small puppy might have seemed to be prey.  I am always careful of small dogs around one of mine, Kodiak because I am afraid something like that could happen.  I know that had to be very traumatic for all involved, but that little pup should not have been unleashed.  I think training would be a good idea, not only for this situation but in general.  It will help you know what to do as well in different situations.

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Obedience training will help and as Bloo gets older she'll calm somewhat, but what you saw was prey drive. Any animal approximately half her size will be viewed as prey and if she has the opportunity she'll act on it. It's innate behavior.

My Sarah hates other dogs. When we're out I know that I have to keep her away from other animals just in case. It's constant vigilance but worth it.

Spaying will help, training will help ,age will help, but ultimately Bloo will still have a strong prey drive that you'll have to be conscious of at all times. It's part and parcel of being a Sibe owner.

I can relate. My idiot neighbors allow their large rabbits to roam and I warned them that if a rabbit got into Sarah's yard (almost 2/3rds of an acre) that rabbit would die. Four days later I watched her chase down and kill one of the rabbits and the scream the rabbit made was terrible. Lasted about 20 seconds. I had no chance of stopping it though I was able to get the carcass away from her before she started eating.

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Just noticed this as I sat down. 🤯😵.

These two HATE each other. I think this is the first time this has ever happened. Normally it is the cat that starts it. She chases my male around the house until his sister comes to the rescue.

But I guess there is a truce while it is a 100 degrees. 

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A lot of Huskies have a HUGE prey drive which means any small animal (including small dogs) are at risk,  my girl once dived into a Bush and came out with a cat , thankfully she dropped it and the cat was fine but you cant blame the dog for what it did , it was just an accident and it happens , you can be more alert and you can train them to ignore certain animals but the prey drive never really goes away 

Mine can walk past birds,  squirrels , cats etc but they still watch them and they still like to pounce towards certain animals occasionally 

On 7/2/2019 at 1:20 PM, Margie said:

I know how you feel. I would rarely walk my husky for this reason ,  she would grab smaller dogs up by the scruff of the neck so my hubby does that instead but I want to walk her too. She would attack dogs that are small and or on a leash. And some owners try to rescue their dog by picking it up but they could get bit too! I've had the dog 10.yrs and she's normally so good esp around people . I'm now looking for a cage muzzle for her so I can walk her myself. She's just not used to other dogs. 

Can you not avoid other dogs at all ? Not all dogs need to or want to socialise with others and they shouldn't have to .

My girl was attacked as a puppy so is now fear reactive with other dogs,  we walk at quiter times of the day , if we see another dog we walk another way or keep a distance away from them that shes comfortable with,  any offlead dogs we turn tail and get away as quickly as possible whilst shouting the other owner to get their dog (if the offlead dog behaves and doesnt come near us shes fine)

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15 hours ago, 2Huskyfun said:

 

But I guess there is a truce while it is a 100 degrees. 

The heat has a good use after all! 😁

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