|Husky of the Month|
Congrats Kohdi, Mishka, and Jimmy,
our October HOTM Winners!
Cool Weather Zoomies!
Thanks to all for this month's entries!
|1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.|
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Our current rescue spotlight is:|
Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue!
Join date : 2018-06-20
|Subject: New Problem Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:37 pm|| |
I brought home a new puppy named Hunter last weekend and had a hard time introducing him to Bandit my older husky who is 1 year 7 months. To be honest I'm not sure what Bandit's behavior is an exhibit of. I assume what he exhibits is dominance or aggression, because once a dog challenges him he won't back down and it becomes a full out war, but if the dog wants to play then he is completely fine.
Anyhow, I got a lot of great advice here and was feeling so much relief, because when Bandit and Hunter are tied together for a couple of hours a day they play beautifully. Bandit will play gently and he was the one to actually get injured when the puppy bit his lip too hard. Since they had been getting along so well I thought about letting them run free together today after Bandit went for a bike ride with me and played fetch. Bandit immediately tried to start playing, but Hunter the puppy, got extremely mad or what looked like anger to me. Bandit ignored Hunter's growls and snaps and kept trying to play the third time Hunter snapped at Bandit he growled back. The growl to me seemed not so friendly, but I am never sure. I separated them just to avoid anyone getting hurt. I'm not sure what to do.
Bandit always wants to play and the puppy who is 8 weeks is well a puppy, he doesn't have the same energy and is tiny. Is his age and size the issue? I'm thinking maybe when Bandit is tied he can't jump all over the puppy as much, but when he is free maybe he's too intense? I would love some thoughts and advice.
I appreciate you all so much by the way. I . know my posts probably seem endless.
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : Terlingua, Texas
|Subject: Re: New Problem Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:11 pm|| |
Hunter was just telling Bandit he'd had enough for a while ... puppy has to listen to Bandit, but Bandit has to listen to Hunter as well.
When Hunter was growling then snapping, I'd bet he was saying he wanted some space (a breather) and Bandit just wanted to play - as you said, energy levels. Your separating them for a while was probably a good idea. Just like putting two people into the same place (a new project where people who haven't worked together now have to, for example) it takes a while for them to learn how to work (or play) together.
It's only been a week and no major blood - they (and you) are doing okay.
Join date : 2014-07-23
Location : San Diego, California
|Subject: Re: New Problem Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:39 pm|| |
I think you're doing ok as well. Kohdi pulls that with Mishka, and sometimes in a blue moon, Mishka just wants to chill. First it's a "no, go away", second time it's a bit more direct, third time (hopefully by then, haha) Mishka gets very direct, "I told you no, this is the last time" and Kohdi lays back down (but conceding didn't happen overnight, it was through testing each other's boundaries over a period of time that it got to this point) , and tries again later. It sounds aggressive because it has too, but it's not actually aggression. As time goes on, you will be able to watch all that and just be in awe of how they communicate, trust me, I've been there, now I sit back and watch Kohdi get put in place by a little girl, LOL, sometimes, it's really cute and I'll even take pics!
Bandit, I still think, is doing really well. It takes a little time of challenging each other back and forth for each to know when one has, or is, crossing the line. They work it out themselves though.
|Subject: Re: New Problem || |
|» First time on a forum |
by Shepsky13 Yesterday at 10:39 pm
» GPS for collar?
by aljones Yesterday at 8:57 pm
» Husky Cross Welcome?
by aljones Yesterday at 8:50 pm
» Holiday Card Exchange 2019
by jbealer Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:40 pm
» Husky Holiday Disasters!
by Shepsky13 Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:31 am
» Chewing the house down!!
by laifran Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:47 am
» Lachlan had a seizure
by Lostmaniac Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:14 pm
» Routine for single parent with husky
by Shepsky13 Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:24 pm
» Husky and young kids
by Lycan1 Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:57 am
» Tail curl. Thoughts?
by LannA89 Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:53 pm
» Whelping question
by TwisterII Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:12 pm
» Leo's Scrapbook
by RedFlashFire05 Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:57 pm
» Luna “husky mix” scrapbook
by RedFlashFire05 Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:26 pm
» 2nd Dog Questions
by Lostmaniac Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:57 pm
» What can I put down in my backyard to reduce mud?
by TwisterII Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:38 pm
» Whipworms, Hookworms, and more Diarrhea
by cheywhite Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:14 pm
» Why Huskies Have Blue Eyes
by sandraeric Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:23 pm
» This Is Why Huskies Are the Most Entertaining Dogs Ever
by sandraeric Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:30 pm
» Vacationing without our Husky
by Shepsky13 Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:06 pm
» Color of my husky’s babies?
by TwisterII Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:05 pm