Hi! I need some advice on how to train my new husky puppy. She is 8 weeks old. She was great at the breeders' house, wasn't shy, loved her brothers and sisters. When we brought her home she was growling at my other dogs, snapping them, walking around really slow with her tail and head down.
She's also really timid around strangers. I know that socialization will help this but is there anything I can do to help her love other dogs/animals? I introduced them slowly. Let them smell her back(not facing them) and her smell theirs. Then my other husky wanted to clean her and the puppy snapped her in the face. Any advice??
All of my other dogs love other animals. They were just checking her out and the next thing I know she snapping them. My older husky wouldn't hurt her I don't think. She has never hurt any other animal. I will be socializing this little girl VERY well and I think that will help some, too.
I must offer another opinion. If your adult husky is approaching your puppy in a gentle, friendly way then your puppy's behavior is not normal puppy behavior. 8 week old puppies should be quite submissive and friendly. This is the stage in their lives when they are most open to forming social bonds. If your puppy is snapping in response to a gentle inquisitive 'let's be friends' from your adult, it's going to take a whole lot more than time to help her. Doesn't bode well for her future social skills in my opinion.
Oi, give me a break, our Staffy(yes I know different breeds) was HORRIBLE, well, not that bad, but worse than your husky is behaving with my dogs and cat, it didn't take him long, he adores the cat and the dogs now. He is 5 months, he learned pretty dang fast not to be mean to the other animals. I know, or at least I've heard huskies are harder to train, but, give it a little time, they'll be getting along in no time.