Myself and partner brought an Alaskan Malamute yesterday evening, we are experienced owners (previously owning Dobermans) and have done our research on this animal.
However, after picking her up last night we took her to pets at home to pick up some new toys, bowls etc. As soon as we got her out of the car and people started to be around her, she put her tail between her legs and started cowering and trying to run in the opposite direction from the people.
We took her on a walk this morning and again she was fine until a man was approaching us then she tried to cower in the opposite direction.
She is fine with us and shows no agression and is generally happy in our house.
How can we get her out of this cowering as I feel it will be impossible to own a Malamute if we cant walk it (due to the amount of excerise they need).
The previous owners were no real help when we text them about it.
She is 8 months old and has not been spayed etc...
Give her a little time to get used to her new home. Once she is comfortable, you will know. Take her outside to your yard to play with her. Gradually introduce her to strangers on her turf. Once she is comfortable with this then gradually begin to extend the distance from your home to the point she meets a stranger. Eventually her comfort zone with strangers should be extended to just about anywhere you take her.
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