I need more help. We adopted a 4 year old Husky last week and he is very frightened of people. He's starting to get more comfortable with me but he's really scared of my husband. What can we do to get him used to people? He's never been around anyone but one lady his entire life. PLEASE HELP!
I just had a foster dog who was similar to this. Just be patient. Don't jump too soon into trying to make him like everyone. Have your husband be the one that feeds the dog and then just try to let the dog get it's self calmed down and accustomed to you. It may take a very long time. Take time every day and go into a quiet room such as a bathroom or bedroom and do some calming pets, such as massaging the dogs ears and neck and talk very softly to him. Have your husband do this also. Once he gets used to the two of you, then you can start by taking him out for walks and just make sure that no one pets him for a while, unless he wants it. Just take your time and he will come around. It took Merlin a little over three months before my fiancee' could pet him without him cowering or trying to run. Good Luck, Hope this helps and keep us updated!
I responded to this question last week. Have you gone back a few pages to look at your original post. I googled husky socializing and came up with quite a few pages. Also, take your dog everywhere you go. Park, running errands (short trips) lots of walks etc.. the more people it sees the better. Also try training school. It will see people and dogs working together, have your husband come and watch and eventually join in. I know you mentioned that it was with one lady. Did the shelter mention abuse? Perhaps by a man? Do you know if this is only the 2nd placement? Other then that I am not sure. But i did paste a link for you on the other post, so try looking for it. good luck