I think what i brought home is not a dog, but a wolf.
Bitch bit me today. Twice.
I feel so bloody upset now i don’t even have appetite to eat.
I don’t know how i let it happened, but Koyuki is behaving very erratic these days. I didn’t think i changed in the ways i treat her. But She has been peeing and pooing everywhere, and whining more than usual.
She wasn’t like this when i first brought her home. She was this nice puppy who learns fast, who can sleep alone at night without making any noise, and eliminates exactly where i want her to.
The first time she displayed food aggression, i was really terrified. She growled at me and threatened to bite me. Then i thought it is time i trained her properly, because i have no qualms wiping her pee and picking up her poo (ok maybe a bit, but it’s part of the deal so i accepted it reluctantly) and even replacing all the things she damaged.
She has broken a mirror, chewed off a toilet hose, damaged her collar, shredded my loofah, ruined about a million rugs and carpets and towels, and i tolerated all.
Today i spent 2 hours cleaning the whole apartment, and when i tried to take away a chew bone from her, she bit me.
Fucking bitch bit me.
How did that happen? Note that she didn’t bite like the playful kinda bite (even when she bite playfully it already kind of hurts).
I know she is teething and all and likes to bite BUT IT WASN’T THAT KIND OF BITE.
She crinkled her snout and showed her teeth and growled like i was her worst enemy, and she BIT ME ON MY HAND (it bled a little).
I was utterly shocked in pain.
SHE IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM CHEDDIE.
For a brief moment i thought i saw a wolf/tiger/lion/leopard cub in front of me.
Before you lecture me that i have spoilt her to become like this, i did not. I did not do any of those awwing and manjaing when she misbehaves.
I slammed her down at the back of her neck (what is it called!) and hold her till she keeps quiet (bitch whines damn kao 7 long) and relaxes, stared into her eyes and bloody growled back at her (i think if i do this more often sooner or later i’m gonna grow fur during full moon FML).
She surrenders after 10 whole bloody tiring minutes.
And look all hurt and vulnerable like this.
So i practiced this alpha dog whatever shit with her everyday, again and again. But she’s bloody stubborn.
THAT BITCH BIT ME AGAIN the second time i snatched a toy from her!!!!
Totally unacceptable behavior!
I honestly have not seen a puppy at 3 months old that fierce in my entire cheesy life. This is the first.
It upsets me and i don’t understand why she’s doing that.
My hands are full of her teeth marks FML! >:E
Other than her food agression (and her recent whining), she’s a totally adorable creature. She is freaking smart, and she can listen to command really well.
I will hold her bowl (or kibbles in my hand cuz i have been hand feeding her) and she will sit and stay forever until i OKAY her. I can hold the kibbles in front of her snout and she will turn her head away until i give the command to have it.
When i brought her to the park she was so happy and i felt so blissful seeing her running around like a bunny (she looks so small in the huge park!). And she’s getting so much attention because everyone goes “Omg look it’s a baby husky” “Wow look at the blue eyes” etc etc etc.
And today it really saddens me that she’s so aggressive towards me. Blood of a wolf whatever, but i cannot have a dog who bites the hand that feeds her, literally.
When i become aggressive with her, she becomes MORE AGGRESSIVE.
It is really not funny. No don’t tell me she’s still a puppy blah blah.
She is 3 months old now. It makes me a little terrified of her because if i don’t address this problem now, i wont be able to do it 2 months down the road. She’s gonna grow to become a proper bloody wolf and i won’t be able to outfight her with her size (and my size).
And when i’m terrified of her i won’t be able to train her because doggy can smell fear, which makes them more aggressive.
Now she’s sleeping under the chair so peacefully and it makes me realize how much i love her and it makes me so sad i cried.
She’s a strong puppy but so stubborn her ankles (knees? wtf) are all bruised because she runs, slips, falls down and bangs into the wall all the time.
And my heart aches.
PS: I just called her name and she came and gave me hugs. Nao she’s (still small enough to be) sitting on my lap and smells like Johnson & Johnson baby.
This is why cats are awesome. You should get a cat instead. 😉
Hate any cats except my host parents’ ones–Mugi and Ma-chan.
plus cats bloody lansi.
no!! my cat is perfect!
he will sit on your feet when you call him!
u shud really come and play with my cat!
he is as good as dog!
now he company my mum sleep everyday…. u shud really consider get a cat..
i find that cats can be very manja and i hate it when they come near me… hate it when go round your legs..
does any of the things you said above happened to cheddie as well?
maybe you can consult some animal doctor or something? :O
no! Cheddie has other issues FML.
omg she so cute. taking care of big dogs are really tedious indeed… :dunno:
Damn that sounds pretty bad ): maybe you could send her to a dog training school? It’s going to be hard to make her behave again
that would be the last resort
Yerrr so scary. All along she was perfect and now she becomes…agressive? :
yea i didnt know until recently. dunno mix with which bitch become like that
oh my!!! this is soo sad!!!
see how lo
i know nuts about huskies so i wiki it…. 😀 lemme quote:
“Failure to give them the attention or proper exercise they need can result in unwanted behavior, such as excessive howling, marking, chewing on furniture, or crying.”
does that mean that Koyuki is demanding more attention from you ah?
thank you! i read it 🙂
I think this happens mostly in female dogs. My female dog is like that too. I cant take any of her toy away. Or else she’ll bite. Koyuki is a smart dog though.
When Koyuki whines ignore her completely! after a few days she’ll stop whining.
yea im doing just that. but she damn 7 loud i scared neighbour boh song 🙁
Ah, there’s a bit of wild instinct in her huh. Well, good luck in showing her who’s the boss before she’s grow to be bigger than you lol. Maybe can send her to obedient school or something.
thank you! will consider!
Why do you call ur pup bitch. 😳
Because she is!
lol she doesnt know bitch means female dog : : 😆
go for training ?
You’re considered lucky. I totally get it how painful it was to even get snapped by the big breed dogs even they’re just playing with you.
My German Shepherd actually attacked my mom who have been taking care of her since she’s 3~4 months old til now 1year+. It was so bad that my mom had to go to ER and my mom was traumatized.
When we consulted the trainer (we sent her for obedience training for about 1 month), the trainer said dogs are very possessive especially with new toys. In fact he said he thinks my dog is a very good dog. :@ Long story short, when the dog starts to growl at you, don’t go any further than that. That’s what happened in my mom’s case. But right now she doesn’t even snap as much as before. However the other day I was just petting her and suddenly she tried to attack me as well — bared her teeth. Mine is a female too. Maybe female dogs has this problem… Like PMS or something :S That’s what the doctor at ER told us.
(I don’t know if in your case is like this or not la, just trying to share this with you… Hope you don’t mind and of course, hope you feel better now that you’re not the only one got bitten by your dog. 😉 Haha.)
Omg that is horrible!!!
But i read online it says Huskies are NOT supposed to be aggressive at all one. Wtf is wrong with my dog FML.
Well growling and snapping is UNACCEPTABLE. If you allow it they will do it forever. All dogs should be trained as such you can put your hand inside his bowl and not growl/bite.
Uh… I also don’t know why my dog is so aggressive. First time having a dog… -_- We actually treat her 50% as a guard dog 50% as a pet dog. So we don’t want her to be too friendly to everyone also at the same time don’t want her to be too fierce. But then according to the vet & trainer, snapping is German Shepherd’s nature. They just tend to do that, they have no bad intention – it’s like dogs playing with dogs they kind of snap at each other like that. They also told us it’s basically dogs’ nature to growl to protect themselves, which means my dog doesn’t feel 100% safe with us yet. So I’m trying to get her to trust me now.
Sometimes I’m also confused. There’s so much advice and don’t know who to listen to. I guess it’s just like human. Different type of people have different personalities and you have to find one method to communicate/educate them.
Good luck to you & Koyuki! Hopefully she’ll stop being aggressive! 😉
These might help, if you haven’t already read it:
All the best with Koyuki.
Thank you so much! I read. Certainly helped. Thanks 😥
Take it slow. I know how frustrating it gets owning a puppy. Spend some time with em; understand its behaviour.
now i’m a bit scared of a giant Koyuki attacking Cheesie. 😥 *sobs
me too 😥 😥 😥
like terence said, you gotta research the way how wolf evolves to become dogs and train her bit by bit, perhaps a little darwanian tricks, or something like overexposure of xray and microwave might work?
dunno wtf u talking about! Stop being cryptic!
haih. tell me about it. imagine having Carpet. i love her, but i can’t even HOLD her. doesnt listen to commands either. how u tell me how??? ):
but carpet is not a DOG!!!!!!!!
(i didn’t know you can train hedgehogs O.o)
What about getting professional help? Get her to puppy school or get a trainer to help. Find one who is reputed for huskies. Do it quick before she develops any more weird habits and bad behaviour. You might be doing something wrong or missing out on something. A quick google might not be the right or effective answer. And what might have been successful for a small dog’s training might not work for a large breed.
Meanwhile keep everything in enclosed places and out of her reach, firstly less things to distract her (so you can train her without other things getting her attention), and of course less damage to deal with.
thank you for tips 🙂
I have 2 dogs too! A maltese and a bigger dog(mix golden retriever and labrador).
I know what you mean when you see her growl and you start to think you have a wolf in your apartment.
My dog was like that too….I know some people might not agree to this but I would roll up a newspaper and hit the floor really hard close to her and talk to her in a loud low voice.
That way she knows she did something wrong and I’m the boss.
We’ve gotto let the dogs realise we are the boss.
You growled and stared at her which are the right things to do, doesn’t really give her a reason to bit you.
But yeah..you’ve gotto train her now before she gets bigger and is harder to train.
Sometimes because of their size and strength I would even used the newspaper to hit her…it doesn’t really hurt her but it definetly gets the message across that what she did was wrong.
Now, big dog has been with us for 6 years. Happy, very well toilet trained and she doesn’t bite nor whine as and when. Very protective of the family~
Koyuki will learn….and you’ll see how much she loves you~
Koyuki is TOTALLY not afraid of hitting/whacking/spanking
will continue to try, thank you so much!
jamie, i used to do the newspaper roll thing and it kinda worked then… my bigger dog(golden), who’s 6 now is super manja.. he will put his head under my hand himself so i can sayang him..
Cheesie = Sometimes these dogs are reallyhard to understand. But don’t spank her with your hands…you’ll scream in pain before she does! 🙂
sweesan = My dog too!! After we went through that period where she destroyed all the shoes and furniture..she is now very very manja!!
When I’m sitting down on the computer she will sit next to me, place her head on my leg and look at me with those puppy eyes!! *melts*
Don’t worry, my beagle was also like that in its first few months. When you take a toy away from it, it could have felt threatened. 🙂 Just be patient but try avoiding getting bitten again as this will evoke Koyuki’s “I’m the boss” attitude. It might take some time before she realizes who’s the owner….But she does look very mischievous.
she is T_T
Huskys’ are conditioned to living in large packs where the have an alpha so I think she is just trying her luck at the alpha post.
It may be because she is jealous of Cheddie or she may be sulking because of how you went away for vacation. Whenever I go away, my tzu also sulks at me.
You need to maintain yourself as the alpha. She is obviously trying to take you down (haha). So don’t be too hurt if she bites you. The next time she bites you, not playfully, smack the bridge of her nose, say no loudly / scold her, look her in the eye and don’t look away until she does. Show her where she bit you / what she shredded and ask her to see what she has done. My tzu also used to have a biting problem and I managed to train him.
If she continues to be more aggressive, ignore her. Dogs hate being ignored. Feed her, then ignore her. Don’t be fooled by their faces..I know how hard it is to stay mad at them -_-
Don’t be to hurt about it, i’m sure its just a phase. Don’t try to compare her to cheddie, they are both different breeds in size and temperament so their behavior can be very different.
Good luck 😈
oh yes, how can i forget. About the chewing of furniture, there is this handy little spray (can’t remember the name already its been years 💡 ) that can keep them from chewing. its basically some bitter stuff. Can get from any pet stores, just ask them for something to stop chewing. Or you can DIY, just squeeze a lemon and spritz it over the problem area.
works like a charm! 😀
no, Cheddie is not with me now. But she might have learnt a few bad traits from her.
Thank you Choco. will keep on trying
in a first place, its a husky..not a shih tzu. you can’t expect cheddie and koyuki to behave the same way. My friend’s husky 4mths dug holes all over their garden and gnaw through thick leashes. Because it is their nature to behave like that. They are breed originally to pull sledge..
i always strongly advise anyone to do extensive research before purchasing a dog. Maybe you should enroll yourself and Koyuki to Obedience Training Classes. Will help alot since she’s still a puppy..
will think about it!!!
I don’t know Husky can be this scary. 😳 I thought dogs are all obedient if you take care of them since they’re babies.
Maybe she’s feeling uneasy during the hot weather?
Hope your wound get well soon. Eat more, you so skinny can’t imagine in the future how to take care of koyuki…. 😯
when i got her she was quite old already. about 8 weeks old.
but she’s so…………….adorable. i guess all you need is patience and time… my sister’s sugar glider bit her duno hw many times ad and she’s super mad at it. ahhaha
sugar glider can bite ah!!!!!!
wah keeping a pet can be so challenging, read about xiaxue’s experience and now yours..er thats why I think I can’t have a pet as I won’t have any patience with them. To be honest I think I rather donate the money spent on pets to Orphanage, but thats just my personal view la..
good luck with Koyuki 😈
yea it’s a personal choice
thank you 🙂
Dogs go through phases like this. I have two Golden Retrievers and they were really bad for a year or so…but now they are total sweethearts. You will be happy you stuck in there and didn’t give Koyuki up. Huskies are known to be destructive too…so give him a lot of chew toys. Dogs will chew on rawhide or maybe even a toy covered in peanut butter for hours. Also, lots of walks will tire him out and if you walk him correctly (keep him beside or behind you while walking) he will then eventually see you as the Alpha dog.
Best of luck!
A YEAR OR SO!!!!!
No, i gave her rawhide, she finished it in 5 minutes. And she gets bored of her toy after like, 3 seconds.
I have a male husky too he acted the same way koyuki acted only not to my brother. Apparently and sadly huskies need to be strict to it. My brother pulls him by his choker ad canes him pretty hard locks him up for a few days too now he’s alot better it’s just occassionally he growls at us if we try to take his toy
really? i dont think i can lock her up and dont think that’s right for her. 😳
Shower her with lots of love and she’ll reciprocate if you’re patient enough don’t worry. If you get aggressive more, she’ll take it you don’t love her anymore. Imagine her as a human being?
Every girl gets a lil PMS now and then — Koyuki’s just having a somewhat prolonged mood swing 👿
Human treat dogs like human being: WRONG—Ceasar Millan’s word.
well i have a husky. girl, black & white, blue eyes as well. she’s 1 year and 9 months old
husky is quite stubborn. that’s like in their blood. they don’t recognize their “boss” that quickly. and yeah, they are very naughty. they can destroy a lot of things. my dog used to destroy the whole bathroom when we were away.
however, she is totally a sweet little girl. she never even gets angry. i think it is because my boyfriend trained her very well. it takes time to “win” a husky’s heart. and if you are patient enough and spend enough time training her properly, then trust me, she will become the best dog to you ever.
OMG. My bitch tore the whole bathroom down too!
How did you train her so well?
if she did things wrong my boyfriend would sound very very angry at her and punish her by slamming her or leaving her alone in the laundry or any other dark room. it seemed so cruel to me. but then i figured out that it really worked so well. especially the angry voice. she hardly listened to me straight away cause i was always so soft to her but as soon as i started doing the voice she became so obedient.
Your dog is in the perfect time for some training. Maybe there’s a dog training school that you can go to? It’s best to start early, cos she’s gonna grow fast. Think of the safety of Cheddie 😯
p/s: Have you seen the show The Dog Whisperer? Awesome tips!
yea i will check it out. but best if i can train her myself.
i have!! but not all epi are available one Youtube 🙁
I have a brown crocker spaniel. Same with your situation, it bites us for dunno how many times edi, and he growled back at us when we scold him in higher tone. My case even more worst, coz i dun even have the chance to hold him, not to say cutting his hair/nail =.=llll But..But..he is stil very cute and all my family still loves him very much 😀
Shaolin Tiger managed to tame his Cocker. lol
So how when he’s so aggresive? You just let him be?
haha…. when he’s aggressive, we jz ignore him..walk away..and he will bcum quiet and come back to manja us 🙂
I guess that is part of Husky nature. The woooooo-spirit
Was she chewing the bone or toy when you snatched it from her? Cos usually dogs will bite back. So whenever my dogs are biting their bones, me and my family never approach our dogs and try to snatch it from them. I have 2 daschunds and they can get pretty possesive of the bones/ toys maybe cos these types of dogs are hunting dogs. But when they’re not chewing bones, they are very lovable so its never a problem.
And about the chewing rugs etc problem..My dogs went thru that phase too when they were puppies. As far as I know, they just want attention. That’s all. The puppy stage can be very exciting but also exhausting. Trust me, she’ll be alrite when she grows up.
Also maltese and huskies are 2 very different dogs. Like my dogs, even though they don’t go to the woods to hunt rabbits etc, they still have that hunting instict and they hunt birds and rats like pro. It’s the same with your husky. Just be patient..Koyuki’s gonna grow up fine 🙂
yea she was. but i wanted to train her to not be fierce to anyone. she clearly has dominant issues.
And also when she’s eating. I’m hand feeding her now to train her not to bite.
sarah : i have a dachshund too! male pup about 6 months. he sometimes will act crazy n go all nutz running here n there. sometimes he can also be quite violence. but since he got neutered i think he’s better. any dachshund tips?
cheesie : try to entertain Koyuki with Kong toys. stuff some food in them n freeze them. i think Koyuki needs the L size ones for now. they r truly God-send. ;p
don’t grab her food from her and especially don’t touch her when she’s eating, they’re possessive like that.
giving her pork or beef bones from the market will help too.
it helps if you act really big and shout real loud to scare her. rotans work too 🙂
don’t forget huskies are much bigger and aggressive dogs and are in general leaders, whether she’s a female or not.
she’s definitely not like cheddie – princess and all
so you’ve got to train and treat her different too
chewing is because they are bored. as a punishment (my dogs will chew up my baby’s used nappies, imagine the mess -.-) i lock my dogs up in the backyard for a day and let them bore their heads out.
my home used to have fairly large dogs, they destroyed things when they were a puppy.. when he bit a shoe, my dad would use the shoe to slap back at its face while scolding it.
when it did something wrong, cane it~! if they do something right, reward it!
and play with it and bring them for walks.
then they will know who is master.
Koyuki is totally not afraid of hitting. I hit her with clothes hanger before. no reaction. and i hit quite hard.
its better not to use anything foreign to cause a dog pain, just use your hand. this is to make the dog understand that you still can hurt her without foreign objects.
I have a SUPER naughty golden Retriever now. He’s just reaching 4 years old. He used to bite/scratch/pounce on me and i’ll get scratches all over.
You have to be FIRM and you should not disturb a dog when she/he’s eating or chewing a toy. You can train her to give it to you like I did to my dog. =D
i did!! but she will only drop it to the floor instead of dropping it into my hand. how do you train her to do that?
ishhh….when i throw an item far away, my dog chase and takes it. BUT…he don’t give back to me… :dunno: Somemore wan to bite us whenever we wan to snatch the item back 🙁 That y, we cannot play throw and chase game with him…=.=lll
aww man…. that just sucks! i can feel how it hurts to have something you sayang so much turn on you =/ it’s probably the husky instinct in her. don’t give up on koyuki! *hugz*
YOU KILLER!!!!!!!!!! lolol
Ouch! Hope she manages to learn to stop biting soon…
not biting. i dont mind her bite. but it’s the snapping i cant tolerate
First of all, you should be able to take food away from a dog whenever and have it not growl at you. You are the alpha and one in charge. If she’s food aggressive then she is challenging you and claiming the food. You should be able to claim her food, i.e. take it away.
It sounds like she’s frustrated. Huskies are a working breed of dog that are not bred for apartment life. They are snow dogs and are meant to haul huge sleds right? So put them in a hotter climate and they can overheat, don’t give them a job an they get BORED so they destroy things. That frustration can turn into aggression.
I suggest walking her early in the day when its cool and draining her energy. With less energy it is easier to train her and discipline her. Also, walking helps you bond with her. She’s needs something to do.
It’s good that you are aware that it is serious because even though she is a puppy, once she gets it into her head she is Alpha and bares her teeth like that, it WILL follow into a adulthood and dealing with a 100+pound Husky will be a lot harder.
Here are some tips from Cesar Milan. His methods really work, you just need to stick with them and stay calm and assertive. I have an Australian Cattle Dog=snappy, biting, high energy runs circles around you dog. She ate a hole in the wall and destroyed a TON of my stuff. Its because she was frustrated and bored. She is a working dog too. I now take her on LONG walks and it helps SO SO much. It was much easier to deal with her and train her when she was drained of all that pent up energy.
I even got her a backpack when she got older (this is her at 1 year old) and I put water bottles in it and she is SO happy to wear that thing and do a job. I know it seems strange, but check out the website, see what you think.
Good luck girl! I know you can do it 😀 just be patient, calm and don’t get angry or frustrated with her.
thanks so much Ann!!!
That’s exactly what i thought. That is why i kept training her slowly until im able to put my hand into her food bowl. But i’m afraid of her, and it’s difficult.
I am bringing her out for walks already. Will do it more often when she finishes all her jabs.
I am watching Cesar’s vids but i realized not all episodes are on youtube.
WTF ATE A HOLE.
I’m constantly worried that when i get home, my wall is torn down FML.
Yea i heard about the backpack (but cannot view the picture), and will get her one hen she’s older!
And really thank you for your comment. 🙂
Have you considered sending her for obedient classes, like those that train to sit and etc one. Maybe you can ask the trainer for advices etc. They have lots of experience with dogs, they should know.
yea i am checkint it out!
Hi 😉 Actually, just wanna share with you that my sister has a Japanese spitz, which looks like a wolf too, who bites almost everybody in my house. hahaa. I think its in their nature, like their character, just like how every human being is different with different temperament.
However, after my sister did the same things that you do, hold him down, scold him and all, (rolling newspaper and smacking on the floor loudly to scare them helps i think) he stopped biting my sister, and my sister feeds him everyday, I guess everything amounts to making him feel loved and close to her.
However, he still bites everyone else. hahaa 😳
Certain things make him bite, for example, taking his food away while he is eating (he snarls first and bear his teeth before he attacks), sayang-ing him excessively non-stop for a period of time, patting him while he is sleeping.
Continue disciplining her and loving her, I think it’ll go a long way but you will reap the effort. 🙂
Is not easy , but time & patient , Koyuki will definitely sees it. You need to be more careful of yourself next time, i think your heart ache more than your injuries at hand. Having dog is the best thing you can have in life, seeing them happy and have those funny looks make my day, however I think there is a little price to pay. I am so thankful my dog is so gentle …
Gambatek, make Koyuki a gentle woman …!!! I mean bitch !
I had an Alaskian Malamute (same family but much larger). These are pack dogs, so you have to be the alpha dog, which I think you already know. I did have a friend that had one that he never could train right, though he really tried. It was 125 pounds, so quite a problem when it acted up.
Look on you tube for the dog whisper guy. He has some good techniques for becoming the alpha cheese. Good luck!
OMG Malamute. huge dog!!!!!
youtube has limited eps! 🙁
gonna borrow the DVDs from friends
my pup only bit me once when i was really upset with her and smacked her too hard 🙁
ahahaha… I think u need Fatty to train her up.
doing it nao lol. does it work yet
you should get a professional trainer before it’s too late…
i agree with the dog whisperer suggestion, you can look him up on youtube 🙂
I feel your pain! I’ve kept dogs for as long as I can remember and have as many as 9 at one time. From my experience, there are certain dogs who have this kind of attitude, usually the alpha ones (and incidentally barks the least) though certain breed are definitely more strong-willed. These dogs really need to be taught who is master. You must not tolerate any bad behaviour and correct them, but don’t use excessive punishment cos if they are too scared they often will bite back, and positive reinforcement (I think you know). I always use a choke chain to train and walk them with it for as long as I can everyday until they get the point on who is dominant. You’ll have to be really persistent (I did this for up to 3 months). If that don’t work, get a pro. I’ve only had one dog who was not successful in obedience (aggressive breed alpha male) but that was because he wasn’t trained when young I think. Oh and huskies are really part wolf in nature so I hope you can be patient with her. My parents have one husky mix breed now and had similar problems with yours but he also like to hump other people’s leg wtf. Good luck!
yea tjink gonna invest in choke collar but there’s proper way to use it.
9 DOGS!!!!! how do u handle them T_T
Well, my dogs were all game/working dogs and my family used to keep them for hunting and guarding properties that’s why….9 dogs was a handful but totally rewarding, except if you need to break up a fight. You really get to see the pack mentality and who is the most alpha of the pack. I know squat about small companion dogs, but I can tell you that if you can train large alpha dogs, you’ll have a best friend that will protect you with their own life.
I was talking to someone about obedience training yesterday and she didn’t agree with the choke collar method, but i’m just telling you what worked for me. If you do have a better idea then do go with the other.
Also, just like to say I think both your doggies are the cutest.
Seems like keeping a dog is really tough work! First, it was XX, and now, it’s you! But I’m sure all your hard work in training Koyuki will pay off! Getting a pet is very rewarding (:
I wanted to comment about the last bit, cause I FEEL THE EXACT SAME WAY. I have a cat (but I love dogs too!) and I absolutely love her to bits. She’s my first pet and I’ve only had her for six months but I love her to death. When I first got her I cried because I was afraid I wasn’t right for her, that I’m not able to provide her with the best, and sometimes, like you, I cry because I just simply love her too much. She’s currently in Melbourne (I came back for holiday) and I can’t wait to go back just to see her! Don’t think I can live without her (: Though she is naughty and meows really loudly in the morning to wake me up so that I can feed her and jumps around on to high places and rummages through the bin, I love her more than anything in the world.
With all the advice from your readers (sorry, I can’t give any), you’ll be able to train her with much determination and love!
Good luck! 🙂
omg when u go back to SG are u gonna bring her back too?
I REALLY HOPE I CAN!!!! 😐 My dad doesn’t like cats : He likes dogs. And I did buy the cat without letting him know first… Crap. I will definitely bring her back, but IF, she’s not allowed to stay with me, I have a friend’s friend who is willing to take her in. She’s so cute anyway, who wouldn’t want her? Hehe. But of course I myself want to keep her forever and ever and ever. I hope to be able to persuade my dad when that day comes!
Hey Cheesie – I stumbled across this site today, there’s an aggression tag so there might be some helpful hints there? Otherwise you can probably ask for help 🙂
We’ve never really had a huge issue with our dog with regards to this, but I do know when my dad was training her he spoke really, really loudly when he was angry and now all he has to do is raise his voice and she knows she’s been bad.
thanks for the link!1!
So sorry to hear about the troubles with Koyuki. I know that it is very depressing when your own dog bites you in a non-friendly manner.
I think Ann has hit the nail on the head perfectly. Koyuki is a working dog, therefore she will not take kindly to being leashed or constrained in her movements. It’s fine to have a husky in an apartment but that does mean more work for you 🙂 my boyfriend’s sister also keeps a husky in an apartment, and she walks Cindy (her dog) at least twice a day, sometimes three times (helps a lot that she lives right across a huge park).
Cindy used to be very mischevious and aggressive as a puppy, but once she started the regular walks, she calmed down because her energy is used for walking. You should try training her to response to commands such as STOP, STAY and COME BACK, because it would be good for Koyuki to go off-leash for a few minutes at a park.
It does sound like frustration and boredom to me. I understand that you can’t take her out for now because of missing jab/vaccinations, so just try your best to play with her a little more often. Huskies do have a dominant streak so you have to show her who’s boss.
My mum spoils our home Min Pin like ROTTEN and the little black sausage has gotten it into her head that SHE is the Alpha and totally behaves like one. Min Pins like Huskies are working dogs (they were originally trained to be catching mice and rats in farmers’ barns) and have a similar dominant and aggressive streak, and they don’t know they are the size of a peanut. Pening kepala when I went home last week and she was all I AM THE BOSS. Damn irritating, but because she’s small, easy to control her. Her behaviour still sucks, though.
Anyway good luck with Koyuki! You’ll get there. Just more patience and more time…as far as I can tell, you’re an awesome dog owner that always tries to do the best thing for your dogs. 🙂
omg min pin sounds like Cheddie >_< are you gonna train her properly?
I didn’t read all the comments… you better be careful leaving Koyuki alone with Cheddie… I suggest you get a muzzle and muzzle her everytime she bites, growls..
May be she’s having her PMS? lol…
I think she could also be teething, so that’s why she’s getting abit out of control now. Leave it a few days (I hope) and things will gradually gets better. 😈
no thats not teeth problem. she is actually AGGRESSIVE
Remember to take care yourself, dont let koyuki bite u again..
Ok Cheesie, Koyuki is an adorable dog and you have been a wonderful & patient owner. Keep up with your never-give-up spirit!! Believes that Koyuki’s aggressive attitude will change for the better.. GAMBATEH! ^^
i dunno much about dogs and how to train them to be less aggressive. don’t give up! im sure koyuki will realize you’re being good to her. 🙂
Hey actually the training schools are not really like schools we attend as kids (parents not there), but more of an interactive teach-you-how-to-train-your-dog kind of place where you’ll actually BE THERE.
I don’t think its a last resort lorh, can still bring there and learn how to handle problematic dogs.
yea but $$$$$$$$$$
if i can do it on my own i will try
check out puppy.com.my … i don’t think they’re very pricey..
I guess some of the commenters here are right; some dogs are aggressive by nature, and it takes special trainer to correctly train them. Perhaps, you can look at some episodes of dog whisperer by National Geographic — interesting show.
When my dog was a few months to 3 to 5 years old, he snarl, bites, is dominant, and seems ungrateful sometimes. He does not allow us to pat him, or to carry or hug him. His bites are rather vicious as they often lead to open wound with blood flowing. Friends and relatives said we have the weirdest dog in the world, how can a dog bite its owner etc etc, and why is my dog so unfriendly and won’t even allow the owner to pat him, and is extremely aggressive etc etc. He always bare his teeth.
But we never gave him up. Now he is 11 years old, never bite us, seldom bare teeth at us — it took us more than 5 years to have him tame. Through this all, our whole family agreed that our decision to not to give him up years ago — when he is so hard to train and so aggressive — is the most correct one of all. We love him wholeheartedly and he brightens up our family gathering always.
Hope you can be patient with your beautiful “wolfie” 😉
husky are known to be one of the most NON aggressive dog thou. dunno what went wrong 🙁
what dog do you have>
Ya, I agree with you. My friend has a husky, and he is gentle and non-aggressive. But I do think yours is more special, and thats the first I saw a husky with clear blue eyes. I really hope things will run smooth between you and her.
My dog is a Dachshund and Chihuahua mixed, so its considered rather aggressive by nature.
Just remember that Siberian Husky are very dominant kinda dog! Do not let husky dominate over you. Even she bit you, you must not show her that you are scared. You must punish her, close her mout till she whine or any way that she scare. My bf bit his ear once,(from what he watch in hat siberian husky movie), it was hillarious but it work, in a way.
Me and my bf have a husky, about the same age as Koyuki except my husky is a male. This kinda dog, have to be cruel to be kind, cuz u must not let them step over your head, cuz husky character are different from any dogs! They are from the wolf family after all.
Husky cannot show that u sayang her too much, or manja her too much. if she did something wrong, saying “no” to her won’t work sometimes, because husky, they are naturally cheeky and very stubborn!
The best way to teach her is to, roll a newspaper, and hit it on the floor to scare her. Biting your hand when you snatch her toys away is a serious thing. Cuz who knows she might become more aggressive than now. I suggest you buy muzzle from pet shop, just as punishment for her misbehave.
I would love to give you more tips but it will be like a long essay, but if you want, you can msg me in facebook.
I’m Carolyn’s friend by the way.
Well, good luck!
omg you managed to train him well yet?
say hi to carol! havent seen her for so long!
One thing that worked well for us while we were training my dog was to keep a little spray bottle of water on hand at all times. Whenever she did something naughty we would immediately spray her in the face. It kerbed all her bad behaviours very quickly. Maybe it could help with Koyuki? It has the advantage of being something that you can do from a couple feet away which could help you if she is in a biting phase.
i just got one!! 🙂
its a husky thing!! my boyfriend’s ex had two huskies who just about destroyed every thing in the house. every morning my bf would wake up to pick up dead possums from the backyard because the dogs kill them for breakfast. then stupid ex went ahead and bought a kitten on impulse. 😯 poor kitty was so bloody traumatised by the huskies attacking her that even four years after the huskies have left the house, she still pees on the same spots on the carpet the dogs peed on to “mark her territory”.
then the ex brought the dogs back to singapore (my bf refused to let her take the cat too… which was good, cos I love her to bits) and last I heard, one of the huskies was put down for biting the maid. 😳
omghaha i heard of that all the time. dead possums, dead bird etc
Big dog needs room to run about. Cannot live in apartment or condo. Must have large compound, preferably a corner house, semi-D or bangalow.
my dog have this strange behavior also, bites or growls when we try to take away her things or food but this behavior have tamed down alot compared to couple of years ago. do not let Koyuki sense your fear, you have to be fiercer and shows whose the boss, especially tht Koyuki is still young, it is the time to instill the whose the owner and pet situation. all the best!
hey! i have a german spitz who is 12 now.. had him since he was a puppy.
he used to be very aggressive when i tried to take his food/toys too, will growl at me fiercely n snap (i always manage to siam in time heng).
i’ll share w u what i did n hopefully it’ll help! i did everything slowly.. i.e.
first i make sure he’s ok with me being close to him while eating/chewing
after that i put my hand close to the food/toy
after that i touch the food toy but don’t take it away
after that i move the toy a little while reassuring him that i will give it back soon
after that can try to take away, each time for longer intervals/lesser reassurance time
each stage i used abt 4 days to a week, so the entire process is very long haha, but it worked for me la 🙂 at any time when he showed signs of unhappiness i go back to the previous stage, so i don’t rush him b4 he trusts me n knows that i can take his things n he doesn’t need to worry.
good luck! 😈
I agree with Wendy’s technique. I used a similar method on my Dalmatian. I know Dalmatians are friendly and playful but they can be aggressive some times.
When my dog first started growling during meals, I stayed beside her and kept one hand on her back until she finishes her meal. After some time the growling stops because she knew I won’t eat her food.
The most important thing is don’t back down when Koyuki growls at you.
when im giving the food, i can actually put my hand in her bowl, but she’s very random. sometimes she behaves sometimes she does not
thank you so much for tips.
Ouch 🙁 You must feel very sad, I know I would be if I were you!
Maybe this will help, the blog owner of this blog has a husky too!
will check it out!
T___T *sobs… i wish i can help yuo but i dunno how coz i got no doggy at home. all i have is a cat who scratch me when i am sleeping. i love when my cat smell like johnson&johnson baby too!! i seriously understand how you feel but becoz mine is a cat but all he needs is a scratching pole and occasionally my skin and me being at home 24/7.
i’m so sad coz i cannot helpchu!!! T___T
dunch sad! you just need to morally support me enough liao 🙂
My friend has a dog and he said if he has to smack his dog, he won’t use his hand. He would use rolled up newspaper or anything other object. Reason is because he wants his dog to associate his hand with something positive, bringing food, patting. This is so that when he reaches his hands out to his dog, whether to give food or take things away, his dog won’t think it’s gonna be attacked and attack him by biting. Using something to smack his dog also protect him from being bitten. Hope this helps!
Some dogs just don’t like anyone taking their things away from them. My sister’s toy dog Shih Tzu does the same thing. He’s a very sweet dog, but if you try to take his favorite toy away from him, he will growls fiercely at you no doubt. Different dogs have different behaviors. Try to understand Koyuki. Ganbatte ne Cheesie-san!
have you watched the show The Dog Whisperer? ok i know it sounds damn cheesy but it’s a good show where the dude teaches owners with dogs how to take care / control their dogs. perhaps there can be sth there which you can try?
Actually… can huskies *really* enjoy warm climate? They can definitely survive, but as far as i know they usually live in cold countries? Have not really seen one in Malaysia actually, where did you get her? :). She’s beautiful…
yea. there are plenty in Msia. All acclimatized already 🙂
omg … this is so horrible ! I don’t want cute little Koyuki to become a fierce dog T____T
i wont let her!
Hmm. I think it’s better to stop growling at her. I do the same to my dogs, and noticed that whenever I growl at them they tend to display a higher level of aggression. Not sure if it’s because they thought I was playing, because when dogs play with each other they growl at each other too.
Before taking something away from her, it’s probably better to warn her before hand. Perhaps give her a stern “NO” when she looks like she’s about to growl or when she looks at you fiercely. If she refuses to let you take it, don’t take it. Do it when she’s in a more calm state of mind.
When she’s biting you playfully, give her a hard flick under her chin, but here’s the trick. Make sure she doesn’t see you flicking her. This will lead her to think that whenever she bites you, she feels pain too, and after a while she will naturally learn to not do it again. (This was actually taught to me by my dog’s trainer).
I’m no professional but just wanna help =)
ooh thank you. i should try that 🙂
It’s common for pure huskies to show aggression over possessions if they haven’t been properly trained. Huskies are pack-oriented, they need an Alpha/leader in their pack. They will constantly challenge your alphaship position esp during “early teen” to “young adult” period. If you show no signs of dominance, they will assume Alphaship and think they own you instead. Lots of growling and challenging will happen but all you have to do is to show her who is boss. Beating is in no way a good solution without proper assertion of ‘power’. You gotta train her the “husky” way. My boy’s almost twice my weight but he sees me a leader cos I made sure he knows where he stands.
Lots of paitience, love, time (n perhaps bloodshed =X) will be needed but I have to promise you they are worth it. One of the best friends you can get.
Hey, I do have a Husky too.. and it’s a she as well..
One thing is that Huskies are really… really.. stubborn. They can endure the pain! No matter how hard I beat her with my wooden stick she will still be doing the same thing again eg. destroying the pots,garden,digs the garden… eats my shoe… destroy my garden basically.. sigh.
But this may be the signs that she’s bored. Huskies are easily bored type of dog.. so if possible try to bring the dog for a walk or play with her… then she wouldn’t be too much of a problem..
Regarding the howling part, yeah, it’s normal for a husky.. my husky howls too when she feels lonely or something. mm..
Anyway, this are all the typical husky trait lah. =X So we just gotta be prepared for it and most importantly show them that YOU are the leader.
TELL ME ABOUT IT!!
She is DAMN TOUGH. never cry during jabs. and when she trips she just gets up and runs again WTF
yeah. And u know, my dog is not AFRAID of ANYTHING. Thunder/lightning and whatever that is also… she’s still be happily out there, playing with the rain. DOT..dot..dot…
sheesh. And then when I scolded her right, she knows I’m scolding her, and she barks at me back like as though saying “so?! you know what.. WHATEVER!! I’m still gonna dig your garden anyway!! HMMPH~”
=(!! but huskies cuteness is so.. so.. hard to resist, esp when they look at u with their blue manja eyes.. then you felt like..how I cud ever do such cruel things to them to make them learn.. -.- aih~!
Don’t worry! Its all perfectly normal!
She is teething! she likes to chew on different textures. Buy a good assortment of toys and ONLY give them to her when you leave. ( or, any other time you suspect she will get in to trouble.) For example, if you have friends over, or you are taking a shower.
By doing this, you will fight off any boredom she might have while you are gone and she will not be tempted to chew on your tasty cheddie things.
And, as for the behavior problems, there is a simple explanation too- she is testing you.
She is seeing how far she can push you.
I know she was very smart and easy to train when you got home. and, you where so happy you gave her love, treats and you played with her.
The situation now is not much different. When you catch her eating / chewing / biting / being bad, all you have to do it calmly get to her eye level and say ” NO.” say it very firm though. Show her what she did. Hold up the shoe, hose or whatever she chewed on and say “NO” again.
Hitting is not needed, in fact, there has been evidence to show that owners who hit their dogs have more trouble later on, as the dogs tend to rebel.
have a special area , a cage, a kennel, a boring room with nothing to chew on and put her there for a few minutes after she does something bad. make sure it is not a place where she goes often. Meaning, don’t put her in her kennel she sleeps in at night. It has to be somewhere new so she knows she is being punished.
Training her will take a while. It took me almost a year with my two huskies! But, it is well worth it.
When I got my new huskies I found this man’s website. He has helped me cure all their problems.
Here is a link for reasons why pets have bad behavior:
And, Here is a really good link on why dogs chew on everything and how to stop it:
Good luck cheddie! 🙂
haha Cheddie is my Maltese’s name. lol
Ok i will check out the links. Thanks alot 🙂
Have you tried hand feeding? Here’s something to read.
im doing exactly that!!!
That is a large sized dog that requires a lot of time, socialization, and space. If you keep her in-doors for long periods, she is going to go nuts and crazy.
Unless you walk her at least twice a day (not including playing), you’re going to have to deal with extremely bad behaviour as the dog goes mental.
haha my name is cheesie and my husky is koyuki and cheddie is my maltese. 🙂
Hey, I use to have a beagle who was aggressive as hell. So here’s kinda like what I or rather We (me and my exbf) did…
Beagles are very hyper & it was a male so it was veryyy aggressive as well..
We spank him ALOT! On his butt… And we would ignore him for long periods of time if he persist with his aggressive acts..
Like if he barks & tries to bite us when we’re gonna feed him, we will not feed him for a meal or two.. (we fed him twice a day). We literally ignore him when he whines for his meal.
Also, like some other readers have mentioned, take her for walks. Tire her out so she would be tired & more willing to do what you want her to do. Big dogs have tonnes of energy, we used to walk our beagle twice/thrice a day (about 20-30mins each)
Just keep in mind that you have to show her that YOU ARE THE BOSS.
If you have to get violent at her, do it. (pin her down for a couple of mins, such that she cannot move at all, use ur entire body since u are so small size)…
Or grab her snout and stare at her and keep shouting NO until she stops whinning. I know it sounds cruel & mean but it’ll be fine after a couple of weeks.
Another method you could try is that whenever she does something that you disapprove of, do something REALLY LOUD. like stamp ur feet and shout NO! so that she will get frighten.
I know everything sounds mean but this is what we use to do to our beagle. He’s much more tamed now for sure 🙂
Hope it helps!
cant be too loud cuz dont wanna disturb the neighbours. But yea already working on it. thanks so much! 🙂
omg poor you! :dunno:
Hey, I love huskies and retrievers but nvr had the chance to keep either one.
So im now keeping cats which are all in my bf’s house as that neighbourhood is a little safer as it is sorta gated and small.. unlike where i live the cars and other cats..tonnes of them with dogs too.. havoc.
All i can say is, u dont know much about dogs tho i wished i did and wanted to. Just would like to let u know, even my cat scratches and bites me damn gao hard till i bleeded blablabla. I have the scars on my leg still very obviously.. but i still love that fatty alot. Maybe they’re just geram? Bored?or just saja want ur attention.. i think Huskies need training cuz they’re BIG dogs! i mean compared to retrievers they are much friendlier la.. maybe different attitude too.. some animals just act the way they are and if we try to like *growl* at it it would like automatically chaa back la.. i think?
i’ve seen a friend of mine teach her dog, that fellow is a fierce dog..but it only listens to her. there was once that dog bit her,she got so upset and she taught him a lesson. after that, it never bit her again. i dont know if that dog is still alive but he’s a really good guard dog. i guess in the end it’s just the way u teach them la..different nature though same group *dogs*..
I mean..try give her more time, she’s still 3months..and they are already huge. 😯
i do read ur blog once in a while..LOL. i love the part where u made the collar for her..so sweet. but yeah, u said she killed it right? no worries, my cat..i have bought dunno how many bloody collars for that fatty, he loses it everytime..i get pissed cuz it’s money la..even if it’s rm10..walau, imagine the amount of time he loses it..
cheer up! dont worry too much..maybe u just gotta change the way u treat husky and the other dog 🙂 *i agree with missdonut* 💡
*p/s: sorry if it was long winded..or lame, but i xknw how to explain to u la..
i dont wanna be too firece to her, scared she revenge. lol they are too smart
All i can say is, -I- dont know much about dogs tho i wished i did and wanted to.
i mean compared to retrievers they are fiercer la…
Have her fixed when she’s old enough .Animals tend to be less aggressive after they are fixed .
fixed as in like, spay?
owh..husky is kind of naughty…
my dog(husky too!)never growl at me…and he only bite things when he grow teeth..
but everytime when he bite stuff,you have to beat him…
be patience..accompany her more often…she need your love..lots of love
Well, just don’t think husky is your type of dog. Sooner or later, I believe you will give it up.
dunno wtf is wrong with you. what do you know about MY type of dog.
Hey, it is not easy to give up on a person you love, okay? Having a companion, whether a person or a pet and to just give it up it will hurt you as much as the person or pet.
And Just because Xiaxue gives up on pumpkin doesn’t mean Cheesie will do the same to koyuki. and xiaxue didn’t give up in a happy way either! i believe it pains her badly when she gave up pumpkin.
please don’t think like you are cheesie’s twin or smthg. you don’t know her at all.
walau. super insensitive you can go die.. -____-
my ‘friends’ also once doubted my ability to keep a shih tzu because of the amount of grooming and affection he needs. Add that to temper tantrums, peeing and pooing whenever he sulks, chewing of furniture and guess what. 5 years down the road, I still have my tzu with me and he is cuter and more obedient than ever.
Not everyone gives up their dogs lo.wtf
I’m so sorry about your dog troubles. 🙁 I hope you’ll get the situation fixed asap. But please, don’t hit your puppy with anything (esp STICKS like some of the readers suggest, that’s incredibly cruel!) There are better ways to get your husky to listen to you. Watch some of the awesome videos about dog trainers – I’ll give you the link if I find any that relates to husky!)
Have a great day hun!! 🙂
btw, your husky … she is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Those eyes pierce right into ya!! <3
Sorry for my long-ass comments 😆 Just found this really good videos – check it out!
Could she be PMSing or whatever? Maybe it’s her hormones that’s making her moody. We are like that too, except the biting & growling part. Just a guess, best to seek a professional opinion 😳
She’s having period issit…*cough*…
:dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
Hi 🙂 Uh,when Koyuki bites you,you cup your hands around her face and tell her that it is not allowed.Hope this works for you,it works for all my 3 dogs. 😉
my brother used it back when we first got our husky, and he was very well trained, minus the occasional bites and barks here and then, but very sweet. I have to say though, Koyuki is gorgeous, blue eyes ftw. xD
She probably likes cheese-flavored human.
Sounds like she needs a friend. A mysterious friend. A mystery wolf, perhaps?
Sorry to hear things aren’t going so smoothly. I think Koyuki will grow out of it. Just keep loving her and things are bound to turn around.
hows ur hand? okay dy?
don’t know if these two would help =S used to bap my dog on the nose too when she wasn’t behaving.
poor u… hope Koyuki is back to her good old ways n ur hands heals faz faz…
Huskies will change in temperament. It’s like when kids grow up into toddlers, they start to challenge you by saying “no”.
I have a husky too. When she was a puppy, everyday I came home to see a “gift” from her. She spoilt so many things including my laptop adapter, a handphone, chargers, wires, etc. I think that was her “biting” phase. I got her lots of chewing toys, milk bones etc. When she tried to bite me I will grab her muzzle or hit her muzzle, stare in her eye and say a firm no. Yelling in pain and ignoring are also some of the methods I’ve tried. Later on I brought her to a dog obedience school (she was already quite tame then) and the instructor told me never to lose in the staring game. Make sure she looks away first. Haha, she will if you stare hard enough. He also mentioned that if you sleep in the same room, never let your dog sleep on the same bed, and always eat before you give your dog food. I guess it’s the whole alpha dog thing. It’s also good to “make fun of” your dog, because it trains his temperament. I usually bump butts with her, blow at her nose or ear, or use toys to whack her butt (gently of cos). It annoys her but she learns that she cannot growl or snap even if I do anything to her.
Be very patient and remember that she bites not because she doesn’t love you but because she doesn’t know it’s wrong.
Don’t worry about it, if you get it right through this phase, you will be blessed with a wonderful loving dog for the next few years. 🙂
My husky’s 4 years + now, no aggressive behavior, doesn’t bite but does put her mouth over my hand when we play. She doesn’t bite strangers or other dogs too.
My cat had the same symptoms, and he passed away 2 weeks after that. I did bring him to see the vet but it was too late. Unfortunately it was because he accidentally licked some freakin’ car oil that dripped n mixed with water outside the house wtf. It could be different in your dog’s case but definitely she’s doin all those peeing and banging herself to the wall because she’s tryin to let u noe there’s something wrong wit her. Please bring ur dog to the vet asap.
Ya i agree with your point, Husky is not suppose to be so fierce and aggressive to owner. Husky is very intelligent and loyalty, it won’t attack owner in normal case. My boyfriend and some friends are dogs lover, they do told me that Husky is super intelligent, it may find ways to get back toys or anything that it thinks belongs to him. You must train it well and make sure it is loyalty to you or else.. it will be a nightmare. and dangerous to you.
I suggest you can ask some Husky breeders (if you know any) for help, their expertise may help you to find out the problems and give you some tips in training Koyuki.
It is so scary hear that..better send to dog trainer before she more bigger and attack u lol..
I’m sorry to hear that, I hope it gets better with time. I was actually bitten by a full grown dog a few months ago, but that was pretty bad ’cause it was in my face. Luckily it will probably only leave a small scar:P
omg… blame the moon.. i guess it’s the FULL MOON causing her that than…
Oh no, poor you! First Xiaxue had doggie issues and now you. Sigh, dogs have been getting so much bad publicity recently 🙁
Well, the topic of dogs is really something which I hold dear to my heart. I have two dogs (spaniel mix, small type) who have totally different personalities. Actually one is the mother and the other one is its baby, 11 and 7 years old respectively.
When she was a lot younger, the mother bit me (really bit, not play play kinda bite) a few times before, which led to bleeding. I didn’t know how to properly train dogs or even the basic stuff back then. So when she showed aggressive behavior and bared her teeth at me, I showed her that I was more aggressive than her by spanking/scolding her. But the harder I spanked/scold, the more aggressive she became. Not matter how many times I tried, it still didn’t work.
Later on, when she growled or bared her teeth I just talked to her in a low voice. (No beatings, scoldings whatsoever). I pretending to be angry and just sat there in front of her (jeling her). Then in a few minutes, it’s as if her heart melts seeing me like that and she would come and manja with me (lick me, put her head underneath my hands, show me puppy eyes) as a way of saying sorry.
So I learned that different dogs has diff attitudes and it doesn’t mean that the ‘right’ way (showing that you’re more powerful than them, you are the boss) works on all dogs. Some dogs need the soft way rather than the hard way to get them to behave.
Now the mother has not bitten anyone or displayed any aggressive behaviors for many years already.
As for its baby, she’s very very manja and obedient with humans but sometimes attack the mum -_-” So I just cage her up everytime she shows signs of wanting to attack the mother. The baby has never ever showed aggressive behavior to humans or even nipped at us once.
Hope my experience would help you understand dogs a bit more. Sorry if it’s not too much of help 🙁
And best of luck to you and Koyuki! 🙂 🙂
Some dog might need more freedom especially when they grown up (Like human ;-p).. may be she doesn’t want to stay indoor anymore..?
Take care dear.. hope your hand feels better.. I was bitten by my old dog before too (Long time ago) and I was advised to go for injection.. o.O
On Youtube you find almost all of dog whisperer.
You have to establish yourself as the alpha leader or Koyuki’s behavoir will become more erratic. She is challenging you.
Huskies also need a lot of activity. They are still used to pull sleds in Alaska.
However you must learn how to be number one.
Syberian Husky needs to be exercised frequently otherwise they become “destructive”, which is how he’s behaving exercising her more. Don’t show her your bitchiness but more of a controlled temper and she will see that as being the dominant one.
becareful letting her loose in the park on her own, she will run off when she knows she can get away with it and they can run far because they are bred as sled dogs.
Ahh. She’s a Husky. Explains loads.
Well, for starters, dogs are extremely territorial and WILL BITE anyone who takes their stuff. And hitting will only aggravate her, so try scolding in a loud, firm voice, and whack a roll of newspaper on the floor, some distance away. That way she will associate the loud noise with your ‘bark’:)
Works with my crazy mongrel – my dog hates me to cut her toenails, and will bite. Until I said very loudly and firmly: NO MAYA!. Then she meekly submitted.
All the joys and pains of a dog!
At least you have the patience, I hate dogs and I’m allergic to them. If I had a dog that bit me I’d punish it immediately and take it to a shelter for someone else to train. But good luck! She really is cute. I’m a cat person. It’s not true that cats dont give you love and all that. They do, my cat loves me!
yes yes! cat gives lotsa lovesss! my cat is horrible, if i am not at home he wont eat!!! T__T
but i loves dogs too. i love both cats and dogs! i would be happy if my cat likes dogs, but it doesn’t seem that way. T_T so i can’t have a dog now !!! T__T
Cheesie, hopefully you will not end up like xiaxue, gave your dog away to a richer home.
Its still seems irresponsible somehow..
It’s better than killing it or abandoning it. I think it’s VERY responsible.
in the first place, you shouldnt buy a dog !!!!!!!!!
Just who are you to tell anyone not to buy a dog? I really dunno what’s with people like you and liliana up there…
Your mom shouldn’t have given birth to you in the first place. Cheesus crust.
love the 1st pic! especially his eyes!
i have a husky too and she’s 1 year old.. she digs the garden, bites her toys, chases and eats the birds.. i asked a member from husky community and they said it’s huskies’ nature.. my husky bites too but in a playful way.. and can be very stubborn.. sometimes she doesn’t listen until i scolded her and angry then she will listen.. but she is very friendly with people, everytime i walk her out she always walks towards people esp. kids.. she loves kids.. and always jumping on people too.. but i train her not to so it’s getting better now.. maybe your husky is lonely/had a temper and wanna play that’s why she became kinda aggressive.. because husky is a very active dog and has so much energy that’s why sometimes it can be kinda aggressive and destructive..
whose leg is that on the right in the very first pic?
dogs are mostly like that when u snatch their toys away from them. My dog (pomeranian) behave like that as well.. maybe Husky are tougher to handle as the grow bigger 😐
I am a dog lover myself, and have surfed the web for tonnes of info about various breeds. came across huskies, but din’t pay attention to em’ much but anyway, huskies are NOT meant to be aggressive nor fierce at all! Especially to their owners. && they certainly are stubborn but strongwilled dogs! 😈
My cousin Eunice’s husky is very stubborn, till Eunice’s dad had to go to the extent of using a rolledup newspaper to hit it! No violency should be used on any animals 😥 super sad but the husky (only 5 or 4 months old) actually growled at Eunice’s dad! Eunice said it even scratched her forearm before.
Well, I don’t know alot about huskies but I’d really love to have one despite of depressing news about em’ (e.g from Eunice and Cheesie [that’s you! 😛 ]).
Buck up! I sure not hope Koyuki stays in this behavior and aggressive attitude! 🙁
Some dogs just don’t like anyone taking their things away from them. My sister’s toy dog Shih Tzu does the same thing.
wtf what a cool flag
The dog sellers in Germany do not recommend Huskies mainly for the temperature difference even though it is much colder here than Malaysia. It seems that it agitates them a lot and they require a lot of exercise under cold climate. So when summer comes, problem comes too. A friend of mine had to return hers back (staying in Malaysia) coz apart from aggression, it howled through the whole night when the aircond is turned off! Imagine her bill after a few months! Hmm .. I´m not sure what can be done but I´m upset that a lot of dog sellers in Malaysia brings them in for the sake of profit. Malaysia is not the right country for it.
Wow sounds like my dog, but I still love him to bits 🙂
Gee whiz!..I feel you..I really do. I had similar experience when I had a labrador (“had” becos it was a dog which my ex & I bought). The doggie was also about 3 mths or less and she starting behaving extremely aggressive. Whenever she sees me, she’ll jump so high (you know how big dogs are..) and she’ll sink her paws right into my skin and…drags.. >..<) And consider wearing super long gloves to protect urself :-S If you have recently had any particular visitor in your home quite often…that could be one of the reasons for the changes in her behavior. Insecurity perhaps…
Anyways, dont lose love… I'm sure she'll get over this stage 🙂
i think she’s like in a pissy mood cause she’s dying of heatstroke in this weather.
How is Koyuki today?
dogs sense fear but love as well
be patient while u’re working on it 🙂
Dogs sensitive part is their nose/snout area.. try hitting the area when they’re naughty.. that’s how my boyfriend teach his dog.
maybe coz Koyuki is growing up fast, so the behaviour kinda change (like hormone change)..LOL
My dog also tends to bite me if i snatch her favourite greenies from her. And the 3 puppies(5 months old), suddenly pee n poo everywhere, they used to pee n poo at their tray. Totally different from their mother. I managed to train their mother easily but not them.
I guess every dog is different n we gotta use a different approach.
What do you expects, the moment you decided to bring a husky home? Bear in mind, a husky breed totally differentiate from a pet dog breeds e.g chessie.
they are born with hunting abilities, their breeds (close to German shepherd) are more similiar to wolf, compare to other gentler and smaller breeds (e.g schanuzer, silky terrier etc).
So, they are born aggressive.
No, you did not spoilt your puppy husky.
You just underestimate it.
Poor you. Guess a puppy is like that. Did you apply antiseptic?
hey hey hey, my dog sounds like that too. :blush: i’d feel lost sometimes but unlike you, im not a famous blogger or such, so no one give me encouraging comments nor tips to take care of my dog. that’s pretty sad, but.. um. :blush:
Maybe she’s menstruating, or PMS’ing. Although she’s a lil young. Usually starts at 6 mths or so.
Has she been sterilized?
Oh dear, aggressive dog is a no no. Did you check Koyuki’s parents background? Behaviour. genetics, temperament etc? Suggest you buy a whole series of The Dog Whisperer. Cesar never hit any of the dogs when he corrects their bahaviour. It is the owner who needs training.
The last thing you want is Koyuki attacking you when she gets older, stemming from fear then anger. I have 3 maltese and one rottweiler, none of them are food/bone aggresive. My female rott is huge and never bit anyone so far *touchwood* But my grandma’s maltese is food/bone aggressive like kenak possessed. Lips curled, teeth snarling, eyes terbeliak and will draw blood if you try to take the bone away. So, my guess, all dogs are different.
I take 3 dogs for walks together (one stays home) and my rott pulls a cart. On the way home, I would put my 2 maltese on the cart for ride. By the time we get home, everyone is exhausted, quiet and I get to do my chores. Mind you, Koyuki will grow to be a large, strong, powerful dog. You gotta exercise these working breed. My previous neighbour’s huskies were coop up in the backyard, never had a walk, so bloody noisy, whining, howling, digging under the fence trying to escape, finally dog control people came and took them away after many neighbours complained.
So, Ringo…. good luck. All the best.
hi, probably you can try seek help from here http://forums.mypethuskyclub.com/index/
so far I know that Husky tends to show alpha at certain age & you need to show her the boss. The forum owner (look for filet0fish) owns 2 huskies & i had heard from them that her huskies behaved the same during the age as Kyouki. Both the huskies now are obedient & well behaved
good luck & all the best
By the way, you’re doing a great job with other aspect of her training, esp the wait-for-food part. I do the same with my rotti, at least 5 mins, cos you know people like to poison guard dogs. Mine is a pussy cat tho, a real sweety. Puppy stage is always difficult, some days I wanna scream. Cleaning up after pee and poop is no fun but once they know where to go, all is sweet. Also don’t forget that big dogs equal big poops. My rotti poop at least 4 times a day but after changing her diet to a high quality kibble, its now down to 2. Picking up giant poops are no fun, always nauseous, uek! But on the bright side, it helps with my diet, no appetite at all!!!
Next time she tries to bite, even play bite, the trick is to shove your whole fist in her mouth, or shove some fingers down her throat. It will make her associate biting with this unpleasant experience
you mean when she stopped biting aka attacking you, you shoved your fist/finger in her throat…. like opening her mouth and shove them in? or wait for the timing and aim? Ringo said this it was real bite aka aggresive bite. What a stupid idea.
Nono, while she’s biting, grab her by her jaw in the midst of her biting and shove it in. it was what my vet taught me to do to make my german shephard stop biting people. its fine if you blow the suggestion off but you dont have to be rude bella, it worked for me and my dog 🙂 .
Ringo, I just remembered, when my rotti was 10 weeks old, she did growled at me when I tried to pick her up (she was crawling/sneaking towards the washing machine corner), she turned around and growled and looked like she was gonna ATTACK me. She was not herself, grumpy and wouldn’t eat for 2 days. I tooked her to the vet and turned out she was sick. Sick dogs do get aggro. Get your vet to have a look. Cos after that episode, she never showed any sign of aggression. Also, I do not condone the idea of eye-staring competition. I wouldn’t do that unless you want your face to be koyak.
What a pity & scary !!! 😳
I know how it feels when being bitten by your own lovely doggy
Will you send her away if she keep on behaving like that ?
There is an lady around 50’s lives in my neighborhood. She has two big huge husky dogs that every morning, i mean EVERY morning she takes her dogs out for run. Tied the dogs in front of her bikes and let the dogs pull her. Run is not 10 minutes. It’s over 1 hour! When you get a big breed, you just have to let them exercise. My friend ran with her dogs for 5 miles, 3-4 times a week. She has to because she have pit bulls. So your lifestyle and your dog has to match.
Husky is working dog. So figure out someway to make them work. if not, when dogs frustrated… they’ll tear down your house.
my dog was like that too when i brought him home..he scratched and bite my till my hands were full of scars..i cried everyday and slapped my dog with almost everything i could find..but useless. Finally i met a fren who was a dog trainer. He told me that these bigger dogs need a lot of exercise..A LOT..especially when they are pups cos they have SOOOOO much energy. And also it mayb becos of the teeth growing..they feel irritated and love to bite. Well… all the best to you…dun give up on her!!
First of all! WHO in the world can say she slapped her dog “with almost everything” and not feel completely ashamed? secondly, please don’t buy a dog if you don’t even know that big dogs need a lot of exercise.
I don’t know your situation or what you meant with what you said. But the way I understood it, it’s like you are not a good pet owner.
wow…ringo..you got a lot of toxic fans out here..i was just trying to give suggestions. of cos not the part when i slap my dog… a sane human would noe that we shouldn’t lay hands on anyone..nt even animals..that was my bad….
anyway vondutch, you are no one to condemn anyone.. chill girl.
I know exactly how u feel about koyuki now. i have a german shep pup who was an absolute angel for the first week then the second week, she turned into a devil. We did everything we could but nothing changed until she grew older and just snapped out of it.
I suggest not giving her her toys/new toys easily. Make her work for it and then take it away now and then…
Try not to hit her when she misbehaves as that may make her more aggresive. My pup used to bite me *really* hard when i smacked her but when i ignore her for awhile then return to her, she treats me a lot better.
Also, try to socialize her. Play-biting and agressive biting sometimes is the way pups play with each other. if they go over the line, the other pups nip her back and that’ll help her learn.
Omigosh…, I love your wolf-liked dog. Too bad I don’t have a job yet, and my parents do not like cute puppies. They only like troublemaking, disgusting and loser liked ppl.
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hey there.. didnt read all the comments, so not sure if anyone else mentioned this.. what about obedience training classes? puppies are so unpredictable.. just a thought… hope all is well with u doll….
wow, its like a cat fight but between a lady and a girl dog..
i pun takut tgk u pun leh jadi garang mcm dia..
Sent it back to where it belongs =)
U know well huskies dont belong in our hot and humid country.
She has gorgeous eyes and all but her furs looks pathetic, she must be suffering =(
Maybe that bitch got all weird and agressive because she’s having a hard time adapting.
It’s the nature of the ecolife/system.It’s like having panda in our country
so you reckon i should DHL her back to Siberia is it?
If the Husky was born in Malaysia, it would have well adapted to the weather here. If the world is really based on the eco-life system you were talking about, it’s like saying domestic short hair cats in cold countries has all become frozen ice-lollies.
BTW you say her fur looks pathetic, have you even MEET Koyuki before?
koyuki has the nicest fur i’ve ever seen! and i worked in a petshop before okay. i saw a lot husky!!!
when you say she bites you, does she stiffen her body, growl, snarl and then bite? if yes, sounds like a dominance issue, not to be taken lightly because if it’s not settled when she’s young, it may escalate into serious aggression problem.
you may want to consider getting a reliable and certified dog trainer to assess her behaviour. could be due to many reasons why she’s acting aggressively.
good luck dear!
I understand your dilemma, I had a Pitbull once (a breed that people consider as killer dogs). He showed the similar agression and posessiveness as well as biten me many times during his puppy period. There were times I had to use my hands to open his mouth and other times hold his mouth shut. Only when the cane and rolled newspaper was introduced when I got the fella in line. Its more of a psychological warfare since the dog is not afraid of the spanking, it was more on the sound. And when I show him who is boss and scolded him with a VERY stern voice, he would eventually give in, drop his head and ‘cry’.
The damage he brought was big in $$ too, bathroom gone case, the car rubber strip, car number plate, shoes, rugs, clothes that were hung out to dry (pulled down and chewed) and even the fence. But he grew out of those over time, with consistant teaching and negative/positive reinforcements. He grew up to a lovable friend and gentle guardian, died recently.
Like many others have said, need to show Koyuki who is boss and give lots and lots of patience. You know the patience and effort is worth it in the end of the day.
Snatching a toy from her is like taking away something that belong to her. First show you are APHA, then talk to her while watching her body language, then gently take away the toy. Try not to jetison her into the Red Zone by sudden actions. You may have to give her up if you cannot handle her. Cannot compare to Cheddy ’cause Cheddy is domesticated.
I assume wen u got Koyuki all vacinations up to date, so means even with vacs puppies can get parvo?
When my dog first came home as a pup few years ago, the seller said not to let her play/or go outside house compound till after 9-10 months. And she was vac’d.
I guess he meant the pups curiosity to sniff, lick, bite at new things like even other dogs poo in park ;(
I hope you have a happy ending to this and keep Koyuki safe and loved with you always