- 8 years ago
About half a year ago, my cousin adopted a husky puppy (Kai). The puppy is very happy to see people (even strangers), and is VERY high energy. He mouths a lot and loves to lick people, but thankfully is not a nipper. It’s a bit difficult to hang out with my cousin at her house because Kai loves constantly getting into everyone’s personal space (laps, crotches, faces, etc). When he’s not doing that, he’s doing laps around the house or the back yard. Kai is an affectionate dog, though, and I do like him when he’s calm.
A month ago, my cousin decides she wants a companion for Kai to play with, so she goes out to adopt Halo (a German shepherd puppy). I’m not sure how old she is, but she’s a tiny thing next to Kai. She’s just as high energy as Kai is, and SHE’S the one that nips (and pulls at) Kai hard during playtime. Kai is mostly gentle with her, but can get annoyed enough to bite her back. I’ve never seen blood drawn, but it’s pretty alarming already.
Of course, my cousin does separate them when they get too bitey, but it’s gotten to the point where they have to be completely separated from each other if they’re not in their crates. If Kai’s in the yard, then Halo’s in the house.
Oh, and both of them are spayed/neutered. I know that can be important for some behavioral issues. I suspect they might not be getting enough exercise, but am not sure. They do get walked at least once a day, but the yard itself is pretty small.
I’ve only owned fish before, and am at a loss at how to help my cousin out. I’ve found Victoria Stillwell, kikopup, and a few other dog trainers on Youtube, but that’s about it so far.
Does anyone know of any Youtube videos, books, or websites with effective training techniques? Any advice?
Thanks and sorry for the essay!