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Old 06-03-2008, 06:02 AM
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Thank you for all your input most helpful for sure. Very good points.

He is trained in basic skills. Just completed that not to long ago. Going into more advanced at the moment. All my dogs have been trained using clicker positive rewarding food and praise.

Every stranger who comes to my house he (Silver)does fine with. From house workers to UPS. He runs up happy wagging tail and they can pet him even his head. He even gives kisses. Will do tricks for them.
In stores he gets all bent out of shape like petco, petsmart, vet. There is just something im not picking up as to why the change in behaivor. Going from home environment to away from home. Just such a strange dog. =)
Things I came up with or am thinking is
smells of other dogs
dogs at the places
away from the other two dogs rest of family
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by SkiChick View Post
Hello Geira, you and I both know and understand the Sibe breed. Does he do this when he gets rub downs along his side or back? My sibe doesn't like it when anybody touches his tail ... we have a young lab that will latch onto it during play and that has probably triggered that response. Is it possible the breeder (or someone who took care of the puppy) struck the puppy in the nose? That can cause a defensive aggressive attitude to strangers who approach your pup near the face. They will never forget the feeling of pain. It's good to hear that after some time with people, he doesn't nip. Have a good chew toy in hand and when you catch him nipping just give that to him. Don't reprimand him though, he is only doing what he feels is the right thing to do at this age and will get confused. He's a puppy and still needing to chew on things. Who knows, maybe he's just thinking 'Oh boy, does this person have a treat for me?' Once an owner always an owner, but I would have to say if you are a good owner, you don't need obedience training, just the knowledge of being able to train the dog ... and patience!

Good luck!

Any family member can pet anywhere on body he pulls away on the paws but I can cut his nails. He does give an attitude when making him do something usully gets a husky grumble out of him. He complains about it vocally but does it.

Obsevation I seen so far is the approach.

Its almost like the way people approach him like if the people are all excited to see him. If they talk him like people talk excited he is relaxed but if they are more reserved not really talking to him the more he seems to jump back from them.

Guess he just likes happy energetic people.
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