|Barked: Sat Apr 13, '13 5:02pm PST |
|Maybe it depends on where you live, but I've encountered little fear of huskies here, in dog parks or otherwise. They're boisterous with big dogs and ours are even gentle with smaller dogs (although I know that's NOT true for all huskies, so caution is in order).
My only really negative experience was when a Dobie got annoyed with the newest addition, Teeko. The Dobie went aggressively after Teeko, Ace jumped in to defend Teeko, and Teeko pretty much backed out of the fight. Ace (husky/shepherd mix) was not backing down so easy, nor was the Dobie. Both the other owner and I suffered a couple of minor bites breaking up the scuffle.
These were dogs that had seen each other and played well together before, so I wasn't right on top of things when it happened. Normally I watch my dogs very closely during introductions, but after a few encounters with the same dogs, I got complacent.
That said, I still want to take them to the dog park at least a couple times a week. They thrive on the free running, the chasing, the playing, the mud even. Walking is no substitute for the exercise, and I am no substitute for playing with dogs.
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