My wolf hybrid is a low percentage, slightly more than 1/3rd wolf. Hes husky, akita, germanshepard the rest and 3 and 1/2 years old. But the wolf spirit has a tendancy to show its face strongly, especially near full moons.
Its been a long road of learning how to be alpha. I did years of research before i got him so i had some idea what to expect.
Around age 3 his hormones where getting the best of me and his experiences with other dogs started becoming very aggressive. He almost killed a Chihuahua. So for the benefit of all beings I got him fixed.
Hes reverted to a puppy like dogish state and im not sure he fully understands his wolf tendancies anymore. Ive been more lenient on enforcing my alpha status over him because of this and the fact im pregnant and i just cant move that fast anymore. My boyfriend has taken over alpha disciplinary actions when im not able and i enforce him to prove my boyfriend is alpha over him too.
Its been a little over 6 months since ive fixed him and his behavior is that of poorly trained wolf pup. He demand barks at me and others to get his way. He doesnt listen too well anymore. He whines incessantly to get his way (which i dont give in, but that doesnt stop him from trying), most of the time i dont know what hes whining for.
There will be a new baby in a few weeks and ive been trying to curve his bad puppy behavior before baby is here as best i can to no avail.
Any training recommendations? Im pretty sure his bahavior is just a form of challenging my alpha status. I do my best but im not very capable right now.
Hello AylaSky, congratulations on your pregnancy.Hopeyou are feeling great and all is well.
Hmmm, sounds like you are not hearing him so he has to whine or speak louder. Is the boyfriend someone newer in the picture was it just you and the Wolfdog before? Maybe he needs a little more attention in the form of walks, playing outside, etc. He is trying to tell you something. When you say discipline, how he is disciplined? Sounds like a dog who is trying to train you to do something he wants or needs. I'd examine that real closely and see if you two could come to a compromise. Northern breed dogs and Wolves are very close with just a few pack members. He may just miss it being you and him. Make sure that your boyfriend does fun stuff with him, too. You don't want him to be demanding and jealous when the baby comes along. I also hope you realize those two, baby and dog, should never be alone even for a few seconds.
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