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Kusko is a 10 month old Husky/Malamute mix. The story given to the receiving shelter was that he was a family dog being given up because of allergies. However, it does not appear that he was given much training or creature comforts, and was stunningly thin when he came to his foster parents. He still shows signs of upset from his past and loud or unexpected noises will trigger a panic reaction that will send him scrambling for cover, regardless of what might be in his way. Until he is fully adapted to a new house, breakables and valuables will need to be kept clear. Hardwood floors exacerbate this reaction.
Kusko has been gaining weight, and slowly becoming playful. He is mostly house-trained, but relies on a strict schedule with outside being offered often throughout the day to prevent accidents. He does not currently show a strong signal to request a potty break. Kusko is a puppy and still has the tendency to be mouthy. He will need a good assortment of chew toys and ropes to shred, and will need supervision as sometimes the corner of a chair looks like a good thing to chew on. He will also require consistent and gentle training to curb his mouthiness. Kusko is partially kennel-trained, and needs a gentle but insistent hand to kennel. If he is kenneled in the room where you will sleep, he will calm much quicker than if he is kenneled separately from his ‘pack’. However, he is not above voicing his disappointment at being asked to be in a kennel, all night long.
Kusko is not food aggressive with people, however his reaction to food being brought to him is a near panic reaction and we are working with him to not lunge at the bowl, upsetting the food all over the room. He is toy aggressive with other dogs if they approach him when he has a toy. However, if he does not have a toy and another dog brings one to offer up a play session, he will happily latch on and play tug o’ war. During play with other large dogs, it becomes apparent that he sees himself as the dominant dog and will enforce this with other dogs.
For more information about Kusko or to meet him, please contact Lee Boyd, at 929-2657.