reply to post by pheonix358
I used to live on the west coast, and it's heavily forested in many areas. Because of that, there's a lot of grey wolves in the southern areas
(smaller wolf), different types of larger wolves in the mid and northern regions, and coyotes everywhere.
My wolf mix was small, 60 lbs, and the coyote mix was also about 60 lbs.
When I got my coyote/shepherd, I thought I was getting a shepherd husky cross. It was obvious to everyone, especially the veterinarian, what she was
as she got older.
I never managed to get to alpha status. Equal
but never alpha. They're extremely smart, stubborn, will drive you crazy at times, but also so
loving that I never had a problem. She knew when it was time to do as she was told, as long as it was in the house, or inside a fence. If she got out,
she wouldn't listen.
I actually get growled at more by my Shihtzu than ever with any large dog.
I have no idea how to discipline a little dog, other than with "the look", lol.
The coyote cross was constantly cleaning herself, they're as picky as cats about grooming when they're kept in the
house a lot, so she slept with me. Good bonding, even though "experts" say to never let your pets sleep with you.
She didn't cuddle, she just stayed very close to me, always.
I think if I ever ended up with a pure wild wolf or coyote, I'd still treat them the same, you want them as house pets, to be able to spend as much
time as possible with them.
The discipline has to start when they're a couple of months old. If you try later, you'll never master them.
Even though I mastered the disciple, and had an extremely well behaved pet, she always thought she was my equal.