posted on Dec, 18 2013 @ 09:27 PM
reply to post by Aliensun
That's why they don't advocate breeding wolves and dogs. A wolf is wild and fears humans. A dog is tame and does not fear humans . A wolf dog is
wild and does not fear humans.
Spoken like someone who has never dealt with one. I suppose on the surface that IS how it appears, though. People will buy them, not understand them,
and thereby get in trouble. The problem with wolf hybrids (I used to raise them) is that they will bond with a particular human or family by the time
they are 7 or 8 months old, or at the most a year old, and never, EVER bond with anyone else, just as wolves do in he wild. The problem then is not
that they are "wild", but that people don't understand the nature of that wildness. The human family they bond with takes the place of the
naturally occurring pack, with everything that entails - including the pack hierarchy and structure.
I had a big male and a smaller female. The female bonded with me, but had a "negative" bond with my significant other at the time, with the result
that she couldn't get the critter to do anything at all without use of threats - and that's NOT the way to go about it.
The dog was eager to please, but with an uneasy mind to deal with, she didn't know HOW to please the little lady. On the other hand, the dog was
hopelessly devoted to me, and would do anything I asked of her, because I was never in a tizzy when I asked it - I was clear with her, and she
responded in kind.
The most annoying thing she would ever do was to take a running go and jump into my lap like she was still a puppy. That was ok when she WAS a puppy,
but somewhat of a shock to the system when a nearly 100 lb dog does it!
it's not a matter of their "wildness", which is really just a different sort of "society", and not wild at all - it's a matter of people not
understanding that, and expecting things which are not going to happen. Wolf hybrids are not for everyone, for that reason.