This is my first post here and I am very much looking for assistance with my brothers dog, Jax.
Jax is 1 year and 9 months old and is the second of two dogs in my home. My dog is a close to 2 year old alaskan husky named Micah. Both dogs get along very well (from what I can tell anyway) and play outside daily (rough play being big dogs
Micah is the dominant one, as he was in my house first. Jax came 3 months later and was so small, he could literally walk under Micah ha. They have never gotten into a fight or had any major issues. From what I can see, they seem to be good around one another.
Now for the problems... Jax is quite submissive. Actually...he is very submissive. I would go so far as to call him hypersensitive as numerous things scare him.
-While taking him for walks, he will often scurry to the opposite side while walking past a person.
-Noises seem to really effect him, even leaves bowling will scare him?
-We have laminate flooring in our home and he slips often which really scares him. We have since purchased booties for him which help A LOT but, without them, he will not walk in certain areas of the house.
-He craves attention all-day-long. Snaps at us while we are watching TV and paces in and out of the kitchen over and over. This goes on for hours sometimes and even if he has gone for a walk, he will wake up from a nap ready to go and will not give up!
-Living in Canada, it can be quite cold but when it is 0 outside, it is nice and we put them both outside...only to have Jax at the door 5 mins later whining till we let him in. It is either from being cold or boredom?
-He barks at just everything. He will often be seen by our fence, facing the house barking at...? We are not sure? It's almost as if he wants us to come outside and tell him to stop? When people walk by our house, he barks like mad. We have tried collars but none seem to work. He either wears them out in a week or while playing with Micah, breaks them.
-He is quite disobedient as well. Will never come in while called. Runs up the steps and stops...then turns around and runs away. We used to play with him as a pup and chase him (which he LOVED). He does not come when he is called at all.
We really need a lot of help! We do not know what to do. My brother is strongly considering selling him as both of us are out of ideas.
I will admit that we could do more. Place him into training, stimulate his mind, etc. We both work/go to school so we are not sure we are able to give him what he needs? We want him to live a good life and right now, he just doesn't seem very happy. I am not sure if dobes just need a lot of attention or if it is just him? My husky is fully content at sleeping during the day and going outside/going for runs. Micah does not need near the attention Jax does. Maybe it's totally normal?
Please help. We are quite desperate.