The trainer that Loki and Juno work with once said that huskies were "wild" dogs and not really meant to be domestic, or something along those lines. I could be mincing words so don't get up in my grill about his exact words or disagreeing with his opinion. He’s an experienced K9 police dog trainer who works a lot with German Shepherd Dogs so I get his point. What's true about Huskies is that they are adventurous and very independent, which can almost be synonymous with "wild." But the truth is, Loki (the GSD mix in this photo) is the wild one and Juno is the sweet, mostly well-adjusted dog (we'll get to her oh-so-fun behaviors later this month).
Though he’s still considered a naughty dog, Loki is very obedient and Juno, a non-aggressive dog, is very disobedient and independent as her breed tends to be. She'd much rather think for her self than perform for a person. So getting them to pose for their "Go Orange" photo shoot this month was a whole lot of easy and hard. Loki makes it extremely easy. He'll do anything I tell him for as long as it takes. Juno is stubborn and usually I’m the one doing all the work in order for her to do one small task. Those “wild” ones tend to be a whole lot smarter than they look. Yes, I'm talking about Juno. Still, she responds well to training and is beginning to love the training games we play. She just needs to cross it over into working obedience and she'll one day make a fine German Shepherd Cat masquerading as a Husky.
I guess it makes sense that some breeds would be a little more wild than others. I don't know much about huskies - they aren't very common in southern California - but I can only imagine that a dog bred in and for such a harsh winter climate would need to be more independent, maybe a little more wild.
Either way, I'm sure it's a great personality trait in Juno. And at least, in the end, I hope you got the pictures you were looking for =)
Hi! Thanks for stopping by my bloggie! I love the picture of you guys in the Mini! I'm going to have to talk to Mom about getting some pictures of me in the Big Yellow Car! I can't wait to read more about you!