I am pretty new to this forum, and I was wondering if someone could give me an insight on my sibe behavior.
I have a 1.5 year old female Siberian Husky. Her name is Xena and we got her from a Husky rescue group about a month ago. She is absolutely adorable around people, she just loves everyone!
However, she hates other dogs so much. We went to dog park and let her see other dogs playing from the other side of the fence, while giving her treats to associate other dogs with good stuff (I watched Ian Dunbar's video for that). That training seemed to help her overcome her aggressiveness a little bit, as she is not snappy anymore when other dogs approached her.
We went to a groomer/boarding/daycare yesterday to get a wash/brush, and she seemed to enjoyed it. We picked her up an hour later, and we went inside as the receptionist showed us the facility.
Under the receptionist's desk, there was 10 weeks old male Chihuahua sleeping in his bed. Xena came to sniffed him for a bit, before she bit him out of nowhere without growling or anything (the bite did not look like a play-bite). I was so surprised and yelled NO at her, she stopped and the Chihuahua was crying for like a minute. Thankfully, the Chihuahua did not bleed or anything.
I heard that Huskies have strong prey-drive, is there any way that she mistook the puppy as her prey? Xena is not food-aggressive and willing to share her treats with other dogs. She is okay if other dogs approached her calmly, but aggressive and defensive if the other dogs run towards her.
Please let me know if you can give me insights of her behavior.
Here are couple pics of her: