How do you train a wolf pup?
my parents hobby farm got an anonomus donation of a abandend wolf pup. Shes very friendly .Shes being nursed by my collie(Natasha) and shes relaxed but i know we will have to train her but im scared that she will go to her wild side and hurt the other animals. (ps. her name is Sahara)
- badgirl41Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
I agree and disagree with Terry. The raw meat issue is not true. I FEED MY DOGS THE RAW DIET and they will not hurt anything. RAW meat is not the reason dogs turn to be killers it has nothing to do with it.
I had a wolf/malamute and he ate the raw diet as well as any of my other dogs. He was a very loving, loyal dog. SOCIALIZE the pup with everything, raise it up knowing no violence and he will be fine. NEVER BUT NEVER hit the dog to punish it hitting the dog will ruin it and make it show aggression.Source(s): have rescued pets for 30 years and i miss my wolf hybrid very very much his name was arrow.
- 1 decade ago
First of all check with your local animal shelter and make sure that you can have a wolf pup, because in most states you need a permit to own a wild animal. Obedience and Socialize, socialize, socialize, socialize!!!!!! It is a wolf so the more socialization the better. Expose her to more and more animals and people now that Sahara is a puppy dont wait until she is a full grown wolf. Make sure that you astablish you and your family as alphas take her and throw her unto her back and put one hand on her stomach to do so. Wolves are a large responsibility they have not been bred to like humans or to be trained. Make sure that Sahara has a LARGE amount of roaming space. Good luck. !!!!!!!!!!*Hey, I looooove wolves, so could u send me a picture of her on my email. And what city you live in, maybe my mom and i could train her, she is a professional dog trainer and i am her apprentice. Let us know i know she doesnt charge that much.*!!!!!!!!!Source(s): my email is email@example.com, thanks
- 1 decade ago
Wolves and wolf hybrids have been well socialized for hundreds of years. The original dog was probably a wolf, and the Eskimo dogs and Malamutes are thought to be wolf hybrids. That being said there are those who think a true wolf can never be completely domesticated. Depending on her own temperament she will show her aggressive tendencies quite early, but is unlikely to hurt your other animals, since they will become her "pack". Wolf rescue is well supported in some areas, but you need to check your local by-laws also. There are wolf rescue organizations which will offer advice and help. Best of luck!Source(s): http://www.nevercrywolfrescue.com/
- 1 decade ago
I've raised 3 wolves from pups. My first wolf was pure bread silver tip timber wolf. Most loyal dog i've ever had. He developed a bond from the beginning. The only thing you can't really do, and this goes for all dogs, is feed them raw meat. If your going to give them table scraps, make sure that they're fully cooked. Because the taste of blood can make any dog turn. Funny thing is, that's what happened to my first wolf. A neighbor fed him raw meat, and he turned, but him and i still had that bond and he wouldn't hurt me. In fact, i was living in the woods in a log cabin when i had him. My neighbor was like 2 miles from me. After he turned, i turned him loose. One morning, i walked out on the front porch, and i saw him standing at the tree line. He saw me and barked, then went back into the woods. I then looked down and there was a little pup curled up in a ball on the porch. That was my second wolf. My first one (Corky) brought the lost cub to me and i raised it. Again, another one of the best dogs i've ever had. It was 5/8 wolf, and the rest was shepard. Kids would lay on the dog and it wouldn't budge. But if anyone ever threatened us, watch out. My dad told me a story of me when i was a baby, and the wolf we had at the time. My mom and dad would toss me back and forth between each other, and our wolf would sit in the middle watching every move and if they lifted a hand to me the dog would let them know that it was going to protect me. I was his cub.
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- 1 decade ago
It's not impossible to train a wolf pup I know someone that has 2 that their mom was killed, he hand raised them and tried to send them back into the wild~ they refused to go~they have pretty much excepted him as pack leader (they are 2 yrs old now) tho it is not impossible it is improbable, there will always be the wolf instinct in them , for the safety of u and ur other pets I suggest you find the pup a wildlife rescue in your area, I would hate to see the wolf killed for doing something that comes naturally in his nature.
- DHLv 51 decade ago
Many states have laws against keeping such animals as pets. Check with the Department of Conservation, they can steer you in the right direction. You would hate to be fined for trying to do well only to be reported. There may be a release program in your area so this little ball of fluff can live out its life as nature intended.
It is true about "packs." Even Alaskan Malamutes (close to wolves) will act in this manner. It is difficult to even watch, very violent at times, but necessary. If allowed to remain, this wolf may be inwardly driven to be "top dog" with your family pet. This can result in physical injury....I've seen it happen!
- yahooLv 51 decade ago
Its against the law in some states to have a wolf let alone train them they are wild animals and nature plays a big part in their cycles. You can never be sure they won't revert back to what comes natural instinct if they feel threatened but to train them you would do this as if it were a regular house dog or along this line.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
You are right about potential dangers as she becomes an adult. Not just to animals she is around but to the people she is around too. You may want to contact a wildlife rehab organization or a wildlife organization specific to wolves and ask them what to do with her. Wolves cannot ever be domesticated like dogs are.
- Sid BLv 61 decade ago
Wolves are easier to train than dogs and believe it or not even more loyal. They are just a lot stronger than you would expect. Train as you would a dog. Wolves however will never raise their tale and few other physical differences from dogs>
mY dad's best friend had two (at different timesa) when I was a kid.
- tlctreecareLv 71 decade ago
Wolves make lousy pets.
They are by nature afraid of humans. They live by pack heiarchy and hunt and kill their own food. Small animals are in danger of being seen as lunch. They are territorial and will try and den.
They are not good pets and training can be very difficult as your are trying to over come the very nature of the being. Training a domestic dog is different. They have had much of the instict behaviors removed from them by years of domestic breeding. Wolves have not and have a hard time over comming the forces of nature.Source(s): I am a dog trainer