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I made an earlier post about my neighbour’s Siberian Husky living her life outside all day ever since she outgrew her puppy phase. Today while doing some yardwork along their side of our shared fence, I don’t think she’s ever been socialized or seen other people/dogs before. I always let my dogs outside with me in the backyard unless certain circumstances arise. I noticed the husky peeking into our backyard this morning by standing on top of some tires in the neighbour’s backyard. Curious and trying to appear calm and friendly, I approached since my dachshund had taken notice and wasn’t having it that an unknown dog was “intruding on her territory”. I noticed that as soon as the dogs and I got close to the fence, she took off and would appear almost shy and frightened. Im sure my dachshund’s barking didn’t help matters at all, so I took her inside and just had me and the frenchie outside since he’s fairly ignorant of other dogs and couldn’t care less about such things. Even with just me, she would run away and be hesitant to get closer to the fence. I’ve never seen an unsocialized dog in our neighbourhood before and was wondering if this could be considered signs of an unsocialized dog.

Also, I feel bad for the poor thing every time I take my dogs out to do their business and see her looking pitiful in the backyard alone all day. Would it be unwise for me to approach my neighbours about walking and socializing their dog? They’re nice people, but I don’t think they really understand how to take care of a dog properly, let alone a husky. I just don’t want to step out of line when looking out for the well-being of this dog is all.
 
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