Hoping for some tips from you fellow dog owners.
I have a Husky adopted from SPCA and the previous owner was abusive (prosecution case). The dog came home with me last December, about 1.5 years old. Now the dog is approaching 2 years old, male neutered. We adopted a second HK dog (puppy 2 months in December) shortly after and they get along well, the HK dog is very outgoing and like a normal dog. The husky has since improved slightly but it's like a roller coaster. The husky started to raise his tail into a circle which I'm happy about and some dogs he will play with and he loves to run very fast. But at some parks, he will just hang out in the trees or behind rocks. Why isn't he out there more running and playing.
At home he likes to sit in his bed (we don't crate them) and he doesn't play with any of his toys. Sometimes he plays when we are not around but usually he just sits and lays around. He doesn't have any emotion after we get home from work whereas the HK dog goes crazy to see us. We have a helper and she takes care of the dogs while we are at work. There are two ways to get the husky excited. The first is saying its time to eat and lets say on a scale of 1 to 10, he is about a 6 on the excited scale. Then when we say who wants to go outside, he is a 9 or 10 and even sometimes howls/barks which is cute. When we are outside he is very serious, sniffs around, and then if we go to a loud area sometimes he will just want to pull back home (which he is doing less now).
He is pretty playful at the beach and sometimes at dog parks (unless there is a place for him to hide then he just hangs out back there). Is this normal for a husky, or do I need to give him more time. I just hope he can be a little bit more happier at home and more outgoing at the park. I would be very happy if he can play with his toys or ball at home and/or at the dog park.
Appreciate your tips. Thanks!