sarajeku wrote:ucrjedi wrote: it's clear to me that they can be tamed and are good pets if the owner makes a significant effort to socialize and train them.
This is very true. Totem (the coyote in my sig) is a sweetheart.
He's not great with strangers, but he does allow them around him on his own terms. Those of us that raised him from a young pup have a very close bond with him. I absolutely adore him.
Acacia is the same way. She will allow others to come up to her when she wants it and will follow directions in the house when she feels like it. However, as soon as we go outside she realizes that I am her best friend and listens better than my australian cattle dog. I read some posts about Totem in the last few months and he seems to be a very good coyote. Anybody that has bonded with one will know how smart and attuned they are to their environment and to their people. On a side note, Acacia hates bathing and acts as though I am going to kill her. When I tried to give her a bath a few days ago she went nuts and as soon as I stopped she became super sweet as though she was thanking me for stopping the torture. Does Totem hate baths as well? If so, any suggestions? This seems to be the only problem that I have with her.