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So today I went for my volunteer day at the shelter (i go once a week would love more but its a 40 min drive don't have the gas lol) anyway they had just got in 4 feral husky mix puppies about 8-9wks old. The little black girl had already bit someone and they were going to be put down Monday if they were not making progress towards being friendly. So after the shelter was clean I spent my day sitting in the kennel talking to them. 3 (all but the black girl) decided it was ok for me to be near them the little black girl stays as far from me as possible. There are 2 boys 1 is a smooth hair tan color with a little white on his face has 2 blue eyes (Xander) and 1 is a beautiful husky coat red sable that is GORGEOUS with 1 blue eye and 1 brown (Xavier) These 2 boys let me pet them and eventually I picked them up and held them for a while. These are the 2 I brought home. The other is a smooth tan with brown eyes (unknown sex) would let me pet him/her but not pick up and then theres the black girl you cant touch at all. SO I brought the 2 boys home for a week then I will try to bring home the other 2, 1 at a time for more attention. Is there an easy way to get them to trust me Ive tried canned food & treats they will NOT eat from my hand I have to walk away and leave it on the floor. But they will let me pet and hold them still. I have about a week to work with them, the others wont be pts since Im willing to work with them. (the shelter has a 10 day euthanasia rule but most dogs are NOT pts at 10 days this is an awesome shelter with some great people that do everything they can for animals). But any advice on how to work with them past patience and treats would be awesome. Thanks sorry this is so long. I will try to get some pics of them they are cuties.