My foster husky was just spayed a couple weeks ago and now she's "mothering" anything she can get a hold of. At first I thought she was just being bossy and trying to guard food and toys from my husky, so I put all the toys and bones in a closet. She then made a dog leash her "puppy" and drug it into her cage. (Really my husky's cage, but she took it over and kicked him out of it.)
I was just wondering how long this type of behavior usually lasts. Since it looks like I'll be keeping her a while, since the only people who've been interested in her want to keep her tied up outside, I'd like to introduce her to my female dogs. But I definitely don't want to try that while she's feeling motherly toward just about every object. It will be a difficult enough task as it is but I'd like to try if I have to keep this dog several months.