chelseafan

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    Janine Matisse
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  1. Just a thought, I use a 50 ft lead with both of mine on the local recreation ground, they have a little more freedom with that than a regular lead, they go sniffing around the perimeters, and they enjoy it. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  2. Hi, I have a red husky who had blue eyes until he was a few months old and they started to change, he's now 13 months old with amber eye colour. Lakita looks gorgeous! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  3. He's still very young and it's a little like a teething child when they're this age. I removed mine from the room and when they started biting I'd say 'no bite'. Mine hated being out of the room and they understand no bite now, and when they try to bite in play and I say no bite they stop, but you need to be consistent and use the same command. Distraction works very well too and give them a toy to bite. It does get easier. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  4. It used to be so frustrating going over the same issue, but yesterday I think he saw just how much they both wanted to kill the sheep. I used to let them off the lead in the park as young pups, before prey drive kicked in, and it was great for them to socialise with other dogs but now we walk them people say 'don't u let them off the lead anymore' with pity in their voice, as if it's cruel not to, I'm now fed up of explaining why, so now HE can! We do take them for a run, only in safe areas, getting harder to find new places. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  5. Takes the pressure off. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  6. My other half that is..... so yesterday was an awful day weather wise, we decided to take 'the boys' for a long walk by the river in another village, bags packed, off we went. I put both head harnesses on and took extending leads, we are surrounded by sheep EVERYWHERE in Wales so we choose where we walk them carefully. We are soaking wet after 15 mins walking but the boys are loving it and then we come across a field we have to pass FULL of sheep and lambs and they both go nuts, all of the sheep run to the other side of the field baa..ing like mad. It finally clicked, he said..... you can never let them off the lead to run on their own. At last!! He's been giving me a hard time for months about only letting them off in a secure area and not going to the local park to let them run off lead like I used to when they were much younger. Some people won't listen until they see it for themselves. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  7. I've had Cai and Luka since 8 weeks old, Cai is 13 months old and Luka is 11 months both still pups. I'm new to this forum and I've had some great advice from experienced husky owners, I'm still learning. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  8. They become bored quickly if they're not stimulated mentally and physically, and destructive behaviour is quite common if left on their own too long. They are an amazing breed, if the effort is put into looking after them. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  9. It's in their nature to look for an escape route, I used to have a lovely flowery garden, huskies are notorious diggers so I've had to slab it, no fun when it's raining and they're full of mud! I have a wall around my garden and I've had to add fencing on the top as Cai managed to jump from my garden onto next doors shed, he didn't jump off the shed he was watching the neighbours cat opposite. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  10. He will most definitely run after the squirrels, huskies have a high prey drive and once it kicks in there will be no stopping him. You will need a fence over 6 foot to ensure his safety, they are very clever escape artists and they need a lot of your attention. Good luck with your new addition. [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  11. Cai's responding to antibiotics and all he wants to eat is chicken, so happy, he's slept practically all day and night yesterday and until 11.30 this morning. Luka's missed the play fights but he's been lying beside him, being quiet, felt as though I'd gone deaf for a while. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  12. They are such great companions, my two wake very early and they just want to jump on the bed and they will sleep there for an hour, but they just take up all of the bed! As long as they can see me they're more settled. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  13. He obviously doesn't understand how much she means to you. My Cai had terrible separation anxiety in the beginning, even when it was bed time, so he used to sleep in my bedroom and after two weeks he chose to sleep in the kitchen by the fridge freezer, one problem solved. So everyone has other things to do that means you have to leave them for a while, I started by leaving him in a room, the kitchen, for 10 mins to begin with, then I built it up over time, half an hour and so on. He's 14 months old in April and I can leave him for 2-3 hours without him howling, you can't rush it as they have to trust you. Huskies love to be with you. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  14. Its worrying isn't it, hope she's ok. The vet was puzzled with Cai, I think sometimes antibiotics are prescribed with the hope things will settle without any real diagnosis. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  15. Thank you, he's not picking up so I'll be back there in the morning, hate it when they're ill, I never thought I'd say I'm missing the 6 am play fighting, at least you know they're well. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app