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  2. very nice...thinking of ordering after our hols...which start tomorrow afternoon LOL...
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  4. Luka sporting his new Vari-Fit Harness. It arrived this morning and we've road tested it, very pleased with it, I like the fact you can adjust it to fit, Luka's lost 3 kg now, just 1 kg to go! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  5. Hi, and welcome! I actually left my Olaf alone yesterday for about an hour while we went out to dinner. He laid on the sofa the whole time. But boy, did he bark and howl when we got back home. Kim
  6. Aw, that's so cute. My husky doesn't seem to enjoy playing with toys. Maybe he is still trying to feel comfortable with us before he shows his playful side. I did play a cup game with him yesterday. I put treats under cups and he had to choose which cup had the treat, and knock the cup over to get it. He needed a lot of help, but it was our first time playing.
  7. Awesome vid , that white one with blue eyes looks abit like skyla when she's not got her thick coat lol Sent from my E6653 using Husky Owners mobile app
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  11. The problem with giving up a dog with behavioural issues is that they will probably be passed from home to home, which will result in even more issues. When you give up a dog how can you know for sure they are going to a better home? And what if they end up in a rescue where they put dogs with behavioural issues to sleep, or if they bite someone and get taken to the vet to be put to sleep. They have taken on the dog and he is their responsibility Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
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  13. There is a lot of good replies hear but some are very direct and harsh. The op is asking for help and not judgemental replies so let's all help [emoji847] The only thing I can add to the above is that a husky will take over your life and you need to be 100% sure you want to persist with the issues your facing. I think you should as its very rewarding. It's not wrong giving up a dog if you feel it could have a better chance elsewhere. Good luck [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  14. Living the dream! [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  15. Have you thought about researching online to help you train him. I'd start at the beginning, teach him to sit and wait, reward with a treat and lots of praise. I'd recommend a behaviourist rather than classes as they can work one to one with you and it's tailored for your dog. I wouldn't take food away from my two, why? If a dog growls it's a warning, it's not a reason to scold, he's communicating. With my two I have a routine, for walking, feeding, playing and training, husky's are intelligent, they can be stubborn and wilful, but consistent training with rewards works well, but you need time and lots of patience. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  16. hes so cute! welcome to the forum! huskies are independent dogs, more companions. They will run away if given the chance, so no open running. Exercise- 5 minutes per month of age, lots of walks and adventures. Lots of shedding! Brushing them daily or as visibly needed is a good idea. Huskies have sensitive stomaches as a puppy so i recommend you research the best diet for your pup excluding any wheats. Potty training will take awhile, keep your patience! Huskies are very loving dogs, in the end of the day, love your dog and give him the attention he needs. good luck and Best wishes! Al & Walker Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  17. Hello I'm new to the forum today, just wanted to say hello and my husky name is Odin he's a good dog and very smart. Some advice to you is don't leave a husky alone and keep his food the same
  18. In my opinion, classes like that are only good for socialising dogs with other dogs. Your dog needs so much more than basic obedience, you really need a dog behaviourist to come to your home. If someone can see what's happening in your home it's a lot easier to give tailored advice, rather than just generic training And huskies are not like collies and spaniels, they are very difficult to train! They have a 'what's in it for me' attitude and they have selective hearing. So even basic obedience is a challenge! How long do you walk him for per day? Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  19. Huskies are very energetic creatures. A lot of training is required along with any dog, but the husky is more independent and a bit stubborn. When it comes to the food situation, sitting with your dog while they eat is a good idea, petting them and taking the food away here and there to test to see how they react. If they growl, scold them and do not return the food to them. Keeping this up will insure that they understand growling makes the food go away. Keeping your husky on a cable is a good idea because huskies do not have a tendency to stay with their owner unless very well trained to do so , BUT you must understand that the cable needs to be as long as it possibly can, and they only should be out when going potty. But he will need much more exercise than a backyard cabled up life. huskies are endurance animals and need to be pushed as much as possible. Kenneling can be rewarded with small bits of treats at first to better welcome the idea of the cage to the dog. Giving them a positive reward will increase his familiarity and hopefully make him more willing to go in on his own. My Husky is about to be a year old next month, and he is not nurtured. Yes, he did jump, and he was very hyper with company. Working on teaching them to sit before you pet them is key. They jump because they want to be closer to you or something that's in your hand, teach him to sit, then pet him. Things that help are distractions, bones and toys. If you are expecting company, then take the pup on a walk to wear him out a bit. Best Wishes! Al & Walker
  20. Make sure its a reward based training, its not a miracle cure or just about what goes on in the classes its about the 'homework' you put in between classes, its on going and hard work but so worth it. If you're still unsure just have a long chat with the trainer running it, they should be happy to answer your concerns. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  21. I have found a place that is close to me that does a 6 week course for basic obedience..She said he does NOT need to be neutered to start so I think we may go that route. Just waiting to talk to my husband. In your opinion do these classes work? Or should I try something else? I don't want to spend the money if they won't work
  22. He's lovely [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  23. So long as your all on the same page with training the alpha rule is crap , sure they'll be one person the dog will listen to more then others but no need to be alpha , just firm and consistent and get a routine with him , dogs thrive on routine and direction Sent from my E6653 using Husky Owners mobile app
  24. The alpha theory is absolute rubbish to be honest, he just needs proper training which is going to take a lot of time and patience. You will need to make time! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  25. Here are a few pictures; he seems happy. Oh, how could I forget..!? His name is Olaf. He came from a rescue called Tails of the Tundra. He just celebrated his 3rd birthday, a few days after we adopted him. :-)
  26. To be perfectly honest we had no idea what we were taking on when we got our dog But we love him and want to try. We took on this responsibility and want to help him if we can. He gets put on a lead outside because he was going to the bathroom inside a lot..he likes it outside but he isn't out there all day. He has been good about not going in the house now as long as we watch him and we keep the rooms closed. As far as getting him trained again..we are very busy..we just hadn't had the time. We know now though that we should have gotten it sooner. Again thats why we are trying to do something now. I have had a trainer and a husky rescue tell me he has to be neutered. I plan on calling another trainer today and talk to them and see what they say. The problem is that to many of us are trying to be alpha and we know it has to be one of us. We have just been bad dog owners to be honest and we don't want to be. We are trying to get help
  27. Sometimes mine won't feel like eating once in awhile, so I would not worry too much about it, unless it is a few days.
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