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About Rachael_Astro

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  • Birthday 12/03/1986

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    Rachael
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    I live in North Wales with my other half and 2 crazy huskies Astro and Koda!
    I do a lot of charity events such as Tough Mudder and I have a degree in Sports Science.
    When I first left school I was an apprentice mechanic for Vauxhall! I do still have an interest in cars and I especially like old Fords such as Mustangs. I wanted to be a mechanic for the Vauxhall BTCC team!
    I am quite good at drawing and when I was 10 I came 3rd in a national competition to design a poster about caring for a dog for NCDL (now called Dogs Trust).
    I'm also a 1st Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and I once trained with Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones before she stopped doing TAGB Tae Kwon Do
    I also enjoy DIY around the house, volunteering at my local animal rescue, watching rugby league and football (Liverpool supporter!), watching BTCC and the TT, and going on days out to interesting places such as National Trust buildings

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  1. Hi, something similar happened with Astro when I got Koda. On the whole it's best to leave them to work out their place in the pack, but keep an eye on them in case trouble starts as if it is fear the dog is expressing then this could lead to aggression. Don't expect things to settle quickly it is a long journey, I've had Koda for 7 months now and they are only just starting to get on ok-ish! Huskies do make growling type noises when they are playing as well, it's quite noisy and be prepared for teeth everywhere! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  2. The only meaning I know for this is Kings Bench Walk, and if so this discussion is getting a bit out of hand if a barrister is getting involved [emoji23] I wasn't going to say anything but I agree that it came across as rude. I had Koda wearing one when I was pregnant because I was struggling to walk him, you can't just make assumptions Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  3. You're best speaking to a behaviourist. With the following issue I had to make Astro wait outside rooms sometimes so he wasn't just following me everywhere Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  4. Hi at 13 months huskies are slim, it's their teenage stage and they look a bit lanky! You do need to stop offering her so much different food. Wet dog food isn't great, it wrecks their teeth. Maybe try her on a raw diet? Try one thing and stick to it. Try to minimise treats too, and stick to one variety Also don't leave her food out, leave it out for half an hour tops and then take it away Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  5. Guarding issues doesn't always mean aggression, even your dog following you around everywhere is a guarding issue. You/the other person will have to show your dog that you don't need protecting. It can however turn into aggression Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  6. Dogs don't get jealous, this is how guarding issues start Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  7. Furminators aren't good for husky fur as they slice the guard hairs Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  8. It's not funny really this could be the start of a guarding issue Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  9. Both! If you read my post above they would be free in the summer and then running all winter, so they are both part of their instinct Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  10. Not a very responsible breeder if they let pups go at 6 weeks! Rediculas Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  11. 6 weeks is VERY young for a puppy to be away from it's mother, did you get him at 6 weeks or 5?! what was the reason for him leaving his mother so young? The issues may be as a result of this, the stress and new environment. or there could be a health issue Is the food the same one as the breeder was feeding him? How much are you feeding him? What food is it? Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  12. If mine think or know I'm still in the house once they are crated, they don't stop barking and howling Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  13. Hi and welcome! As above, be firm and consistent. Also do not let the puppy do anything you wouldn't want them to do as an adult - they soon grow and suddenly it's not cute to have a big dog chewing on your hand or jumping up at you/strangers! Set the boundaries now and you'll be on a much better position training wise when they reach the awkward teenage stage [emoji4] Huskies should never be let off lead so keep that in mind, and socialise them early on with other dogs (training classes and home boarding is ideal for this) Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  14. Happy birthday! She looks a lot like Phil's Logan [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  15. I find it has the opposite effect on mine, I think they think I'm still in the house if I leave the TV on! There is a plug in you can get (I think it's called Adaptil?) which is supposed to help with pet anxiety. I've heard it's worked with other dogs but it didn't with Astro unfortunately I've been given a CD of wolves howling and music and it's quite peaceful, I might give that a try but not sure if it will just encourage them to howl! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
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