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Rachael_Astro last won the day on May 12

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About Rachael_Astro

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  • Birthday 12/03/1986

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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. I’m having a woodland theme in the nursery and a friend of mine has done these 2 pictures for me! Can’t wait to put them up! If only they could be offlead in a magical woodland in real life [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  2. You could try boundary training, even when she’s not in the crate don’t let him go within a certain perimeter of the crate (snap your fingers and say ah ah if he goes near) How long have you had them both? If not long you will find that they sort things out between themselves, females are usually more dominant than males and will put them in their place when needed! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  3. Hi there the breeders name is probably going to get removed as you aren’t allowed to advertise breeders on this site I suppose all you can do is actually see the pup before you buy instead of having them delivered, make sure they and the parents look happy and healthy, and see proof of vaccinations. Buying from any breeder is a risk no matter how genuine they seem Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  4. Happy birthday Amy! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  5. He looks about 10-12 weeks to me. Did you see the parents? Why is it you’re worried about them being a cross? Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  6. As Rob said dogs can sense how we are feeling so if you are tense the dog will know that and it will make them guard more/anxious themselves I would really recommend finding an animal behaviourist to come out on a walk with you and help you and your dog relax a bit! They are great at training humans as well as dogs they will be able to show you how a change in your body language will change your dogs behaviour You can get a pet corrector canister which when you press it lets off a loud noise that dogs hate, I really recommend you get one of those and use it if you feel a dog is getting too close The behaviourist I use told me once if a dog has a bad experience, show them 100 positive experiences to counter act the bad one. He’s had dogs which have been attacked before, he takes them out every day to meet as many dogs as he can to show them not all dogs are nasty. I think when you’ve gone through a bad situation yourself as well it’s best to through yourself in, so now you’re cautious of other dogs but taking your dog out to meet them will eventually build up a bit of an immunity for you too and build your confidence up Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  7. Be careful with the likes of Facebook and Craigslist dogs listed on there often end up in the wrong hands (dog fighting bait/animal abusers etc) he looks lovely though a hope he finds a good home! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  8. Ooo nice, and no not far at all! Would be good to meet you and the doggos one day, slightly pregnant at the moment so I can’t take the dogs out myself but later on in the summer I’ll be back out and about Gracie and Diamond who were at the offlead centre are from Flint too! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  9. Aww lovely pics Sid where abouts do you live? We are in Flint [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  10. These are just crosses really aren’t they 🧐 personally I don’t see the likes of a Pomski as a breed! I know English Setters are a rare breed now Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  11. Ahh ok, I’ve got 2 huskies and my first never pooped out on a walk til we got our second husky, now he prefers to go on walks than in the garden. My second one has never ever pooped on a walk, my other half took them on a 10 mile walk yesterday and he did absolutely nothing! Yet he goes every time I let him out in the garden. Not all huskies are like that but you would need to prepared for that to potentially happen. That’s good about it being a secure area to let the dog out in, huskies have no recall and a very high prey drive so letting them off lead in an insecure area is a no no (Astros dad ran off and was shot by a farmer)
  12. As above huskies shouldn’t be let off lead, how are you planning on letting her go to the toilet without a fenced in yard? It’s not uncommon for huskies to play bite other dogs necks, mine do it all the time and I’ve seen lots of other huskies do this too, it’s just the way they play
  13. Aww thank you! Got 11 weeks to go eep!
  14. Not really posted for a while because I’ve been lazy since the app stopped working 🤣 Hope you all have a great time at husky camp sorry we can’t be there this year! here’s some recent pics of Astro and Koda, the one of Astro curled up in my pregnancy pillow is my fav!
  15. Trainers are great for the basics sit, learning to walk in a lead etc but for what you are experiencing as Nix said a behaviourist would be better. They can assess the triggers, I had a behaviourist round from my local rescue and he was brilliant and not expensive either!

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