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    Hannah Sodergren
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  1. Thank you everybody!!! I will try to use all your advice and I really appreciate your encouragement. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  2. Hi all! This is my first post here. My boyfriend and I adopted a very handsome Siberian husky at 6 weeks (breeder did not tell us he was so young!) and he is now 13.5 weeks. I am having increasing difficulty with his obedience... rather disobedience. He is very smart (like all huskies) and he learned commands very quickly. He knows all the basics including "leave it" and "quiet" and I am confident that when he does something wrong he KNOWS he isn't supposed to do it. Everyday since we have had him I have not been able to get him to listen to me unless I have a handful of treats. For example, he grabs a shoe and I tell him to "leave it" he might drop it, maybe not, and then he starts barking at me (in a mean way, not a playful way like "whhyyyyy mom"). Then he will go get the shoe again. He will do it 100 times in a row. This type of scenario happens with many other things throughout the day. I am consistent in telling him what things he is not supposed to do. I do not know how to get him to be more obedient. I feel like I have tried everything out there. I've tried rewarding him with treats when he puts things down, I've tried ignoring him, I've tried physical punishment (smack on the nose or behind), and a jaw grab thing the vet showed me. They all get the same results (or lack thereof). He has also become somewhat aggressive when he gets punished and will lunge at me and even try to bite my feet. I also love the saying "a good dog is a tired dog" and can confidently say he gets plenty of exercise a day. Typically 3 30 minute walks and he is CONSTANTLY played with. I have not done anything else with my life other than play with this dog for the past 7 weeks, any time he is ignored he goes and dose something he isn't supposed to. He also never spends more than 3-4 hours in his crate per day (other than at night which is 8-9 hours and crate training is kind of a whole other problem). And lastly I have spent a great deal of time trying to establish myself as "alpha." But I am thinking that none of that has worked! I am asking for any and all of your suggestions!! He is not my first dog but he is my first puppy. I am very frustrated, mainly because I don't know what else to try. Thank you Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app