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Little Wolf Nala

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  1. Thanks for the advice and recommendations! It's just very stressful trying to get everything sorted to move across the ocean lol
  2. Oh and if anyone has any advice on how to best keep her calm while on the flight, I would greatly appreciate it! She gets really anxious when she's in crowded, unfamiliar places and I just really don't want her to have a panic attack or something
  3. So I've officially decided to move, I was just wondering if you guys may have any airline or new food suggestions. The only airline I can find with a "Pet Safe" policy is United Airlines (and we've all heard how great they've been lately), so I was wondering if there are any other airlines that do trans-Atlantic routes and have a Pet Safe policy you guys might recommend me looking into? The other thing is her food. I'm currently feeding her Canidae: Pure (a Petco exclusive brand, so only accessible in America). If there are any U.K. dog food brands that are limited ingredients and grain free you'd recommend me switching her to, I'd greatly appreciate it! It's just so stressful trying to get all my ducks in a row for this move 🙈
  4. I'm engaged to a lovely Englishman who is not sure he still wants to move to America when we're married, and is now wanting the dog and I to move to the UK with him. I love adventure and would love to live there for a while, but I don't know how I feel about flying my little Noodle over the Atlantic for 9+/- hours. The idea of her being in the luggage area where I can't see her or get to her freaks me out - mainly because there's been a lot of talk about airlines killing pets. Also, I don't want to have to leave her in quarantine for months. Have any of you flown your huskies on long international flights? I just want some reassurance that if I take her to England, she'll get there ok - otherwise I'm gonna have to convince him that America isn't so bad lol
  5. I'm no expert by any means, but maybe he just hates being picked up? And I'm not saying don't ditch the time out entirely, but make it so that he has to walk himself out there. I've taught Nala the command "out" and it works for any room she's in that she's not supposed to be in. She goes in the pantry? Out! She goes in my roommates room? Out! She needs a time out on the balcony? Out! And if she grumbles about it, I have a spray bottle just filled with water, I just spray her in the face if she back-talks me. Like I said, I'm certainly no expert, but it may be worth a shot Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. She doesn't really do it anymore, but when she was a wee pupper, Nala would always lay under my bed like this [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. As daunting as it may seem, the best way (in my opinion) to train her how to interact in your home as well as remain a stable temperature would be through practice. She probably should not be outside during the hottest hours of the day. And even if you work during the day, crate training will make everyone's life easier. She can be in the AC and you don't have to worry about her getting into anything. Because the way I see it, she will never have the chance to learn not to chew on things and not to potty in the floor unless she has spent some time inside the home (other than bed time). Probably not the answer you were looking for, but I hope it helps [emoji28] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. So really odd update, she's started pulling away as soon as she realizes we're going near it. And I was sympathetic until my roommates sent me this while I was at work today [emoji19] she won't get within twenty feet of the thing when my fiancé or I take her out??? I thought it might be the smell of it, but if that were the case then why is she fine with them taking her near it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I suppose that could be it, it's just so weird lol that's the only dog bin near my building, I wonder if it'd be bad if I threw her stuff in the car wash bin [emoji28] because it's really quite dreadful trying to dispose of her business when I'm running late for work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. So everything is going really well with our new place. She's behaving wonderfully and is adapting well to our new lifestyle. The only issue now is that she's afraid of the bin for doggy poo bags. She's not afraid of any other patches around outside meant for dogs doing their business, but once I've picked hers up and start to walk towards the poop bin, she puts the brakes on and refuses to get anywhere near it. Often I look like a maniac, stretching my arm out to the bin while pulling in tug of war with a dog that's literally trying to leap backwards away from me. Has anyone else's dog ever been afraid of the poo bin? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I would personally recommend using a harness as opposed to a collar for walking and like you said since he's growing fast, maybe don't invest too much into one now, but once he's older I totally live by the easy walk harness. But until then, just get a normal nylon harness. He should walk better with a harness rather than with a collar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Yeah, that's what they said at Petco when I took her for a walk to calm her down. I also bought her some K-10+ calming stuff to put in her water. So I'm not sure what's calmed her down, getting used to the place or the supplement. But she's getting along better, just not eating much. But she has a habit of not eating when out places, so hopefully she'll get more of an appetite once she realizes this is home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. So it's been a very chaotic week moving out of my childhood home and bringing my little wolf from the rural to the urban side of town. The first night was tough for her, and consequently for my fiancé and I. I'm impressed with how quickly she's adjusting though. Last night was the second night and she slept in her crate without digging or whining, so that's a win! Now the only bump is she's not eating. I've put her bowl out with her normal food in it and she's completely ignored it, so I bought her some "wild rolls" wet food from Blue Buffalo Wilderness I hopes that the wet food on top might make her food more enticing, but that didn't really help either. She ate a few bites last night, so that's a win! I imagine it will just take time. In honor of my sweet baby, I thought I'd add some pictures of her exploring her new abode! https://vimeo.com/172109272m Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. That makes a lot of sense, I commit the sin of leaving food out all the time -.-' I know I should put her on a schedule, and I plan to when we move out. But she is never 'hungry' so I guess that's why, she eats as she pleases. I mostly do that because she is a very thin dog, she just doesn't seem to have a large appetite, a bowl of food could last her about two whole days if not more. But the muzzle came in today and I would say it was quite the success for the first day! I worked on the command "muzzle" of her voluntarily putting her snout in it and she didn't whine or freak out when I strapped it on her. Although she did keep trying to pull it off her face as long as she wasn't distracted. Like I had to have cheese up in her face at every moment, otherwise she'd go back to trying to get it off. I'm hoping if I do this daily she'll eventually get used to the way it feels? I didn't want her to associate it badly, so I only left it on her for like 5-10 minutes. Should I leave it on longer? Or wait until she gets more used to it before I adjust the amount of time she wears it?
  15. So I imagine every single person on this forum faces the same issue of husky fur being literally everywhere. Now I don't know about anyone else, but I hate vacuuming and husky fur just added to that, because the fur would clog up the little brush things on it and I'd have to stop halfway through to clean them out and it was just a pain! But I found a small shimmering light of hope in this fur-filled world we live in, and it's the Sweepa. It's essentially a rubber broom meant for carpet. You scrape it on your carpet and it balls up the fur into piles so that you can easily pick it up and throw it away. Now I know this doesn't get all of the fur, but if you're like me and hate cleaning out the bristles of your vacuum, I'd say give the carpet a once-over with this thing first and then go for the vacuum! https://smile.amazon.com/Evriholder-SW-250i-FR-AMZ-FURemover-Broom/dp/B000EFDOOA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465941900&sr=8-1&keywords=sweepa

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