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    Happy 10th birthday husky owners! Thats right, today we are 10 years old. Hard to believe this place was started so long ago. Starting from Sarah saying she wanted to be able to "Meet a couple of people with huskies" we have achieved in the past 10 years Becoming the largest husky forum Funded members coming here from the US and the netherlands with competitions Been featured in national and local newspapers Been mentioned in radio broadcasts Held camps for 100+ people Ran meets in every corner of England, and had meets organised by others around the world Been through 4 different bits of software to get to where we are today Been through over a million posts Seen people get married and divorced Had people meet parners on the forum Seen people come from being at school, to being at work and in their own houses And much much more besides. All of this due to our members around the world making this place the great place it is.
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    Echo is 3, Sailor is 8 weeks today! echo is black and white with parti eyes. Sailor is fully white with gray/green eyes
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    It all starts with small short steps. Successdogs.com show you how. You canmot run before you can walk lol. Get the basics ingrained. Going back to the beginning won't hurt. Did you know it takes 30 repetitions to even start making a difference? - bit like muscle memory and repetitive 'drilling' into a given command to get a given response expected back. There's a lot to be said for drill routines in the military for new cadets...they get to work as a team, and act as one synchronised unit. So, it's training yourself to training your furkid so you work as a team. Remember, if they don't get it right, what are you doing wrong? Rushing too fast? Expecting an instant correct response? It's always your fault, so start slowly, get each step in and understood fully. Jean Cote uses positive reward training, but emphasizes the Lure, Capture, Reward MO in all his teaching. Focus on you is the primary objective. And practice all the new commands, tricks, every day. Every. Day. No reward unless they do as you ask, whether to sit, lie down, wait, say please, paw etc. 🤗
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    Thought I would put this in diet and health, as its ... well ....... kinda diet lol This was 3 tubs of bonfire lollies And of course, Koda is the guilty party here
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    Poor thing. Sorry not with dogs. If is was horses or humans I may. LOL Wishing Tuff a quick recovery.
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    Update: Just went for an hour walk. Put the harness on them but used the choker and stayed in our normal walking area. AND without their muzzles. They did fantastic. Was able to go a little further. I truly think staying consistent, starting with baby steps and then adding a little distance at a time works. At least for mine.
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    He looks fine to me from the pics, been a while since I've had a pup but I know usually so long as you can feel the ribs and not see them then they're a good weight , they should have a nice layer of fat over them but not so much that you have to really feel for them and not so little that you can dip a finger between each one Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
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    Hope this is ok.. just might help those new pups & any owner's with furkids with SA. SA - SEPARATION ANXIETY I remembered this when I got my first HuskyXMal, Chester, at nine weeks; he was around six months old when I started. Did this for several weeks 2-3 times a week.. and, I do think this helped his worry cease when I went out and couldn't take him.. he knows I'll be back! He doesn't howl now when we're out; only maniacally when I return! (You'd think he'd be hysterical with joy but can be heard screaming as if in raucous pain! And the longer I'm out the worse it sounds). There's just a little wooo-oo I've heard from either one as I go to the car .. and my neighbours say they're quiet.. (unless he's shut himself in a room!) They still greet us very loudly when we pull up on the drive; Chester is up at the sink and looking at us through the window - and howling. It sounds like the Hounds of Baskerville every time. Maybe it's an idea for you folks worrying over furkids with SA.... starting with trips out, but good for travelling and socialising them too - esp at a sit-outside Costa or other Cafe. [emoji6][emoji16] This breed really just want to be near you.. as mine do - anywhere! They are very correctly defined as a wanting to be more of a 'companion' ... not a pet. Taking them anywhere/everywhere you can, in the early days, really helps them adjust to being with you, but, also being left in the car .. BUT (NOT ever IN THE HEAT OF SUMMER - better at home), winter temps are good but windows still need to be open three inches, and within sight of you.. around lots of people & some dogs too, and when it's colder like now, it is also brilliant to erase or, at least reduce, SA. NB: This is for training de-sensitisation exercises initially! I did this in town in the High Street... plenty of activity with folk passing by and distractions from my being out of sight too! Parking in the High Street, is better than a car park .. and, you can also see them. And .. regardless of where I go, I always ensure they 'Wait' ..until I say OK .. to exit. This command WAIT is REALLY important for safety, esp. if parked in a busy High Street with close-by passing traffic. I repeatedly do this safety action word ... so, they have learned & obey, to 'Wait' and not leap out while I get their leads, then 'OK' to let them exit, praising both & giving them a reward. 'Wait' in sit or down position, wait, for dinner, so many uses for 'wait'. [ NB : I have inside leads clipped into seat belts or hooks in the boot area clipped to their harnesses, (NOT a Collar) as is the vehicle law since 2014. That 'Wait' also stops them leaping out loose into traffic before I've grabbed their leads! (The inside clips are just beginning to work as they are realising they cannot get out). [ALL pets must be either secured or in a fitted & secured crate inside a vehicle.] Several thousand pound fine possible. I also use 'Wait' on walks; every curb side before we cross over is 'Whoa! Wait!... (while I check it's safe to cross) then 'Walk On' or 'OK'. They both hesitate at curbs now then stop as soon as I say 'Wait' ! Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
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    Try Successdogs.com His focus is not on you - distract him with 'Here' and when he looks at you reward with a little treat and a 'Yes! Watch me!' With two fingers to your eyes. Ignore the bad, praise every good action. Umbilical cord training really helps too. [emoji847] Absolutedogs.com too xx Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
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    Wolfup.. never give up.. you CAN bring him, and there'll be support all the way. Ask the HOF what my two were like! My work at home paid off after a year for our second HOF camp. This year in Oct my two were playing with two - miracles do happen, with some work put in. My two were having basket muzzles put on - look thru the pics.... Look at Successdogs.com & Absolutedogs.com 🤗
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    He really does not care does he lol Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
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    Harlow will quite often sit and pant and other times she'll sit there with a closed mouth. Like others have said if you think it's heavy panting you can get a vet to check it out Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
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    We have a group of younger kids that run away screaming “the wolf puppies are coming” And if course my pups go insane wanting to chase and play with them. Doesn’t help the cause. LOL
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    Well, if I would have waited a day or two I could have answered my own question... LOL the boy stood up today and his sister was standing right next to him. I about fell out of my set. He has shot up. 4 inches taller then his sister 😵. That was like over night! He is a little cranky and has been glued to me, but my baby boy is going through growing pains.
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    Cai and Luka blue used to compete for my affection and Luka would stand in front of me to block Cai off from me, even now when I come home they do this thing where they get noisy with each other. I use commands, ‘enough’ when they get too loud and then ‘what’s this’ and they immediately sit and get a small treat. Dominant behaviour can get out of control if not kept in check, Snowball hasn’t been with you for long and settling in with another dog can take a while, this is maybe something you could try, When Cai (the dominant of the two) and Luka blue were fed and relaxed I’d sit them apart and I’d give Cai a treat and I’d sit by Luka blue and give him cuddles and fuss him for 5 mins, Cai would be watching and I’d tell him he was a good boy, then I’d swap over, Luka blue got the treat whilst I’d fuss Cai. I would do this a few times during the day and over time I’d increase the amount of time be fussing them whilst sitting them closer together, so that over time I’d managed to achieve fussing them one at a time without any reaction from either dog, you need to be consistent with this. I can play or show affection to one without jealous behaviour from the other, scientific studies have proven that dogs have a sense of fair play and it’s up to us to show them in the way we interact with them. Hope you find a solution [emoji1] Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
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    Likewise, think you've done a fabulous job with Comet. We have 2 cats and, whilst 2 of our dogs are OK with cats (having been raised together) the other 4 would most definitely not be OK. And, of course, the 2 cats think that all dogs will be OK! So, dogs live downstairs and cats live upstairs (in the girl's bedroom, though she's now moved out) and they never meet
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    We use "On by" for ignore and walk on by. "Leave" if they've got something or they ignored the "On by" (to be fair, very rare these days). All 6 know but the 5 Huskies might just choose to not bother (well, they are Huskies!) whilst the German always does as asked 😀
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    Comet has been through a lot but it sounds as tho you’ve come a long way with him, I commend your commitment to his training. Dog safety gates are a must imo particularly with you having cats, they need a safe space, some husky’s are ok with cats, mine wouldn’t be [emoji849] but vigilance is key because it’s been known for them to be ok for months even years and then one day they’ve killed the cat. I hope you find a solution. Sorry to hear about the kitten. In order for the relationship between your husband and comet to strengthen I’d say some bonding is needed, play time or just hubby being affectionate or walking him. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
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    2nd vote for gates When I decided to get Marley - although he was a puppy I was his fourth owner - I had an older dog and two cats - he immediately went for the cats but at the time was too young to really do any damage. However I decided to keep them apart for most of the day - child gates - with one bar cut out - letting the cats get through at speed if necessary but Marley could not get through. Three years on and I still have the gates - which have come in very useful on many occasions. We no longer think about the gates at stairs, office etc - the cats used to stay upstairs during the day but come down in the evenings when they knew I would be in the lounge - and used to take a somewhat perverse delight in walking right in front of Marley - and sometimes under him - knowing he would do nothing whilst I was around. I recently lost one of my cats to cancer - and was amazed at how gentle Marley was with her - never trying to chase her or worry her in any way - since then my remaining cat comes down during the day and Marley is very interested in him - but it is always in play, Socks does not run away when Marley is playful (Angel used to) but just crouches down and slowly walks away - usually towards me. Marley has never shown any agression whatsoever - but I am always vigilant - I love him to bits but never forget he is a husky after all. I am really sorry for the loss of your cat - and applaud your collective determination not to give up on Comet
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    I would have dog gates put up (tall baby gates) have the cats live in a different area of the house and never the 2 shall meet , and at least if he does chase the cats they can get through the gate but the dog can't Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
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    but make sure you have permission from land owner and I believe you need insurance in the UK as well...
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    agree with what Nix said...
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    How did your father tell him off ? Raised hackles (the fur along the back ) can be raised due to fear , excitement , aggression it would depend on the circumstance , if he's been told off then yes it does sound like he might be scared of your dad now depending on how that was dealt with Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app


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