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  1. 2 points
    9 today ! Happy birthday fluffy puppy Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  2. 2 points
    Paw licking can also be down to stress, Koda was doing this when he had separation anxiety even when I was in the house Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
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    All brilliant ideas and every everyone of them could work; to crate train is better in the day when you have the time if you are at home and that is by getting them in with a toy or a treat... once they bend down to pick it up, shut the door and give it 30 seconds don't make a fuss of her if she's whining but be around so she can see you; let her out and carry on. If you can get her tired that will really help and then back in with a treat thrown in.. as soon as she bends down to pick it up she may watch you this time! but when she goes down to pick it up THEN close the door quietly and again, leaving for a bit but lengthen it slowly... and by all means give her a treat while she's in there through the bars to say 'good girl! bed! ok I'm doing it with a new foster now 16 months .and actuallyI always thought my two are quite often dippy but they're proving to be Perfect Angels lolcompared to the 16 month old little monster cos he's bigger than my big boy and he's learning already by day 3 here with me that the crate his bed and it's there to wait in as it's also there for 'time out' if he's decided to go potty in the house and I mean going dipshit & doing zoomies and playing indoors, he goes back in there, so he knows already he can't romp around - the bungalow is too small and they got a huge space the garden areas to run out the back; I let them out twice in the day for 45 minutes or even more and they run themselves ragged them back in for some 'time out'; my girl and he are wearing muzzles because she's a really cranky cow and she also goes back into the big crate we have 'for time out', with her muzzle off and he then has the muzzle off so he can play with my boy and feel a bit more free - i swap him around so my girl has muzzle free space too. It's very true they do want to be with you and a slightly smaller crate or pen in the bedroom may be a really good idea but gradually move it out or towards the door, because ideally you don't want to be too disturbed and they will learn to settle down by themselves.. if they're in the hall, maybe not downstairs, but you can set the routine for time out 'bed now' downstairs while you're busy working. Sorry it seems a bit lengthy I'm actually dictating cos it's quicker and ..then I go back and try and put some punctuation in; you can only take your time and you need time off at home to work on it because she is still VERY young, missing her litter pack and Mum probably too .. and she's been used to having some form of company around ...so if you can both organise some separate extra time off to be at home with her then you can get her into a regular routine and ...don't forget she needs to rest and sleep too so putting in the crate for time out when she's been running around for a couple of hours is a useful time for getting her to 'settle down' and sleep; classical music seems to work well and if you're worried that she is feeling anxious, apparently humming when you're around them can help to relax them because if you've got vibes then they will certainly sense it very quickly. Do look at successdogs.com and absolutedogs.com - they are both very good sites for training and while she's young this is the best time to instill a regular training routine for sit, down, wait, bed, - whatever you feel you need to teach her around especially also to leave! If you don't I can probably 98% guarantee you will have problems by 18 to 20 weeks old so get the training in, study the sites, listen, watch and learn, and then put into practice; they are so intelligent that they will outwit you before you even realise it and then huskies get handed in, abandoned, or given up ... and it's happening every day with anywhere between 8 to 10 huskies a day, in the UK... don't let that happen with you. Good luck and.. enjoy! Use only positive reward training. 🤗 If you if you can please look on my Facebook page and Marianne Cottee .. they also have their own Facebook page Chester and eski cottee so have a look there and see what I was doing yesterday which was only day two with my new foster he has no social skills because he's been a dog on his own his own as ours I have increased massively so he's in temporary Foster he may well become a failed Foster and we'll adopt him I have yet to run a few weeks trial with him and also maybe his owner can can changes hours I don't know but if you look on that on my Facebook session, my most recent video is is quite lengthy because Blu was not getting to stay still & wait. Lol
  4. 2 points
    I had a hell of time with my two. One would sleep and the other would cry and so on.... just like human twins. LOL I spent 6 months on the couch in the living room. I stay at home, hubby works long hours, and we had diarrhea and sickness issues. My pups turned 9 months yesterday and have had free roam of the house for two weeks now. I did / still do crate training during the day. Started with putting the crates in the middle of the living room with the door open at all times. I would do all feedings in the crate. *say the command (crate-kennel- whatever word you want her to know) Start by not shutting the door. After a week or so I would start shutting the door but let her out the second she is done eating. Did that for a few weeks. Then I slowly started extending the time (30 seconds) using wait command. I also did a lot of other command training that really helped with the crate. Sit, down, stay, release, Pups run to their crate when I give the command. I say sit and then give them food. They have to be laying down before I open the door. Even with the door open they are not to leave it until I say release. They go in their crates to eat their meals and in the middle of the day I will give them their chewy. Normally last 45 to an hour. But the rest of the time their crates are open. They go in on their own and nap or when they want alone time to chew on something. Other then that, they have free roam of the parts of the house I allow them to. I have kiddy gates blocking the kitchen, cat room, and dinning room. I also have a doggie door that stays open. These guys need to be near you. If you don’t have room in your bedroom for the crate make a den in your room. I have now moved their crates into another room that is Husky proof and keep that door open and they have beds in the master and living room. It’s good to get them ok with being in crates in case they have to go to the vet or there is an emergency or something. But these guys are pack driven and need to be around you as much as possible.
  5. 1 point
    Hey, Was wondering where in the neck of the woods you are all from? I’m from Sunderland in the North East of England. Anyone else from the North East? Amanda
  6. 1 point
    Hello guys, popped on to let u know Luna is 3 today, already!! Doesn’t feel like that long since she was this size Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  7. 1 point
    This month's topic was Broken Huskies. Congratulations to our winner... Floki! @kellydh
  8. 1 point
    I have gone through three. LOL They seem to actually be doing good with these. Not actively chewing them, just comfy mouthing and digging. All others were chewed up the first day. My babies are growing up.
  9. 1 point
    Aww cute! I’m trying Koda out of his crate I’m considering getting him a bed but I’m not sure what the beds fate will be Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  10. 1 point
    Food allergies are the usual culprits and secondary infections from yeast and bacteria exacerbate the behaviour. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  11. 1 point
    Thank you very much. I've contacted one woman close by who is highly recommended so fingers crossed she can shine some light on this odd behaviour. The thing with dave is he's a very attached dog, has been since I brought him home his old owners were another young couple who seemed to love him her much till...they had a baby. Their son was 3 weeks old which seems to point even more to his bad experiences surrounding pregnancy and babies etc. Because of this he has always had separation anxiety with my self. In the 5 years I've been his mama I've left him twice for trips away and both times he has stayed at home wot h my husband and put 2 other dogs but all he's done is pine for me, even when I go to work he lies by the door waiting for me to come home. He's gotten a lot better and we have really had to put a lot of work in with him because at 1st I couldn't go to the shop with out him tearing up the floor trying to get out after me so he has come along way and just hope this behavourist can help us understand this final hurdle with him because he really is my best friend. I couldn't imagine coming home with this little girl and him not being the 1st face greeting the both of us as we walk through the door. Also like yourself I have had a lot of anxiety during this pregnancy and infact I think I will continue to till she's in my arms so this carnt be helping him either...Thank you very much for the advice I would never of though about a behavourist infact didn't know they existed lol but now hopefully I'm on my way to making my Davey happy again xx Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. 1 point
    I don’t allow mine on grass. Don’t know what fertilizers maybe on it or what plants will cause issues. My girl doesn’t “lick” her paws but she does suckle on them. That is why I am very careful where I walk them.
  13. 1 point
    Thought about also removing potatoes out of the diet..does have a fair amount of starch in them...otherwise might be an idea to look into grass allergies...
  14. 1 point
    We had our first winter storm last night and it made me realize just how spoiled my pups are. ❤️🥰😂 We woke up this morning with two feet of snow ❄️ on the hills. Can’t wait to get them up their to play this weekend... But this morning when it was potty time my male just sat at the doggie door whining. Then he would run back and further from the front door to the back door. His brave sister went flying out the door and quickly came back in. LOL Their dog ramp was solid ice and there was a a small amount of water/ice pooled up in the middle of their run. Both sat there with a puzzled look on their faces. Kept sticking their heads out the door. The girl thought sliding down it was fun but wouldn’t touch the ground... I ended up having to go out and get all the ice off the ramp and dried it. Then had to drain out the water/ice. (They had over half their run that they could have used that didn’t have water/ice) Once the ramp was dry and most of the water and chunks of ice was out, he finally came out and was very happy. LOL 😝
  15. 1 point
    Lol.. i get a fair bit of criticism, on muzzle.. tough. It's not cruel. All brilliant ideas and every everyone of them could work; to crate train is better in the day when you have the time if you are at home and that is by getting them in with a toy or a treat... once they bend down to pick it up, shut the door and give it 30 seconds don't make a fuss of her if she's whining but be around so she can see you; let her out and carry on. If you can get her tired that will really help and then back in with a treat thrown in.. as soon as she bends down to pick it up she may watch you this time! but when she goes down to pick it up THEN close the door quietly and again, leaving for a bit but lengthen times slowly... and by all means give her a treat while she's in there through the bars to say 'good girl! bed! ok I'm doing it with a new foster now 16 months old, and actually I always thought my two are quite often dippy but they're proving to be Perfect Angels lol... compared to the 16 month old little monster cos he's bigger than my big boy and he's learning already by day 3 here with me that the crate is his bed and it's there to wait in as it's also there for 'time out' when/if he's decided to go potty in the house and I mean going dipshit & doing zoomies and playing indoors, that he goes back in there, so he knows already he can't romp around - the bungalow is too small and they got a huge space the garden areas to run out the back; I let them out twice in the day for 45 minutes or even more and they run themselves ragged them back in for some 'time out'; my girl and he are wearing basket muzzles because she's a really cranky cow and she also goes back into the big crate we have for 'time out', with her muzzle off in there, and he then has the muzzle off so he can play with my boy and feel a bit more free - I swap him around so my girl has muzzle free space too. It's very true - they do want to be with you and a slightly smaller crate or pen in the bedroom may be a really good idea but gradually move it out or towards the door, because ideally you don't want to be too disturbed and they will learn to settle down by themselves.. if they're in the hall, maybe not downstairs, but you can set the routine for time out 'bed now' downstairs while you're busy working. Sorry it seems a bit lengthy - I'm actually dictating cos it's quicker and ..then I go back and try and put some punctuation in; you can only take your time and you need time off at home to work on it because she is still VERY young, missing her litter pack and Mum probably too .. and she's been used to having some form of company around ...so if you can both organise some separate extra time off to be at home with her then you can get her into a regular routine and ...don't forget she needs to rest and sleep too so putting in the crate for time out when she's been running around for a couple of hours is a useful time for getting her to 'settle down' and sleep; classical music seems to work well and if you're worried that she is feeling anxious, apparently humming when you're around them can help to relax them because if you've got vibes then they will certainly sense it very quickly. Do look at successdogs.com and absolutedogs.com - they are both very good sites for training and while she's young this is the best time to instill a regular training routine for sit, down, wait, bed, - whatever you feel you need to teach her around especially also to leave! If you don't I can probably 98% guarantee you will have problems by 18 to 20 weeks old so get the training in, study the sites, listen, watch and learn, and then put into practice; they are so intelligent that they will outwit you before you even realise it and then huskies get handed in, abandoned, or given up ... and it's happening every day with anywhere between 8 to 10 huskies a day, in the UK... don't let that happen with you. Good luck and.. enjoy! Use only positive reward training. 🤗 If you if you can please look on my Facebook page under Marianne Cottee .. they also have their own Facebook page : Chester and Eski Cottee so have a look there and see what I was doing yesterday which was only day two with my new foster - he has no social skills because he's been a dog on his own and because his owner's work hours have increased massively... so he's in temporary Foster; he may well become a 'failed Foster' and we'll adopt him.. maybe, but I have yet to run a few weeks trial with him and also maybe his owner can can changes hours .. I don't know but if you look on that on my Facebook timeline, my most recent video is is quite lengthy because Blu was not getting to stay still & wait.
  16. 1 point
    @Maz51 I am so happy that I am not the only one that uses a muzzle.(basket muzzle) I use it for inhaling foreign objects on walks.
  17. 1 point
    What helped us to crate-train our rescue was: - luring him in with treats (always a positive experience to enter the crate) - staying near him where he could see me, so that he feels relaxed and will settle/sleep At first he was very restless and I would hear the crate going "clang! clang! clang!" often in the middle of the night (ugh). But then it seemed that he became relaxed in there, and I would only hear one gentle "clang" if he turned around. After a few weeks, he accepted the crate as his "bedroom" and would go in on command ("go to bed!") turn around a few times and settle. I then left the couch and moved back into our bedroom, and he was fine (XL crate was too big to fit in bedroom) I agree with the idea of crate in your bedroom, or if it won't fit, maybe using the pen to pen off a small corner of the bedroom (with waterproof liner/towels underneath). Perhaps she'll be calm if she can see/smell you. Seeing you asleep, is also a good message to her that SHE should be asleep! She is a cutie!!
  18. 1 point
    I tried it for 2 days and mine hated it, plus I wanted to be able to get them used to free roam around the house with no issues, there was a video on the forum somewhere showing how to get them used to going in it using treats, taking it slow and building the time up so she sees it as a good place. Husky’s love to be with us and near us maybe you could put the crate in the bedroom at night so she can see you. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  19. 1 point
    St Helens, Merseyside (though rescue's Christmas walk at Lytham 16 December. All welcome @wolfpup 😊)
  20. 1 point
    Wow, thanks so much from me and my broken little man, lol! I told him all about his award, and as you can tell, he was super excited! 🤣
  21. 1 point
    Happy 3rd Luna [emoji240] sending some emoji squirrels for her birthday [emoji883][emoji883][emoji883] Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  22. 1 point
    Thanks, it’s midnight here and we are down the woods. It’s quite eerie as there is a full moon and a quite thick mist all over. No need for my little light since the moon is highlighting everything, bet I step on a doggy turd lol. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  23. 1 point
    Happy birthday!!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  24. 1 point
    Wow 18 years how awesome! Happy birthday! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  25. 1 point
    Awwww, Happy birthday baby Kaimana! Love Simka & Natalie & Crew


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