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  1. Hej! It's been absolute ages since I posted something here (although I occasionally logged in here), but I just wanted to post something at least! I can't believe it's been already this long ago since my camp visits. It was certainly loads of fun, even when I was not a dog owner myself back then. I always kind of hoped that *at some point* I would figure out a way to visit with my dogs but logistically, and time-wise this was never really an option for me, sadly. Even though it's been such a long time ago, I still have great memories of it. I met many fun people, and it certainly helped fueling my interest in huskies even more which eventually brought me all the way north, working and living at a sled dog kennel among many, many huskies. Thanks for providing the experience!
    4 points
  2. I blundered into to the World of Huskies with Logan. Found the forum and found the family. We would not have the crazy fur balls we have today without you all. Logan (RIP), Lucy, Ares and Khaos have loved every camp. As have we. Thank you for everything, decorating my caravan, , dressing me in nappies, baywatch suits & mankinis. Thank you all for being my friends, more like family.
    4 points
  3. As regulars will already know by now, it has come to the point where husky camp is no longer something that we are going to be doing as an official forum thing. This is something we have thought about, and has honestly been coming for a while. The 2 missed camps through covid, and the removal of main camp by the site we were using, has simply emphasised that fact. This and the fact we are getting to the point numbers are dwindling year on year, we have people who struggle to get about more, dogs who are getting a lot older in some cases, so even the walks at times are becoming more and more an issue. People now have children. As a history, camp started officially back in 2009 as "Husky holiday". There were only 8 of us at the time, and all in tents in the middle of a field. I will never forget Sarah shouting that day "I am never staying in a f**** tent again" not realising, she was in a tent and everyone laughed as they could hear LOL. It was good fun and escalated from there. We couldn't take Kaiser on much of a walk as he was only little at the time. Now he is an old man LOL By 2012, we were fund raising and running a competition to bring someone over from overseas to camp. We have brought over someone from the Netherlands, and 2 people from the USA, all through fund raising. At the 2012 camp there were over 100 people. It's the largest we had, and it was great fun. For all who were there, its likely not something they will ever forget. (I certainly won't). Most people were staying in caravans. We had all our own kit on the go, a central location for husky camp, organised walks, competitions, fun awards for camp things, silly games and more. So, now we are in 2022. This weekend consisted of 17 people, 15 of which have been for many years. 4 of these are the people who organise camp. It was always going to end at some point, and we feel now is that time. To me and Sarah personally, this community has been a great part of our lives for a long time. We started this forum because Sarah wanted to meet a couple of people with Huskies. Needless to say, it escalated. Our puppies who we wanted to be able to go on holiday with, are now old. Our family is now bigger. Our own circumstances have changed. We will see people again, no doubt. There are certainly some of you who I know will likely be back up here camping, getting caravans etc, and we will certainly come see people who do. But for us, the time has come to end camp where it began. With a few great friends, who are now lifelong friends. Thank you to every person who has ever attended a camp.
    3 points
  4. Gutted we never got chance to come to a main camp , but I've loved all the meet ups over the years too
    3 points
  5. I'll be on maternity leave then so maybe me and baby will try to make the trip down
    3 points
  6. Personally I hate that people cross everything with a poodle these days, either get a bernese or get a poodle and research each breed to see which is a better fit and what would suit your lifestyle more , with a cross breed you never know 100% what traits you'll get from each side
    3 points
  7. Sorry to hear the news about beautiful Skyla, and I believe you have made the right decision - she has had the best life with you guys, just love her a bit more every day.
    2 points
  8. thanks for the memories my FRIENDS no FAMILY I should say...Love you all.... some more then others LOL...
    2 points
  9. Very sad but no one can take away the memories we have had over the years loved.
    2 points
  10. Great to meet everyone on the walk Saturday and on the camp site. Sorry now I only booked 2 nights. Hope to see you again next year. Looking forward to hearing about the next one. Thanks again. Ruth
    2 points
  11. Incoming in just a few months! For those I'm friends with on Facebook you'll already know this but sharing here also as this forum is like a big massive extended family Only this new pack member is not the furry kind 💙 Baby boy due 3rd January 2022
    2 points
  12. Well we didn't quite make it to January, 2nd Nov at 5:07pm Theodore was born, had a long 5 week stay in hospital but been home a week now ❤️ Met Blaze and Skyla but Blaze not that bothered so no pic of him yet lol
    2 points
  13. environmental allergies - these posts are a very good place to start. https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/5-signs-your-dog-has-food-allergies/ note, these are not the only signs! https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/natural-solutions-environmental-allergies-in-dogs/ https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/dog-allergies-quick-fix/ https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/seasonal-allergies-in-dogs/ https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/solutions-for-allergies/ Whether trying to treat environmental or food allergies - start with Bovine Colostrum (the cow is a 'universal donor' - suitable for all animals - even us) get organic. Another thing to get is dried nettle leaves - this will be mentioned in some of the posts I am sure. Dandelion leaves is also another good thing to get - this is mainly for any good gut bacterial left in your dog's intestines (their preferred food).
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  14. Amy - I am a qualified Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist - and I specialize in food allergies - although I may be able to make some suggestions for the environmental ones as well - give me an hour or so. There is ONE food allergy test in the UK that is 100% accurate and reliable - I know because I have a severely food allergic husky myself and he has had three of these tests over the last 4 years. My last charge for a test was £211 - not cheap - but it is the best. The test is called ALLERVET - they do both environmental and food allergies (differrent tests). The vet needs to take a blood sample and send it off for analysis - mine was done in Lancashire at a laboratory fairly close to where I live - it can take a week to 10 days. According to the NHS a blood test is the only reliable way to get accurate results. It differentiates between true allergies (IGE) and food intolerances (IGG) and also tells you whether it is Borderline, Postive or High Positive. True allergies (my boy has 9 of them) must be eliminated from the diet totally and forever - intolerances can be 'trained out' after omitting them for some time. With true food allergies - a lot of detective work is involved ..................four years ago my boy went into anaphylactic shock after eating chicken - although he is not allergic to chicken - but he is allergic to what the chicken ate in its lifetime! He can eat day old chicks with impunity - they are not fed prior to dispatch. Do an internet search for ALLERVET and see for yourself - and tell your vet to check it out (we cannot see the vet section). Other places test hair samples - these are not accurate! Can you tell me your dog's symptoms and why you think he has food allergies - in the meantime I will check out some posts for you on natural treatments of environmental allergies - not a speciality for me so need to refresh my memory. As for the red sores round his eyes and mouth - not a usual symptom of allergies - but it IS a tell-tale sign for zinc deficiency. Can you take good photos for me? Most dogs require between 15-20mg of zinc a day - puppies 22-25mg (only around 15% of ingested zinc is actually absorbed by the body) - but huskies have the highest requirement for zinc of any breed of dog ......................... some dogs up to 100mg a day - normal food (kibble of any kind and even commercial wet food) does not provide enough for some huskies. An easy way to check for this is get some zinc based cream and rub into the areas (I believe someting like sudocrem - but check first) - if they lessen or heal - then you KNOW it is a zinc deficiency - and this can be corrected with either food or medication depending on the severity. With you saying he is a picky eater - it sounds like my dog Marley until I found out about the allergies - if it is food allergies then its a long road - but it is possible to treat this totally naturally - without almost any meds - I know because of my own boy. I am also a home herbalist so treat naturally wherever possible - don't get me wrong - vet meds most certainly have their place - and if necessary I can work with most medications - but western medicine concentrates on masking the symptoms - not curing the underlying problem.
    2 points
  15. @wolfpup can you help especially on the food allergies
    2 points
  16. I make bone broth for my two boys on a weekly basis (I get lamb ribs - the bone portion of their meals, spines - you would be amazed at how much meat there is on a lamb spine, and leg bones - sawn in half for me) all free, - in exchange for a couple of 600ml tubs of bone broth. Most of the bone broth goes into the freezer for the dogs during the week - but I also fill up two ice cube trays with the liquid only - and once frozen empty the trays into a small container - and doggie bone broth ice lollies are on tap whenever the dogs fancy one. Not only do the dogs LOVE them, but bone broth ice lollies also do not set as hard as plain water does – so it is easier to eat for any old dogs. It also has the advantage of being a healthy treat - containing around 30 of the 43 vital vitamins, minerals, amino acids etc that are required daily. A high level treat that will cool them down and provide valuable nutrition - what's not to like??
    2 points
  17. My baby is growing so fast 🥺
    1 point
  18. Wow, long time no see Jos. Hope you're keeping well
    1 point
  19. It has been an adventure, We will see each other again. Thank you for creating this wonderful forum and for giving us the chance to meet in person so many incredible people as you say from all over the world. Gonna miss camp, it's been a part of my family's life for 11 years. Thanks to all who participated over the years.
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  21. Sunday walk. Along front up to tides. Meet at main campsite buildings area at 1pm
    1 point
  22. Welcome to both you and VERY cute Boris - I love his markings around his eyes! I would say he is most definitely a RED. One of the main differences between a 'normal' dog and a husky is that the other puppy will learn in order to please you .................. Boris on the other hand will be thinking to himself "what's in it for me"? You will find many many differences between the two pups - Boris is almost certainly going to be the one misbehaving and not doing as he is told. Can I suggest you search the internet and learn everything you can about huskies - their temperament, characteristics, and mainly that they will never be able to be let off lead once they near maturity unless in a secure area with a minimum of 6ft fencing - and that goes for your garden too. Their prey-drive is the highest of any domesticated dog - so little furry creatures beware, - and if something catches their attention - recall is almost non-existant. They are consummate escape artists so make sure you have gates protecting your front door if at all possible. They are (in my opinion) the best dogs on the planet - will challenge you constantly and outwit you at least twice a week, believe me they are far more intelligent than they let on. I regret waiting so long before getting my first husky - I was told when I first got Marley that one husky is never enough ................. they were right I now have 2 and wish I had enough years left in me to have more.
    1 point
  23. Thank you so much @robke @wolfpup! I let her have an afternoon with him the other day (he didn't interact with her, they were just in the apartment together) and then I came and joined them at night. That seems to have helped. She hasn't completely warmed up to him yet, but she doesn't seem to be as scared of him. We've been taking walks together and she seems much more comfortable with him holding the lead... I've been doing this thing where I start the walk with them and then slowly hang back farther and farther so that they can have some time together, but she can still see me if she needs to. That seems to be helping, b/c she's been looking up at him for direction or reassurance when she is surprised by something on the walk... she's been looking back for me less and less, which I'm taking as a really promising sign. (She still doesn't want him to put the harness and lead on for her yet, but she doesn't cower from him anymore.) AND she even ate a bunch of chicken out of his hand today after the walk!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 (like right out of his hand, didn't dart away, stood calmly in front of him eating chicken for like 5 minutes!!! I feel like that's a huge step... maybe I'm blowing that out of proportion?) @wolfpup, oh man, I may be inundating you with diet questions in the future. I've never had a dog that wasn't food motivated nor have I had a dog that didn't eat kibble... so this is new territory. I think you're right, and I think we're going to have to do a raw food diet for her. I'm going to try the egg on top of kibble tomorrow morning and see if she'll eat that. Her stool has been really runny the past couple poos (I'm sure a lot of that is b/c she was on medication from the spay surgery and b/c of the anxiety), so that worries me a little... and I was thinking the kibble would help firm up her poos a little (the shelter we got her from was giving her science diet kibble so we have a bag of that, but we also have a bunch of other no grain kibble samples we got from a local pet shop.) Regardless I think the bf and I are going to take a trip to the grocery store and get some minced meats tomorrow. Seriously, thank you both so much. I've been so worried b/c she's been so scared. I've taken care of a bunch of other breeds of dogs, but this is my first husky (H's first shelter husky... he took care of a friend's german shepherd husky mix for six months), so it's amazing that I can ask veterans what to do. I've done a bunch of research, but I find that a lot of times, the stuff I'm finding online is way too general or just not exactly what I need to know... so your replies/help is incredibly helpful. Y'all are Husky ANGELS!... or something... y'know... less corny. 😅
    1 point
  24. Finally booked a Caravan for Camp, bloody expensive . . . .but we'll be there
    1 point
  25. 6ft wooden fencing all around + 6ft double gates Large potted plants in front of the fences blocking a straight run. One escapee from the garden - he once got onto the shed roof and went to visit the next door neighbours. The front door is your most vulnerable exit point though. Our other boy got out through that at 12 weeks old - luckily the postman caught him about 50 yards down the road. We now have dog gates in the hallway guarding the front door, dog gate going to the kitchen (only used when we have visitors), baby gate at the top of the stairs in case one of them gets past the hallway gate (cat living upstairs) and yet another barring the way to the cat's food.
    1 point
  26. Agree with robke - patience, praise - and repetition. Take outside after every meal and stay there until she does something, then praise and also give a high level treat. I got Marley at 12 weeks old - and it still took another 4 weeks before he got the message. I think it depends a LOT on whether the pup was still with the mother up until you got her. Marley was taken too early (around 5 weeks we think) - I was his 4th owner by the time he came to me at 12 weeks old.
    1 point
  27. Best advice… patience patience ( not for sale in the supermarket) and praises, lots of it, when she does it outside. And the not shouting is not being soft the old way of rubbing her nose in it does not work at all….
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  28. OK I've done it...... meet George. 9 weeks old and been with me 3 days. 🥰 He is soooo clever (Toilet training has been a breeze 😱)and soooo cute, but my word this is exhausting. 😂 I've taken 2 weeks off work to settle him in but I'm wondering if I'm ever going to have time to work again! He's settled into his crate really well thankfully, and those 2 hour naps he takes are like heaven 😆 I have scratches on my face and teeth marks all over my hands. My cothes are covered in muddy pawprints. Im surviving on Pot Noodles and 2 minute showers. I'm in survival mode! I love him though 😍
    1 point
  29. Then if he shows no sign of being afraid of the rest of the house or your family, and he is with you guys when awake, then I would not worry. As he gets older he will spend less time sleeping (and you will wish he would go to sleep) - but that pleasure is still to come.
    1 point
  30. How old is your puppy? If he is coming out to eat and play etc he obviously feels fairly safe with you, but may have chosen under your bed as his 'safe place' where he feels secure (like a den). Is this where he chooses to sleep in his many naps throughout the day and also at night.
    1 point
  31. I am in the UK and I don't know what country you are in - or what is available in your country. Do an online search for freeze dried raw - read up about it, what you have to do before feeding (i.e. does it require water and leaving for 15 mins before feeding etc). Some members here do feed freeze dried raw - hopefully they will be able to give you some brand names to help you if they spot this post - but again I say that the less added ingredients on the back of the bag - the better quality of the food that is inside the bag. Obviously the more nutritious the food - the more expensive it will be - and the better for your new puppy it will be. Personally I feed raw food - it is what your puppy's ancestors have eaten for approximately the last 4 million years - and for the last 4 million years they have done quite well on it obviously. A lot will depend on your circumstances, the necessity of convenience against affordability to purchase a high quality freeze dried food as against the time it would take to learn the basics of feeding raw food from scratch, - or, if available, to purchase commercially produced frozen raw food for your puppy, i.e. do you have the freezer space to store say a weeks frozen raw food? We all do what we think is best for our dogs, within our financial means and capabilities. The cheapest way to feed your dog the best food is to feed him raw food from scratch (but takes the most effort in researching), second best is commercially produced frozen raw food - coming in a very close third is freeze dried raw 'kibble'. Use any of the three above and you can feel happy that you are doing your best by your dog within your financial means and capability - its all any of us can realistically do.
    1 point
  32. It'll be a comfort thing he feels safe under there , give him time
    1 point
  33. Booked and paid! Very happy camper here. We can’t wait to see everyone. It is going to blow my dogs minds!. Lucy will be Lucy, Ares had become the gentle but mad giant and then there is........ Khaos. He will speak his mind and likes to sing. If you put a can of beer down, if he can reach, it is his. Unattended cups of tea will be disposed of, coffee is safe. The lovable dumbass will steal your hearts & your beer. Speaking of which, I better start stockpiling. i hope all the dogs remember each other, Lucy’s love/hate relationship with Sabre, Koda leading Ares astray, Darwin and Ares as best mates, Lucy and Simba (oops), a wrestle with Chester for Ares and so many more great moments to revisit.
    1 point
  34. We will have to see…rules, regulations and the small matter of costs…
    1 point
  35. Welcome to the forum - neither of my boys like the rain either - Mikey would probably pinch Mina's coat if he could!
    1 point
  36. After I adopted my Mina, I was at wits' end with her destructive behavior and seemingly insurmountable activity requirements. The lovely woman at the rescue organization suggested bringing Mina to the dog park a few times a week. It drains her energy in a way nothing else seemed to.... until I started bringing her to what I have been calling "school". it is a daycare for dogs where they run around with other dogs all day or half days. No more destructive behavior PERIOD. But. No more zoomies (which we love) and much shorter play sessions. But she LOVES other dogs and obviously loves to be off leash. Socialization with other dogs (esp huskies - they recognize their own kind) has been an amazing solution for Mina. She loves going, she loves when I pick her up. Win Win.
    1 point
  37. Spinstorm, There's nothing to worry about! That's the natural color of the skin. My boy Blu has the same color pigment skin on his belly and under the arms and legs 🙂.
    1 point
  38. 😄 I didn't think this would be the place to disuade me !! I think the fact I'm even asking the question means I've already made up my mind. Lets be honest, no other dog even comes close to being a consideration. 😍 How are your 2 beauties doing? I remember their gorgeous faces from before.
    1 point
  39. I got a set of soft leather boots for one of my boys, - from Amazon of all places, but if you do an internet search you will find loads. (I don't know what country you are from - you don't mention it) If there is no infection in the foot I would use a combination of salt+water+calendular tincture. 20 drops of tincture in an egg cup, half a teaspoon of salt and some warm water (about 2 tablespoons) and bath the toe every hour and let dry naturally. Calendula is a fantastic skin healer and the salt will help dry out of wound.
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  40. Puppies ears can take up to 5 months or so to stand up
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  41. No. Just no. Do not teach your dog to do this. My current dog is a rescue. He was given toys that looked like small animals/made similar sounds. They wanted to train him to be a killer. He had so much anxiety and behavioral issues when I got him. They don't see the difference between small dogs and rabbits and whatever. It also can cause aggression and mess the dog up in the head. These poor cats...spay and neuter programs do help. The average cat litter size is 4 kittens. If there's 10 queens (female cats) that's 40 kittens. But I'm guessing there's more than 10 queens. Treat the poor dears with kindness, dont kill them.
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  42. Thank you so much for responding and the advice I really appreciate it. I am in this for the long run I know it’s going to take time and patients. I am a first time owner to a Siberian husky. She is amazing I don’t want to give up I really do enjoy having her.
    1 point
  43. Hi, I'm BaltoSalisbury. I'm new here. I'm also a first time Siberian Huskey mom. I've never this before, so forgive my fumbling around, lol.... Balto!! He is a bit crazy!
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