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Rachael_Astro last won the day on June 18 2019

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About Rachael_Astro

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    Getting Addicted
  • Birthday 12/03/1986

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    North Wales
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    Credit Controller
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    I live in North Wales with my other half and 2 crazy huskies Astro and Koda!
    I do a lot of charity events such as Tough Mudder and I have a degree in Sports Science.
    When I first left school I was an apprentice mechanic for Vauxhall! I do still have an interest in cars and I especially like old Fords such as Mustangs. I wanted to be a mechanic for the Vauxhall BTCC team!
    I am quite good at drawing and when I was 10 I came 3rd in a national competition to design a poster about caring for a dog for NCDL (now called Dogs Trust).
    I'm also a 1st Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and I once trained with Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones before she stopped doing TAGB Tae Kwon Do
    I also enjoy DIY around the house, volunteering at my local animal rescue, watching rugby league and football (Liverpool supporter!), watching BTCC and the TT, and going on days out to interesting places such as National Trust buildings

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  1. I found daycare was great for socialising mine! The behaviourist I work with says if your dog is scared of other dogs, show them 100 friendly dogs. Have you got any friends with dogs you could meet up with? Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  2. Puppies only need 5 mins walk per month of age, so at 10 weeks he should only be having 10 mins walks. It can affect their joints if you over do it Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners Also he’s only 10 weeks, it takes time for them to learn to walk on a lead. He’s only just left his mum and the world is a scary place! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  3. I think Paul was just replying to the topic in general If you look up horse lunge line, they work well as a long lead. You can get them on Amazon and a few other places Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  4. No, lots of scams like this about Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  5. It sounds like any loud noise will set it off, so if there was fireworks etc going off I think that would set it off, which isn’t very pleasant for the dog. I would try a dog behaviourist first, they will be able to assess your dog properly and give good advice on how to help your dog. Personally I don’t think things like this are very good training tools as although it may stop your dog barking it’s not going to solve them being stressed or any other reason why they are barking Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  6. A behaviourist comes to your house I paid £30 Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  7. Don’t use a furminator! Mikki undercoat rake is good. Just get her used to being brushed for now, even though she won’t need brushing for a whole Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  8. Something has definitely happened for her to start acting like that, or she could be in pain. Have you taken her to the vet? If a vet can’t find anything I would get a behaviourist (not a dog trainer) Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  9. Huskies (apart from the rare few) and cats don’t mix unfortunately! Huskies have a very high prey drive compared to other breeds so she will go for the kitten. I agree that the kitten needs to be rehomed for her/her own safety. Exercise will not fix the problem, a kitten probably wasn’t the best idea Huskies are also very independent and have selective hearing! They do have a what’s in it for me attitude so a lot of patience is needed. Huskies don’t tend to hit adulthood until they are 2 so she is still a pup at the moment. If you get frustrated she will sense this She does however need da
  10. Huskies are very stubborn and have very selective hearing! Can I just ask at you only giving treats when she does what you ask? And are you giving her the food even when she’s barking at you or do you wait for her to stop? If you are giving her food when she’s displaying the bad behaviour she will think she’s being rewarded for it. If you’ve not done already, wait for her to calm down before giving her the food. Just calmly ignore her and start doing something else like washing up until she’s calm, then make her sit and wait before she gets the food Regarding destruction, she may be bored
  11. Puppies should be with their mum until at least 8 weeks! There’s nothing you can do to make him grow quicker however you may find he has behavioural issues due to leaving his mum too early Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  12. Ahh congratulations! I can’t see the pics for some reason, I’ll try the website instead of the app A lady who used to do home boarding for Astro smoked and I used to find he was very thirsty when he came home so maybe that has something to do with his thirst? Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  13. Howls For Help already have a bank account etc to make donations to. It would have to be the people working for them who would set up things like that. A rescue local to me was closed down recently due to dodgy goings on with money amongst other things! However you could probably do fundraising through Just Giving etc for a sponsored event Good luck with this dog I hope it works out for you! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  14. The Kennel Club should be able to help? Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  15. I had a newborn baby and he was guarding her from my other husky. My other husky wouldn’t be doing anything, most of the time he was just lying on the floor and Astro was going for his neck. I couldn’t risk my baby being caught in the middle if my other dog started to react! Anything else I would have got a behaviourist, but any training takes time and that was just too much of a dangerous situation to put my baby in. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
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