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Rachael_Astro

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  1. Is it the mobile number ending in 225 you have? Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  2. I don’t think I’ll be able to pop down this year, Harlow’s been in and out of hospital a lot since Easter so just going to have a nice chilled weekend I think! Hope you all have a fab time Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  3. Have you tried pieces of ham and different types of treats? My husky is really fussy with treats, he spits out the ones the vet and other dog walkers give him! He likes high meat content ones such as Orijen (the expensive ones haha) Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  4. B&M sell awful dog treats and toys too, I’ve seen a few news stories about their products and dogs dying from them Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  5. Hi where abouts are you? Most husky specific rescues in the U.K. are jam packed full at the moment and have waiting lists Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  6. I refuse to click on any article by The Scum, but yes some husky rescues have a waiting list of 6 months or more Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  7. I also got the one from Indi dog as I felt my dogs head was pulled around too much with the ones going from under the chin! He didn’t like it at first either, I had a lead attached to his harness as a back up in case he escaped. Lots of positive reinforcement works well, maybe try clicker training Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  8. Fingers crossed for a Liverpool win! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  9. I had a behaviourist round as my dog was trying to escape the crate and he was hurting himself Start out not putting him in the crate. Put him in the room where the crate is and close the door. Don’t say anything when you walk out or look at him. Stay behind the door and listen, the second he starts sniffing or pacing or crying etc, walk back into the room, again don’t say anything or give an attention. It might be seconds at first. When he gets to a minute of being ok, then start walking away, open and close your front door but stay in the house. Again as soon as he gets anxious, go and let him out. The behaviourist said to be if he is ok for 10 minutes, he will be ok for a few hours. Anxiety starts as soon as you walk out the house so once they learn you’ll be back, they are ok! You’ll have to do this a few times a day, it might take a few days before you are able to walk away from the door Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  10. She definitely needs to see a vet Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  11. My Shark is cordless too! The EU had better not confiscate it from me I’ll be fuming [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  12. My Shark vacuum is great, picks up husky hair no problem [emoji1360] the game of thrones story is an old one from last year, but good for him for speaking up about the problem Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  13. Zoomus huskyitus [emoji23] It does sound like normal husky behaviour how long are you walking him for? Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  14. First of all, 6 weeks is far too early for a puppy to be parted from his mum or litter. 8 weeks is the minimum, and it can cause problems such as biting, hard to train and separation anxiety. Huskies are hard to train as it is! Smacking him and rubbing his nose in his mess isn’t going to solve anything, it’s actually very cruel and a very outdated ‘training method’. All it will do is make him fearful of you and that will probably lead to aggression. Positive reinforcement is the way forward, but it’s not going to happen overnight! It is going to take time, you have to have a lot of patience when training a husky. I don’t think my first husky was fully house trained until he was one! My second was a rescue, he was 7 months old when I got him and he pooped at the top of my stairs for a month or two after I got him. You have to stick to one method and be consistent, take him outside regularly and reward when he goes outside Dog run wouldn’t help, huskies like their own space but they are pack animals and need to be around people. That wouldn’t solve the issue of him toileting in the house. Huskies are also renowned escape artists! It is going to take time, he was taken from his mum at a very young age so you will need to keep that in mind and be patient with him Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  15. Whoever ‘they’ is, might only feed their dog 2 cups but all food guidelines are different! I don’t see why you wouldn’t follow the instructions on the pack. The issues you are describing aren’t necessarily down to the amount of food she is eating Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  16. I’ve got a walking belt by Indi dog it’s great Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  17. Why were you told to reduce the food? All food is different so we can’t advise how many cups. It tends to be the better quality the food the less you have to feed. You need to measure the food by weight according to the guidelines on the packet Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  18. So sorry rest in peace Lunar xx Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  19. If she’s on her own she could be suffering from separation anxiety which could be another cause of the chewing. How long is she on her own in the day? She needs to be walked twice a day. If you’re just walking her in the evening she’s going to have all that energy building up all day Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  20. I doubt it. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  21. Huskies need a lot of walking, as Rob said she is bored! She needs mental stimulation and lots of exercise, if you’re not able to provide her with that you need to have a good think whether a husky is right for you. Digging however is normal for a husky that’s not down to boredom. I got fake grass put down to solve that problem! Me and my boyfriend work full time and have a baby, we make time to walk our husky Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  22. Definitely find a very secure place to let him off lead. He’s ok now but there will be a day when he doesn’t come back and they are also escape artists! My husky is quite chilled too he’s 2 Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  23. Yes in Llangollen! Nice walk along the canal in Llangollen too. Also a horse drawn canal boat ride which allows dogs on, I took Astro on that once. And there’s a dog friendly pub there called the Sun Trevor Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app A beach in Wrexham! [emoji23] that did make me chuckle! Although they do have their own weather system in Wrexham it’s always doing something different there to the towns around it, so why not have a beach too! [emoji905] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  24. I could be wrong but I don’t think a dog can have too much water, they must have access to water at all times. He is probably too hot, what are you feeding him? Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  25. If you keep trying different food it will encourage her to be fussy, stick to one she won’t starve herself. Don’t keep her food down for more than an hour, if she doesn’t eat it put it in the bin. She will soon learn! I do think raw is the best bet, I would feed my dog raw if I had a big freezer Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
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