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  1. Andy

    Hi all!

    Hey Marc Long time. . .. Hope all is well with you and yours.
  2. Andy

    Camp weather

    Awesome it's looking like another epic camp, good weather always helps
  3. I've messaged Gary to let him know you're interested
  4. Welcome to the forum. As people seem to have advised you. First rule of Husky ownership : NEVER let your Husky (cross or not) off lead in an unsecured area. Second rule of |Husky ownership : See rule No. 1 people who have had other breeds always remember that you can train a dog to respond and do what you want. Huskies can be trained in a closed safe environment to do all the same tricks, once outside in a wide open unsecured space all that training is completely ignored and you will be chasing your dog for hours, if your are even lucky enough to keep it in sight. This isn't just my opinion, this is what EVERY Husky owner discovers when they think they have the one Husky who will respond. On top of that they are escape artistes extraordinaire, if you have a half inch gap in your garden fence they will exploit it to get out. They will open doors and windows. You have to make your home into Fort Knox. You never open an exterior door without first checking that your husky is first locked away behind an interior door or baby gate. They will talk back to you, and ignore you, And they will shed constantly and blow their undercoat twice per year. Other than that they are a Joy to be owned by. Good luck
  5. Hmmmm, I think that wherever you are in this country, at any time of the day, we can always find you sat outside in the sun with a can of beer in your hand
  6. Yep we're good with that
  7. Darwins previous owners used to let him sleep on their bed. It took me a few weeks of "Off" to get him to sleep on the bedroom floor, I then left it a month or so to let that behaviour bed in. Then a few weeks of "wait" to get him to wait outside the bedroom with the door open so he could see and smell and hear me breathing. (he would still sneak in and lay on the floor) then as he got used to the fact I wasn't going anywhere during the night he started sleeping on the landing floor. It took a few months in total, but all training with Huskies is slow and gradual. 9 years later he rarely ever even comes upstairs at night, if he does it's because my granddaughter is staying over and he just lays on the landing outside the door.
  8. Oh Yeah, Echo was a rescue, she did not like strangers or other dogs coming near. If you were part of her pack then she loved you, but she took the protection seriously and wanted to back other people and dogs away. It was never aggressive just barking and noise. We had that for 8 years 'till she passed.
  9. In my Sig below you can see we used to have a White GSD, GSD's do what you tell them to do, Huskies do what they want when they want and never what you want them to do. GSD's can be trained for perfect recall, Huskies can be trained for unreliable recall in a perfectly safe environment. The moment they are off lead outside they will sod off into the wild blue yonder and either play the chase me game staying just far enough ahead of you that you can't get hold of them or. . . . they will be off and you'll either never see them again or they'll be hit by a vehicle. Never trust your Husky off lead. GSD's will protect you until their last breath, Huskies will will watch you get beaten up by schoolgirls then happily go home with them Both breeds are affectionate and loving. Both breeds love long, long, long walks.
  10. Hey Dave long time. . . . . Glad to see you and the pack are still doing well. The forum is a little quieter than it used to be but is still going strong. We have the world famous Husky camp in a couple of weeks time, check back to see what shenanigans we get up to this year lol Don't be a stranger y'all
  11. Well done some proper DIY going on there
  12. Fantastic Pics, thanks for sharing
  13. Sorry I have no suggestions as I don't crate mine, but welcome to the world of the world of the Husky that thinks.
  14. Before we domesticated dogs 10,000 years ago all dogs had to hunt and catch their own food. So they are designed to eat raw, bones and all.
  15. My boy Darwin will always go and stand in the kids paddling pool when we get back from a walk. All quite normal.
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