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chelseafan last won the day on December 23 2018

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  1. Awww, gorgeous pup! Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  2. Awww, I can totally sympathise with Bindi, how on earth is she going to rest, being a husky! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  3. Hi, a gorgeous pup. What a bonus you’ll be home with your new addition, you’ll find a wealth of info here. Be prepared, husky’s are a challenging breed. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  4. As above, a rake as it doesn’t rip their fur out. Furminators are a definite no no, not kind to fur. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  5. I’d have to say be prepared for the long haul with training, I didn’t sleep much for the first year. They are high maintenance and what you’re describing is pretty much typical husky behaviour, positive reinforced training with lots of praise, no shouting it will make your pup nervous. Husky’s require mental stimulation aswell as physical, it can be a little overwhelming when they’re pups but stick with it and deal with each issue one at a time, time outs work well because they don’t like to be away from us for too long. Digging is also typical, I ended up slabbing my garden as both of mine pretty much destroyed it, now I’ve put fake grass down and they love it. I took my 2 out every 20-30 mins when potty training, during the night also, sometimes they’d pee and poop sometimes not but when they did, lots of praise and a treat, Cai was trained in 2 weeks, Luka blue around 3-4 weeks. If you feel she’s going backwards with this then start with the basics again, she will get there. She will frustrate you and exhaust you but stick with the training and it will click and when it does you’ll have the best companion, they really are priceless! Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  6. Pups change so much, they can look entirely different in 6 months, including colour, markings and size. Luka blue had prominent goggles (rings around his eyes) as a pup and now not so noticeable, Cai’s a red and much darker than he was as a pup. Kira looks full husky, they always look like their ears are way too big for them as pups, as for the snout, there’s a difference in some husky’s, some are longer or slightly wider. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  7. Not a breed to be let off lead, it’s part of their make up to run once out and unfortunately some tragic accidents have occurred to far too many husky’s because of escaping. As mentioned husky proof your garden for your furbabies safety. Are there any off lead areas you can take him too, if not you could invest in a long line to allow some freedom on a lead when walking in safe areas. As for being a handful this is normal husky behaviour, they are an intelligent breed and a working dog, they like to be busy, if bored this can lead to destructive behaviour and escaping, they can be high maintenance and need lots of positive reinforced training, on the plus side they do calm down as they mature, but he’s still young yet. Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  8. I’d say a vet visit to rule out infection, can’t see whether it’s a cut or a spot, either way vet trip is best, you don’t want it getting worse, hope he/she’ll be ok. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  9. My red as a pup was a handful! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  10. That is good news, sounds as tho you’ve found a good vet and a bonus advocating a raw diet [emoji3] Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  11. I wouldn’t be too hung up on weight as long as you can’t see his ribs and his backbone then he should be a healthy weight for his build, there’s so many differences in height and weight with husky’s now, I have 2 big boys and they’re very strong, wouldn’t have minded them being slightly smaller [emoji849] Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  12. Hi, wow, sounds amazing and lovely pics [emoji1] Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  13. Hi, gorgeous pic. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  14. You’ll prob need to take water for them aswell, I did with mine, Cai can go good distances but Luka blue is better isn’t built for the long haul. If they’re wheezing then the harness is too restrictive but if they’re breathing fine then the harness is ok, good luck! Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners Just re read that, should have said Luka blue isn’t built for the long haul, predictive text [emoji33] Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  15. Is it Canicross you’ll be doing? For the protection of their joints they really shouldn’t do this until 12-18 months of age but you can start light training a few months before by building up the time you run slowly. It’s also important to get the right harness that doesn’t press on the chest as this will restrict breathing, you’ll know something isn’t right by how they sound when running. The other consideration with the harness is the connection from your dog to you is higher so you need the harness to be slightly shorter, if the harness is too long your dog will be pulled up from underneath. Canicross is fun and your 2 will love it. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners

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