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  1. Hi, gorgeous pup! [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  2. Hello to you both [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  3. One of mine was exactly like that but not with every dog, he’s reactive so pretty much on every walk there’s always another dog who’s barking or growling at mine. I took him to a behaviourist and it’s worth spending the money on one, I use distraction techniques with Luka blue and lots of praise when he doesn’t react, it works so I’m sticking with it. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  4. It will take a while for him to settle in his new home, I’d give him space to get used to his new family, once you have a bond and the trust is between you, you should see a difference in him but it will take time and lots of patience. For the pulling on walks I’d recommend Indi dog head harness, they’re a lot softer on the muzzle than other brands. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  5. Just gorgeous! I’d advise to train together and train separately. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  6. I have 2 males, one is submissive and the other is dominant, the dominant one will sometimes growl and the submissive understands, the growls never lead to any aggression. They are both over 4 years of age and I’ve watched and studied the way they interact and communicate with each other and I’ve come to the conclusion that they sort their own issues out and sometimes us humans getting involved can make a situation worse. Unless there is any aggression or worrying behaviours I’d leave them to work it out for themselves. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  7. Gorgeous pup! Huskies are relatively well behaved until the prey drive kicks in, around 4-6 months of age and then the fun begins...... Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
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    Jada

    Very sorry for your loss. Run fast.......run free Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  9. Hi, he’s a beauty. And yes stubbornness is a husky’s first middle and last name! They have a mind of their own and will for the most part co-operate but when they don’t want to do something they won’t. Work on building up a strong bond with him, try not to show frustration and use positive reinforced training with him. If he’s acting stubborn it’s not a sign that he doesn’t like you, I would research the breed thoroughly, having the knowledge and understanding about huskies will help you when dealing with any issues. They are not like regular dogs, I’d say they’re more of a companion and once you’ve developed your bond and you have gained his trust the fun begins! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
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  11. Training takes time and patience, it took me the best part of 18 months for them to be well behaved, to listen to commands and to learn boundaries. Yours is still a baby and she’s just having fun at the moment, I’d advise lots of research as husky’s have a mind of their own, positively reinforce your training and be consistent, with time, patience and lots of praise you will get there. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  12. Hi, definitely advise lots of research. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  13. Gorgeous pup! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  14. Run fast.....run free.... very sorry for your loss. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  15. Hi, She’s still young and biting, nibbling etc is part of dog behaviour, positive reinforced training is essential to correct unwanted behaviour and be consistent, making sure the family are on the same page. I’d start by giving her a firm no when she starts to bite, turn your back on her and don’t engage at all, when she stops say ‘good girl’ and make a fuss, she’ll learn quickly, husky’s love human interaction so ignoring her is something she won’t enjoy and if she persists give her a time out for a few minutes. I’d advise to research the breed, you won’t have a well behaved Labrador, you will have a husky who will challenge and frustrate you but you will have the best companion. Work on building up your bond with her that’s where trust develops between you and once it’s established training becomes easier. Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners Also..... some dogs don’t like hands coming towards them to stroke them on their head, one of mine was the same, so I waited until he was settled and I’d sit next to him stroking his head and ears and his snout telling him he was a good boy and gorgeous, it took months and now there’s no issue. They need to associate the training with something good. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  16. Congratulations! My 2 are 4 years old now, I brought my first furbaby home when he was 8 weeks old and then 9 weeks later I brought my 2nd one home. You are in for a wild ride, my best advice would be to train consistently, train together and it’s also important to train separately otherwise they become dependant on each other and this will hinder building your bond with your pups. Training 2 pups together is hard work, it will drain you as husky’s are high maintenance, it took nearly 2 years for the training to pay off but it was worth every minute. Enjoy! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  17. Hi, very pretty [emoji240][emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  18. Just to add, my red had an undescended testicle and the vet told me he needs to have them both off, she said it would cause cancer if i left it. I researched and decided against it as he was only 4 months of age at the time.......and it dropped at 6 months of age. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  19. It can be frustrating and I would simply say no and a short time out, sniffing in that area is a very natural thing that dogs do with each other, a special kind of sweat gland found in the groin area produces pheromones that convey social information such as sex, age, health and even the mood of an individual. Research has shown that dogs will sniff crotches more during female ovulation so they decided to put this fact to use and trained some Australian shepherd dogs to sniff out cows that had just ovulated to allow farmers to successfully breed. Whilst it can be very embarrassing when we’re sniffed in the crotch area it does highlight how clever our dogs are. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  20. I leave water bowls out for mine, even as pups, and they drink when they want it, if you’re concerned take him to the vet, if you’re feeding kibble he’ll need to drink a lot. I wouldn’t deprive him of water to try to limit peeing as pups pee often, start training him where to pee. Dehydration kills dogs quickly. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  21. Some studies have shown that early neutering, before 6 months may result in a slight increase in height, I’d have a chat with your vet with any concerns you have. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  22. My partner has a 7 year old Yorkie and my 2 are 4 years old and they all get on, the Yorkie can be snappy with mine but he’s soon put in his place. We took them all to the off lead field, before Covid, and I was throwing the ball for them, only Luka blue and Toby (Yorkie) wanted to play, so I threw the ball and Luka blue caught it, Toby turned around and bit Luka on his leg, Luka squealed and Cai ran from the other end of the field and put Toby on the floor and held him down with his paw on his back, he let Toby go after a couple of minutes and Toby skulked off, Toby always pushes his luck with my 2 but they do get on. It’s important to get initial introductions right whenever you’re adding a new member to the family. I always find the smaller dogs are a problem when I’m on a walk, always growling and barking but mine just ignore them. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  23. Hi, she’s a stunner! Trim a little around the butt if there’s too much fur, I’ve used warm water on kitchen roll if there’s some poop on their fur. Are her stools runny on a regular basis? Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  24. Husky’s are traditionally a medium sized breed but they do vary, I have 2 males and researched desexing thoroughly and I decided against it. It’s something that’s advocated by vets due to pet overpopulation, understandably, and dogs neutered before puberty experience a delay in the closing of the growth plates due to a loss of hormones resulting in longer legs and a slight increase in height but in my opinion it’s not a reason to desex a dog because you want a bigger dog. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  25. Hi, it’s a hard one, building a bond with a pet takes time as it comes from trust, 2 weeks is no time at all in terms of her settling in. Was she in a safe and secure environment before you brought her home? I would let her be for now, give her time to settle in and it’s a good thing she’s happy to be with your daughter. As she’s still young it’s important to establish a routine and training is essential, I would advise to do lots of research about husky’s, they’re not like regular dogs. In my opinion I can’t see a reason not to let her sleep in your daughters room, she obviously feels secure and happy in there. There are ways to strengthen your relationship with your pup, walking her, setting time aside to play with her, and in time you’ll see a difference but start with baby steps for now. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
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