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  1. Run fast......run free. Very sorry for your loss. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  2. Hi, nice names for pups. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  3. Hi, sounds as tho she may be too hot, mine pant and pace and wait by the back door when they’re hot. Is she settling outside? Maybe she prefers to sleep outside for a while, one of mine does and comes in around 11.30 and then lies where there’s a draught. As long as she’s in good health and it’s safe for her to stay out for a while I wouldn’t worry. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  4. Hi, I’d avoid trying to pick him up especially as he’s 6 months old, not many like it anyway, I’d put his lead on him and say ‘let’s go’ and walk him down. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  5. Bags at the ready........ mine have been shedding since early Dec and still doing it [emoji33] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  6. Hi, what a gorgeous pup! [emoji173]️ Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  7. Hi, lovely pics Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  8. Hi, he’s still young yet so he’ll chew on everything, particularly if left on his own for too long, as already mentioned it’s a sign of boredom. Try using a safety gate to keep him in a safe place, I still have mine at the kitchen door. Husky’s are renowned for selectively choosing when to listen, they’re independent thinkers and can be stubborn at times. At 8 months and still doing his business in the house it’s best to start again with the basics, take him out every 20-30 mins, even if he doesn’t need to go, lots of praise when he does it outside. If he’s doing it when you’re out and he’s home alone it can be a sign of separation anxiety. Good luck. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  9. Mine are raw fed, salmon, chicken, beef, lamb steaks, lamb ribs, beef bones ( from Morrison’s) eggs, scrambled and raw, tuna in spring water, turkey, carrots, fruit, think that’s everything [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  10. Just picking up on your point of rascism in Wales. We live in mid wales, my family’s Irish and we’ve lived here for nearly 20 years. My youngest son has been schooled through the medium of welsh since he was 2, I speak a little but understand better and there are parts of Wales where the English aren’t as welcome but there’s a reason for that. As far back as 1847, reports were made into the state of education in Wales, it was reported that schools in Wales were inadequate and it concluded that the Welsh as a race were ‘ignorant’ ‘lazy’ and ‘immoral’ and that the main causes of this was continuing the use of the welsh language. In some areas speaking Welsh was banned and they were forced to speak English. The Welsh are proud to speak their own language and English speaking parents are now choosing to school their children solely through the medium of Welsh. I can fully understand why there are issues between Welsh and English and I certainly don’t condone rascism in any way. When will people realise we’re all human, wherever we’re from and embrace differences. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  11. The teeth look too close together and with it being curved on the end it may pull the fur out harshly. The rake I use has bigger gaps between each teeth, it pulls out fur that is already loose so it doesn’t hurt. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
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    Hi, she’s gorgeous! Love her husky ears [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  13. Lovely pic! It all depends on whether you want to crate train her or not, I didn’t so I’m not much help in that department. I took mine out every hour to pee during the day and night so I didn’t get much sleep for 2 weeks and I brought him upstairs with me at night, I slept with one eye open! Cai was 17 weeks old when I brought Luka blue home and they both slept in the kitchen with a safety gate at the door. With your pup being so young she may not settle on her own, if you put a crate in your bedroom or a dog bed she may settle in it to sleep but you’ll need to take her out to pee otherwise she’ll do it in the bedroom, she’s too young to hold it in all night. As 2Huskyfun said be very aware of getting hold of anything she can chew, she’ll be like a teething baby at this age, everything is for chewing, your arms and hands included! Have plenty of chew toys around for her, when my 2 tried to chew on us we all had toys to hand to give to them. If you can I’d advise plenty of research, husky’s are an amazing breed but require consistent training and lots of patience, once you have built up the trust between you and you have an established bond, training becomes easier. Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  14. I started leaving them for 5 mins, going out of the house and coming back in, no fuss when leaving or returning, so as to normalise leaving them alone. Then I slowly built the time they were left, 5 mins to 10 etc and I did this several times a day, doing this also prevents separation anxiety. I can leave them safely now for up to 6-7 hours but it’s taken the best part of 18 months to achieve this. I also had a safety gate by the kitchen door to restrict access to all of the rooms until they behaved appropriately, and when they misbehaved I’d give them a time out and then bring them back into the room, I won’t lie, it was hard work but positive reinforced training pays off. You have to build up the time you leave her slowly because if left for long periods of time husky’s become bored and destructive, you also have to take into account the changes they go through when the prey drive kicks in because she’ll listen to you selectively, and that once adoring puppy who followed you around on command becomes a headstrong, selectively deaf independent demon [emoji33] Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  15. Very nice! Lots of room, my other half has bought one similar to yours, 5 seats and room in the back for furbabies........and very comfortable. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  16. Looks husky but maybe 4-6 weeks old and the ears are floppy at that age, definitely don’t play with them. Very cute by the way. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  17. My two grab each other by the throat when they’re playing but it doesn’t get out of hand. Some of this is natural behaviour, practising their skills for catching prey, husky’s play rough and can look aggressive when it isn’t. One of my neighbours likes to watch my 2 from her bedroom window and asked me if I’m scared when they’re fighting, I had to tell her that they were playing! I’d use distraction techniques or use a word they know that means they’ll receive something they like just to stop it before it gets out of hand. Humping is also a dominance ‘thing’ it sounds as tho your female is the boss and she’s putting your boy in his place. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  18. She’s gorgeous! I didn’t crate train my 2, they hated it and people advised persistence but I knew my end game was to allow them to sleep wherever they chose. Maybe there’s a cold draught in the cupboard under the stairs, they do prefer it cooler. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  19. Awww, gorgeous pup! Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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