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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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 pr
  5. 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
  6. 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 mainte
  7. 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
  8. My red as a pup was a handful! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Hi, wow, sounds amazing and lovely pics [emoji1] Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  12. Hi, gorgeous pic. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  13. 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
  14. 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 underneat
  15. It’s a personal choice whether you take her to work with you, it’s prob better with her being so young that she’s with you. Dogs quickly get used to routines so if you take her with you as a pup she may suffer with separation anxiety if you leave her at home at a later date, so before that happens you could work on leaving for short periods at weekends if your not working, it just makes the transition easier for when she’s left when she’s older. Positive reinforced training works best, praise when she gets it right with lots of love and patience and more patience. Train her with the view of
  16. So sorry for your loss, I can’t imagine how you must be feeling, my thoughts are with you. X Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  17. I think it’s important to stay with your pup in the first few weeks to establish routines etc. To avoid separation anxiety issues in the future its best to build up the time you leave your pup slowly, starting by leaving for a few minutes multiple times in the day. Husky’s are a breed that like to be with us and around us, they also get bored quickly and if left for long periods of time become destructive and will also try to escape. Husky proofing is essential if left at home, the first few months are easier but when their prey drive kicks in you’ll start to encounter different behaviours us
  18. Positive reinforced training works best, lots of patience (and love) and praise when they get it right, it’s the best way to build your relationship up with trust, with trust comes a bond and when you have that bond your dog will listen to you, that’s my experience with my 2. It doesn’t happen overnight and training is ongoing but when it comes together it’s worth the effort you put in. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  19. Hi, I remember that feeling, it’ll soon be here. In the meantime I’d advise to do lots of research, you’ve prob done it anyway. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  20. Congratulations! Red suits him Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  21. Hi, he’s a handsome boy. A picture of innocence when they’re sleeping. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  22. Aww, I hope she feels better soon. You’ve certainly had more than your fair share of issues, really hope things get better from now on. [emoji240][emoji240] Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  23. I’d definitely try a zinc supplement, ZRD at its worst will affect the immune system and all you end up doing is treating infection after infection, hope you get it sorted. Not many vets are knowledgeable about it even tho many husky’s suffer with zinc deficiency. A friend of mine uses Nutrazinc, a nutritional supplement, her fur baby was lethargic, wouldn’t eat, had sores etc all the vets prescribed was antibiotics and creams, they didn’t work, within a month of using Nutrazinc he was back to himself. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  24. Hi, he’s a beauty! He will change quite a lot in the next few months, maybe his eye colour to. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  25. I’d visit the breeders a few times and watch how the pups interact with each other and ask the breeder questions about their personalities. Cai was a dominant pup but with a great temperament, likes all dogs and people, Luka blue was always the first at the food bowl as a pup, before I brought him home, and he was easy to train using treats. I used their personalities to maximise training outcomes, it wasn’t all plain sailing. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
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