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  2. If you teach him to look at you then you won't need to grab his face, it's taken me quite a while to teach my two to look at me and then one day it clicked with them. When I'm teaching them something new I reward every time until they've mastered it and then when I use the command I reward every 3 or 4 times, I use a lot of praise and hugs, they're still learning as they're still young. My two are very independent and can be stubborn at times, so I don't teach new things when they're in that mood, no point as they wouldn't listen anyway. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  3. Hi, he's a beauty! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  4. I'll have a look at that one as well, cai's very sensible but Luka doesn't really like it on, he's too strong to walk safely without it. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  5. The two I bought are called Dogmatic head harnesses, I bought them from Snowpaw store online, they cost £24.99, they have leads that go with it to, the leads have 2 clips, one you attach to the head harness and the other you attach to dogs body harness, I can't rate them high enough, it's completely changed walking my two, one weighs 42 kg and the other 35kg so you can imagine the strength they had pulling. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app Wish I'd known about the discount on indi dog sooner....... every penny and all that. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  6. As above, females in season is something I didn't want to deal with, my two boys are completely different, I think it's all down to personal preference. My next husky will definitely be a rescue, it's heartbreaking how many are just discarded because people can't be bothered to put the time and effort in for this amazing breed. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  7. I've bought head harnesses for my two, best thing I've ever bought. I can walk comfortably now, they still pull a little but I'm in control now, before I had the harnesses it was at the point where walking them was painful on my elbows and wrists and I can walk them anywhere now. Might seem like a random comment but when you mentioned pulling...... Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  8. One of mine was nervous around traffic, kids on skateboards, he was quite jumpy, so I introduced these walks slowly, at the end of a long walk I'd take a different way home near the roads, it's only 5 mins from my house, because I thought he needed to get used to the noises. He's 11 months old now, still doesn't like skateboards but he walks fine near roads. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  9. When you see her doing it, tell her no and remove her from the room, give her something else to chew and play with her for a while, distraction works although it is time consuming but it will work with consistency and perseverance. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  10. Mustard worked for me, but they will find something else to chew, there is no quick fix solution, catching them and teaching them not to. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  11. I had the same issue with both of mine, the good news is it doesn't last forever but it needs to be stopped now as when they have adult teeth the damage they can do....... Mine chewed wallpaper by the back door, the bottom of cupboards, all of the back garden plants, mustard worked on the cupboards. The telling sign they're up to no good, if they're not sleeping, is when they're quiet. When I caught them I'd say NO and put them in another room, they hated that. As they were getting older I used distraction, offer something more interesting to do, it could be boredom with them. It can feel as
  12. That's how Cai's eyes turned after the blue and I thought they'd stay that colour but now they're amber with a little green in the middle. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  13. Are you worried she's hurting the puppy? Mouthing is normal in play but she could be establishing her dominance. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  14. I have one of each, one very laid back and the other ready for an argument at the drop of a hat, just different personalities. It's really annoying when other dogs are pushy to your own, feels abit like bullying, be glad yours is chilled, I'm always on my guard when other dogs come around Luka, he's too confrontational. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  15. We live in Wales, it's all sheep, cows and horses. Both of mine want to eat the sheep, cows not so bad but horses....... The first time they saw one was horrendous, they nearly pulled my arms out of my sockets, I've tried walking them by the field and it's a no go, not sure whether they see them as food, the horses were very wary, I'm thinking other animals know instinctively that they may be seen as prey, even other dogs don't react well to mine, barking and snarling at them. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  16. Just a thought, I use a 50 ft lead with both of mine on the local recreation ground, they have a little more freedom with that than a regular lead, they go sniffing around the perimeters, and they enjoy it. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  17. Hi, I have a red husky who had blue eyes until he was a few months old and they started to change, he's now 13 months old with amber eye colour. Lakita looks gorgeous! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  18. He's still very young and it's a little like a teething child when they're this age. I removed mine from the room and when they started biting I'd say 'no bite'. Mine hated being out of the room and they understand no bite now, and when they try to bite in play and I say no bite they stop, but you need to be consistent and use the same command. Distraction works very well too and give them a toy to bite. It does get easier. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  19. It used to be so frustrating going over the same issue, but yesterday I think he saw just how much they both wanted to kill the sheep. I used to let them off the lead in the park as young pups, before prey drive kicked in, and it was great for them to socialise with other dogs but now we walk them people say 'don't u let them off the lead anymore' with pity in their voice, as if it's cruel not to, I'm now fed up of explaining why, so now HE can! We do take them for a run, only in safe areas, getting harder to find new places. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  20. Takes the pressure off. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  21. My other half that is..... so yesterday was an awful day weather wise, we decided to take 'the boys' for a long walk by the river in another village, bags packed, off we went. I put both head harnesses on and took extending leads, we are surrounded by sheep EVERYWHERE in Wales so we choose where we walk them carefully. We are soaking wet after 15 mins walking but the boys are loving it and then we come across a field we have to pass FULL of sheep and lambs and they both go nuts, all of the sheep run to the other side of the field baa..ing like mad. It finally clicked, he said..... you can neve
  22. I've had Cai and Luka since 8 weeks old, Cai is 13 months old and Luka is 11 months both still pups. I'm new to this forum and I've had some great advice from experienced husky owners, I'm still learning. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  23. They become bored quickly if they're not stimulated mentally and physically, and destructive behaviour is quite common if left on their own too long. They are an amazing breed, if the effort is put into looking after them. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  24. It's in their nature to look for an escape route, I used to have a lovely flowery garden, huskies are notorious diggers so I've had to slab it, no fun when it's raining and they're full of mud! I have a wall around my garden and I've had to add fencing on the top as Cai managed to jump from my garden onto next doors shed, he didn't jump off the shed he was watching the neighbours cat opposite. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  25. chelseafan

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    He will most definitely run after the squirrels, huskies have a high prey drive and once it kicks in there will be no stopping him. You will need a fence over 6 foot to ensure his safety, they are very clever escape artists and they need a lot of your attention. Good luck with your new addition. [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
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