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  1. Hi Paul I've sent you a message hope to hear back soon.
  2. Hi Guys I have no pictures on this computer but will post some later. Hopefully this does not break any forum rules. I am wondering if anyone is interested in rehoming a 4 Year old white blue eyed Male Husky in the UK. He is lovely no behavioural problems (usual Husky, listen when food is involved etc). He is lonely. I cannot get another Husky and i think he is simply not happy. Couple with that my wife's allergies have increased and we constantly groom and clean but it is not helping. I want to reiterate i love this dog, i am not asking for money as i would rather he went to the right home. But if anyone is interested please Message me. He would suit a home with another dog more. Sorry guys quite a hard message but wanted to try here before looking at rehoming centre's
  3. Hi Guys I would like to stress that by far no decision has been made on this I am purely looking for experiences of rehoming a Husky and advice if I did choose this route. We have had Chase for nearly 2 years now from 10 weeks old. He is, as Husky's go brilliant. He isn't perfect on the lead but to me he isn't the worst. He just loves other dogs and playing with them. He listens when food is involved and generally is well behaved. He stays in the garden a lot as he loves it and is crated which he seems fine at unless you leave him when he has a little moan. The issue is my partner is ill. Since we have had Chase the hair seems to have got to her chest and I cannot have her health being affected. She has ongoing asthma now which she never had before Chase and keeps getting hit quite hard. She works hard and doesn't ever moan about it but I am sure the Dr has said the dog could be the issue. Now we have 3 kids, 2 boys who love Chase and he is great with kids I mean he is brilliant with them he thinks he is one of them. He is a womens dog too he loves women. He likes to try and play rough with me, that's my use to him. Anyway if this illness keeps going I will have to search for a longterm home for him possibly and that is weighing on my mind. I could only really let Chase go to a home with other dogs as he is so dog orientated it is the only thing missing from our house for him. But I worry about how it will affect, the kids, him and even me and wanted to know if anyone had experienced this. I could never put him into rescue, he is a white blue eyed boy and I have had people try and buy him off me in the street but I know he would last 2 minutes before being rehomed again and I do not want him bouncing around homes. I just wondered if anyone here had experiences they could talk about.
  4. I may take the advice on the behaviorist, as i am looking at a couple now. Now she told him no when he was trying to get to another dog so went to move him and he turned on her. He does this and he does it out of frustration, he has done it before and it is because he is being stubborn and not liking being told no. But this cannot happen an i will get it out of him. But there was no reason other than he didn't like being told no.
  5. Ok so Chase is 10 months now. All in all he is a typical Husky. He play mouths and barks as answering back. Adolescence has hit hard. However the other day at day care he was being pulled away from another dog and he bit the girl, now he didn't draw blood he bruised her but this is not acceptable and not the first time he has reacted like that in frustration/anger. I need to know what is best to say when i am not around. I have put a check collar on him now so they don't need to put hands near him but i was wondering if anyone else experienced anything similar? Chase seems to react badly out of frustration especially if tired or grumpy but i cannot excuse this and will not have it. He nearly got kicked out of daycare because of it until i agreed to get him neutered later in the month. Thanks
  6. I have used it for months now, his Guard hairs are fine, as long as you are light. The furminator is not a blade but a fine brush. As long as you are soft and use it lightly it doesn't pull anything. Chase is a huge woos, if it was pulling him, he would tell me about it.
  7. I use the furminator..... gets so much out...
  8. Thank you, we have decided to wait until about 2 years now. I was trying to avoid buying a bigger crate as his XL is getting too small for him. So i will buy an XXL crate and use that until he is 2 i think.
  9. let me know how it goes, i am curious, mine is 9 months now and always crated but i would like to create a place for him when we move so he can roam when we are out.
  10. My gf picked one of these up a few weeks ago, went great in his crate to cool him down in the heat, he has managed to split one now, only one of the length but thats typical. Hopefully the rest holds up.
  11. Don't even get me started on that.... firstly why get a dog if you are going to not pick up poo, secondly why plaster my pavements around my house with graffiti saying you will fine people when you NEVER try and catch them and there is poo all over them. They could make a fortune.
  12. Oh i agree there Paul. 30 years ago as a society we placed dogs much higher up as importance and this issue was not around. Almost everyone enjoyed dogs for what they are and i think that made it so much better. These days we are expected to educate our dogs but no mention if people do not educate their kids etc. I 100% agree, we encourage every child who strokes ours to ask first and then we generally monitor it as he can be overly playful. The issue is dogs are becoming less acceptable in society i feel. They are barely allowed in places anymore and if they are it has to be advertised which i find so bad. As a new dog owning family to go out together in winter is tough for us as we cannot go inside anywhere with the dog. The few idiots spoil it for the many with their untrained 'guard' dogs.
  13. I totally disagree that owners are ok to have a dog off lead. No matter how well trained of a dog they are animals and unpredictable. How many times i have already heard, oh he/she has never done that before is just crazy. Dogs off lead in general is generally illegal. Also do most people read and understand the dangerous dog act? Any dog can be put down for being off the lead whether the owner feels in control or not, in any area. Any human has the right to feel safe from dogs and therefore a dog off the lead may not allow someone to feel safe. I have actually read about a dog that SNIFFED a child whilst off the lead being taken away from its owner under the dangerous dog act. Unfortunately this can be the case. Now i understand dog parks, but we have one near us. Children play in there all the time, if there are kids in there Chase stays on his lead, if one comes in i put him straight on his lead. Part of being a responsible dog owner of any breed is understanding what they are and what instincts could come out at anytime. That is my rant over but i am a firm believer that off lead dog areas should be clearly specified and no matter how well trained in any open area or public park dogs should be on a lead.
  14. This is Chase, who i constantly get told is a white German Shepherd. He can't be Husky my mate breeds them, and a breeder at the school told me he is definitely got white GSD in him. I hate being told what my dog is having seen his Mum and dad lol
  15. My boy goes off the lead in an enclosed park regularly. he always came back. I would still never let him off in an unsafe or un enclosed area. he recently has just stopped coming back, no rhyme or reason. Huskies.....
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