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  1. I feed taste of the wild which is a fairly good kibble. If they are off the food just top it with something they like. I used to top with a bit of olive oil now sardines. She will eat the bowl clean. I'm sure I'll need to change again soon but keep the same kibble base Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  2. She's beautiful, I feel sorry for anyone with a predominantly white husky as the white on ours is a shade of beige most of the time [emoji23] Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  3. That crazy husky face [emoji23] they would have such fun Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  4. Yep never used wipes on ours they generally clean their bits pretty well Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  5. Wait until yours turn 1 it's like the terrible 2's, tantrums, being naughty for the sake of it and just generally not listening [emoji28] then they come good again, except they never truly listen well they do but they choose to do whatever they want. There aren't many huskies here but there are a lot up for adoption and I can understand why. Once you figure each other out and have routine it'll be easier and you'll get the most from them Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  6. Diet is a highly discussed topic on the forum and I know the others will add some good advice. Personally I switched ours from the food given by the breeder to taste of the wild and she's still on it now (2 years old). I also mix other things in like Ziwipeak dry kibble which is 98% all natural proteins and sardines the ones from the shop in mineral water. I use https://www.petfoodreviews.com.au but there is one for outside of Australia can't remember what it was I'm sure someone else can advise. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app As for treats for puppies I used a combination of small amounts of cheese, peanut butter and ham. All of which she loves but also use dehydrated beef liver
  7. Welcome, ours has gotten out a few times and gets really excited to be free. Normally I bring out a frozen bone and that gets her running back. As others have said you've just got to make sure there are no weak points in your fencing and reduce the risk of them escaping. Unfortunately they don't do well on recall once escaped. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  8. If you really want to be sure of purity and their physical appearances you'll need to know their lineage. Our breeder gave us all this information on a booklet that showed their history and also made sure full health checks were undertaken including joint and hip checks. If you aren't certain on the breeder or the condition of the pups then steer clear. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  9. Welcome it's very challenging. I always retell the story of me coming home in the middle of summer to find poos on our ottamen in the living room. It's difficult at that age and it's very tiring. Stick with it and give her the best chance she can because they are very smart and once trained properly will be a great companion Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  10. I agree I use an undercoat rake, a bristle kind of brush that's got bobbly bits on the end and a mit that collects loose fur but all you really need is a rake. Stay away from furminators or anything that strips or cuts their fur as that will damage their coat Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  11. Welcome and good luck as it's very trying when they are young! Mine is still difficult but we wouldn't trade her for the world, they have such great personalities and it's been fun learning with each other. No stupid questions I'm still learning and everyone else here has varied experience so you're in the right place Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  12. Welcome you've got a nicely sized pack [emoji2] Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  13. Welcome beautiful looking gang you have I'd love another husky or two but my wife not so much [emoji16] Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  14. I agree they are fully grown around 1 year to 1.5 years and will fill out a bit from then on. Ours is just over 60lbs but consider her to be small considering some of the other huskies on this site. At 6 months she'd have been about the same weight as yours. I found her weight gradually increased from 8-15 months at a much slower less noticeable rate, I wouldn't get too caught up in what they weigh more importantly to make sure they are healthy with solid consistent poop Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  15. I took time off work so I could ensure she was settled in before leaving her alone. It might not be detrimental taking her to work with you but it'll also make toilet training and rule setting just that much harder given you'll be managing this in two separate environments Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  16. Happy new year all. We have finally hit summer and had a few high 30 degree Celsius days. We let Harlow have a midday nap in our air-conditioned living room on this particular day which reached 41.2 degrees. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  17. We were home with ours for the first few weeks (think we got her at 10weeks) then did small trips leaving her alone before eventually both leaving her so we could go to work. She had a dog door to use but wouldn't go outside to go toilet for ages. We found the potty training took a while but eventually one day it just clicked. I'd be reluctant to bring her into work and setup a routine that won't continue Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  18. I agree it looks quite bad compared to when we had ours done. They covered it with a sticky bandage for a week to stock licking or playing with the stitches. We didn't get any pain meds or sedatives and she certainly wasn't in any pain. Can't find a picture of the actual incision only ones showing the bandage. I'd have it looked at by the vet to rule out infection or internal bleeding. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  19. Never had a boy dog but our girl used to pee on her bed regularly. It's a phase she grew out of and eventually learned to go outside. It was very frustrating and I got so sick of washing her bed. She used to also poop on our ottamen daily when we weren't home [emoji58] yet the dog door was right there and she'd go outside when we were home. It's almost like she was scared to go out when we weren't there. There's a lot of things they can get up to but remember not to hate yourself because you can't protect them from everything and it will get easier eventually Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  20. I've actually started doing this as it gets Harlow very excited for dinner. Pour sardine juice and a few sardines onto her kibble (taste of the wild high prairie mixed with Ziwipeak mackerel and lamb). It's cheaper than any dog specific wet food. I am planning on slowly transitioning eventually to raw Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  21. We feed ours before hand as it gets her out of the kitchen in the morning. She doesn't always eat first thing sometimes she'll leave her food for the whole day Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  22. I've got a couple of the Bluetooth Bose speakers at work and have found them to be easy to use large buttons and really good sound. As Chelsea said there are a lot out there, I've heard good things of the UE Boom as well Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  23. This sounds like Harlow she's perfect to walk at times then other days she'll be lunging at dogs or trying to get closer to them. It's really annoying but never malicious I know she's just super excited to see a dog she wants to playing with. They all have their own personalities and I think some of us are just unlucky to get a husky that acts a particular way when others don't. We too have tried everything from food to toys to get her to walk next to us when another dog is around and it can work maybe 50/50 but we know we can never sit at a dog cafe or pub like other people do. Continue training because they do calm down (ours is 2 and has calmed a bit, I found around 12 -14 months was actually a real struggle with behaviour issues) Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  24. Perth, Western Australia Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  25. We noticed that this birds nest had appeared in one of our trees and realised it's made of mostly Harlow's hair [emoji23] when we brush her I just leave it on the lawn and it disappears so it's nice that a pair of willy wag tails have used it for their nest in our yard Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
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