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  1. I just adopted a german shepherd (Sora) a few weeks ago to have as a playmate for our siberian husky (Yuki). While walking, Yuki continues to nip at Sora's neck whenever she begins to lead the walk in front of Yuki, which is problematic. A small dominance struggle ensues as Yuki continues to make it known she's the leader of the 2. I want to be able to walk and maybe even run these 2 together in harmony at some point, but I need to stop yuki from nipping at Sora's neck every time she begins to inch forward. Since they are leading, they are out of arm's length for me to be able to break it up fast enough. Does anyone have any suggestions that would allow them to walk together in tandem with each other?
  2. Exactly what I'm looking for! Thank you!
  3. I'm not a dog sled racer so I don't know much of the lingo, but I think I understand. The double lead tugline is the coupler for 2 dogs on one leash, correct? And the neckline connects the dogs together on their collar (?) so they don't sway apart from each other or tangle, right? I found this: https://snowpawstore.com/products/double-lead-line-plus-neckline Im assuming this is what it is. As for the coupler I mentioned earlier, this is what I have. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071NGSX3N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Would anyone suggest something different for hooking them up for a bike run? Thank you!
  4. I feel like this would have been asked before, but all my searches came up empty, so my apologies if this is a tired subject. I love to have my 2 year old husky pull me on my bike to let out some energy; and she loves it too. We recently got another dog and I'd like to be able to hook her up to the bike as well to have 2 dogs pulling. I'm not sure if there is a special harness for this or if there is a special way to hook up the dogs. I bought a coupler to hook them both up to one leash when I go for a walk, but it's a bungee coupler that I feel would snap if it would be under constant tension from them pulling. It's rated for 30-100lb dogs, but I still don't think it would be smart to do that. I thnk that if the bungee snapped the outer casing material would still hold the coupler together and therefore, the dogs wouldn't be detached from me, but it's still something that I wouldn't like to risk.
  5. yeah that seems pretty straight forward. I can't associate tugging with the ignore command though right? Since I won't have access to doing it when riding the bike? So I'd need to find a way to get her to focus with verbal only?
  6. Hi everyone! I've been a quiet member here for awhile, but I'm currently wrestling with a problem that I can't figure out how to correct and was hoping some of you on here may have some insight. My husky, as well as everyone else's, loves to run. I don't have the stamina she does, so I occasionally take her for bike rides, which she begs for almost every day. I've recently graduated her from our quiet street to a busier park or railroad trail. One problem I'm coming up with is that when she sees another dog on the trail while running, she will make a bee line towards that other dog. This is unsafe for a multitude of reasons and I need her to continue to run and ignore the other dog as if it wasn't there. However, since my lead is not connected to me in anyway (it's latched onto my bike), I can't easily correct the unwanted behavior. She does this while walking too, but when walking, I can hold her closer to me and put myself in between her and the other dog as we continue to walk by with no problem; she isn't aggressive, she just wants to say hi and play. My guess is that I need to establish some sort of verbal command or correct some behavior while walking with her and then graduate to the bike, but like I mentioned earlier, I jsut don't know where to start or what the right approach is. Can anyone shed some light onto this? Thanks!
  7. Never heard of a giggle ball. We'll look that up. Yeah, boredom is probably what it is--we have removed the blanket countless times, but every so often we will forget. Today was one of those days. But it sounds as though the general concensus believes it's boredom. Okay, that's a start--we will try to figure something out. Thank you all!
  8. Hi there, I have an issue with my 5 1/2 month old husky eating my blanket that we (accidentally) leave in her crate when we leave for work. We're unsure how to curb this. We put a blanket in her crate at night when she sleeps because it's comfortable for her and also, it keeps her nails from scratching the tray bottom when she moves which causes quite a cacophonic sound. When we first noticed she would do this, we made it a point to remove the blanket from the crate when we leave for the day, however there have been a few times when we forgot to move the blanket because we've been in a rush to leave. She only does this during the day and never eats her blanket during the night. Aside from removing the blanket permanently, what kind of training can I do, or are there any tips for stopping this behavior? She's not hungry, and we leave other toys in the crate for her to play with. I leave for work at 2:30pm and my wife gets home around 6:30 pm so she's only crated for about 4 hours at a time. I don't know why she is doing this. I take her outside to play for 30 minutes to an hour every day just before going to work so she can be tuckered out while we are gone for 4 hours. I feel this is nervous energy manifesting itself into munching on the blanket and I'm not sure how to expel this energy. Any help would be welcome!
  9. Okay, I'll give it a shot. Maybe practice with some boiled chicken at home. Something she REALLY craves
  10. What's a good way to teach the leave command? I've worked on drop it with a tennis ball while playing fetch, but when it comes to roadkill, drop it might as well be gibberish
  11. I have a 5 month old husky puppy. Her food guarding is next to nil as we work with her a lot on feeding with our hands, putting spilled food on the floor into her bowl while she's eating, taking away the bowl for a moment then giving it back...all that stuff. She never shows aggression during these moments. It's only with some high value food that she becomes aggressive. If we put boiled chicken in her bowl and do an exercise, she will growl or get feisty. But my question actually is geared more towards what she finds out in the wilderness. During walks, she will find certain things that aren't exactly edible like roadkill. I will have to take that out of her mouth. Last night, she was not letting go. She growled, sneered, curled her lips, clamped on TIGHT. Would not let go. I had to pry open her mouth with both hands to rip it out of her jaws. At that moment, she became ravenous and thrashed all over the place while growling. I threw her in time out. She did it again today with my wife. I'm not sure what to do with the food guarding on things she finds out in the wilderness. Dog food eating is pretty calm and there hasn't been an issue for 1.5 months now. Does anyone have any ideas how we can correct this behavior? I know why it's happening; it's learned behavior from her first 8 weeks with her littermates. The issue is trying to relay that I'm protecting her from worms/upset stomach from the junk she finds on the road.
  12. Rather than creating a new thread, I thought I'd try my luck on this one instead: My husky isn't having the same exact issues as Drogo, but she still refuses to eat regular dog food without some type of intervention with people food. For instance, if we mix in cottage cheese, pumpkin or carrots in with it, she's more likely to eat her dog food. But then it's gotten to the point where she can just pick out the cottage cheese or carrots and eat that instead of her actual food. She's only 4 months old, but we aren't sure what we can do to encourage her to actually eat. We have food set up in the kitchen for her whenever she needs it, but she would rather starve herself than eat that food. We've tried many different brands at this point. She likes it day one, but hates it the next. She'd rather beg for people food than eat her own. We only do dry food since wet food gives her diarrhea. Any suggestions?
  13. Oh, okay, we do walks a ton more than running anyway, so I'll cut out the running. I don't want to give her joint issues! What kind of commands should I teach her for sledding while walking? Slow? Stop? Go? Pull?
  14. Sorry for the hugely late reply, i got super busy at work! Yeah, I've been trying to condition my dog with my bike first for sledding. we just brought her to a trail for the first time the other day, which is why I was wondering if it's possible to train to pole and train not to pull on certain circumstances. But the way I'm understanding it, is that different cues can help to tell my husky whether she can run or walk? That makes sense. Is there a good way to reinforce these cues? With treats? Or letting them run? She's only 4 months old, but I want to make sure that I do things the right way so as not to confuse her later in life Sent from my SM-G920V using Husky Owners mobile app
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