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  1. I ignore my pups when I come and go. Making a big deal about it will cause anxiety. Walk around the house with your keys in your hand without leaving. Then pick up your purse and walk around the house. Get everything you would normally get to leave and sit on the couch for awhile. Do this a handful of times a day. This will desensitize them to the routine. Once they are good with that, walk out the door for a few steps and then go back in. Not giving any attention. Once they are good with that go further. Then work to the point were you start your car without going anywhere. After a few minutes go in. And so on. Also work on impulse control training. Setting by the door and not being able to go through the door until you give the command. I do this with all doors car, crate, stores, front door and back door of the house. Place training also is great way to train them self control.
  2. For my two I do message therapy twice a day. I also stretch them out after cool down. You should be able to research message and stretching. Even the basic technique will be very beneficial. Look into small above ground pools. The cost is upfront but will be cheaper in the long run and more convenient. A friend of mine put hers in the garage so she could use it year around. Also talk to your vet about possible coat issues from getting wet that much. Make sure he dries completely after each time (mildew or overly dry skin can cause issues).
  3. This is a long shot but: I personally had a chance to work with a vet that specialized in back and leg injuries in HORSES. My gelding was kicked in the shoulder and had a perfect horseshoe break in his shoulder and I was advised over and over to euthanize him. I did my own care until I found her. He healed awesome and never had issues. During the summer she let me tag along to help her (work off payment for my boy) Mostly worked with jumpers that threw out their backs or had hip issues. First, swimming. No walks or runs. Swim everyday starting with a few minutes a couple of times a day to (Horses- 1 hour 4 times a day) Horses were kept in a stall lift when not being worked to keep all weight off them. Spongy bed. You can make it yourself for cheaper. Get memory foam and fabric and sew it together. Physical therapy. We have human masseuses that also message dogs. Cheaper then animal physical therapist. Watch what they do and repeat it yourself. 3 to 4 times a day at home. You can also find videos and books on this. My girlfriend swears by acupuncture. Her old dog has hip dysplasia and she is all about it. There were only one or two horses we used this on. ( muscle soreness) The vet didn’t do this for serious injuries. It took my personal horse 8 months before he could be lunged or turn out or do anything. I did cooked for my two 💰💶💴💵💰 LOL My boy has GI issues and food intolerance. He had a blowout so I went back to kibble. Instinct Limited Ingredients Turkey. When mine have serious diarrhea I found what works best is skipping a meal and then doing small amounts of kibble every 4 hours until there is no poop. Then start slowly upping the amount. Hopefully this will relieve some discomfort until it is all figured out. Please keep us posted.
  4. I wish I could tell you that neutering alone would solve it. That would be an easy fix. LOL but at his age it very well could be learned at this point. Keep in mind also it will take a few months after neutering for the testosterone levels to lower. I had to go through 3 evaluators before I found someone that truly knew Husky behavior. So even if they say “o ya I know Huskies” watch how they interact with him. My male was an a@$ before neutering and I still work with daily a year later. But we figured out he has a GI disease and when he is not feeling well his behavior changes. The other is he has obsession disorder ( he gets fixated on something) causes possession aggression. The reason I am saying this is, once you find the cause there is hope. It will just take a lot of patience and training. I can now feed treats and even drop a treat without him attacking his sister. They can also now play with the same toy without getting into a fight. and even lets the cat lay in his bed once in awhile.
  5. It’s hard to say.... I believe that unless your dog is of good bloodlines and is show quality, they should be neutered as soon as possible. I have heard that neutering cures everything from Rabies to ALL behavioral issues. LOL 🤣 At this age I couldn’t tell you if it would have any impact. It could be a learned behavior now. I am going to lean towards this: Find a behavioralist (that knows Huskies), have him evaluated. If not, you need to be strict about him being around other dogs. (Neutered or not) If he causes injury to another dog you will be liable. For as much as you could get sued for (at least where I live) Your best bet is to get him neutered, have him elevated, and train. You are going to have to put in some serious training time. Be consistent and really pay attention to this. Is he mixed by chance? Huskies are not normally aggressive. I have heard that other dogs have a tendency to be more aggressive towards Huskies because of how they carry themselves. Why give them extra ammo to use against your dog.
  6. From my experience. Yes. It is because they are intact. Natural instinct. The strongest gets to breed. Yes. It is a behavioral concern. But it is natural behavior. If you want to keep him intact keep him away from other intact dogs. This will become a learned behavior and he could start turning on neutered males or anything else.
  7. My girl goes 3x a day and when my boy isn’t having a GI flare up he goes 4x. The only time he skips a poop is when he is about to have a tummy blow out. Then it is nothing but pooping. Can food only diet would cause serious issues with my pups. He could still have a soft blockage. My boy had one and it was caused by leaves 🍁 and hair. LOL Does he strain at all when going? Is it normal color and firmness? What was he being feed before you got him? If his food changed that would cause issues. I would get him checked out. Once a week is not good. Are you sure that is all he is going?
  8. Welcome! That is awesome and she is very cute. Can’t help noticing her eye in the third picture. She may need sunblock on her face or does she have a different condition?
  9. Welcome Got my two at 7 weeks. I started seeing behavioral issues around 4 months of age. LOTS of training. Lots of love and patience too. Cats are a fun squeaky toy. Mine are good with my two but when I leave the house the cats are locked up away from the pups. I won’t chance it. Even now at 18 months I probably spend 3 hours a day training. Split up of course through out the day but still. Make it fun. Keep it short (always end it while they still are interested) The nipping is natural. Don’t let anyone mouth play with her and pull away when she does it. I think mine were 3 months when it stopped. She looks like she is of good weight. Being so young away from mom and siblings will cause an issue but nothing that can’t be worked through. There are a lot of training videos on YouTube. Just remember these guys are not “normal” dogs. They will not catch on like labs and Shepards. You will have great days and you will have days were she acts like she doesn’t have a clue what you are asking. LOL When you learn her personality you will be able to match the training technique to her and training will become easier and fun. Be patient. Lots of positive reinforcement no negative. Lots and lots of training.
  10. Not sure her size... start with a small capful but have fresh regular water available so she has a choice. Greek non fat yogurt plain is the only one she should be given. Mine get picky too some days. It all depends on the weather and activity level.
  11. Because he lets her. I do not say anything when I come and go. So they don’t react to me. Kids and husband make a big deal out of coming home so they go insane. Everyone gets a different welcome.I prefer to not be taken out by 2 60lb pups as I walk in the door. Hehhee If you work in a human medical field.... their PH is different then ours. I am not sure if that would work. Could get the pee cup and try to collect a sample. Could she be marking? My female pees like that on walks. Can you tell if pee comes out every time she squats, does the amount of pee match how much she drinks, what color is it, does she act like she is in pain, and have you tried filtered water, a little bit of apple cider in her water, or yogurt? O and neither one of mine like their face/head touched. They have always been that way since I got them at 7 weeks
  12. Get the pup to a vet ASAP Should be on soft puppy food.
  13. My girl grabs my husband’s finger and holds it in her mouth when he comes home. The only person she does that to. I put in a doggy door. They set in it all the time. They both are in and out all day long. When I thought my girl was having an UTI I did some research and I guess they do sale a test kit. Have no idea if it works but you can find them on line. There would be no way I could get a strip under my girl while she pee. You don’t want to test what is already on the ground because it could be contaminated.
  14. I would keep him down LOL for at least three days. No running or playing. Be careful of him jumping even on the couch. Obviously no licking. When you start walking him. Very short low energy walks. You do not want massive amounts of blood flow going to the area. Make sure it doesn’t turn bright red or pus.
  15. Look into (Pet Corrector) works great for snapping them out of the zone. I have only had to use it twice. Now I carry it for when strays run up on us.
  16. Yep prongs have a bad rap. Some people never take the time to try all other options or even take the time to train. I went through every other option first. I do train my pups. And in the pic of my male walking: the prong is even loose, he is in no way showing signs of discomfort. I have also posted pics of them in their free motion harnesses. Which when we run they are fine in. I don’t want to run everywhere. It’s the controlled walks were he looses his mind. Plus, as I stated, my girl was able to be trained out of it. So obviously I am putting the time into training my pups. My pups are spoiled, happy, and behavior pretty damn good. The vet has no issues with him in a prong because she knows I have tried everything. I took the time to learn how to properly use a prong (the prong causes less damage then a regular flat buckle or a choker ) their throats are fine, and they are happy. There are different types of brand prongs. I use springer out of Germany. Rounded instead of flat and has a safety cover over the buckle. I don’t use a prong because I am lazy and don’t train my pups. I use it because it is the only thing that he won’t gator roll in, lounge and choke himself when he sees people or dogs. If a prong works for mine then so be it. @dinfe22 I get what you are saying. When they are in the zone, you could have raw meat in your hands and he doesn’t care. Doesn’t matter how well he listens to commands any other time he just doesn’t listen. Jumping 4 feet in the air, running backwards, screaming, gator rolls and it doesn't matter what tool you are using and it doesn’t matter how much time and training you put into it. You clearly stated you have tried everything. You obviously are trying and have leash pressure trained him. Keep doing what you. It takes time. You know your pup. Unless someone has gone through exactly what you are going through, they don’t understand.
  17. Every dog is different and just keep training different techniques until you find the one that works for him. My two did the same thing. My female is now fine in anything I put on her. It took about a month maybe 6 weeks of training. My male is unfortunately tool trained (same as yours-only behaves in the prong) However, I have been trying out a new method on him. *I only have the loop in my hand. He had the option to be 20 feet in front but decided on his own to walk close to me.* *Before he got to the end he turned to check in* I use a 20 foot long line and we go down to the coda-sac and play fitch. Or I run with a toy and let him chance it. Once some energy is out of him we start our walk. We go a few feet, I stop, he gets to the end (I call him before there is tension) and I run backwards or we play. Then we go a few feet the other direction doing the same thing. Now he knows where the end is and will comeback to me without prompting. Sometimes I’ll shorten the line sometimes I’ll have it completely out. I will also stop randomly and place him in a sit for a few seconds and then walk on. I also found it helpful to focus on controlled type play/walks rather then distance. I give them a command first sit, turn, attention, so on before putting pressure on the lead to give them kind of a heads up on what we are about to do. This also gives them the chance to do it on their own. If they do it on their own they get rewarded. If I see another dog we just turn and go the other way or be across the stress and make him set. (This is where leave it and walk on commands really come in handy) He really didn’t start improving until I started impulse control training with them. I started working on this when they were around 6 months but it didn’t start clicking until around 13/14 months of age. Place training, door control (kennel, front door, car door, and at stores or daycare), I found a bunch of free training videos on YouTube. I just went through them and kinda pieced together stuff that worked for mine. *having them place while I was doing something* you can use a towel or a floor mat (my girl ate her mat so I got these)* *sometimes I work them separately. Boy is in place while the girl is crated.* *the girl is crated with the door open. Is not aloud out until I give the release command. This is the same going through all doors and the car door* There are also a lot of great post under Behavioral and Training in this forum.
  18. @Kered what a happy Husky❣️ I personally would not use human shampoo. The chemicals in them could cause issues. From the research I did, it states not to. In 18 months mine have only had two baths. I had to use a medical prescription shampoo because they have environmental allergies and were stretching really bad. Other then that I use witch hazel to wipe their legs and paws after a run.
  19. So I am kinda going back and forth with this one. I have heard everything from desexing curing Rabies to it salving ALL behavioral issues.🥴 Good breeding and well cared for animals can have healthy long lives either way. I think it is more how an animal is cared for in its younger years. Running a dog too soon (young) , puppies jumping off of high places, and not having the correct nutrients will cause more of an issue on the joints then desexing them. Them getting cancer is a crapshoot. I believe the chances of an intact male getting testicle cancer is higher (well, if he doesn’t have the equipment then it would be hard to get cancer there LOL) Now I did have to neuter my male “early” because of a nasty behavior. He would ATTACK his sister to mount her and then would attack anyone trying to get him off. All other behavioral issues took training. But I think neutering did help with his ability to not get so nasty which resulted in making training easier. I was not going to breed them so there was no need to keep them intact. None of my dogs ever had any medical issues. All were over 100 lbs so it didn’t stunt their growth, non of them had any joint or hip issues, and lived to be in their mid to late teens. The issues and complications I refer to is... higher chance of dogs getting out (hit by car, breeding unwanted animals) and at times being more aggressive (hormone related aggression). Medical complications from having it done will be do to an incompetent vet doing the procedure. Medical issues as far as joint or behavioral or anything else... I just haven’t witnessed it. The number of dogs coming in with these issues have been 80% intact animals. Which you could argue that most of the 80% are backyard dogs that were never properly cared for. Just like we need to look at pups that were fixed before this 2 year mark and ask: what was their diet like, how old were they when the owners started taking them on long walks or ran them, or what about their breeding. I don’t know. I still think there is not enough evidence to say for sure either way. All I know is my personal experience.
  20. I think my nerves breakdown came last May when I originally joined and we hadn’t figured out what was going on with the boy. O he is out of here! As I was on the phone with poison control I asked him to leash her. She was doing her normal “nope we are going to play first” I looked over and he swung the leash at her. 😡🤬. I won’t tolerate that at all! He is lucky I was under a time restraint to get her to the vet or he would have been attached to the leash. 😉
  21. She popped out of it about an hour ago. Like nothing even happened. Chasing the cats and harassing her brother. 🤣 Brother stopped playing suddenly, came over to me, and started vomiting. And wouldn’t you know the missing pieces we couldn’t find in sissy was no longer missing. 🤦🏽‍♀️ At least he was smart enough to not get stained purple. Unbelievable Everyone is good. No more vomit and poops are solid. Does anyone know how to get the purple off her??? LOL I tried hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, and dawn soap. Vet says it should wear off in about a week. But everyone that sees her starts laughing and says “o my is that normal for that breed?” I say with the biggest smile “yep!” Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. It has been a long last 30 sum odd hours.
  22. We got lucky and there were no complications. Most of the pieces came up and the ink was non toxic. She should be able to pass the smaller pieces. They put a purple ace on her to match the marker. 🤣 And I am single now. Yep no more hubby! I would choose my pups over anybody.
  23. As things were getting better.... We are at the emergency vet. I think she wanted to have nail polish and makeup on this morning 🤣 Too bad she ate the hole plastic casing and cap. 🤦🏽‍♀️ I think her and brother eating their dog bed is what started it. O I would not have stayed out with her if it was just diarrhea. Her vomiting is what concerned me.
  24. I have eliminated the blockage theory. Has held down the rest of breakfast and water. Her poop is trying to take on some form. Also eliminating bad canned food and CBD as a cause. Brother was exposed to the same amount of both and hasn’t had any issues. She had to have picked something up during one of the walks my daughter or husband took her on. Keeping her on a quarter cup of food every 4 hours for the next 24 hours and Pedialyte water mixture. Fingers crossed she continues to show signs of improvement. How sweet is this ❤️ Tired. LOL I believe she has nothing left in her. At least she is sleeping now. She couldn’t get comfortable last night at all.
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