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  1. I totally agree with @robke. Every since my boy (18 months) has been diagnosed with GI disease, I had to constantly switch up his food, he has become so picky. Would go 2 or 3 days without eating. Which for us is a medical concern because of leaky gut. If you try enticing him with yummy stuff then he will expect it every time. Then protest when he doesn’t get it. From the research I have done this seems to be very common. My vet says it is actually good for them to purge their system. As long as they are healthy and it’s not do to a blockage or something I would keep offering his meals 15 minutes down then pull it. Don’t stress over it.
  2. Pet insurance has been a life saver here too. Literally I pay $40 a month for each and that covers 90%. It takes a little while to get the refund. I am still waiting for the refund from his blow out, then meds, and sissy felt left out so she contracted tape worms. 🤦🏽‍♀️ I spend on average $400 a month on medical. We had a few months of a couple of thousands at first but we are slowly getting those issues under control. Sissy has gotten better after she ate his staples once and he was very sweet with her while she recovered from mouth surgery. I am just happy that the worse is over for him. It sucks when they don’t feel good. You.... don’t over do it! Take care of you. The boys will be fine for a day or so while you recover. 🥴
  3. I honestly believe feeding raw or cooked is the best. Mine have food allergies/intolerance to certain foods and my boy has GI disease so there is not a kibble out there that I am satisfied with. I am feeding Instinct Limited Ingredients because of having to reset my boy’s tummy after a blow out. It is good. I would not mind trying their raw line. (But again it has ingredients that my pups can’t have) With that being said if I had normal pups I would like Wilderness, Wellcore, Tastes of the Wild, just to name a few. But just do your research and keep prices in mind. Keep in mind also that Huskies digestion is different then other breeds. I believe I did 2 cups a day split into 4 meals and their treats for training came out of that amount. Anything more than 2 cups caused bad diarrhea. I would some times not even do a traditional meal because the two cups was given throughout the day during training. (This is not wise for potty training LOL it messed up potty times. But mine have a doggy door so I wasn’t concerned about that.) I do try to keep to the traditional diet. Protein: Summer Grassland. Winter fish. Fall and spring Fowl. Are you going to be doing Agility, sledding, or any really high activity? That will make a huge difference in what you feed and how much. Here they are considered large breed. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️. We only have small breed or large breed in puppy food. I think the line is at 50 here. I don’t get it or know why. I assume it is to sell more at a higher price. O and kibble size.
  4. Glad to hear everything went well with your op. Take care of you. That actually looks really good. You may have to put sunblock on it for awhile but I think it will finish healing nicely. You don’t have to keep bandaging it do you? I think it is ready to be air dried. (With wearing a t-shirt of course)
  5. OMG he is Handsome ❣️ Mine are brother and sister. Here is the girl: 7 weeks, around 4 months, 1 year Here is the boy: same ages I thought mine were little too at that age. Now they are 60lbs. LOL They will hit growing spurts. So as long as the vet says he is healthy, go with it. Take lots of pictures they do change and quickly.
  6. Have you taken to the vet? Could be a medical reason if random and no changes in the home has happened.
  7. I have them crate trained and will crate if I have guest come over. They also have to be in their crates for meal time, because my male is food aggressive. I also have transport crates. It does make my pups worse and my girl has popped all the wiring in the back LOL Mine are not aloud in the kitchen. Get baby latches for the cabinets and child proof door knobs. Lock your stove. Make sure there are no knives or anything that can be swallowed. I have seen X-rays of a dog swallowing a steak knife 😮.
  8. My girl still cannot hold it all night. I also only leave them for a max of two hours and it is during their nap time. Mine are blocked off in the hallway so they don’t destroy my house or hurt each other playing on the couch. Keep a strict schedule, pull food and water (I don’t do this but) I think 2 hours before bed. I did a lot of posting about neck grabbing. Mine would grab, clamp down, and shack. It was actually becoming a medical issue. I use a spray bottle. I said release and then sprayed them. Now all I have to do is say release. Hopefully these videos come up for you. Also the stepping in poop is from being in the shelter. Keep up with the potty training and that will slowly go away. 6F202BA9-8C03-4735-898F-21E1CEB90F30.MOV
  9. I am so sorry to hear that. Start looking into how to train a blind dog and start the new commands now so she will understand them later. Also arrange your furniture to give her space and then keep it that way so she will have the room memorized. I am hoping for the best outcome for you both.
  10. O poor guy. Get him to a vet ASAP- need to make sure dosage is correct, his skin is going to be all open and inflamed and he probably needs antibiotics and an anti inflammatory. Giving him a bath could physically be painful. (I have seen dogs that started off with a bad case of fleas and ended up being covered in maggots) Wash EVERYTHING in your house. No matter how much meds or how many baths, he can still keep getting them if the environment is not clean. Sounds like you are way past home remedies. Good luck
  11. This is just my honest opinion: All dogs have the same issue no matter the breed. However, Huskies are different in the since of how they are trained. I would really hate to see someone spend a lot of money on a program that may be great for other breeds but does nothing for your Husky. I would suggest going on YouTube first. There are a tun of training videos for free. I watched a lot of different ones and found handlers that had my same approach and just kind of put together my own training routine. This way I had guidance but could adjust to mines personality. My male is extremely responsive and loves rewards and is more willing and can go forever learning something new. Were my girl is stubborn and could careless about rewards and doesn’t have a good attention span. What works for one my not work for another. Keep in mind that these guys are not Labs, Shepherds, or Rotties. They do not have the drive to please. Make it fun, keep it short, and be very very patient.
  12. Sorry I don’t click on links. What is the name of the product and I will look it up. He is starting his teenage phase. I believe mine started around that age and they have calmed back down now. They are 18 months. I double their training and kept them busy. The more I worked with them the better they acted.
  13. That is so cute. Mine like coffee. It’s my new perfume. *I drink iced coffee in the summer. *
  14. Thank you. Yes they are. Even my vet says she was to be reincarnated as one of my dogs. LOL They are my babies.
  15. I am happy that Marley is doing so well. Good luck on your op. Ya hubby is going to need a vacation when this is all said and done. LOL
  16. At 4 months I started puppy classes and daycare with mine. My male was and still can be very Leash reactive. So I am not sure if my advice is going to necessarily work. However, I have had dogs in other breeds act like this. If one of my pups was not confident on walks I would: In list in a small puppy class. Short walks during low traffic times. Take a toy or favorite treat. If you see another dog have him set and watch from a distance. Do not allow another dog to approach him when he is being fearful. Once the other dog has moved passed and there is a good distance, give a walk command and while walking reward. *It takes 4x in 4 different environments for a positive experience to be set in* *I also do not speak or touch mine during this. (Besides placing in a set)* I believe it reinforces whatever is going through their heads. Possibly okaying anxiety, fear, and whatever else. I have had some that just didn’t like or feel comfortable with other dogs and I just kept strange dogs away from them. Good news is.... he trust you to protect him. I had to train this behavior in mine. If a loose dog ran up to us, I have them (my girl) go behind me while brother and I protect her. Plus, it allows me to concentrate on the stray and only one of mine instead of all three. So this is not necessarily a bad thing.
  17. 14 years ago I brought her home as a gift to my now x-husband. She was thrown out the window of a vehicle on the Highway. A young couple stopped and picked her up. They were not able to keep her so they brought her into my work. Over the years I have had the privilege of helping with babysitting and seeing her on a regular basis. Run free my little golden girl. You are now free from pain. Go run in the fields with your buddy Buzz like you guys used to as pups. He has been waiting for you.
  18. She just can’t seem to figure it out 🤣 And these are just too cute not to post. ❤️
  19. 2Huskyfun

    Hello!

    Welcome! So cute and content while they sleep. LOL There has been a lot of postings regarding training done over the past week. They may help 😁
  20. I do not and will have mine off leash. My female would be gone in a second and my boy.... I think he would actually be fine but would never chance it.
  21. That was a great video. This seems to have been the year for looking inward and personal growth. *must be our generation hitting that age* I am finally going back school to finish my masters (in a field that I have already worked in for 15 years LOL Found a spiritual path And letting go...... I am too loving life and going through every door that opens. Again, thank you for sharing that. What happy Beautiful lucky pups.
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