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  1. Hey my names devin im new to owning my own husky and have a 9 week old husky with a bit of akita in her. So far she's a great dog listen well takes to training pretty good and even love our one cat. But we are having issues with nipping and peeing every to she goes in to a new room. Tho she is young and just started her training and nothing change over night. Now i have read alot in to training and watched some videos but im always up for hearing from other people. As of now her routine is wake up at 5AM to go pee and for a walk around the block( will be long when she's older), then gets half a cup of dog food 3x a day with treats for training she is let out every 2hrs and anytime she has high energy we play with toys. I look forward from learn and share our experiences with everyone
  2. Hello all! I'm adopting my first husky puppy (she will be 8 weeks) and have a few questions about training! 1) I live in a large family that includes my husband's dad and grandparents, so while my husband and I may not be home during the day, they will be. (I work 7 on/7off so mainly the 7 on part they'll be the biggest help). Would it be better to leave her by herself for awhile during the day or is it ok for her to be able to see them all day? I'm concerned she may became too dependent on us causing problems/separation anxiety leaving her alone for a few hours here and there when she's older. 2) Is it better to move the crate at night time to our bedroom? I don't know if change of space may cause her confusion. I will be the one taking her out at night to use the bathroom. 3) For crate training, should I close the crate door during a few hours of the day or let her roam in an enclosure with the crate available for her to use? I want to be able to crate train her but I want her to be able to roam around and exercise a bit during the day playing with her toys (outside of the time we take to walk her/play with her/etc.) I appreciate all the help and am open to all suggestions and advice!
  3. I have two Siberian husky brothers they are 9 months old and I cannot get them teained*. One ate through a wall. Any one have ideas on how to train litter mates
  4. Hello everyone! My name is Sapphire and I am from Texas. I have two beautiful husky puppies. I first had the one male, Zakai. About 16 weeks after I had Zakai I thought that he needed a playmate so he wont be so lonely when I'm away at school. So I brought home a 10 week female husky puppy named Periwinkle. Zakai loves to play with Periwinkle. But the problem is that whenever I try to play with him, he does not want to play with me! He would rather play with Periwinkle. After I exercise Zakai and Periwinkle I separate them so I can work with them individually to train. I try to train Zakai using toys and playtime to create a better bond with him but he just wants to leave whichever room we're in so he can play with Periwinkle. He will not even look at me no matter how many times I call his attention. He will just stay looking at the door. And I try to be as exciting and interesting as I possibly can, goofing around, making funny noises, but nothing works. So then I try to train him with treats and the same thing. He does not listen to me. I have tried separating them 3 times a day so I can train them. I taught him all the basics. I just want to teach him a lot more new things. Periwinkle is such a good girl. She listens and she's focused. I have no problem with her. It's Zakai that won't give me the time of day. So, fellow husky owners, I reach out desperately, please help me and tell me what I must do.
  5. I use treats to train Maya, and it costs a fortune to buy dog treats that she isnt even into, I've had a few people say I can use gerber puffs and yogurt melts for babies for her? I just want to make sure I can ACTUALLY use those without her getting any negative affects.
  6. So, as a brand new (finally!) husky owner, my boy is only a mere 2 months old, Siberian/Malamute I figured I would post a thread and get some tips on what’s best for our little pup. Today is only the fourth day we’ve had him, we have three children and my wife has a 9 year old deer head chiuhuhua. If anyone has any tips about obedience training, length of walks (in summer), grooming, hair cutting?, dental tricks (keep them teeth pearly white), anything is super appreciated. Thanks so much.
  7. Hi! My partner and have debated at length for the last year and a half about getting either a husky or a husky collie mix. We currently own 4 cats and 4 guinea pigs. We live on 6 acres of land (which we can use for doggo) that are horse exercise paddocks along with a back garden of about 700m2. My in Laws own and live on the land in a bungalow next door with a Wheaton and a Miniature Schnauzer, both love other dogs. I run fitness boot camps in the garden and visit clients in a gym for a maximum of 1-2 hours per day, but my partner in normally home when I’m rarely not! We’ve done a TONNE of research, although I know that we will never be 100% prepared. I grew up crate/agility/obedient training dogs and have no problem being an alpha, stern with positive reinforcement and providing 2+ hours of exercise. We want a husky because of the work; we understand the reward! We’re prepared to be in snowstorm when the coat sheds and have already looked in to the money for stupid amounts of toys, raw vs non raw food etc... the elephant in the room is our pets. Ultimately I don’t care how much I want a husky if I think my cats will get killed it’s game over. We have a “cat wall” which would be great for them to climb up and hide in hidey holes and on ledges. We’re talking about putting a cat flap on the lounge door and keeping it as a no husky zone. I understand that no matter how much I trust my dog after a decade we can never leave them unattended together. My question is, I’ve heard horror stories and successes. Even with all my plans, daily classes, training, exercise, toys, crates, cat escape routes and hyper vigilance.. am I living in crazy town thinking this is possible? Thanks in advance (sorry about the length of the post!!) Maddie
  8. Hello! My 3-month-old puppy had an interaction with two dogs today. The first went well. However, the second interaction didn't go too well. The other dog snapped at my Xilonen- not 100% sure who instigated the snapping. The other woman just said "it snapped." I apologized and we went our separate ways. On the way back from the walk, we encountered that dog again and it started barking at us (I made sure we kept our distance this time) and my puppy wanted to approach, but was not aggressive. My puppy is usually very playful, but I didn't feel her snap at Coco or whatever his name was ... I know this is a dumb question, but is it hard-wired in a dog how to approach another dog? (dogs don't approach each other face to face or make eye contact etc.) 🤔 Or does my puppy not know how to greet other dogs?
  9. Hello everyone! I'm new here, just found this site today. I need help because I'm at my wits end. I have a 3-month-old husky, named Xilonen. I have had her for a little over month. Training is going as well as can be expected. We were doing really well until about 2 weeks ago- out of nowhere, she started biting me HARD- my hands, arms, calves, ankles, she has even jumped up to bite my bum! Her teeth get caught in my clothes and she won't let go! She growls and pulls, even if I don't pull back. I don't care about the clothes, but sometimes she catches a body part, and it seems like her grip tightens on me. The breeder claimed she was 8 weeks old. However, we failed to ask if she was being kept with her mother the entire time (1st time buying a dog from a breeder). I know we didn't ask the right questions, but I suspect her mother never taught her bite inhibition. Also, I have noticed that sometimes when she opens and closes her mouth, I hear her teeth grinding, as if her teeth didn't align properly. Is that normal? Xilonen also jumps on me and no matter how much I try to get her to stop, she proceeds to hump my leg. And won't stop. Once in a while, she obeys the "OFF" command. Or she jumps on me and proceeds to bite me hard and pull, as mentioned above. She only does this to me and not to my husband! I'm assuming it's because she knows he's the alpha. I don't know what to do! (I spend the most time with her!) What am I doing wrong? Sorry for the long post. Thanks in advance. -Vanni and Xilonen
  10. Hello everyone, we have 2 white huskies, Aria and Apollo, who are 11 months now. We have been trying really hard with their training and they are getting better every day. However, getting them to come back to us when using their recall (i.e. 'come') is always a hit or miss. We can never be sure that they will respond and its clear that they choose when to. It is very stressful sometimes, especially when going to the park. Any good ideas/tips please let us know. Thanks.
  11. I know there's plenty to train on, but my first priority is potty training and not being aggressive about food with my other dog. He goes every time we go outside, but also goes when he feels like it inside. I feed my dogs separate but he growls and charges at the other dog while she's eating when he gets the chance. I want to curb this now cause he will get bigger and I don't want him being food possessive anyway. He does it with the water bowl too. Any tips? No idea if he's full blood, saw both parents last weekend when i got him, they don't looked mixed breed, he'll be 8 weeks old on Saturday, 02/03.
  12. Hi Everyone, We have had our gorgeous boy for just over 2 weeks now and he has settled in so well! One thing that we are having a bit of trouble recognising a cause for is our little guy pooping inside. (I realise he is still very young so please bare with for explanation) Within the first couple of nights he was able to make it through the night without wee accidents but still pooped - he's got the hang of asking to go out and now rarely wee's inside other than small ones which he can stop when we say No to him and take him outside. Poops are a bit different - we take him outside every two hours then immediately after eating or sleeping. He will wee straight away but we give him longer to poop. He usually poops outside after a lot of encouragement - however, sometimes he won't poop at all but within seconds of coming back in side (we let him stay out till he wants to come back in) he will poop inside - this can be a few seconds or 5 minutes theres no pattern that we can see. If we say no or try to pick him up he continues to poop so we have to wait for him to finish as to not drop it round the house, we then take him out immediately and give the usual wee wee command. He also seems to know that it is wrong because he will try and get under something as if to hide. I hate to think we've scared him or been too strict!! I've read that they can associate certain rooms as a toiletting spot because they don't spend enough time in that room but when we are in we have been leaving the downstairs open for him to roam around in to help him recognise it as his living space. He is kept in the kitchen if we go out for a max of 2-3 hours (he doesn't have accidents in that time) and at night where he sleeps in a crate with the door open. He never wee's or poops in his crate or the kitchen. Like I said I know he is very young and he has been doing very well but I don't want to be continuing causing the behaviour through something we are doing? Any advice would be really appreciated! Our stunning boy at 9 weeks!
  13. Hi! I've had this issue with Odin since he entered puberty; he's sort of aggressive towards young puppies - but ONLY husky & malamute puppies. He gets along fine with small dogs when off leash in the dog park, but once a husky or mal puppy comes in I have to chase him around to make sure he doesn't hurt it. The first 'greeting' he does towards the puppy would be to run straight to it, wrestle a bit then bite the neck. The puppy was terrified and crying and he still won't leave it alone. It's scary to look at and scary for the puppy owner too. He'll growl and try to pin the puppy down, and bare his teeth when I pull him away. He'll go back to chasing and biting the puppy's neck if I let him go. It seems like he's turned into a playground bully and I'm really concerned about it. How do I correct this behavior? We don't always meet husky or mal puppy during our visit to the park so I have only few chances to correct him so I need to do it right.
  14. I need some ideas for my 7 month old Akira. I have had her for about 5 months now and she is moderately house trained. I crate her if im going to be gone for anything over 5hrs. For the most part she is pretty well with holding it for about 4hrs if I am home. In these instances I usually leave her in the living room with some toys and come home accident free. On the otherhand, I will occasionally leave her in the bedroom if I'll be gone for a few hrs as well. On multiple occasions she went from peeing on the floor to peeing/pooping on the bed! I am at a loss on what to do because i hate leaving her in the crate as I have another dog who i can leave out forever with no accidents.
  15. Hi there, we have a 9 week old Siberian and she was introduced to our home two days ago. She has not yet learned how to use her puppy pads and hasn't had her vaccinations so we can't let her out to go to the toilet yet. This means that we have to keep an eye on her at all times in case she goes on the carpet. When we can't keep an eye on her or we are busy, we put her in the conservatory (which we have carpeted with puppy pads!) her cage, bad and blankets are I in here too so we are trying to make it her 'den' area and she likes it but if we shut the door as we have to and walk away for even just an hour or so she howls and screams and scratches until you come back. I know that it is done because she knows if she yells loud enough she will be let out and we have been ignoring her and firmly telling her 'no', but i need to know if we are doing the right thing and how we can train her to be more comfortable with being left alone for short periods of time. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
  16. In 10 hours, I should be picking up an 8-week-old Husky puppy. I've done a lot of research (as this is a major life commitment), so I think I got the broad strokes covered, but as with all things in life, the theory and practice are two different things, and I don't want to bang my head against wall for doing a stupid mistake that could have been easily avoided (especially if all I need to do is ask here). Here's what I basically want for the puppy: - on one hand : make sure I don't traumatize the poor creature unintentionally (due to my ignorance) - on another hand: make sure the dog is properly trained (primarily for his own good, but also mine) Short-term questions: (next 8 weeks): - 1. Can you properly teach husky obedience just from reading a book ? I haven't found a local neighbourhood class yet, but time's running out so I think I just gotta start doing some training by myself, or I'll run out of time when it was still easy. - 2. Is crating really necessary ? Is it bad for the puppy, if it just runs around the apartment ? I don't really care if it breaks my 60" TV or crunches through the furniture. They're just easily replaceable non-living things. - 3. I have a 7-minute commute to work currently, and presume I can step out (say, for an hour - to walk him) at least once, but I believe I could arrange to be able to do it twice during 8 hrs (e.g. be home every 2.5 hrs) during next few weeks. How long should this period be ? 4-6 weeks ? - 4. How soon can I start cooking for the puppy ? - 5. Why is it a bad idea to let puppy sleep in bed with me (so it feels connected and safe) during its first few weeks at new home ? I mean, if it wants to go find a different spot (say, a cooler kitchen tile floor), I'll let it. I might be wrong, but I don't believe that this negates puppy's notion of me as a master (assuming I'll be consistent and firm in training and rewarding, which is easier said than done obviously, with cute puppies) Long-term questions (~1-2+ yrs from now when it grows up sufficiently): 1. Ultimately, starting with very short hikes (and slowly progressing to longer ones), I want this dog to accompany me on my multi-day hikes through frozen mountains and wilderness - how soon can I subject it to, say, 16-20+ hour hike up snow-covered hills/mountains (total distance ~25-40 kms). I've read very conflicting experiences, so it's hard to say, if it's just those particular individual dogs, or it's a breed-specific feature. How soon will Husky's stamina build up to be able to keep up with me ? 2. Will it be able to handle **safely** temperatures of around -25 Celsius, if 99% of its life is spent indoors at +25 Celsius ? That's 50 degrees of a difference. Yes, I understand their origin and heritage very well, but humans have the very same problem. For example, I don't have issue outside until it drops below those -25 C, but 99% of people I met, bitches around +5C how 'cold' it is, as they haven't been exposed to it during early childhood. I have to presume the same holds for dogs, as their body behaves extremely similarly to human body (in so many ways), and they cannot layer up (unlike us). When I was a kid, in our village, the neighbour's dog (not a husky, though), who was outside his whole life from birth, froze to death the night it dropped to -28C. We were always arguing with the neighbours, but they didn't listen. Unfortunately, at that time&place, there was no such thing as animal police. 3. I'm having a problem finding some hard data on their thermoregulation. I understand the signs of human hypothermia very well, but have zero idea on how husky internally experience cold and most importantly - hypothermia (as it's fundamentally dangerous, especially out there, when you're 10-50 km from civilization). I don't have a problem walking for hours through brutal blizzard (in fact, I love it and drive long distances for every single experience) - but can a domesticated indoor husky survive one ? I am absolutely NOT willing to find out by risking his life/health. One one hand, this is what they were born for, on another - it's got zero experience and exposure to cold because it's kept indoors - so the common sense dictates that its genes don't really matter that much anymore at these, relatively extreme, temperatures (since they were born to and acclimated to the +20C indoors). On yet another hand, wolves must obviously be able to survive multiple blizzards in their lifetime (and in my childhood area they indeed did), so theoretically, a blizzard should not kill a healthy Husky either. Now, if you never saw a documentary on how [incredibly quickly] a strong cold wind drains the human body of heat, you might think this question is absurd, but I assure you it's actually not (plus, check my question 2 on that poor frozen dog). 4. When we'll go for a hike, there's obviously not going to be a leash. Is Husky ballsy and crazy enough to wander far alone and try to attack bear or wolf pack ? I'm asking, as I actually survived encounter with a hungry wolf-pack, in the middle of a cold January night (yes, I know now it was a stupid idea to take a short walk at 2am, knowing very well that a wolf-pack operates in the area, but I was very -ehm- young at that time). While I somehow stared the alpha male down, and he eventually slowly pulled back (I was too big for him and not worth the risk apparently, despite the pack aggressively barking at him), not sure what a Husky would do at such situation, as he could probably just escalate the situation and make things life-threatening for both of us. 5. How soon can he fly on a plane without being traumatized ? While I am currently in U.S., and can drive to Canada/Newfoundland from Jersey easily (usually within 20 hrs, but try to keep driving to a minimum - e.g. not more than 30-50 hours during a week), some great places (e.g. Iceland, where I'd just love to take him) you have to fly and I heard horror stories about dogs that flew. Considering Husky's temperament, I am of the opinion that it suffers tremendously during the flight, but don't really know. I honestly believe I can provide my Husky with some great adventuring experiences, that he was born for, throughout his life, despite him having to be indoors majority of time. But I must be 100% sure his safety is not compromised by me overlooking something or pushing over the realistic (for the breed) boundaries. Please feel free to answer any question, even if it's just one. Thank you.
  17. Hi, I have a 6 month old husky called Lyla and my partner has a 2 year old husky called autumn (both girls) which we adore!! Both dogs are so friendly to both people and other animals and love running around and playing with other dogs at dog off leash areas! However, recently the 2 year old husky autumn has been really rough towards small dogs when they begin to run away or growl back, even to the extent of picking them up and thrashing them in her mouth :/ it hasn't gotten to the stage of her actually injuring any small dogs but the behaviour is often unpredictable and you can imagine how upset the owners of the small dogs are! We growl at her and put her straight on the lead after this happens and she knows she's in trouble but the behaviour still continues I also have a small fox terrier dog that she would never do this towards (she knows to leave him alone) I have read a bit about high prey drive in huskys and am pretty certain this is her reaction towards small dogs Just wondering if anyone has seen this behaviour in their huskys and had any luck or recommendations of training this behaviour out? We would love to still be able to take them out to dog off leash areas and not have this concern!! Thanks
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