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Could anybody advice me on how to leave a Siberian huskie, we have tried over and over since she was a pup but she just had crying spells and upset tummy, she is a beautiful dog with a lovely nature but we just can't leave her, we have had people phone us up to say she is head butting the door and just crying/ howling, we are desperate for advice. Pls pls.

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I would say slow starts with leaving for 5 mins building this up slowly...also crate training might be an option...

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Sometimes taking them out for a walk first can help. White noise in the background like a radio the telly etc..., item of clothing or bedding with your scent on, Kong/treat ball, or a dap diffuser are all things you could try as well as building up the time being left gradually.
Bear loves soft toys so we had special ones kept on top of the fridge freezer, lol, that she only got to play with when we went out. She really craved a safe place too in fact that was what helped her most in the end.


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Hi what is s dap diffuser? We have tried all Otha things that you have advice, but not the diffuser! Thank you so much for your advice I will give it a go. Julie.


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Crate training is good but ive heard horror stories about huskies and crates. How long do you leave her for?

We got a play pen recently...sort of like a crate with lots of space to roam...deficate etc. It seems to have worked as Arjun treats the whole space (almost half our living room) as his bedroom and even refuses to urinate in there.

But as with anything you have to get them used to it. Even when you are at home she should be spending time in the crate/pen to show she cant have unrestricted access to you.

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the diffuser is like the room scent system you plug in the mains socket

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www.successdogs.com ask Jean Cote direct if you can't read anything specific on his site ref separation anxiety.
She's left her pack and her mum and is suddenly alone..
Radio on in background.
Once she's willingly in her crate (JC shows how to introduce this!) Close door. Leave 5 mins giving a reward treat for being in there quietly then let out. Repeat a bit later, throwing a treat in. Once she's eating, close again quietly. Gradually increase the times.
Say 'into bed' and reward as soon as she goes in. Close door.
Pop her in when you sit down to eat. Reward and reassure.. during... this also discourages begging during mealtimes but, it needs to be maintained! Lol
Gaining her trust over this is vital..
Then pop out front door for 30 seconds with her in her crate. Return & reward.
Release. Do again an hour later. And repeat increasing the time out.
If she has 24/7 access via a flap into a high fence secure and locked garden, again do this with her crate door open... but encourage her into her crate but not shut (ensure ALL other doors in the house are) and put in a frozen carrot or a filled Kong to take her attention off you going out. Keep the times short and gradually increase... that radio on is a great comfort with background voices - mine hate the radio off!
It takes time and patience and a few long weekends of application to let her know you're coming back. (Even a week off can give you valuable training time) and that successdogs.com site has pretty much everything to help you now - toys are good too.

Personally, a companion is so good for company....if you can think this through pls do.

Think ahead what she'll be facing - get the vacuum around her when she's in the crate - reward & reassure. Handle her so she doesn't freak out or growl at the vet checkover.
Get brushing a few strokes to get her used to grooming, and nail clipping.. hair drier.... all things you might not think of using now while small but boy can they freak out later and by then you'll have a bigger challenge with a bigger dog! Car rides too.. traffic.
I took my boy out into town by car and sat at Costa's outside. He could watch and observe by or under my chair. .. the first toddler made him yelp in fright - little hooman !! Buggies and babies. . Lots of feet....traffic horns buses - it all really helps them adjust... and of course socialising and meet and greet other furkids...join the Husky Forums - camp meets are great too...
Read up - learn - try it - they are incredibly intelligent, funny, lovable, Houdini's and can out wit you given any opportunity.
NB. Rugs are better now on slippy floors to avoid hip dysplasia until their joints are stronger developed around about a year old...
Five mins walking out per day (after jabs) add 5 mins on each month. They'll run around enough in between.
Let her sleep where she falls. . Just like toddlers....
Invest in Lint rollers, prepare to lose friends who don't like fur and ... black is so not good! Lol denim seems to resist fur better...
Mine go to the groomers end of second week into coat blow. . Even then you need to groom every day but it is worth that visit. Book when it starts because it may take ten days to get in!



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And if you can avoid too early neuter - wait until at least two years by which time the long bone end plates are established.
Thyroid, heart and joints are issues cropping up LATER in life if neutered.. but try sterilisation - clipping tubes first if you have to resort.. at least the ovaries & growth hormones continue. Then spay later to avoid possible cancer.

Research Dr Becker's findings. Please!

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