Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Tips to get the most out of your husky

Huskies were originally domesticated to take on poor weather and conditions. Siberian and Alaskan huskies were both used in sled racing, although the Alaskan husky was more dominant than its Siberian cousin due to the formers increased speed and endurance.

Huskies have two coats that keep them insulated under any weather conditions. If you're adopting an adult husky, you need to watch out, as training grown huskies is extremely difficult. It's better to start with a pup.

Training huskies is a lot less difficult when they're still small, as they're at the age where they begin marking territory and also start to be rebellious. It's at this time that you need to show your husky that this type of behaviour is not acceptable, and also show them that you're the leader in your household.

Huskies are perhaps one of the hardest breed of dog to train. Regardless of the type of husky, they are sly and will try to get one over you in an attempt to overturn your authority. It's always best to lead your husky, both metaphorically and actually; when you're walking, for example, always walk in front of your husky as this shows them that you are their dominant leader.

It's best to house train when they're small as well, particularly during the first 6 months. Crate training is often quite important as it helps you housebreaks your puppy. Placing a husky inside a crate will rule out messing around the house, as huskies instinctively don't go to the toilet in their homes.

The big thing to watch out for - and nip in the bud - is any sign of aggression from your husky. They can be loyal and friendly, but they can also be quite rebellious and aggressive towards anyone they do not like or trust. They will also try to take advantage of you whenever. These are things you will want to avoid.


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