Thursday, February 26, 2015

Amazing and Smart Siberian Husky Dog

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My Siberian husky is seven months old now. He has been with me for 5 months. He is so cute and loving. He knows how to give hugs and kisses. He waits for me by the door every time I step outside. He loves to run and play.

He sits on the sofa and plays with his toys. Sometimes I put YouTube on the laptop and let him listen to other huskies howling and he will start howling with the videos. He is becoming more and more smarter. When you play music he gets super excited and runs around like he is crazy.

My husky loves car rides, if he hears me pick up my car keys he runs to the door and when I take him to the car he jumps into the backseat by himself with out any help. I always crack the windows down a bit in the back so that he can look out and get some fresh air.

He sticks his nose out and enjoys the breeze. He also takes long naps in the car if the air conditioner is on because he loves cold air. He doesn’t distract my driving at all he is so quiet and behaved. I don’t feed my Siberian husky any red meat he only eats chicken. I feed him Puppy Chow. He also does not drink water from the pipe. I only give him bottled water.

If I give him tap water he knows the difference he would not drink it. He would just take a lick and not drink the rest. He is very spoiled as I said. He is also scared of thunder. When there is a thunderstorm and lighting outside my husky hides under the coffee table and howls because he is frightened by the noise. But if it is just drizzling, he likes to run and play with the water drops.

Commonly recognized as sled dogs, the Siberian dog is a rather resilient and husky bred with ties to the Spitz genetic family. It is hairy and doubled furred possessing triangular and pointed ears and has distinctive markings. They are originally native to North-eastern Asia; they were imported to Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush and later spread to America and Canada.

The Siberian dog stands outs as extra ordinary in many aspects. They have an eye condition called heterochromia, whereby the dog has different eye colors. Secondly they can display a snow nose, a condition called hypo-pigmentation. Thirdly they have an expressive tail, used when doing the Siberian swirl; this is when the temperatures are low and the dog curls the tail to cover its nose when sleeping. Finally, the Siberian husky howls rather than barks; acting more like a wolf descendant than a dog’s.

The Siberian husky is a smart working dog. The Chukchi people, who initially owned the bred, used the Siberian husky for a number of duties. They were used for transport, pulling sledges, from one point to another. This has greatly been attributed to their agile physique. They were also used for hunting purposes and looking for lost children; they have a high tracking capability. These attributes have made the bred popular among puppy breeders, who mostly end up with ill breeds slightly similar to the Siberian husky.

They are smart escape artists. Since they are domesticated from the wild, the Siberian husky has a tendency to escape. They break off easily from bondage by chewing, digging or jumping their way out. They also have a tendency to roam, having a preference to a free life than being leashed. Reasons for their escape can be tied to poor living conditions such as high temperatures.

They are smart companions. Being a descendant of the wolf, they have a strong attachment for packs. This is displayed with how they relate to people and other dogs. They will seek out the companion rather than stay alone. This is attached to the fact that packs were and are always stronger than a single individual.

They are smart and perfect pet for children. The Siberian husky is comfortable being kept indoors. Being staggered learners they require constant training, this can be provided by children as they spend more time together. Ironically, for one to train a Siberian husky, resilience is virtue that has to be learned when dealing with this resilient bred. They also would benefit from the obedience training as they sometimes display a contrasting behavior in a class and home environment.

They are smart feeders. The Siberian husky is breed to eat little food. Therefore they are economical to manage compared to the other heavy feeder dogs. This is attributed to the low calorie needs of the bred.

The Siberian husky is a smart shedder. They do not drop large amounts of fur at once. Depending on the climate, the shedding process is either hastened or slowed down. In warmer climates, shedding is full blown on the third week into the process. However in the cooler climate, shedding is slow and less hairs is lost at once.




My Husky Relaxing In The Back Yard

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My Siberian husky loves to play and relax out in my backyard. He loves to run with me in the backyard. I let him off of the leash and let him run around freely. If you run with him on the leash then he will pull you too hard, because he is a sled dog.

When he runs it is so cute his ears show how happy he is and he wags his tail nonstop. Unlike most huskies, my Siberian husky doesn’t like to dig holes in the dirt. He would much rather run and jump with me when I throw his favorite ball around.

If I throw the ball and send him to fetch it he brings is back to me. He likes to look up and stare at the birds in the air. Sometimes he runs and chases them because he wants to play. If he sees a Sandhill crane, he runs after it to attack. When he was a baby, he was scared of the cranes as he grew older he wants to attack and play with them but I don’t let him near them.



He also likes to run around the trees and hide behind it until I come to chase and find him. Before I bring him back into the house, he waits for me by the door.  I always wipe his feet with puppy wipes so that he doesn’t track dirt into the house and he allows me to do it. He won’t run away or stop me from cleaning him. He also won’t walk into the house without wiping his paws.

He is a very spoiled dog. As soon as he comes into the house after playtime outside, he goes straight for his water bowl and then he throws himself down on the kitchen floor and cools down from all the running and jumping.

Siberian Huskies are beautiful and proud. They are commonly bred as sled dogs, due to their remarkable willingness to perform and their unbelievable endurance. With their outgoing and agreeable personalities, they make wonderful family pets and are, also, commonly used as therapy dogs. Huskies are active, medium-sized dogs that are quick on their feet and graceful in their motions. Due to their origins in colder climates, they have some of the thickest coats of all dogs. Their coat is comprised of a thick, dense undercoat with a coarse, longer top coat. The AKC ranks the Husky as the 13th most popular dog breed.

Personality

The Siberian Husky is an adaptable, friendly, and loyal companion. Whether you have your husky relaxing in the backyard, taking a nap on your couch, or walking with you through the neighborhood, their loyal, mischievous, and outgoing personality will shine through.

Some of the more common Husky personality traits are:

- Friendly
- Gentleness
- Dignified
- Alert
- Non-aggressive
- Loyal
- Mischievous
- Outgoing

Temperament


Siberian Huskies are loving and are particularly content when they're part of a family, including those with children and other dogs. They can get quite lonely when not with their family members for long lengths of time.

Some Husky temperament traits are:

- Warm, good-nature, and loving
- Get along well with other dogs
- Enjoy companionship
- Respond well to positive training methods
- Make new friends easily
- Energetic- Enjoy regular exercise

Colors

The Husky is a beautiful dog and can be found in many different colors and markings. According to the breed standards, there are six standard colors.

The six recognized breed standard colors are:


- Agouti and white
- Black and white
- Gray and white
- Red and white
- Sable and white
- White

Appearance

The Siberian Husky has a thick coat. They are very clean dogs that maintain good hygiene, but should be brushed on a weekly basis. Even on the coldest of days, you may find a husky relaxing in the backyard. In some climates, their dense undercoats and long topcoats allow them to be comfortable on even the coldest of days. Huskies have compact bodies, furry, brush-like tails, and ears that are erect.

Appearance attributes:

- Thick coat with a dense undercoat and a long topcoat
- Erect ears
- Compact bodies
- Furry, brush-like tail
- Various markings
- Medium size
- Shoulder height is generally 1' 8" to 1' 11"
- Weight is generally 35 to 60 lbs.

Lifespan

The lifespan of a Siberian Husky is generally twelve to fifteen years. As a breed, they're known to be very healthy.



Care

One of the most frustrating aspects of caring for your Siberian Husky family member can be keeping them in the yard. Many Huskies are Houdini-like, expert escape artists and must have fencing that's been partially buried in the ground, at the fence line, to keep them from digging out. Huskies love to run and should always be kept on a leash when not in a fenced-in area. They need, at least, 30 minutes of daily exercise and make wonderful running partners. Before deciding to take your Husky for a run, however, make sure that the temperature isn't too high for them. Because of their thick coats, it's easy for a Husky to become overheated. They should be fed a high quality dog food at each of two daily meals.

Care points to consider:

- Make sure your Husky can't escape your fence
- Daily exercise is necessary for their health and emotional well-being
- Leashes should be used when not in a fenced-in area
- Don't run with your Husky if the temperature is too high
- Feed high quality dog food twice a day
- Regularly brush your Husky's teeth
- Brush their thick coat, at least, once per week

The Siberian Husky is a loving, affectionate, and loyal dog that would make a great addition to any family. Their intelligence and wonderful personalities make them adaptable and a great fit for many different situations.



Here is My Sleeping Husky

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My Siberian husky is sleeping. He loves to sleep. When he is ready to sleep his eyes turn really red. He would go straight to his cage and sleep with the door open. Sometimes he would squeal in his sleep from having dreams.

If he is scared of something he would come and sleep on my lap. Sometimes he runs into my room and hops up onto my bed and sleeps on the edge of the bed. Sometimes he watches cartoons too. He watches mickey mouse while laying on the bed and plays with his toys.


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He is very well behaved. He likes to sleep on the tile in front of the front door of my house. He sleeps for hours there. Sometimes he plays with his toys and looks out the window to watch the cars pass by on the street. If I take him in the front yard he pulls to sit on the edge of the driveway to see kids get off the school bus in the afternoon down the street. He also loves to chase bugs.

As soon as he sees my neighbor he pulls to go to her driveway so that she can pet him. He likes to play with other puppies in the street, he is so friendly with other dogs. My Siberian husky does not bark only if he sees someone he doesn’t know. He only howls when he is happy. Whenever I come home from work he howls and wags his tail.

He gets very excited because he wants to play and have some fun. He also gives big wet slobbery kisses whenever I come home. He is now learning to jump up onto your shoulders and give hugs. Here is a picture of my Siberian husky watching Mickey Mouse on TV as he is sitting on the edge of the bed.

The Siberian husky dog is a very beautiful midsized dog and a very good companion to have. Some people refer to it as my sleeping dog because it sleeps a lot. Its thick coat that comes in a variety of colors and their mostly blue eyes are some of the things that make it a wonderful dog for anyone to own. However, with all these nice features, it is still very important for any person intending to own one to first understand the dog.

History of the dog

Just as the name suggests, this dog originated from Siberia and it is believed that it was first bred by the Chukchi a Siberian nomad tribe. Despite the fact that little is known about the history of this dog, DNA tests done back in 2004 show that it is one of the oldest dog breeds.

In the early 1900’s this dog was imported to Alaska where it was used as a sled dog during the famous gold rush. It was also involved in the 400 mile sweepstakes sled dog race. A few decades later it found its way to North America where it has continued to thrive to this day.

What you need to know about the dog

·    Just like other dogs, the Siberian huskyloves to dig and to chew things and so you should be prepared for the trail of destruction that they will leave behind. If you are a seasoned dog owner this shouldn’t be a problem since you are probably used to it.

·   With this dog you may be tempted to nickname it my sleeping dog since it sleeps a lot. This is especially so when the dog is younger. However, if you keep it active then it shouldn’t sleep that much.

·    If you plan to own this dog, one important thing that you should do is to ensure that your backyard is fenced. This is because this dog has a tendency of running away if they get the opportunity to do so. It is quite independent minded and does what he thinks is good for it and so no amount of whistling or calling will make it come back once it is on the run.

·   If you have a problem with dog hair then you should think twice before getting this dog. Once it starts to shed, there will be hair everywhere and you can do little to stop this. Even if you were to keep it outside the hair will still somehow find its way into your home.

·    The Siberian husky does not make a good guard dog. The first reason for this is that it rarely barks at all. The other reason is that despite its intimidating resemblance to a wolf, this dog is likely to run away from trouble rather than face it.

·    With regards to temperament, this is one of the strongest points with this dog. It is not aggressive at all; it is also very active and outgoing. This dog is very good with kids but they should be socialized when they are both still young as it is a pack animal.







Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My Siberian Husky Four Month Old

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My dogs name is “Two Jay”. He is a pure bred Siberian husky; black white and gray with a tint of brown on his legs. We brought him into our family when he was just about three months old and we’ve had him for almost four months now.

Huskies are very mischievous dogs, but at the same time they are the most loveable. Two Jay is a very happy, healthy and sweet puppy. Training Two Jay or any husky can be very challenging because huskies are the most stubborn of all dogs. As time is going by, Two Jay is learning and is obeying certain commands.

So far, he is trained to sit, give his paw, lay down and to go to the door when he is ready to do his business outside. Since he is a pure bred husky, he loves to pull when he goes outside to play. During the day we take him out in the front yard and he loves to watch the cars past by on the street. It is very tiring when you take him for a walk around the block because he loves to run, jump and pull you.

However, seeing him run and be happy always brings a smile to our face. Most people think that huskies cannot survive in Florida’s heat. That is not so much true. As long as you keep the house at a good temperature and make sure your husky has a plenty of water, huskies are able to survive the same amount of time as they would in a colder state than Florida.

The best part about coming home from a long day at work is walking in to the house to see Two Jay excited and wagging his tail waiting to give you a slobbery kiss.

Siberian Husky dogs have been one of the most challenging and rewarding dog breeds I have every had the experience to raise. I currently own a three year old female Siberian husky and a male four month old Siberian husky, and I can say from personal experience that the breed is not for beginner dog owners.

With an extensive canine background in areas such as training, grooming, and veterinary medicine I have had experience with many different breeds, however, my favorite remains the Siberian husky.

 Below I have outlined several of the basics in obtaining and raising a Siberian husky throughout different ages to help you and your new companion each have an optimal experience.

Selecting a Puppy or Dog:

- Decide what age of dog will fit best for you, and what your expectations for your new companion will be. Keep in mind that puppies require frequent attention initially, rescue dogs can have behavioral problems to overcome, and older dogs may need special attention due to medical or age related issues. Regardless of what age group you choose, TIME is a necessity. IDEALLY for a first time husky owner, a dog that is out of it's "puppy" stages with foundation training (and no per-existing issues) would be my first pick. This is a RARE occurrence, however, so be sure to fully research the rescue/previous owner or breeder (in the case of a puppy) before bringing your new friend home. Another important tip is to TAKE YOUR TIME, it took me around a year to find my first husky that fit my selection criteria, and I do not regret it

The First Days at Home:


- Be sure to have everything ready for your new companion when he/she arrives home. Check with the previous owner to see what food they were feeding so that you can continue to feed your dog this, or do a slow adjustment from the old food to the new food you have selected for your dog. Make sure to have bowls (metal is best!), toys, treats, a collar/leash, and a kennel available for your new friend. Husky dogs generally kennel train well (if they have no previous bad experiences) and this is a GOOD thing. I now leave my year old out, but my seven month old Siberian husky still stays in the kennel because when a husky gets bored they tend to CHEW! (On this note- remember to "dog proof" your home by removing items they can get into)


Health Care:

- Select a veterinarian for your new dog, they can give you information on the correct vaccinations, health care, as well as advice on ear cleaning, nail trimming, and at home dental care. Providing your dog with these basics is essential, as well as starting them on a heart worm, flea/tick, and intestinal parasite prevention plan. I have found a wonderful veterinarian for my two dogs and have taken advantage of the wonderful knowledge that they bring to the table. My four month old Siberian husky just got a neuter procedure done and is recovering very nicely!

Training/Obedience/Socialization:

- An equally important component for your new companion is training and socialization. Siberian husky dogs are very smart, so they learn easy- but this can also get them into trouble. A good foundation in training, as well as socialization with other dogs and people is a critical component to a successful start with your dog!

Although these are just basics, they should get you off on the right foot to a happy life with your new Siberian husky. Remember to do a lot of research before bringing your four legged companion home, and then let the fun begin!













Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My Siberian Husky Puppy In Training

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The first day we got my Siberian husky, I had to go to the airport to pick him up. I bought him from a breeder in Ohio, and he was sent on a plane to Florida. At first he was scared and shaking in the cage he was sent in, but when we brought him home he was so happy.

You wouldn’t even guess that it was his first day in my house. He walks around the house and got familiar with every corner of my house. On the first day he came home, he would listen to me when I spoke to him.  If I called him to come, he would come. The next day, he had some accidents in the house as he is a puppy. I had to clean up after him and make him understand he needs to go to the door if he needs to do his business.

So I started to train him with training treats. In the first couple of months that I had him, he would sleep on the kitchen floor because the tile on the floor is cold and huskies love the cold. He would follow me to bathroom whenever I would go, not only the bathroom but anywhere I go. He is a very smart dog, if someone is approaching my yard his ears will pop up and he would run to the front door and sit there.

The first time I gave him a bath he was very good. He didn’t make any trouble, he actually liked the bath. But, if you kept him in the water for too long he will howl and shake because he is too cold. I blow dry his fur after every bath and he sits quietly and enjoys the pampering. I also brush his fur after baths and he loves it.






Training Siberian Huskies can be extremely trying due primarily to their temperament and above-average intelligence. They are pack dogs so you can expect them to look for strong and sturdy leadership from their owner. This is one of the major reasons why many owners are having a hard time training them. A Siberian husky in training will, more often than not, try to assert its independence and can become pretty hard to get along with. This is why if you are planning to adopt and train this dog breed, know that it is highly recommended for you to train them while they are still puppies.

But before you start training your puppy, it is important for you to start focusing on getting yourself ready for the job first. After all, you have to make it acknowledge you as the leader of the pack. You also have to give it the impression that you are there for it and will always take care of it for the rest of its life. A good Siberian Husky owner balances firm authority and genuine supervision. Always keep in mind that your dog tests you as much as you test it and that, in the process, you will also be strengthening your relationship with your pet. In the end, it all comes down to being a good owner to your dog.


Once your puppy is ready to be trained, do not start right away. Consider acquiring all the tools that you will need to make training your Siberian Husky easier. Getting an ample supply of toys and treats for training beforehand can really save you a lot of time, in the long run. This way, you can really focus on training your pet, and both of your times will be well-spent. Once you and your dog are ready, you can begin any time you want; although, it would not hurt to schedule your training sessions to establish regularity.

Ah, a Siberian Husky in training is truly a sight to behold. To the uninitiated, it can be really intimidating as their wolf-like features make it seem like you are training a wild animal. But, of course, your puppy can promptly detect this so you have to keep your presence and confidence up while training it.

 Fret not, for we have also taken the liberty to list down some tips for you:


• As in most pets, planning a daily schedule of activities will really help you train your puppy easier.

As time goes by, your growing puppy will inevitably memorize the times for eating, drinking, playing, etc, as long as you keep it consistent.

• Always make it clear that you are the alpha member of the pack by always being the initiator of your activities. Seemingly little things like always walking ahead or entering doors first really aid in keeping the impression that you are the sole leader of the pack.

• Establish rules both for indoors and outdoors. Make these rules stick by making sure that they are always implemented. Failing to enforce them will only encourage your pet to break them more.

• Teach them simple words which they will not find hard to recognize. Single syllable words like "Stop" and "Go" are some common words that dogs can learn in no time.

• Consider conditioning your husky to stay in a crate, especially if you are frequently out of the house. Contrary to the belief that it may seem like you are punishing them, dogs actually like to stay in crates. Make it a point to keep them occupied by placing their favorite chew toy inside.