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.
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.