Saturday is finally here!
After a long week, I am welcoming our weekend with open arms!
Are you all ready for the Sibe Vibe?
We are taking part in Ruckus the Eskie's Sepia Saturday blog hop.
Share any photo, sepia style! OR just hop around to the thumbnail links below this post to see what others have created with their sepia shots.
Before I start my Sibe Vibe, I have some exciting news to share!
Most of you know my partner (AKA my lovely mother) and I, have just opened our own pet related jewelry store, Pawz 'N' Clawz jewelry. I am happy to announce we have made our very first sale!
Huge thanks to a fellow blogging furiend of mine Teresa from Time for Poodles.
Teresa bought herself our beautiful Poodle charm bracelet.
Now, on with the vibe!
I have a ton of Siberian Husky pals on FB, Twitter, you name it! I often get asked this question : Can a Siberian husky live in a small house or apartment?
The answer is yes!
So today's husky fun fact of the day is just that . . . huskies CAN live happy lives in smaller spaces.
I have heard time and time again that you CAN NOT own a husky, or any medium to large breed dog for that matter, if you live in a small space.
This is not true.
Yes, huskies need exercise, and a lot of it for that matter.
Yes, they are energetic.
Yes, they like to run and play.
There are many ways to achieve this, and still have a happy content dog while indoors.
Take your dog outside often. It is not enough to just let them out to do their own thing. Play with your dog.
Huskies, more often then not, will not be into playing a game of fetch. They will sort of look at you like "You want it? You fetch it!"
But there are other things you can do with your dog outside besides fetch.
Ever hear of a flirt pole?
As you can see in the photo to my left, a flirt pole is nothing more then a toy connected to a rope which is connected to a pole! Take your dogs fav toy, tie it to a rope, tie the rope to a pole, and your set!
Stand in one spot, and swing the toy around and watch your dog go after it.
~ Walks / runs
Taking your husky (or any breed) for walks every day is crucial when living in a small space. If you are a jogger or a runner, that's even better. I learned something about doing walk/jog intervals over at my pals Slim Doggy's blog, and I gotta tell ya, for those of us who do not jog, or are not used to jogging, this technique works great!
Walk for 2 mins, jog for 2 minutes, walk for 2, jog for 2, and so on.
Another great outdoor activity is going to a dog friendly park.
I know some of you don't take your dogs to off leash dog parks because of the other careless humans that can cause a lot of problems for our dogs. However IF you know the people there, and know what time they will be there, it can definitely be a lot more fun for you AND your dog(s). And your dog will get some great exercise.
~ Indoor exercise
Mental stimulation is just as impawtant as physical.
You can achieve this is many different ways.
Nose work for instance. Take a few high value treats and play hide and seek with your dog. Hide the treats in a corner, underneath things, or in whatever nook and cranny you find. Don't make the game to difficult, or your dog will just not be into it.
There are also some really great treat puzzles you can buy for your dogs as well. These are excellent to stimulate your pets brain!
Another way to use nose work is to take 3 or 4 boxes, and choose 1 box to hide a couple treats in. Let your dog sniff out the right box, then reward with the treats beneath it.
Our pets need to exercise their brains the same as humans do. These tips are a great way to start!
Huskies are a working breed. It is in their blood. They like to feel useful.
Giving them a few boxes and asking them to search for treats around the house, will make your husky feel useful.
I could go on and on about the different things you can do with your dog, but I will save that for another post. If you follow these steps and provide your husky (or any breed) with the exercise they need, they will be just as happy in a smaller house or apartment as they would in any other larger house.
A tired husky, is a happy husky!
Do you have questions about Siberian Huskies?
Feel free to ask me any question you might have, in the comments below, and I will do my best to provide an answer on next weeks SIbe Vibe.
You don't have to be owned by a husky to be curious. Ask away!
What do you do to exercise your dogs?
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Have a great weekend!