Saturday, 8 November 2014

Siberian Saturday - Routine matters

Welcome to another Siberian Saturday, where I like to focus on Siberian Huskies, and give some facts and tips about the breed.

Today's topic :

Siberian Huskies need a schedule. They need a  routine.

Allow me to explain . . .

If your a parent of the fur-less type children, you will know how im-paw-tant it is to keep your kids on a set schedule. Well, to the best of our abilities. I do consider myself super mom, but I am far from paw-fect. Like i'm talkin' WAY off the block of paw-fect!

Because the Siberian Husky is a highly intelligent breed, they rely on a schedule.
They thrive for it!


When we wake up in the morning, the first thing my pack does, is go straight to their water dish.
If I do not follow, Koda will paw his bowl across the floor until I look at him. If I still do not get that water right away, he will put his front paws on the counter into the kitchen sink. Hint hint!


Next comes potty time. After the drink, all 3 huskies go straight to where their leashes are hung, and wait there until I get the coffee going, and take them out.
That is our early morning routine, every morning.

They know right after dinner is walk time. When our plates are all put away, they will jump at the leashes, nudge the doorknob with their noses, and whine . . .  and whine. . . . and whine, until I take them out for walks.

When it is time for their bedtime potty break, as soon as we come in, they go straight to my bedroom door.
Nothing like rushing me eh?

My point out of all this is, they live and breath schedule. When something happens, and I have to break the routine, they know it, and they let me know it. Huskies like to feel like they are useful, and when they know exactly how the day will play out, they feel good about it. When something happens out of the ordinary, it makes them somewhat out of sorts. And when a husky is out of sorts, they tend to misbehave.

We can't stick to a set schedule every single day, that would be impossible, but if you are owned by a husky, my advice would be to do the best you can when it comes to giving your sibe a routine to live by.




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Thanks for coming by and spending part of your weekend with us, see you Monday!

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This post was part of Ruckus the Eskie's Sepia Saturday hop.
Co hosted by Earl's World.










36 comments:

  1. Our routine is a dental chew and then a nap and then breakfast and then the park for a lark. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. It's so funny with all that routine. Every day the same, wake up dad, out in the garden for potty, breakfast, then napping until it's time for our walk with mom, then dinner, and the out in the garden for potty and finally in bed. But sometimes mom and dad are having visitors and we know exactly in the morning, that something is goint to happen even mom and dad haven't change their routine. Weird huh?

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    1. So you know exactly what i'm talking about then!

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  3. Hi Y'all!

    Humans do better with a routine and so do we dogs, husky or mutt, doesn't matter. Certain things, like "business" outings and meal times should be regular. My Humans both grew up on farms. My Human Mama grew up on a horse farm and she and my Human Papa had horses all their married life until very recently. Horses demand routine. So...all you dogs out there...BARK when it's time...even your Humans will do better if you keep them in a proper routine!!!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. True enough! Yes your definitely right about horses. I grew up on a farm as well, and even the farm animals need routine. It is such an impawtant part of life

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  4. We cats actually quite like schedules, too. Well, we like for our peeps to keep the schedules we give 'em while we, ourselves, take our previously scheduled naps.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  5. Our routine is flexible except for Bentley's dinner, potty breaks, walks, belly rubs, hugs, naptime, treat time, and bedtime! BOL! BOL!

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  6. I give Husky owners credit. It takes a special kind of person to raise one. I am not that special, lol. I'll stick with Mastiffs. Thank goodness for people who love this breed, like you, who can educate others with regard to what takes to own a special breed such as this.

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    1. Ah wow! Thanks so much for such a positive comment :) I really appreciate that.
      It does take a certain kind of owner to have huskies, that's for sure, and that is exactly why so many of them end up in shelters.
      Personally, I think it takes a special owner to have any pets, and treat them well, and do all the research it takes to knowing what is best for them :)

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  7. Loving the hoodies and the updated site xx

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  8. Yes, routine is so important! Our crew is pretty routine oriented as well, though they can be a bit more flexible about supper time. The morning routine seems more important to them, up early, out to pee, and then breakfast. Then back to bed! Because I only work every other day, each morning can be just a bit different after that, but they seem OK with that. Bed time is important too....Cricket gets upset if we don't go to watch TV fairly soon after (our) supper!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. BOL! that is adorable!
      Yea, routine is important for any pet really, not just sibes.

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  9. Us cats like a schedule too. And we don't like it when it gets messed up.

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  10. The cats have a better routine than me.

    Sheba.

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  11. Wow! I did not know that dogs thrive with a schedule!
    Cats don't have much of a routine...
    Nap
    Eat
    Nap
    Snuggle time
    Drink
    Nap
    Drink a little more
    Nap
    Bed time
    MOL!
    Have a pawsome day!
    ❀Siamese Smothers and Tuxie Tickles❀ from Mikko and Jax at Happiness is Siamese!

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  12. Yep, we are just like that too. Mom likes to mix it up a bit just to keep us on our toes, but we know when our meals are late. This whole clock changing thing has messed us up a bit at bedtime. Phantom is an 8:30 time for bed kind of a guy and he has been heading for his crate at 7:30 all week:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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    1. aww poor Phantom xo
      Yea, it's always good to change it up a bit to keep things interesting, but dogs just do so well with routine, as do humans.

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  13. We are on a pretty strict schedule here....but the girls adapt if need be. They just PREFER to have a schedule. LOVE those shirts!!

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    1. Yes, that's the good thing about our pets, they will adapt, but still, they prefer a schedule as you said. Happy Sunday :)

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  14. Seems like lots of dogs like to keep an exact schedule. Mom has been careful since day one with us to have a rough schedule but times vary up to a couple hours with activities such as mealtimes so we don't get our furry panties tied in a knot if things are early or late.

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    1. BOL! Mine do!! It's funny because all the sudden you will just hear the food dosh go slifing across the floor, and you know I must be late for dinner!

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  15. Such great advice because we often forget that our dogs have been bred for centuries to work along side us - they really do thrive on routine and knowing what's expected of them. I'll try to gently remind friends and family that when their dog is sitting there staring at them they're likely looking for some direction. Dogs enjoy being told what to do when it's in a positive way; they enjoy pleasing us and it seems that sometimes we forget to communicate with them what we'd like them to be doing at any given time. It's so easy to miss their signals. Well maybe not Koda's water dish signals but sometimes they're much more subtle :)

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    1. You are exactly right!
      Yea, my huskies tend to get a bit pushy when it comes to their signals BOL! But with most dogs you really have to watch their body language to figure out what they are thinking, and they love being pointed in the right direction. It gives them a sort of "job" to know when and what is going to happen in a day.

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  16. Kilo certainly does better with a routine. He is an anxious dog and does not like strangers or new things (except food- any food anytime is good LOL). X Susie

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    1. I think all dogs benefit greatly from routine, same as our human kids!!!
      ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  17. My gang has routines also. Norman used to stare at me every night at 9 pm because it was bed time.

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  18. Hi there!

    Thanks so much for joining Ruckus and Earl & Ethel for the Sepia Saturday blog hop!!

    Lots of Woofs from Earl, Ethel and I at Earl's World!

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