Fact of the week :
Siberian Huskies are independent thinkers.
When most people think of dogs, you think :
- They aim to please
- Play fetch
- Do anything to make you happy
- Will perform tricks on the spot
If this is what your expecting out of a husky. This breed may not be for you!
Siberian's are very independent, as well as highly intelligent, so they sort of look at you like
" you want the ball? You fetch it!"
You can ask them to sit, but if it is not worth their time at that moment, they will look at you with a blank stare, or simply walk away.
This is not a bad thing, it is just a husky thing.
If you want a dog who will . . . listen to you at all times, a husky may not be for you!
How do I get my husky to listen to me?
There are a few things you can do.
First, you need to "know" your husky.
You need to know the things he likes, the things that he sort of likes, and things he just does not care for.
High value treats are your friend.
Regular dog treats don't always cut it for a husky.
In my house, the big winner is tiny pieces of cheese!
Especially during training sessions. The higher value treat you use, the more likely your husky is to listen to you, which in turn, makes for a positive training session.
What exactly is a high value treat?
A high value treat is basically something they don't get every day, but something you know your dog absolutely loves! Such as cheese, or even tiny pieces of hot dogs.
For more info on finding out if a husky is the right breed for you, see my "Are huskies for you?" page.
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