Time for some Siberian fun!
Most of you probably have heard that Siberian Huskies are extremely intelligent, however there are some out there who mistake their intelligence for "stupidity."
A huskies intelligence can be mistaken for stupidity for two reasons. (I really hate that 'S' word.)
1) They have a habit of ignoring you when trying to train.
2) They can turn their selective hearing on and off whenever they like!
A sibe will basically tell you whether or not he feels like listening during a training session or even every day life, this can often make a husky difficult to train. I'm sure there are other breeds out there like this as well ;)
Because of the husky being difficult to train at times, they have been labeled "stupid" by some people. Which of course, is not true.
There are secrets to training your Siberian Husky, and today, I plan on sharing a few of them with you, but shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone!
Tips for training your Siberian Husky
Huskies are extremely playful, and silly. Because of this, they will thrive in a training session that has been made out to be a game for them.
So, be silly! Let out your inner craziness! Your husky will love seeing you have fun and will want to join in. Be happy and positive throughout your whole training session, and do not let your frustration seep through.
A Siberian Husky can have a very short attention span if something does not interest them, so know your dog. Know what they like. Know what gets them excited, and know what they will want to work for in order to receive.
If you do not know your dog, and their likes, chances are, you will not get a good response through training. They will simply choose to ignore you. And anyone who is owned by a husky knows that that they are SUPERB at ignoring us!
Ask yourself a question - what does my husky respond to best?
A toy? A treat? Or maybe just plain old praise from his human.
Whatever the case may be, use it to your advantage.
If you answered treat, then always be sure that you are using a high value treat when training.
If you use a daily treat that your sibe gets all the time, your response will not be as good as if you were to pull out a few little cubes of cheese instead.
If your answer was a toy - then you know that you will get the best response through using a favorite toy, and so on and so forth.
- Keep things happy and upbeat for you and your husky
- Use a high value reward best suited for your dog
- Stay positive for a better result
- Realize that some days your husky may just have an off day and not feel like training. Take that into consideration and end your session if things aren't working out.
That's it, some tricks of the trade when your owned by a husky!
*note these tips will work for any breed, not just sibes.
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Hope to see you all back here on Monday!
If you have any questions about training your husky, (or any breed) please feel free to comment below.