(Closed) Picking up our new puppy today!!!

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Awww!! I don’t have any tips but I just wanted to comment to say that I LOVE Siberian Huskies! The most beautiful dog breed ever, imho. 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ohhhh man! You’re in for it! hahaha. Huskies are super smart, but SUPER stubborn. We have a 3 year old male husky and while we love him dearly, those first few months were HECTIC! First and foremost, huskies are independent by nature and love to R-U-N; and by run, I mean away from you…so never let her outside without a lease! Start training early and don’t give up – because they are stubborn, it takes awhile for them to grasp that you are the pack leader and what you say goes! 

Read up on the breed, it will help a lot! They are truly a loveable and great breed! Don’t get discouraged! I did a lot at first, but reading about their characterists and truly understanding their nature helped. CONGRATS!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Not sure where you are located, but if you check the website for the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT: http://www.ccpdt.org/), you can get a list of certified trainers in your area.  Huskies have a reputation for being “stubborn”, but they’re a working breed that likes to have a job – I think they probably just get bored!   Anyway, lots of exercise and mental stimulation (food puzzles, obedience class, etc.) can never hurt 🙂  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Cool 🙂 Huskies are great dogs. Train it super well and give it tons of exercise and mental stimulation. I wasn’t old enough to train the husky that we had until she passed when I was in 2nd grade, so I’m not sure how much of it was my parents not training or exercising her, but she was an escape artist who would even go as far as to claw THROUGH the solid wood front door while you go out for a few hours on an errand. Multiple times. lol. Always came back though! 🙂 My friend’s does the same kind of shit haha but I know in his case it is because of lack of training and exercise or else she would behave better.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh boy!  This is why it’s generally recommended to research a breed BEFORE bringing home a dog.  LOL!  Is she a rescue or from a breeder?  If she is from a breed rescue as opposed to a shelter or all-breed rescue, they will probbaly be able to give you lots of advice.  A reputable breeder, too, will be an invaluable source of information now, and as your puppy grows into adulthood.

 

Huskies are smart, and they are also extremely high-energy dogs.  They need an outlet for their energy, or they will make their own outlet, which is usually in a way that makes their people unhappy.  Many also have strong personalities, and if you aren’t a good leader, they will take over.  

 

Once your puppy has been fully vaccinated, you will want to start puppy kindergarten.  Once she graduates kindergarten, continue on to basic obedience.  You CANNOT slack off on training this dog like you say you did with the others, because you will end up with a dog that is not a pleasure to be around, and she will ride roughshod all over you.  

 

http://www.shca.org/index.shtml This is the website for the Husky breed club here in the US, (if you aren’t from the US, you may want to find the breed club for your country).  There are usually breed clubs by state as well.  Breed club websites are good places to start research.  The link above has some basic information on the breed, as well as a huge list of books that are recommended reading.  There is a section of books geared specifically toward new owners, as well.

 

Good luck with your new family member!  You should post pictures!

ETA: Almost forgot…since it sounds like you intend on having children in the not-too-distant future, make sure to socialize, socialize, socialize!!!  Adults, kids of all ages…the more people your dog can meet, the better.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sam.stoinski:  can we see a pic of your new pup??

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