Siberian Husky Training: How To Rule The Often Unruly
Siberian husky training is much easier if it is done consistently from an early age, and this same rule is true for any breed of dog. Also a common trait of every breed are the sometimes stubborn and wily traits prone to puppydome, and these can be difficult to deal with for even the most patient of people. The same lovable and adorable attributes that make us go gaga over our huskies can also cause bigger troubles, such as the stealing of food off of tables, the chewing of leather sofas when nobody’s looking, and the slinking off into the dark shadows of the night for some dangerous mischief when unattended. Your Siberian husky training can be a challenging experience, but you will be a proud and happy owner once the two of you reach an agreement about the ways of the world that you create.
First of all, Siberian husky training must never include corporal punishment or physical abuse. Rubbing a dog’s nose in their indoor or out of place feces or urine is never a good training tool either, and all of these things will only create an overall feeling of resentment and fear. If you don’t catch your puppy or dog directly in an undesirable act, you can not reprimand them once you come across the infraction. He will not remember, he will not know what you are mad about, and this confusion will only worsen his anxiety and confusion. The pack is a tightly knit unit, and each pup is shown exactly what is expected of him from the very beginning of his life. Your home can be no different. This brings us to crate training.
Siberian husky training with the use of a crate has its place, but can be extremely damaging if it is over or misused. During the daytime hours, the crate should be used as a safe, quiet, enjoyable place where your puppy or dog can get away from noisy TV’s, children, or daily traffic through the house. As a puppy, you can place him in the crate with some of his favorite things while you run to the store, starting with a 20 minute stint and slowly migrating to no more than 3 hours total. The rest of the day, the crate should be open, and he should be able to come and go as he pleases. If you do not have time to properly train and care for a new dog, it is suggested that you do not attempt to put him through the torture of a crate life.
Siberian husky training also includes a very consistent and steady hand in all matters. Allowing him to sleep on the couch once will mean that he can do this all the time, and likewise with eating from the table or snatching things from the garbage can. Establish your rules, including off limit rooms, from the very first stay, and stand your ground.