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If you’re thinking of bringing a Siberian Husky puppy home, then you must have heard that about their easy grooming and friendly temperament. But what you might not have been warned about is the fact that these lovable balls of fur are quite difficult to train and famously stubborn. That’s why it’s important to know the right methods and techniques to use in caring for and training him so you can bring him up properly.
There are a few things that you should expect from these pups and every decision you make concerning the training and care of your puppy can have a large impact on his personality as he grows older. Here are 4 ways in which you can properly train and care for your Siberian Husky.
- Care For His Health
- Feed your husky pup three times a day until he reaches 13 months and then bring it down to twice. For an adult husky, two meals a day is more than sufficient. A pup, however, needs more than that to grow into a strong dog. Keep a schedule to his feeding times so he can get accustomed to the routine.
- Brush instead of bathe. Huskies are usually really low maintenance. They can usually groom themselves so there’s no need to bathe them for a very long time. You can get away with bathing them just once a year. Just remember to keep a weekly brush schedule as a husky’s thick coat can tangle easily. Also, inspect his ears and brush his teeth.
- Keep his nails neatly trimmed and get his eyes checked. Siberian Huskies generally have a tendency to develop eye problems like cataracts, corneal dystrophy, and retinal atrophy.
- Create A Safe Environment For Him
- Puppy-proof your home to prevent him from escaping. A young husky is really mischievous and would require constant surveillance. Make sure you have a tall enough fence with a concrete mesh at the base to prevent him from digging through.
- Exercise him regularly. Huskies require a lot of exercise to stay fit and in shape. Give him at least an hour of exercise on a daily basis. With the lack of proper exercise, Huskies will become really depressed and unhappy.
- Let him make friends by introducing him to other animals in the area. Huskies are friendly dogs who love playing. They require social comfort to settle into a neighborhood.
- Train Your Puppy
- Set boundaries to show them that you are in charge.
- Train him to use the potty. You might need professional help for this part. Make sure you watch him and reward him when he accomplishes a task.
- Try training him by making use of a crate. (You can also use this as part of your potty training.)
- Leash train him, especially when going for a walk. Huskies have a tendency to make a break for it. Prevent this from happening by giving him proper leash training.
- Prepare For The Future
- Do research on Siberian Huskies and know all there is to know about their physical, emotional, and social characteristics.
- Make sure you also learn about their different personalities and behaviors.
- Prepare yourself for a lot of howling. While huskies don’t bark often, they make up for that by howling really loudly.