|Barked: Wed Nov 30, '11 12:22pm PST |
|I realize this thread is kind of long dead, but I thought i'd chime in.. note this is simply my opinion and experience and may differ for others.
A well educated, well exercised (both mentally and physically) Husky who was started on commands from an early age can certainly be off leash. But like ALL breeds, you cannot trust them 100% in the beginning, and it should not be done without accepting that the chances of you losing him/her or chasing him/her for miles is very plausible - and then you have to be prepared to provide consequences if you find him/her. I strongly suggest people attend something such as a fenced in Dog Park - which provides plenty of distractions, yet a safe environment where s/he can't take off at least 20+ times where you get the correct response to your cues 100% of the time before even considering letting him or her off leash - and certainly never around a heavy traffic area.
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