|Barked: Thu Apr 11, '13 5:58am PST |
|Well first let me say he is a very beautiful pup!
Welcome to the world of Huskies. BOL!!!!
I can't even tell you the amount of you tube video's etc i have seen of Huskies who have been video taped while left alone..........tearing apart the couch it always seems. I have 2 Huskies, the youngest is about 7 months now or so....when we first got her she was fine being left in our bedroom while we weren't home for 2 whole month....no problems. All the sudden we came home to a tore apart bedroom....bed sheets and the works, then the next day....same thing, so I bought a crate! Best thing I ever did! Anyways, how long have you had him at your house so far? I am thinking probably not very long right? The pup is young as you said and will need an adjustment period.....first being away from his mom and siblings.....then going to your moms with 2 other dogs....now once again, a whole new place, with nobody but you, the pup is probably very confused and somewhat lonely right now and needs time. However a whining pup in a crate can be upsetting also, not just to you but neighbors etc. So have you "crate trained"? Meaning made the crate a safe happy place for him? Safe toys to chew like a kong or nylabone? something that he can't choke on while alone. Comfy bed? You say you exercise him lots which is great....Huskies have very high energy and do need lots of exercise. Make sure he goes to the bathroom before putting him in. Maybe try leaving the t.v or a radio on while he is in the crate so it's not so quiet? Make sure the toys you leave will keep him entertained. Like if you choose a kong, put peanut butter in it and that keeps them busy for a while and will hopefully just nap when they have licked out the center of the kong.
Crates have to be a happy place for dogs. Leave the door open in the crate while you are home so he can go in and out as he pleases, scatter treats in it to give incentive to want in there, when you put him in make sure and give a few treats. Do not let him out when he whines. When you come home ask him to sit (if he knows that command) before opening the door, do this every time that way he is not so crazy when you let him out, and when he does sit, open door give treat.
Well that was a lot of info so I will leave you with that and hope it helps a bit, I know it is frustrating!
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