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Siberian Husky > Does your husky sleep in your bed?
Keisha

A girls best- friend
 
 
Barked: Thu Nov 19, '09 9:51pm PST 
Thanks for your response Chole. No I don't believe it is selfish to want my dogs to be outside. As I said each to thier own. All dogs are pack animals. I love my puppies to death, they love being around and I do enjoy having them around. yes you are right, they used to get over the chicken wire and cause havoc. If you had read all my posts you would also have noticed that I have since gotten into training. Since doing that it has made a change for the better. Thats right...no more holes, no more digging and chewing and no more escapes. Which is quite enjoyable. My dogs get to go for hour walks. Apart from having dogs, I also have cats. So just as I have mentioned in one of my previous posts, leaving my dogs unnatended can be asking for trouble. I never trust a dog even if they are well trained. After all instincts do kick in occasionally. I live in one of the hotter climates in Australia. So it is cooler outside than what it is inside. So if you prefer to allow your dogs to bake in 35 degree heats and humidity, go for it...but I don't believe that is selfish. They also have thier dog pools and get regular "doggie dates". Not sure where you are from, but here in my area in Australia, we have larger back yards...much more space than a one story apartment or a single floor. When I am home I do like to hangout with my dogs, but when I have had enough, that is it.

Fritz you mentioned that you have clean dog hair on your couch. Being in their dog pool, swimming then rolling in leaf litter etc, does not create a clean dog. Hence why they are outside for the majority of the time.

With regards to giving treats. I have treats but I give them because I want to, not because they sat when I told the to or high fived when I told them to.

Chloe until you have been to my extremes - being so worried sick about my dogs wondering if they will be home when I finish work, taking lunch and rushing home to check, then getting involved with training which for me worked wonders, you may not be the best one to judge. Thanks for your concern though, I definetly respect your opinions smile
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Siberian Husky > Does your husky sleep in your bed?
Keisha

A girls best- friend
 
 
Barked: Sat Nov 14, '09 10:29pm PST 
Fritz, I think you miss understood me. I am not all about being bossy, but I do value my furniture, as I don't have lots of money to replace damaged goods. I have the dogs in certain parts of the house, as I don't like tripping over them. You are right, a pack does consist of a Alpha dog, and Alpha bitch. That's me and my husband. When the dogs can make thier own money and pay for thier own house, they can be boss. Between you and me I dont think thats happening anytime soon lol. I am all about positive rewards. My dogs enjoy being around me. I don't believe in physical punishment, nor do I believe in treats. Dogs are not politicians they don't need bribery. A simple correction and lots of praise is enough to get my dogs focusing and keep them happy. Again, I do enjoy spending time with the pups and giving them plenty of hugs and pats. But I do make it on my terms (I don't appreciate begging around the dinner table) so when I am ready they come for plenty of attention. You and I are not much different at all, well except letting the dogs on the furniture. Like I said personally thats not for me. Maybe if I had a poodle I would be okay with that, but Kiesha is shedding fur at the moment and I just brushed a shopping bag full of hair out of her this morning, there is no way I am having that on my couch lol.
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Siberian Husky > PLEASE HELP!!! LOSING MY MIND!

spot

Talk to me- dammit!
 
 
Barked: Fri Nov 13, '09 5:38am PST 
I see some Husky owners have had Bark Busters out to help! Good to see lol. I actually became a Bark Busters trainer to learn how to handle my huskies properly. Worked wonders! It sounds as though you probably get very frustrated with her behaviour. Do you also tend to yell at her "no!" "stop it!' and "go away"? If you are, you are only confusing her. You need to just settle down with her. If she's barking at you, she wants attention. If you turn and walk away, she turns it into a game. Just stand still, don't do anything until she calms down. You can sometimes make the situation worse when you go and start yelling at her. There is a difference between taking your dog for a walk, and actually training her. Training mentally stimulates her.

Indoor dogs tend to have issues with separation anxiety as they are always dominating you when you are home. So when you leave, or are not paying attention, she is going to try to get you to do what she wants. Try putting her outside for an hour or two a day atleast, so that she learns she can function without you. By the way time out is not neccessarily the best way to deal with the issues. Time out only avoids the situation, only to have them resurface at a later date. You're best off dealing with the problem then and there so that she learns it is not okay to be so cheeky with you. Under no circumstances do alpha rolling(pinning your dog down on the ground), you will only create aggression issues, and definetly no smacking (she will learn the hand hurts, and start biting before you can "bite" her)

I suspect this issue isn't just out of the blue. She has most likely been training you for many months. You need to take back the leadership and be the boss. I would suggest you give your local BB a call to discuss the training option with them.
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Siberian Husky > Does your husky sleep in your bed?

Keisha

A girls best- friend
 
 
Barked: Fri Nov 13, '09 5:21am PST 
Nope to me, dogs are outside. People are inside...ofcourse I am abit of a softie, and if it gets close to the end of the week, and the house needs vaccuming anyway, I do occasionally let them in. When it gets hot, I let them in for the aircon. But they have thier designated spots, either in their dog crates(which are in my bedroom) or infront of the TV, anywhere else and I send them outside...if I am not focusing sometimes they can cause trouble.

The rule in my house is that if the dogs are inside, they are not on the furniture. I don't fancy paw prints and dog indents on my suede couch...nor do I want dog slobber on my pillow, or hair in my bed. What happens if your dog gets fleas? You will end up with fleas in the bed. Personally not for me.

I am a dog trainer, and most trainers will tell you do not let the dog on the bed cause it raises the dominance. Honestly it doesn't matter, as long as you invite the dog up, not the dog just jumping up. It should be on your terms not thiers...you should be a pack leader(particularly with a husky...you will find out why later).laugh out loud
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Siberian Husky > Light Red Huskies

spot

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Barked: Fri Nov 13, '09 5:09am PST 
Nope, no red in our family, but I bet you will never find another husky who looks like me!
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Behavior & Training > Emma\'s going back to the Humane Society
spot

Talk to me- dammit!
 
 
Barked: Mon Aug 4, '08 3:59am PST 
Letting the dogs fight it out is the dumbest idea I have ever heard and I can't believe a VET of all people would say that! I have seen dogs rip eachother apart, they would be dead if no one did anything. Before you give her up, honestly call a dog trainer that specialises in aggression. You may find that the fights are being caused by you. Often the dogs are very posessive and think they are boss, so then they fight it out to see whos top dog. The dogs need to know youre top dog, there is no need to fight. Call Bark Busters, they worked wonders with me.
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Behavior & Training > Too much Barking Help (Neighbors aren't thrilled)

spot

Talk to me- dammit!
 
 
Barked: Mon Aug 4, '08 3:49am PST 
Your answer should be CALL BARK BUSTERS...world wide company 10 countries around the world, over 350,000 dogs world wide... you draw your own conclusions. PS barking collars don't work... citronella collars definetly don't work and are expensive. Only yesterday I had a lady tell me that her dog figured out how to turn it so that it wouldn't spray it in the face!
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Behavior & Training > Spaying alters temperment??

Keisha

A girls best- friend
 
 
Barked: Mon Aug 4, '08 3:35am PST 
Hi guys, just wondering if anyone knows when the optimum time to spay a bitch is. My dog is very dominant, and dog aggressive. I want to decrease the chance of her becoming more aggressive. I was talking to a trainer not long ago and she says 2 months after first sight of blood she should be spayed. At this point the hormones will be most stable. what are your thoughts?
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Behavior & Training > No to training?

spot

Talk to me- dammit!
 
 
Barked: Sun Sep 16, '07 2:43am PST 
With regaurds to the last comment, I do think I overreaccted allittle. However, I was not there for a prolonged period, I was there for a whole less than a minute, and if he had not stopped to talk to me i would have been outta his hair before he even knew it. I have lived in the area for more than 10 years, and I have walked past this house about 10 times in that time since I have been here. I usually avoid walking along the residential because my dogs have been bad in the past.
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Behavior & Training > No to training?
Keisha

A girls best- friend
 
 
Barked: Sun Sep 16, '07 1:04am PST 
I have just come back from a walk with my fiancee and my two siberian huskies. On the way back we passed by one of the houses which we normally do when we go out together. Normally when we walk past thier owners of the houses' little maltese runs out barking and running up and down the fenceline. Normally Kiesha lunges at the fence and our two dogs misbehave. But lately I have put the foot down and the dogs have been wonderful. In order to get them to behave whenever they misbehave I make them turn around and do it again. As I walked past this particular house the dog wasnt there, Spot jumped infront of me so I turned around andd made him do it again. One of the dogs owners walked out to me and said "can you please not do that here, you know it stirs our dog up". I said "I don't just do it here, I do it everywhere I need to" he then proceeded to tell me to tell my fiancee to not do it too. He said I purposely do it infront of that house(which is not true). I told him if he has a problem maybe he should teach his dog to be quiet, I also told him I will do it where ever I want whenever I need to and then walked off. What do you guys think, am I being unreasonable? If they have a problem with thier dog barking shouldn't they do something about it?
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