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Siberian Husky > PLEASE HELP!!! LOSING MY MIND!
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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 > Light Red Huskies
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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

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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)

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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 > No to training?

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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 > Training "Shake"
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Barked: Mon Aug 20, '07 1:42am PST 
When I first trained spot to shake he didn't naturally want to do it. I made him sit then i tapped his chest, and said "shake". I would lift his paw like he was shaking with me and then i would make the biggest fuss and say goodboy! It took him a week to learn it. Now he lifts it so high cause he loves shaking. Its gotten to the point I can say other paw and he will lift the opposite of what he first shook. If I want a particular paw I tap it and he lifts it. The key is make a huge fuss of it. Kiesha didn't like it either, so I just made sure she got fusses. I found if I had food all they did was focus on the food and jump around alot. So I usually say no to food unless its something like training off leash.
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Food & Nutrition > not eating enough

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Barked: Wed Jul 25, '07 4:40am PST 
I am looking for abit of advice about spot. I know huskies are naturally pretty easy on the food front, however I have been noticing lately Spot has been getting dangerously thin. There is always food in the bowls, so its not like he cant eat. I feed the dogs on Iams dry food, and have lately been supplementing their dinner with raw meat(minced chicken, beef and kangaroo). He eats the meat and then leaves the biscuits. I am also having trouble trying to worm him(even when i put it with peanut butter). I usually get the chewable all wormers and he has no probs eating that. However Kiesha has been on heat for the last 3 weeks and I think is on her last week(cause he always howls on her last week) and he wont eat the tablets. I am going to take him to the vet soon if he keeps doing this, but any ideas on how to combat the problem. could he just be reacting to Kiesha's cycle? or could it be something hidden like diabetes or something? any ideas, I don't want him starving.
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Behavior & Training > HELP! I can't stop my 8mth old boxer from jumping

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Barked: Sat Jun 23, '07 10:18pm PST 
I can tell you, I have had similar porblems with my two. I have been walking them everyday until they cant walk anymore and giving them huge bones that I get from the butchershop. It seems to have stopped them from wanting to dig out so far. Hopefully if you do the same you should be able to tire him out enough to stop that jumping. Also consider getting a taller fence, that also what we are saving up for.
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Behavior & Training > Jumping on guests, and training to walk on the GL

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Barked: Fri Apr 13, '07 9:33pm PST 
Both the dogs are wonderful when they go to the training classes. But now I decided to change Spot to the gentle leader because he was playing up on the check chain when I took him out by myself on the road. He understands what heel means, he just doesnt want to listen.
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Behavior & Training > Jumping on guests, and training to walk on the GL
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Barked: Fri Apr 13, '07 5:14am PST 
I need help with two issues, if anyone has any advice this would be greatly helpful.
1. I am trying out the gentle leader on spot, hes gotten over the whole trying to get it off stage. Now I have the problem that he is still trying to pull! I dont want to yank his head to the side because i realise this isnt a check chain, but i dont know how to direct him back to my side. I watched him on the walk today and he held his head high because he was trying to move much faster than I was(I walk almost at a very slow jog and it never seems to be fast enough). Any idea on how to get this thing to work and not have it covering the left eye while i try to pull him back?

2. Both Spot and Kiesha keep jumping up on all of my visitors, my mother and I got into a huge fight when she came over to visit on Easter because they would not stop jumping up on her and my little sister. Any tips and tricks? They learnt the bad habit from a previous dog that was staying here. I have started to say "no, down" loudly at them whenever I walk out onto the varandah I wont pat them until they sit down, I am trying to get the bf to do the same. It seems to be working, but they dont listen to reason when someone new comes around. This is serious, I don't want any little kids hurt because of this
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