The first thing you should do when you get a husky is to make sure your yard is securely fenced. Hi everybody! Number one thing is ignore him when this happens. So welcome to the club! The leash thing I have almost all of mine trained off leash using them for agility you don't use a leash and the arena is open. The sheer amount of hair that a husky can shed is unbelievable. I usually recommend people to take their dogs out every 20 minutes to go potty.Its setting them up for success. Iris, It should be his safe space. How can I approach this and at what age? I have now trained him to sit at doors before he is allowed outside to help prevent him from bolting. [emoji847][emoji171]Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Husky Owners mobile app, OFF LEAD ~ If anyone lets their dog(s) off leash in an unsecure area, please know that you are "gambling with your dog's life." Yes, I would stop with the coconut oil. A dog owner in his 30s, who gave his name only as Maxime, bought a local toy poodle last June and a pomsky - a pomeranian-husky mix - from Ireland last November. Here are the best dogs for first-time owners. Don't give him an opportunity to pee there, keep correcting him until the only place he goes is outside. maybe even walmart? I'm going to stop you right there and say that firstly, huskies are not like other dog breeds, and secondly, "other dog owners" generally have zero clue what they're talking about when it comes to dealing with them. Also, some days during training it felt like he was not having any of it! They can be a pain in the butt to change but they are also super smart it's all about getting in their heads. × :) For the most part, try not to discourage it too much.. De-shedding tools such as the Furmintor dog brush are helpful during these periods. This will also help keep allergies at bay. With time, his territory will be outside and he will do his business outside, but make sure to reward him during this phase. I have tried him to get to SIT, of course I have had snacks on my hand and given him one whenever he was close to doing what I ask but he gets so excited he does not listen or do what I say. Dogs, like humans, can't eat something out of the ordinary and expect normal bowel movements. Your pup is going to do the same thing. Gotta be consistent and do it regularly. Don't be to focused on negative reinforcement I've read a lot about how they have difficulty associating an action in the past with what they are currently being scolded for. We are really into huskies, but are not too sure if they're right for us. So i've been thinking about getting a puppy since December, and i am leaning towards a Husky. Brush often, removing the extra hair will help reduce the itchiness but please please please don't shave him. If you can answer some of these questions I would really appreciate it! 11 year old husky owner here. Never ever offlead , again some can be good for years then one day they'll just bolt , they're bred to run far and fast, I had a staffy with my 2 huskies n being on lead has never effected them badly , you can get long leads/ horse lunge lines to let them have a run around and keep them safe , with cross breeds again not worth the risk , they might have breed traits of both dogs you'll have a herding dog with the Aussie and a dog with a high prey drive with the husky n that's just asking for disaster imo Also in my experience they're not cuddly dogs n prefer their own space unless they want attention They can be great dogs tho despite all the 'negatives' and fur loss lol Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app. Had him for 6 days now and I'll tell you our experience. Some sort, he 's playing a game with you to your first answer about training a bowl work. 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