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PostSubject: Does your husky run?   Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:08 pm

Not sure if this has been asked, but I was curious. Off leash, how many people's huskys don't run, and who's do?
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:30 pm

Mine doesn't necessarily run, but he doesn't listen when I call him to come back. His recall is not good and if someone runs behind him to get him, he will start running as wells.
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:32 pm

Oh yeah. Kenzi runs like a dog on crack. Zoom down the road, then zoom back up the road and about six laps around the house until I either open the door to the car or the house and then she flies inside and is down for the count. Luckily she's only gotten loose at the house and not out in public. A door opening is what gets her back.

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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:35 pm

Depends on where we are, but both of mine will run in the right circumstances.

This question has been asked numerous times and it's a highly controversial issue.  I would read up on what has already been posted.  Searching for "leash" or "off leash" on the search function will bring up several topics.

http://www.itsahuskything.com/t10665-husky-off-leash-training?highlight=off+leash#162587
http://www.itsahuskything.com/t10469-puppy-off-leash-good-or-bad?highlight=off+leash#160185
http://www.itsahuskything.com/t10347-my-husky-off-leash?highlight=off+leash#158530
http://www.itsahuskything.com/t9556-when-should-i-try-letting-my-pup-out-with-no-leash?highlight=off+leash#148625
http://www.itsahuskything.com/t6660-off-leash-runs?highlight=off+leash#105142

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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:41 pm

My intent was never to let her off leash to find out, but once she slipped her collar when she was young and she bolted. I could not get her to come for the life of me so I ran toward the house yelling "Evie, want a treat?" and she chased me in.
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:42 pm

Maya and Kay will run, Sophie takes herself for a walk. xD That's when they accidentally get loose, i never let mine off leash unless they're in an enclosed dog park.
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:18 pm

Mine aren't let off but once Sky slipped her harness and she didn't run but kind of skipped off down the road to the park.

I wish we could find a big enclosed area so they could be let off to see what they'd do but until we find somewhere suitable they'll stay on the lead
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:23 pm

Link doesn't run as though he needs to just get away. He is a tracker, very hound like, and scents will lead him away. He's gotten out of my control while on leash twice, both times I grabbed a treat and squatted down like I struck gold and boom, there he was. I know better than to yell or chase.
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:14 pm

@TwisterII wrote:
Oh yeah. Kenzi runs like a dog on crack. Zoom down the road, then zoom back up the road and about six laps around the house until I either open the door to the car or the house and then she flies inside and is down for the count. Luckily she's only gotten loose at the house and not out in public. A door opening is what gets her back.
Maya slipped out of the truck on me at Wal-Mart one day. Never thought I'd get her back alive(stupid people racing through the lot) but I tried the same tactic, leave the door open and sure enough she hopped back in. Then I praised her like she was the best dog in the world! wanted to make sure coming back was a good thing!
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:21 pm

Mine runs about ten feet ahead but runs back. He's extremely good off leash. It's great! Plus he ends up doing twice the distance with all the running back lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:29 pm

Caper doesn't bolt for the heck of it once off leash - he mostly sticks near me (being cautious with making it a secure setting though, because not sure how his behavior will change as he gets older). If we are playing and I get him going, he does his crazy fast run, but in wide circles & zig zags around me.

He is consistent on his recall as long as other non-human animals aren't involved but based on his reactions on leash, I'm sure that if he saw some animal or a dog he was really interested in he would take off without a second thought.
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:01 am

One time when mine was about 13 weeks old, the day after we brought her home I had her outside on the lead tied to the steps with my baby brother behind me as I was reaching in the jeep to get something. Well next thing I know my brother is tapping me saying ''sissy, doggie run doggie run''. At the time she didn't know her name so it was hopeless calling her. I ended up running after her threw town then getting help and we trapped her in someones back yard lol.

Another time this year she chewed threw her cable and ran off. After four hours I got her back but even when I stood there she thought I was playing and ran off.

Two other times she slipped the harness but she came back when I called her. When we go to the dog park and shes off lead she don't wanna come back when shes called but most the time she ends up coming to me to leave.

I'm now working on her recall training so if she ever gets off lead I can hopefully get her back.
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:38 am

When I first brought my two home they kept getting loose, my brother didnt hook the cable to their collars the right way then the D rings ripped through the collars and again my brother kept leaving the door open, and I was sooooo thankful that I didnt seem to have what I thought of as the typical husky. They wouldnt go far maybe a few houses down and sit on someones porch. Now after having them for a few months....they run. Bella isnt so bad she still doesnt want to go far a usually if you yell her name she'll come back to look at you I just tell her'bye bye bella' and she'll run to the door. Jasper got loose once and as I tried to grab him Bella bolted past they wont come back if their together Jasper runs down the road and Bella follows hesitantly she stops for a second to look at you then walks towards him before running. I have to chase them with the car, I'm sure I look like a nut driving around with the windows down my door wide open and me hanging half out of the car yelling 'Lets go bella lets go jasper !!' and whistling till they run to get in the car.
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:08 am

Willow isn't so much a runner. She maybe runs about 10 feet ahead of me, stops and then runs back and sits by my feet. She is only three months old and is recently getting to the point she doesn't need "mom" like she used to.

Bane on the other hand...oh, Bane. He's gotten out of the front door twice. Once my mother in law kind of opened the door and let him go, luckily he ran to the leasing office (where I work and take him often) and sat by the door. The second time he ran out the front door he ran off back to the leasing office. He actually slipped his collar today and took off down the alley way of the two buildings we live in (not really an alley way, just a massive in between space between two buildings).

After trying to get him to come to me (treats, Willow and I playing with a rope toy, a squeaker toy, and then just sitting) I successfully tackled him to the grass in my office clothes, I was able to get his collar back on and wrestle him back into the house. The house door was open, but unfortunately the way the complex is set up he couldn't see the door was open to go back in. We've taught them both, "Huskies, home!" Willow runs (on lead of course!) to the front door and waits. I am hoping it works on Bane in the future and sticks with Willow!

Definitely getting a longer lead and working on recall here in the next week!
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:35 am

Sure he runs, but I let him when we go hiking, biking, skiing, etc, but he never really runs out of sight unless he chases deer. Sometimes/rarely he is gone for 10 minutes before he comes flying back out of breath! This is when we are out in the woods of course, not on main street in town! Out in the woods my boy doesn't run away just because he can. He is a pack animal! His recall is good because I work at it all the time. It's not great when he is on to something but we have been working on that with a few tools and he is getting better with that.

That all being said, in the right situation, like if we were in town at the store, just knowing him, I am sure he would want to investigate everything but I don't plan on ever finding that out. I let him run in the wild, and keep him on a leash in town.
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:12 pm

Pongo is actually a sissy and won't run lol. He needs me by his side I guess. Even when we go to dog parks he comes back to the people more than runs with the other dogs. His lead in the back broke once and he walked around with a 2 ft piece hanging off his collar and acted like he was still attached Razz 
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:07 pm

I got extremely lucky two times.

The first time she was barely 4 months old, and it was winter time... The leash slipped out of my hands, and down the street she went. She stopped to go pee and I dived at the leash. *Phew* number one.

The second time she was about 7 months old, my friend, wanted to take Okami out while we were all going outside, and I didn't pay attention to how he clasped the leash onto the harness (kicking myself now) and he attached it to the not so sturdy I.D. Tag holder.... and the second she went out the door, "RIP!" But her intentions were pure, she ran right to the potty spot and I called her to come when she was done and she ran right up to me all excited... So I guess she might be one of those good off leash subjects, but considering I don't have a fence at all I am not willing to try, unless if I have a good trainer to give me advice on what to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Does your husky run?   Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:56 pm

Shaqua is now 11 years old and she will still run given the opportunity. She's just an explorer like her Momma. Ha ha. Now walking straight from the house to the Jeep and from the Jeep to the dog park gate is fine without a leash....but that has only been in the last two years. Then again I just didn't let her go without a leash anywhere until she was about 9 so maybe she would have been fine...but I would have rather been safe than sorry. I love that girl! Other than that leash and fence at all times!!!!
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