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PostSubject: First time owner from New Jersey   Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:00 pm

Hello everyone! I've got a 5 month old puppy who has become my new best friend very quickly. My girlfriend and I got her at 10 weeks and she has become very attached to us. Training and tricks have been coming along great and I owe a lot to this forum. Now that we are focusing on behavior issues, I decided to sign up for tips/advice from experienced owners as well as provide input for others. I've quickly learned that Huskies are a challenge but the reward is very much worth it.
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PostSubject: Re: First time owner from New Jersey   Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:54 pm

Hi Scott. I have a 6 month old, had him about 2 1/2 weeks now. It's crazy how quickly they become such heart grabbers. Tokai is my 5th dog, and I am absolutely bonkers about my little guy. If you can get your girl to lie down, let me know. Tokai is being quite stubborn about "down". Welcome to the forum
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PostSubject: Re: First time owner from New Jersey   Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:33 pm

Hi Lisa, as with most puppies, mine has been food (treat) driven so she often follows my hand to the floor when I say down. In the beginning, I've found that sitting on the floor (getting to her level) makes things more inviting. At first, she would follow my hand down to the floor with the treat in it but now I can stand up and keep the treat in the other hand. Another small recommendation from something funny I learned from pet store trainers is that dogs on hard floors (tile, wood) will often lay down because their hind legs slip out from underneath them while sitting. Therefore, you could try "down" in your kitchen at first and then transition to carpet. How is he with people? Ellie still has her reservations about strangers when it comes to petting. She almost acts like my guard dog but mostly just wants everyone to play with her.
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PostSubject: Re: First time owner from New Jersey   Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:28 am

Getting better with down. Gonna be a challenge, but he actually did a half down yesterday. That counts right? Tokai hasn't really shown any hesitation with people, or other dogs. Like Ellie, he seems to think everyone is a new playmate. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: First time owner from New Jersey   Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:00 am

Welcome scott, glad you have found ths site helpful enough to join Smile

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