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PostSubject: Newbie from Brazil!   Sat May 03, 2014 9:50 pm

Hello, I'm Pedro and the little guy on the picture is Fantasma (portuguese for Ghost). Fantasma is a pure white with Heterochromia (one brown and one deep blue), he's completing 2 months in a few days and we're very excited to have him on our home. He's a big dog (his father is pretty big) 11lb.

I have a looot of questions that I will be posting soon (he's a big bitter and a towel thief Twisted Evil )

PS: I know you might be thinking that Brazil is too hot for a Husky, but we have a lot of huskies here, they seem to be just fine with the heat

See ya! Very Happy

PS: Oh! Quick question, how fast puppies usually start responding to their names? Any trick on that? I don't know if he didn't really understood his name yet or if he just likes to ignore me sometimes lol
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Brazil!   Sun May 04, 2014 5:48 am

Welcome to the forum!! Your little guy is definitely a cutie!! Be sure to go through all the stickies in each topic, there is a LOT of good info there!

At 2 months old, he'd be about 8-9 weeks old, right? If so, he is still really young and is getting acclimated to his environment and being away from mom and litter mates. My trick for teaching names is to use the dogs name for EVERYTHING. Like when my Sheba was a puppy, I would always use her name no matter what I was asking. So for example, I would say "Sheba, sit", "Sheba, come", "Good girl Sheba", "This way, Sheba", "Let's go potty, Sheba" and so on and so forth. Also, whenever she would acknowledge me when I said her name (meaning when she would look in my direction or give me eye contact) I would get really excited and give her lots of praise. I would also randomly call out her name and when she either stopped what she was doing, looked at me, or came to me I would give her a treat.

But yes, Siberian's are very prone to selective hearing. They are a breed of dog that will listen when they feel like it benefits them. If they don't want to listen, they won't. Unlike a lot of breeds, Siberian's first instinct and goal in life isn't to please us. Siberian's were bred to be independent thinkers, and that makes training a lot more difficult. We as owners have to constantly think outside of the box to keep a Siberian's attention. It's just how they are Smile.

And trust us, we have no problem with Siberian's being in warmer climates Smile. As long as they have the proper means to escape the heat, they can thrive anywhere Smile.

Anyway's, welcome to the forum!! We are happy to have you!
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