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jzHernandez77
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PostSubject: How can i teach my husky to calm down    Wed May 14, 2014 1:54 pm

I don't mind him running around the house or jumping when i want him too but when i have guest over he gets so excited and just wants to jump on them and play its the same thing if he sees someone outside and when he gets to hyper inside the house and starts zooming around he gets a little out of hand and starts jumping and nipping not aggressively but still not what i want him doing
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PostSubject: Re: How can i teach my husky to calm down    Wed May 14, 2014 6:17 pm

Practice and more practice plus patience. Have you tried teaching him to 'settle'? Start during play time, and randomly have him sit or lay next to you while resting your hand on his withers and saying 'settle'. As soon as he relaxes (and you can feel his muscles relax and no mouthing), reward/praise, repeat. Then gradually extend how long he relaxes. It takes a while, but they eventually get it.
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PostSubject: Re: How can i teach my husky to calm down    Wed May 14, 2014 6:25 pm

In addition to the great advice above, I'd also say that dogs do often feed off the energy levels of the people around them. If you act excited and agitated, your dog will sense that and also act excited and agitated. Likewise, if your guests act excited around the dog, the dog will mimic that energy level.
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PostSubject: Re: How can i teach my husky to calm down    Wed May 14, 2014 6:26 pm

I completely agree with the replies above. This really works my completely changed from 6 months to 18 months. If you keep up the training it really does sink in eventually as long as their minds and bodies are getting good quality exercise. They seem just to be an extremely social breed especially when they are young. But remember this is a good thing. The alternative would be harder.
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PostSubject: Re: How can i teach my husky to calm down    Wed May 14, 2014 6:37 pm

A bit tip is make sure your buddy is getting a ton of exercise and then when he is at home relaxing because he is tired or just chilling out with you reward him a ton. We rewarded calmness from the day we got Simon and now as long as he has had a walk or something he is pretty mellow. He does get hyper when people come over and we are working on having him learn to sit to say hi but if a lot of people are coming over we tether Simon so he can't jump on people and we wait to let him off till he settles down.
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PostSubject: Re: How can i teach my husky to calm down    Thu May 15, 2014 12:10 pm

Not sure if it will help you, but this has worked in the past for me (and we are using it with our two babies now). They get super excited when people come over, as do most pups. I tell people when they come to not even acknowledge their existence when they first enter the house. No petting, no talking, do not even look at them. Just walk in like they are not there...Its amazing, but in just a few seconds, the kids calm down and THEN I allow them to calmly greet their new friends Smile I keep both on a short lead when people enter and that way, if they start to jump up, I can stop it in its tracks by a short, firm tug along with "down, no jumps". Its working great with Windy & TJ as it has for other dogs I've been owned by ...good luck with yours Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How can i teach my husky to calm down    Thu May 15, 2014 12:19 pm

I read the topic as "How can i teach my hubby to calm down." I thought, "well this is going to be an interesting one..."
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PostSubject: Re: How can i teach my husky to calm down    Thu May 15, 2014 12:49 pm

 lol! 
@wpskier222 wrote:
I read the topic as "How can i teach my hubby to calm down." I thought, "well this is going to be an interesting one..."

You sound like me!! Do you need an extra cup of coffee this morning too?  Shocked 
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PostSubject: Re: How can i teach my husky to calm down    Thu May 15, 2014 2:09 pm

This method I will tell you takes time, and though it may seem like it isn't working, this is an over time method, so it will eventually work.

When you notice your dog calm and relaxed give a treat and say good dog, or yes, or whatever it is that you use, but say it calmly and slowly, then just go about whatever it is that you were doing. Don't do it like every 5-10 minutes, more like a 2-3 times a day sort of thing. Eventually your dog will associate calmness as something that you like out of them.
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PostSubject: Re: How can i teach my husky to calm down    Thu May 15, 2014 4:39 pm

Thanks for all the tips and info guys very helpful. appreciate it
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PostSubject: Re: How can i teach my husky to calm down    Thu May 15, 2014 7:49 pm

I don't think the words HUSKY and CALM can be used in the same sentence! hahahaha
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PostSubject: Re: How can i teach my husky to calm down    Thu May 15, 2014 11:30 pm

Yea but i have no problem with him being hyper its everyone else his 9 months and huge , when i'm walking him i have the sidewalk to myself because everyone is scared of him and all he wants to do is play so you can imagine when someone sees him jumping to play with them there terrified its a shame really
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