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What is the most effective way to train a Husky?
Join date : 2015-05-23
|Subject: What is the most effective way to train a Husky? Sat May 23, 2015 5:07 pm|| |
Hi, I plan on getting a husky sometime in the future (ideally when I reach my 20s) though I am aware that they can be stubborn and very destructive, I am willing to properly prepare myself to deal with/prevent that by arming myself with as much knowledge as possible before I make such a big commitment. So I am asking you folks to help me. Is there anything that is different when it comes to training a husky from other dogs? Please provide reliable sources and or personal experience.
Join date : 2013-12-20
|Subject: Re: What is the most effective way to train a Husky? Sat May 23, 2015 5:41 pm|| |
To my mind, the important thing is utter consistency. As for methods, probably depends more on the individual dog than anything. I never give the "method" a name - just what works. Initially, Ami was highly food motivated. Not so much anymore...but, he seems rather compliant and very smart - if I can convey to him what I want, he will adopt the behavior. Mostly. For recall, I use the Mini Educator ecollar. He's a wuss - I use the vibrate and he thinks its haunted
Archer - still highly food motivated but equally wants to please so praise works.
And - a good, solid "no" works, too, to deter behavior. Not loud, just firm - and it works even better is you can anticipate what Mr. Pooch is about to do and give the "no" ahead of time (example: Ami loves, loves, loves butter - about the only thing I cannot leave unattended on the counter. When I see him lift his nose, a simple "uh uh uhh" and he walks away. Probably, like my kids, he thinks I have magically powers or eyes behind my head. But really, like children, dogs are really transparent
All training should be done in the context of a good bond which will come from playing, walking, grooming, feeding and just "being" with your dog.
Also multiple short training periods a day worked better for me than a long session. Say maybe 15 -20 minutes usually.
I never hit, scream (well, once I did - he started to lift his leg on hubbies motorcycle in the barn and my scream was pure instinct
), raise my voice, yank hard on a leash, rub his face in anything or any of that stuff.
Good luck on getting a husky. I love the breed - funny, engaging little imps they are!
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