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PostSubject: Re: Newbie's New Puppy   Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:53 pm

@aprilmitchem wrote:
You should absolutely start with basic commands right now. Five or 10 minutes at a time. It only takes a husky a couple of tries to figure out what you want. A great way to teach commands it to incorporate them throughout your day. Have her sit to go outside, sit before eating, "ask" for a cookie (speak), that sort of thing. It will give her good manners and build your bond.

I couldn't have said it better. The earlier training begins the better and definitely keep training to short intervals of 5-10 minutes max per session like April mentioned. Any longer and your pup will start to lose interest. You can always do multiple training sessions per day to be able to spend more time at it though. And also having your dog work for everything is excellent advice, it follows a NILIF training principle which is highly effective and recommended. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie's New Puppy   Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:15 am

@Huskyluv wrote:
@aprilmitchem wrote:
You should absolutely start with basic commands right now. Five or 10 minutes at a time. It only takes a husky a couple of tries to figure out what you want. A great way to teach commands it to incorporate them throughout your day. Have her sit to go outside, sit before eating, "ask" for a cookie (speak), that sort of thing. It will give her good manners and build your bond.

I couldn't have said it better. The earlier training begins the better and definitely keep training to short intervals of 5-10 minutes max per session like April mentioned. Any longer and your pup will start to lose interest. You can always do multiple training sessions per day to be able to spend more time at it though. And also having your dog work for everything is excellent advice, it follows a NILIF training principle which is highly effective and recommended. Smile

I totally appreciate all your inputs guys! Very Happy oh by the way, Darla keeps on biting things even my own foot! But I also keep on telling her "No!" at the same time.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie's New Puppy   Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:33 am

I'm a little late on this thread I think, but everybody is totally right! They're TOO SMART and the earlier you start the better. First off, I'm not the best person to give advice as I got my first husky at 8weeks old and she's now going to be 5yrs old. I got my 2nd 2 months ago and he just turned 5 months. My advice to you:

They learn VERY QUICKLY BUT, use it to thier advantage. They listen when they want to!
Start teaching simple thngs now...they soak it up like sponges. For ex., my 5month old learned " sit" "paw" "other paw" "down" " WAIT" "kissy" etc within 2wks. Take advantage of their young fresh brain....LOL! It's so much easier to teach them at a young age than older!

Congrats on your baby....SUPER SUPER CUTE!!!!!!!

One more thing...please have LOTS of patience. It gets frustrating sometimes, but breahte....totally worth it!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie's New Puppy   Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:24 pm

Redirect the biting. Say "NO BITE ME" and give her something she can bite, like a Kong or nylabone. She'll figure it out but biting/mouthing is a huge part of puppy play so it's hard for them to understand that you don't like it. Patience is key but you do have to teach her it's wrong before she's a full grown dog and can really hurt someone, even if she doesn't mean to hurt them.
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