|Husky of the Month|
Congrats Kohdi, Mishka, and Jimmy,
our October HOTM Winners!
Cool Weather Zoomies!
Thanks to all for this month's entries!
|1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.|
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Our current rescue spotlight is:|
Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue!
Join date : 2016-01-25
|Subject: Leaving out boy alone Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:56 am|| |
Long time reader first time poster!
We have a lovely 9 month old red named Kais and we love him to pieces but are still having some serious issues. Wondering if anyone had any advice?
He is walked/taken to the puppy park every day, fed quality food, brushed often, has many shady/air con areas to rest during the day, lots of toys with play time every day. He is independent around the house, sleeps alone and unable to reach us (bedroom door closed) during the night, and does not need to follow us around (unless he is bored, or he knows it's almost walk time).
He STILL can't be left home alone, not for even 20 minutes. It used to be a howling issue (a bad one... his record is around 3.5 hours of straight howling), but that has now escalated to chewing. Things he would never think to bother about while we are around, are ready to be destroyed when we aren't. It's like every time we close the front door a completely different dog comes out on the other side. Having another dog around doesn't help, trying a different house/yard doesn't help, we don't always have time to exercise him twice a day but that is what we are trialing at the moment, along wth leaving some treats and toys. During the day he usually just sleeps it away, but as soon as we aren't home it's like sleep must be impossible.
We love him to pieces and we would never give up on him, but there's no denying the issues with had with both money and property (we have housemates whi have had items ruined)
After months of this, we are open to all and any suggestions.
Thanks in advance everyone!
Join date : 2013-12-20
|Subject: Re: Leaving out boy alone Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:02 am|| |
Join date : 2014-01-02
|Subject: Re: Leaving out boy alone Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:38 am|| |
Join date : 2016-01-25
|Subject: Re: Leaving out boy alone Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:34 pm|| |
We attempted to crate train as a puppy and were met with alot of resistance and physical attempts of his to bash out of the crate, no matter how slow we trained him and every box we ticked. We could buy a bigger crate and try, however my concern is there will be weeks (not eveey week, but some) where he will be home alone for 9 hours. I've read that it is dangerous to leave an active dog in a crate that long every day, it can undermine training, dog can become anxious and fearful of the crate, etc
Join date : 2014-06-26
Location : west Texas
|Subject: Re: Leaving out boy alone Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:04 pm|| |
Is his crate in your room? A bigger crate is not the answer, since he will go potty in a crate too large. Obviously he is untrustworthy to leave roaming around, and quite honestly most puppies are not, and even many full grown adult huskies are not trustworthy to leave roaming a house alone. Crate training is difficult, I do understand, but for the dogs safety and the safety of your items you have to do it. If the crate is not in your room, I suggest that, that way he can smell your presence even if you are not there. There are several threads on the forum on how to crate train. The biggest thing, wear him out prior to leaving, have a frozen kong with a snack in it, have the crate just large enough where he can turn around but not able to potty, and lock the crate, he will get used to it, he will see it as a routine, and he will be safe, having a sheet or something to cover the crate so it appears more like a den, and it being a little more dark may also calm him more.
Join date : 2013-06-14
Location : Missouri
Join date : 2013-12-20
|Subject: Re: Leaving out boy alone Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:06 pm|| |
I'm not sure the information you have read is accurate. Many people on here use crates and are working people away from home for 9-10 hours. Yours is still a young pup - he WILL get into things, he will destroy things...he might even hurt or kill himself. Think electric wires, eating something that will cause a blockage or poison him. It is safe in his crate.
Really, you have to, calmly, kindly, be the boss - your pup needs some boundries. No matter how much he complains.
Join date : 2014-02-18
Location : Hoschton. GA
|Subject: Re: Leaving out boy alone Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:56 pm|| |
I am one of those people that crate their dog for 9-10 hours a day 2-3 times a week. The other days she goes to daycare. We started crate training from day 1 when Gabby was 8 weeks old. I admit that she was really easy to crate train and even as a puppy would hold her potty all night around 6 hours. We just made sure she was always comfortable in it and got lots a praise and treats for going in it. It also help that we had 2 crates (one in the bedroom for bed and when we left and one in the living room for training type purposes). The one in the living room was a smaller "cat" sized crate. We just left that one open and whenever she would go in it she would get a treat and we would close the door for 5-10 minutes at a time. It was great and we could do this 5-10 times over the course of the night to teach her how good the crate was. We were able to do this for a month or 2 until she was to large for it. To this day "Crate" is the one word she will almost always do on command more than any other word. It takes a lot of time and patience and your will have to be very consistent on your training.
Hope this helps!
Join date : 2015-07-13
Location : Putnam Valley, NY
|Subject: Re: Leaving out boy alone Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:51 pm|| |
We started crate training Red as soon as we got her home at 3 months old. Initially my husband and I had opposite schedules but we would crate her every so often. She spent more time out of the crate than in because one of us was always home. But we always put her into the crate during either of our bedtimes. Since my husband went back to day shift with me (he works longer hours though), about 5 months ago, Red has to be crated anywhere from 7-9 hrs on weekdays. Initially she tore up all her bedding but she's gotten a lot better now. She has never once gone to bathroom in her crate when we started crating her for longer periods of time. We even ended up getting her a larger crate for her to comfortably stretch out in and she isn't afraid to go in it on her own when she wants to rest or eat her treats. Currently we are letting her loose in the house when we are away for about 1-3 hrs at a time and we haven't had any potty accidents or items chewed up so far. By loose, I don't mean that she has access to every single room. She's confined to just the living room and wires are hidden but she's allowed to stretch on the couch, floor, her crate or her dog bed if she so chooses. So I agree with others to be consistent with the crate training no matter how much your pup might hate it at the time.
|Subject: Re: Leaving out boy alone || |
|» Muzzle for the dog park?|
by amymeme Today at 5:57 pm
» Cat Agression?!?!—-New Puppy!!
by Lostmaniac Yesterday at 6:58 pm
» CHAT-HOTM November HUSKY CUDDLES
by Artic_Wind Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:23 pm
» Right collar for my husky
by jbealer Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:22 pm
» Latest on Yuki
by Shepsky13 Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:03 pm
» Hannibal’s Scrapbook
by Bwilson Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:12 pm
» Breed: Tamaskans
by Lostmaniac Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:29 am
» Archer's Scrapbook
by cheywhite Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:33 pm
» Husky to strong willed for positive only training?!....Please help!
by amymeme Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:48 pm
» Friends dog made me disappointed in myself. :(
by Shepsky13 Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:45 pm
» Help with a serial escape artist.
by cheywhite Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:35 pm
» Origins 5 in 1 supplement Review
by amymeme Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:23 am
» Where'd everyone go?
by RedFlashFire05 Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:38 pm
» Climbing Mt. Birara at Nagsasa Cove
by RedFlashFire05 Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:26 pm
» How do you know when your Dog is Asleep
by RedFlashFire05 Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:23 pm
» Leo's Scrapbook
by RedFlashFire05 Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:21 pm
» Hiking with dogs~Engelmann Peak
by PollyR Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:41 pm
» Going crazy with these bites/rashes
by TwisterII Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:04 pm
» WiFi for Dogs, Information
by aljones Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:40 pm
» Pure White Sib Gives Birth
by aljones Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:03 pm