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Tajaka
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PostSubject: Alone at home   Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:40 pm

hey guys,

I have a question about our new little Husky.
For me and my husband, it's the first time, that we have a husky (although we had other dogs bevor).
He's pretty good in learning things but I'm getting crazy about leaving him alone.
By now we're training him about one month (he is about 6 months old) but it's not getting better. We started very gentle (with one minute) but doesn't matter how long he's alone, he is howling the whole time
We've got no idea, how we ever can go out for 1-2 hours when he's like this Crying or Very sad
Leaving him howling is no option cause our neighbors are getting very mad pale
Do you have any ideas?

Thx a lot
Cathy
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PostSubject: Re: Alone at home   Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:58 pm

Are you crate training or just leaving him loose in the house?

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PostSubject: Re: Alone at home   Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:33 am

We're leaving him in the house but only in the corridor because otherwise he's going to destroy everything No
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PostSubject: Re: Alone at home   Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:13 pm

Husky's are pack animals, they need companionship; not all, but many do not do well being alone.
Preparation, and planning is key to having a healthy, happy, Husky, and one thing that will work is to make certain that your pup is worn out before you leave him/her. Before leaving, plan enough time for a vigorous workout. They will become destructive if their minds and bodies have not been properly stimulated before being left alone.

The only safe place to be left alone, is in a crate, and for that, you need to spend the time to properly crate train him/her.

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PostSubject: Re: Alone at home   Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:44 pm

Thank you very much for your answer! I think we really have to start the training in the crate... I hope, this is going to work!
Sure, we're training a lot with him bevor leaving him alone! But it's not only leaving him alone at home... when he's with my parents for just one hour he's going crazy and is howling the whole time! It's like he can't be without us for just a second! But when my mom's here for 'babysitting' there's no problem!

We even thought about getting a second one (that always was the plan but not yet...just in one or two years) so they wouldn't be alone at home. pale
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PostSubject: Re: Alone at home   Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:29 pm

@Rocky_Rhodes wrote:

The only safe place to be left alone, is in a crate, and for that, you need to spend the time to properly crate train him/her.

Your whole response Rocky was good, but let me add the emphasis here! Without proper crate training - and there are many threads here on how to properly crate train - the OP is more apt to have MORE problems not less.
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PostSubject: Re: Alone at home   Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:49 pm

I've crate trained my husky and its an amazing tool to have. Some people think that its cruel to have them "locked up" but my pup LOVES her crate. When we're home we leave her crate door open and she goes in there all on her own to take a nap, she even pulls the door closed its so cute! Anyway, I thought about seeing how it would go if I left her home alone but I did it in small increments. First I left her for about 30 min, came home and everything was fine. Then I did it for an hour, same thing, everything was fine. Then another time I had planned to only be out for a couple of hours and it turned into 4 hours!! My girl did nothing wrong Smile I was so happy. However, just a few days ago I left her home for 30 min and she chewed up my couch pillow!! In her defense...I was not a good dog mom that day. We missed our trip to the dog park and I was busy all day so she didn't get the attention she normally gets.
As with what other people said- make sure to exercise your husky before leaving them! They need mental and physical stimulation, if they get it, they will be fine outside of their crate. If they don't get it, they will find a way to get it themselves when you aren't watching Smile
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