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Male Join date : 2018-08-07
Location : doha

PostSubject: huskies in Desert (Middle East)   Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:43 am

I have a 5 months female husky pup who's lineage goes to 4 generations born and bred in Qatar (Middle East). I adopted my mika from them since they had too many pups to handle. Since its always hot in here, I have limited time for her to get enough exercise outside. we make sure that she get 1 hr exercise in the morning and another 1 hour in the evening. But she is still very active at home when we are not there since we both go to work. we have to take out our carpets since she poops on it when she is alone. We have trips to ikea almost every month to buy a new furniture because she chews all the legs of our dining table set and our couch. we havent planned to get professional help bcoz we want her to obey us.
I need your help to how can we control her excitement and keep our furniture safe. We cant keep her tied to a leash or a crate since she barks a lot (still havent learned how to howl) and we get lots of complaints from our elderly neighbours. we tried to get her out to socialize with other dogs but that also didnt work to control her excitement.

My boss suggested to get a cat or another dog to keep her company but my wife is allergic to cats and we dont have permission from our residential complex to keep more than one pet also our place isnt big enough to accomodate another dog.

Need some guidance urgently.
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Female Join date : 2018-06-14
Location : Arkansas

PostSubject: Re: huskies in Desert (Middle East)   Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:18 am

First, get bitter apple or bitter cherry spray to stop the furniture chewing. Next, make sure she has plenty of appropriate chews.

Now train her to use dog pads or a dog litter box in the house and, until she is trained, confine her to one room, like the kitchen or bathroom, when you can't be home to supervise her.

In short, set her up to succeed at being a more or less housebound husky. It can be done. My pack of wolfdogs are all trained to use pads if they cannot get outside for some reason.

Yes, it was trial and error with my first one, but now, with my fourth one at just 18 weeks old, I have it down. I can leave my pack alone and free in the house all day and never worry that anything will be destroyed or, there will be messes on the floor other than in the dog boxes or dog potty station.

When I can, I leave the dog door unlatched so, they can go out into the play yard but, there are days I can't do that and have to leave them inside only, either weather or having to treat the yard for ants and fleas. They have to stay off it for 24 hours then.
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