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SabakaMom
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskys/Forum   Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:58 pm

I think the crate should be larger. She should at least be able to lie on her back with her feet stretched straight out. She should also be able to stretch out front to back a little more. The height concerns me less because I really think they sleep or gnaw on toys most of the time in the crate. As long as she can stand up and change positions, the crate would be high enough.



I'm glad she's adjusting well! It's funny how some owners allow both bed and couch, some neither bed nor couch, others allow the couch but not the bed. We are a beds but not couches family! Funny how we all differ on this!
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BONFIRE HUSKIES
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Location : Graham NC

PostSubject: Re: New to Huskys/Forum   Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:10 pm

Bout time we had some more NC peeps in here. WELCOME
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Location : Fuquay Varina, NC

PostSubject: Re: New to Huskys/Forum   Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:19 pm

Thanks for the info on the crate, I am going to exchange it tomorrow for the larger one. We did a little "test" run tonight with her in it, she was totally fine while we were home (we put her in it about 10 minutes before we left) but as soon as we walked out the door we could hear her howling and scratching. We came back from the store about 25 minutes later and my wife (somewhat hilariously) snuck up to our own house and peaked in a window to check on her and she had stopped scratching, and was sitting but still howling.

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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskys/Forum   Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:50 am

Welcome and Congrats on rescuing Moxie! She is beautiful!
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskys/Forum   Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:04 am

Great name and welcome! :hello: We're working on the crate training too with Husky #2. Have you thrown a kong in there? A frozen kong buys us about 1 1/4 hr.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskys/Forum   Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:50 pm

Well Moxie had her first "accident" today, I left her in the house for about 15 minutes while I ran to the store to get the larger crate, I came home and she had pooped in our office. It came clean and I've got a candle burning to rid the smell.

How should I handle this situation if it comes up again, I know your not supposed to discipline (which I wouldn't even know how to lol) if you don't catch them in the act...

She had been outside several times this morning, and went out right before I left. I think her pooping maybe more of a stress/separation thing than purely having to go #2.

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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskys/Forum   Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:36 pm

If you figure it out let me know. Stormy has reverted back to pooping in the house (either in front of the toilet or next to the litter box - of only he would make it into one of them). He'll let me know when he needs to go out, but we'll stay out there for almost twenty minutes and nothing. He'll poop within 10 minutes of coming in :/
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskys/Forum   Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:16 am

Well our first weekend with Moxie was great! Other than her litlte aniexty poo on Saturday afternoon she was a total angel, I am amazed at how fast these dogs learn! It takes her about 2-3 repetitions of a new command and she has it down!!

Today will be her first day (at our house at least) in the crate while we are at work, we had her in it for about 3 hours yesterday while we ran some errands and she was nice and calm when we got home, a reassuring sign. We've got some of her favorite toys in there with her and I am sure our cat will be close by as they are already bonding Smile

She's still in the "relax only" stage of her heartworm treatments so we mostly spent the weekend just hanging out around the house.


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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskys/Forum   Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:04 pm

great to hear the weekend went well. are you making sure the cat is in a closed off room away from Moxie if you just run out for a few with out crating her? better safe then sorry, even though she seems ok with the cat and thats a good sign you never know if a trigger will go off in her head and the cat suffers from it.


so is she heart worm +?

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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskys/Forum   Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:09 pm

Yes she is heartworm positive Sad

The foster agency we got her from is paying for all of the treatments, and we technically are fostering-to-adopt her right now. We both agreed that our house is a much calmer environment for her to recoup in than the foster house with several other dogs. We are being very careful about not letting her get too excited, and haven't yet been out for any walks etc. Its hard because I know she wants to play!

Hoping we come home to a calm pooch in her crate after work today!
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