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Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Going potty in the wrong spot- only at night- More of rant
Kona_18

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Search in: Training   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Going potty in the wrong spot- only at night- More of rant    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyThu Mar 07, 2019 10:48 pm
Kona had issues when we first adopted him - he marked everything - EVERYTHING (the bathtub!).

Now his issue is an occasional #2 on the fireplace hearth - always when we're sleeping. I think laziness.

Kona only pees in the house to send a message. I've had wet shoes when I don't walk him sometimes, he's peed on our little dog once when it got territorial over food, and on a door to the spare room when we wouldn't let him in...there's also a bit of howling and defiance when we discipline him for it!
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Zooming when on lead/leash
Kona_18

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Search in: The Great Outdoors   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Zooming when on lead/leash    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyFri Feb 22, 2019 5:25 pm
@Gillian wrote:
@Kona_18 wrote:
Kona will zoom strongly at one specific point on our morning walk - right after finishes a #2.

So far, the only thing I've found that helps is converting the straight line shock of his zoom into a lunge by directing him to either side and forcing him to circle.


It's the circling that scares me - she can have me running round in circles and going dizzy if I don't pull her lead short and shout 'NO!' several times. She sometimes does it after a no. 2, sometimes after barking at a car speeding along with its lights on. Sometimes she just walks on as if nothing has happened.

Gillian


Kona does the same - bicycles sometimes, apres #2 everytime. By circling I'm referring to lunging him like an ornery horse. I don't think it's the best solution by any stretch, but it works for now.

Kona is roughly 85 powerful pounds right now, my teen daughter and Wife are both petite; so training this is/was a priority for us. My daughter takes riding lessons at a local barn - so she figured out the lunging method. I figure if my sub-100 pound daughter can control a 1,500 pound horse (even when it's frisky!), then this works for now.

I weigh considerably more and pretty fit, so when he has walks with a lot of zooming, I let him hit the bitter end a couple times - unpleasant for both of us but he usually stops zooming after the second sudden stop.

Good luck!

That said - Kona's lead is a thick double braid line (for comfort) that's stretched to roughly 10ft. That means that when he's lunging I need about a 25' diameter unless I can rein him in quickly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1UBnwcuMmM
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Zooming when on lead/leash
Gillian

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Search in: The Great Outdoors   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Zooming when on lead/leash    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyTue Feb 19, 2019 8:52 am
@Kona_18 wrote:
Kona will zoom strongly at one specific point on our morning walk - right after finishes a #2.

So far, the only thing I've found that helps is converting the straight line shock of his zoom into a lunge by directing him to either side and forcing him to circle.


It's the circling that scares me - she can have me running round in circles and going dizzy if I don't pull her lead short and shout 'NO!' several times. She sometimes does it after a no. 2, sometimes after barking at a car speeding along with its lights on. Sometimes she just walks on as if nothing has happened.

Gillian
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Zooming when on lead/leash
Kona_18

Replies: 12
Views: 1911

Search in: The Great Outdoors   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Zooming when on lead/leash    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyTue Jan 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Kona will zoom strongly at one specific point on our morning walk - right after finishes a #2.

So far, the only thing I've found that helps is converting the straight line shock of his zoom into a lunge by directing him to either side and forcing him to circle.
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Resistant Giardia in 6 month old
mellosmandu

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Search in: Medical Issues   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Resistant Giardia in 6 month old    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyWed Aug 01, 2018 11:53 pm
We had gotten our husky at 8 weeks, and pretty much since then, he's had a resistant case of Giardia. It was quite apparent because right when we brought him home, his diarrhea was pretty much pure liquid (mind you my 3 other dogs never had this as puppies). We went to the vet the next day and found out from his fecal that he had Giardia, so we treated it the first time with Panacur and a probiotic to aid with digestion (and we treated the other 3 just in case). We cleaned everything, even wiping his feet and bum every time he went #2, as well as thorough baths weekly.

Flash forward he's now 6 month's old and still has Giardia. He was treated 2 more times after his initial diagnosis, the second treatment being Panacur and Metronizadole, and the third treatment being Panacur and Clavamox. The vet is recommending the fourth treatment of Panacur and a higher dosage of Metronizadole, but the side effects being seizures. Does anyone have any experience with Giardia? We are thinking about getting a second opinion from another vet to make sure we're not being duped here (our current one is quite money hungry) as well as waiting till he's older to treat him, as I feel like all of these meds on a puppy is quite harsh.
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Bee sting- our experience
dvflyer

Replies: 15
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Search in: Medical Issues   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Bee sting- our experience    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyMon Jul 02, 2018 11:00 am
Bee #2 for Mika late last night. Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum 1625187496  Benadryl in a couple pieces of hotdog and she's 100% this morning.

Now if she'd just learn bees= bad. Smile  But you know what they say, "no brains, no headache". lol!
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: 52 Weeks of Tetra
PollyR

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Search in: "52 Weeks for Dogs"   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: 52 Weeks of Tetra    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyThu Mar 22, 2018 7:27 pm
#2. You caught her right in the act--priceless.   lol!
#5. Lovely and sweet.
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Husky meet ups: bay area - central valley california?
RedFlashFire05

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Search in: Meets   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Husky meet ups: bay area - central valley california?    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyWed Feb 07, 2018 5:29 pm
Contra Costa County Meetup #2: Pleasant Hill
Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Paso Nogal Park  Pleasant Hill, Ca
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: 2017 Holiday Card Exchange
jalepeno

Replies: 77
Views: 3674

Search in: "Secret Santa"   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: 2017 Holiday Card Exchange    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyTue Dec 12, 2017 11:11 pm
#2, Vermont to Oregon, came today.
Balto is a cutie!
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: new member with a long intro story !
rilakrilak

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Search in: The Welcome Mat   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: new member with a long intro story !    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyFri Dec 08, 2017 2:07 am
hey every one! new member here finally decided to stop lurking and sign up, seems like a really nice forum for husky stuff Smile

    Quick history around two years we got our 1st husky and my 1st dog in 30 years !  Im 45 married and have a 9 year old. after a month of searching found a puppy for a reasonable price. we had to go with a puppy as we had 2 cats and 2 birds already (amazon parrots), i was a bit nervous bringing a husky in the mix. so far so good i was firm with our girl khloe and after a quick tail bite and a stern leave it , NO! a few times the parrots were off limits, now she will sometimes sit near them in hopes they drop a bit of food Smile
   The cats were a little different story, one cat would submit and lay there to be nose poked and licked/ tormented and the other cat (the alpha one) would claw her nose draw blood etc... and to this day its a war to see who is in charge, dog or cat, the cat would even tease and attack on occasion, the husky if she could make the cat run would give chase, but it was always a hollow victory as the cat would bunker in under a tight space and smack any dog paws that got to close. So everyone gets along at that level, no amount of leave it or disciplining can make those 2 get along.
So after a year  of having one dog its time for #2, i thoroughly enjoyed the dog ownership experience, not as much work as i thought. so we began looking for another husky slowly ( not wanting to speed $700 again) started to look for re-homing of older dogs. checked the shelters in Kansas City close to where we live. and after over 1 month only 1 husky was ever there and he had a pending adoption once his 2 week hold ended. i keep reading about how so many huskies are dumped, it just didn't seem to be the case near us.
 finally i saw Oscar who was 5 hours away but the lady who owned him seemed nice, single mom with young kid, one more on way, a boyfriend who didn't like the dog much (my guess). she had paid $2300 for Oscar 1 year and 2 months ago... i was stunned, apparently living in a apartment with a husky was not working out. i loaded the famliy up in the trailblazer and headed  down to check him out, (she said $300 was ok since i had a very long drive)  
 We arrived and she met us outside with Oscar and we had brought Khloe with us so they could meet and after about 2 minutes of khloe going a bit savage on him (she is dog park veteran and can seem to play rough to others, but never hurt another dog just looks and sounds wild)  in any case after the initial contact they settled into a quite wrestling  match, this only happens with dogs she likes/ feel comfortable with. So we loaded him up and they played for 5 hours in the back of the vehicle.  then once home another 3 hours before we forced them to lay down.
  His previous owner said he was kennel trained, but i noticed he had some wear on the backside of his large canines. (chewing the bars ?) we only used the kennel for a few days. Our female was rapidly training him on house rules it was quite amazing, Oscar had never been to a dog park, never got to run around, we realized off lead. Had almost no interaction with other dogs, he is very submissive, the 1st time i had to get on to him about door rushing he fell over on his back and gave me the most submissive look ever, which i have found out he does everytime he gets in trouble as it makes it tough to stay upset with him.
  He was curious about the birds and cats but very friendly just a sniff and he would back away, so we had gotten very lucky with his temperament, fun loving, goofy, omega of the pack, always ready to play or talk.
but not getting him as a puppy came with a few bad habits, his 1st 4 months with us he was obsessed with getting back in the house when put out to use the restroom. so much in fact he would only go number 2 on the concrete around the pool. (which greatly upset my wife) ( i told her it was from living in the apartment i bet he had to go right outside the door etc) He also had an almost ninja like ability to steal food from anywhere ! just put mustard on a sandwich, put mustard away in fridge,  im talking 10-15 secs of back turned and sandwich is gone... i was like oh i must of put it in the microwave....  nope Oscar was happily licking his lips as he left the area. scold him and on his back he goes, most pathetic thing i ever seen ! my girl once in trouble she respects the decision and wont do the action again if we are around. ( if we leave food out and leave for 2 hours 50% chance she will get it, but when we are home she wont touch it.)
  Fast forward 8 months and both dogs are doing well. both are 2 years old now. Oscar still steals food, but now uses the restroom in the grass like a proper dog Smile i can leave both dogs in the house for extended periods 2-3 hours or so and never had any issues. i have a camera setup and mostly they look out the window and sleep. yikes massive post ! i better stop. i found a few pics u might like.  

tried to link pics but said couldn't for 7 day (using imgur)

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Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Hello and Welcome to It's A Husky Thing
Archana Chauhan

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Search in: Announcements   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Hello eveyone. This is Laika the 3 month old husky growing up in the north of India and her mother Arshie.    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyFri Nov 17, 2017 8:02 am
I am 3 months 24 days old today and i live in the north of India. I am very naughty and active. I like pooping in the house and peeing in my mom's room.
I dont like sleeping in my parents bed. My parents are very clingy ,
they keep kissing and cuddling me all day.

Arshie here ! , the mother of this loony husky. So grateful to find this group and excited to connect with eveything husky out here. The site looks a little confusing to me, however with time i will be able to find my way. I have a few questions about feeding and exercise , not very sure where eaxctly do i ask them.
@Koda wrote:
Hi There Smile

My name is Tori.  I am the co-creator and owner of this forum.  I thought I would share with you a little about our history, who we are, and why we are here, because I think that this forum is something special and we have a unique atmosphere here.

We are not the first husky forum.  There were many others before us.  There were three of us at the start.  Myself, Chad and another forum member.  We had been happily on a board called The Husky Forum.  When that board's administrator left for personal reasons without warning, the board began to die.  Not wanting to lose the husky family that we had created, the three of us decided to try and create a forum of our own.  However, we wanted to do things differently.

We had found that most boards took a stance on some major issues.  People were not allowed to disagree with training methods or ethical dilemmas.  If they were, they were cut down, belittled, and chastised.  It was a poor display of human decency.  The three of us firmly agreed that open discussion was vital and pivotal to an educational space.  We believed we could agree to disagree on any issue, and we could openly debate any issue, if we were polite and respectful.  Thus, we gave birth to Rule #1 (always on the right side of your screen).  This rule is first and foremost for a reason.  It was the founding cornerstone of our forum.

In order to keep a clean environment free of clutter on the page and on the boards, we developed Rules #2 & #4.

Rule #3 might seem obvious, but we've found on many boards those titles aren't respected.  We worked hard to form this forum and the staff continues to work hard to maintain it.  Just like volunteers in shelters, forum staff members often get little respect for the amount of work, time and energy that we put in.  We felt that people deserved a friendly reminder at all times how hard this staff works.  We also attempt to maintain a very small staff so that the roles ARE a means of respect and not just a glorified title.

So on May 19, 2009, we opened our proverbial doors.  We grew slowly, but many of us liked it that way.  We developed a family.  Jenn Bealer and Eddie Harris were among our very first members.  Valerie found her way here soon after and many other friends from other forums found their way too.  We did not want to "steal people" so we did not send out invitations, but rather allowed people to find their way here on their own or through other members.

Growing slowly allowed us to build relationships.  We became a family and I think many of you will find that we ARE a family.  But we're better than all that implies because we have a common goal: the health and happiness of our dogs.  Sure we disagree, like all families do, but we do so with respect and maturity.  We help people who come here looking for information, and sometimes those who didn't know they needed help.  We support each other when times are tough and our friendship transcends our animals in many cases.  And like a family, when someone steps out of line or injures a member of our pack, we deal with that infraction fairly and justly.  But no grudges are kept.  Families don't hold grudges.

We are a fun and friendly group because that's the love and respect we have for each other and our dogs.  That is the emotion and ideals that we are founded on.  We are rare, and we are proud of that.

So allow me be the first to truly and officially welcome you to It's A Husky Thing.  I hope you are proud of the legacy that you are joining and help us to continue to make this a fun and friendly place.  I know I am proud to call it mine.

Respectfully Yours,
~Tori
Owned by Koda & Hailey
IAHT Co-Founder, Owner & Administrator
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Two pups - Questions
ub3r

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Search in: Training   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Two pups - Questions    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyWed Sep 13, 2017 1:53 pm
Greetings,

I have a ~6 year old rescued Border Collie / Terrier mix that has a super relaxed temperament. I've wanted to get her a furry friend for quite a while and have been strongly considering a Husky or two. Long story short, someone abandoned a litter of Huskies in my area recently and the litter went on PetFinder over the weekend. I went to meet them and ended up getting two, a brother (Loki) and a sister (Kali), both between 6 and 8 weeks old. I understand at least some of the potential perils of owning two puppies and I accept the responsibility, however I also completely believe that if I do it properly it can make it a lot easier on myself.

I've had them for almost a week now and it's been quite the learning process. I've been doing a lot of reading on training them and understand there are a lot of potential pitfalls with raising two puppies. For that reason, I wanted to reach out and ensure I'm doing the right thing with them and not making any mistakes that could slow the process of training them.

To my understanding, raising two puppies at the same time is a large multitude more difficult than raising 1 at a time, because they feed off of each other and build a very strong bond that causes them to ignore their human. Huskies could potentially add to that difficulty because they're more emotional and vocal than your average pup. For that reason, it's essential to train them individually and not when they're together, which is twice as time consuming.

My situation: I live alone and own a house with a fenced in yard. I own a business and generally work from home, however for the next few weeks I'm going to be on a client site during the week, with an hour to go home for lunch and care for the puppies. I've been waking up 90 minutes earlier than normal to make sure I clean their crates, give them baths if necessary, let them outside to potty and burn some energy, feed them, etc. I do the same at lunch and after work, however I only bathe them as necessary (if they make a mess).

Crate Training: I'm in the process of crate training both puppies. I have both crates in my bedroom upstairs, at the foot of my bed. I use the puppy training mats (pee pads), and I have metal crates which have the plastic trays underneath. I've found that if I pull the tray out, then wrap the pee pad around it tightly before placing it back into the crate, the pups don't tear the pads apart and thus, I don't have to clean the trays because their messes are contained on the pads. I feed both puppies exclusively in their crates and am trying to do my best to make their crates a happy place for them. The first few nights, I made the mistake of feeding them before bedtime and had the pleasant surprise of getting woken up multiple times to howling babies with messes in their beds. Now, I feed them their last meal a few hours before bed and am doing my best to ensure that they eliminate before I crate them at night. Last night was the first evening that I've actually slept, however they both pooped in the crate overnight, regardless that I let them outside to eliminate right after dinner at 8:30PM, then played with them outside for 2 hours, then brought them inside for 30min before taking them out again for a potty break before bed.

Question: Should I keep their crates in my bedroom?
Question: Every day, my plan is to move their crates apart by a foot or so, eventually placing their crates on both sides of the bed, or possibly in separate rooms if the bedroom is a bad place for them.

Potty Training: Presently, I'm taking each pup outside by itself and letting it down in the grass to go potty. When I see them start to eliminate, I immediately verbally praise them, saying "Good potty!", while simultaneously placing a treat in front of their mouth, often times while they're still eliminating. I feed them a couple treats and keep praising them until they're done, then I take them back inside and grab the other pup and repeat the process.

Question: Should I be leashing the pups, standing in the same location and waiting until either they defecate (go #2) or it's been 10-15 minutes before returning them inside? Presently, I've been plopping them down in the grass and saying "Potty time!" and there's a pretty strong chance that they just immediately eliminate right then and there. After that, I let them run around in the grass for a few and see if they want to go #2, and if they don't within a few minutes, I've been returning them inside.

Feeding: I'm feeding them a puppy blend from Redford Naturals and giving them 1/2 a cup 3x a day (1.5 cups/day). As I've said, I only feed them in their crate, and I'm trying to do my best to take them out individually between 10-30 minutes after eating unless if they look like they really have to go immediately.


Puppy Schedule: I'm open to constructive criticism. If you think I'm doing something wrong, please tell me Very Happy.
6:30 - 7:00AM - Wake up and take puppies outside individually, clean crates and bathe if necessary.
7:00 - 7:30AM - Feed pups in crates then take them out individually to eliminate. Bring them back into crates for 5-10 minutes (in between).
7:30 - 8:30AM - Take pups out to play and burn some energy for an hour before I leave.
1:15 - 1:25PM - Take pups out individually to eliminate.
1:25 - 1:45PM - Feed pups lunch then take them out to burn some energy before I go finish the day.
6:30PM - Take pups out individually, then feed them dinner in their crates.
7:00PM - Take pups out individually again.
8:00PM+ - Play with pups together, tire them the hell out, etc.
Between 10 and 11PM - Put puppies to bed for the night, then go to bed myself.

Question: Is it OK for me to primarily focus on potty and crate training for now and obedience training after?

The first few days have been insane thus far and I'm imagining that it gets easier, however my hands are pretty full with them, to the point where I haven't been able to separate them to individually train them. Once the pups become more comfortable at home, I'm imagining that it's going to free up more time to train them.

A friend of mine also suggested leaving a rawhide chew in their crates while I'm away so they can have something to gnaw on.

Mature Dog + Puppy Relationship: My older dog seems to be slowly warming up to the pups, however the puppies continually instigate with her and cause her to snap at them. She acts like a grumpy old lady at times. I've been incorporating all 3 dogs in games of fetch and tug of war and such, as well as gathering them around and feeding them treats while saying each of their names.

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time and have a great day!
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Could it be the food?
MiyasMomma

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Search in: Medical Issues   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Could it be the food?    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySat Jul 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Al, that is how I read it as well. Tho keep in mind, even the best foods out there rely on potato and pea protein (the grain free foods that many of us feed) and we all assume that the majority of the grain freed food's protein content comes from meat. However, if only one or two meat proteins are listed, and the food is say 29% protein, you need to go beyond the 2 meats to see where else the food obtains protein. That is why I stress to people on the forum that if your dog is having issues, more than likely there is a plant based protein diet you are feeding. So the more animal proteins listed the cleaner the source of protein your dog is getting. Too many companies rely on pea protein, even Acana for example, however, with Acana they also include several animal proteins. So looking at the food you feed, and your dog has issues, really look at where the protein is coming from. You can have 3 different foods that you are looking at and all 3 contain as an example, 29% protein as fed. But really look at the ingredients. Dog food #1 has 2 meat sources (listed as an example beef and then beef meal), then lists different plant based proteins. Dog food #2 has 4 meat sources (listed as an example beef, chicken, lamb, chicken meal), then list maybe a couple plant based proteins. Dog food # 3 may have 6 different meats listed, and maybe only 1 plant based protein. So reading labels goes beyond % and meat/meat meals, and what constitutes protein. If the food you want to feed lists for example salmon meal, then plant based items, then another meat meal further down the list, the plants are the higher source of protein, it will shuffle the first listing of the meat in the form of the salmon meal further down the line. However, if the food you are looking at contains salmon, salmon meal, then plant based items it will contain more meat. Lastly, the third kibble lists salmon, trout, salmon meal then some plant based then more meats, it will contain a higher level of animal protein. The more animal protein listed as the first ingredients the more animal protein the kibble will contain. There is also some talk in nutrition for dogs, that peas can mimic estrogen, and I would have to say an unaltered dog may have issues with too much hormones.
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic:  Hiking with Dogs~Take two, Mt. Boreas, 13,082ft~ Summit
jbealer

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Search in: The Great Outdoors   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Hiking with Dogs~Take two, Mt. Boreas, 13,082ft~ Summit    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyWed Jul 12, 2017 3:14 pm
Hiked June 19th 2017

Here was my fist attempt, it was a rough day: http://www.itsahuskything.com/t16224-hiking-with-dogs-mt-boreas-13082ftfailed-summit

Boreas Mt.~13,082ft
Boreas, take #2. 3.8 miles RT, 3hrs, 1,713ft elevation gain. Nice little warm up for the season.

Took Jack up with me to do a warm up summit to start the season! It went way better then last time. but it was so windy when we hit the ridge.
ok pictures are why you are here Smile

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we found cairns this time!

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snow crossing and where we stopped last time

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looking back to the ridge we came up

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jack leading the way

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summit

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views

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yelling at the wind



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summit pic

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back down, see jack?!

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snow

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happy to be back down

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and done

till our next adventure...
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Introducing Cain!
th1921

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Search in: General Discussions   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Introducing Cain!    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyThu Mar 23, 2017 3:38 pm
Renee, thanks for sharing your experience with puppy #2! Suka is just the love of our lives and I want this new puppy to be a good thing for her. This is Suka in the old Jeep that I bought so she can have fun cruising with us this summer. SmileTopics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Suka_j10
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Introducing Cain!
MiyasMomma

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Search in: General Discussions   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Introducing Cain!    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyThu Mar 23, 2017 3:12 pm
Traci, what a cutie. Love the name, can't wait to see more pics. And surprisingly I had the same reservations when I got pup #2, my husky girl was almost 3 when we got our second, and Miya was so sweet and played at Sofie's level, and today a year and a half later they are best friends. You thought you had fun and laughed at Suka's antics, just wait, having 2 will make you roll on the floor with laughter. Smile
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: The Desert Pack
MiyasMomma

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Search in: Scrapbooks   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: The Desert Pack    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyWed Mar 08, 2017 4:09 am
Happy Gotcha Day Sasha!! Never seen your pics, gosh how did I miss that. Smile You have such a nice looking pack, but you missed kitty #2, what does he look like? So am I guessing right that your neck of the woods is more green in the winter? Out of your three pups Avalanche seems always happy, I guess that is why you call him your perpetual puppy, I call Sofie my forever puppy Smile Have to have one in the pack to keep you laughing.
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Husband wanting to get rid of my husky
jalepeno

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Search in: General Discussions   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Husband wanting to get rid of my husky    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyThu Feb 02, 2017 8:24 pm
I've told this story before.

I was walking down the street with husky #2, Tasha, on a leash.

Guy stops and looks at her wistfully.
He said, "I had a husky once. I loved that dog. I went on a business trip for a week and told my wife she had to exercise the dog. When I got home, my wife was hysterical. The dog had destroyed the sofa. I asked her if she had exercised him. She said she never had time. Then she told me I had to get rid of the dog. It was the dog or her. So I got rid of the dog. Worse mistake I ever made."
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Potty training second dog... Help!
Kmanweiss

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Search in: Training   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Potty training second dog... Help!    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyMon Jan 09, 2017 1:48 pm
You could try to train him to the same area by giving him something in the area to pee on that he's more comfortable with. An old towel or rag in the right area that he's willing to pee on, then over time remove the rag. Hopefully he'll associate the act to the area.

Speaking of funny places to do your business. My husky likes to do #2 right in the middle of the road. He's got grass on either side of the sidewalk for the entire walk, but he'll often do his business right in the middle of the road as we cross the street. Much more exciting to clean up after your dog while also playing frogger.
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Advice on Training Out Cat "Aggression"
KairoAndEmber

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Search in: Training   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Advice on Training Out Cat "Aggression"    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyTue Sep 13, 2016 12:55 pm
I hesitate to call it "aggression", but Kairo treats cats like play things (tried to grab Anya out of my arms - not hard enough to hurt her, but with the motion like she was about to play tug). She is also a huge cat chaser and just this morning about took my arms of after one I didn't see in a bush.

However, if we are running, she doesn't so much as notice them in the path.

Ember was the same way, and I have the system I used to work with her in mind. To date, I can call her off mid-hot-pursuit on a cat without fail, whereas a few months ago I almost lost her to yanking the leash out of my hand. Thankfully she came back after her mission was complete.

Kairo has grown up around multiple cats, and has one at home that looks a lot like Anya named Sly. DJ has always wanted them to coexist and is considering giving up Sly so they both can have a better life - right now each has to be locked up while people are away, and even when they are home, the house is segregated. DJ wants Sly to have run of the house and for Kairo to be able to sleep in his bed with him at night.

Here is my plan - but I don't know if this will work as well for Kairo. Looking for advice.

Skill #1: Strong "Leave It"
Plan: Work with treats/toys to establish a strong "leave it" indoors. Slowly work to outdoors, and start to incorporate into walks on various objects.

Skill #2: Come When Called (outdoors)
I'm finding this one trickier, as Kairo loses focus on me the moment we step outside. However, I'm also finding that that focus has improved drastically just by the anti-tugging exercises we've been working on. So...

Plan: Start working on attention with distractions, including other dogs (which can elicit the same reaction as a cat darting off at times). Start working on "Come" on a long line. Once established, start working on "Leave It - Come" as one fluid motion - Leave It = Come, or "Come Away".

Progress Reports
Plan: Testing Kairo on leash, indoors, with Anya in various places. This obviously will not happen until the first skill seems to be incredibly solid.
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Recurring stomach issue *UPDATE-Conclusion*
davecerv

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Search in: Medical Issues   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Recurring stomach issue *UPDATE-Conclusion*    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyThu Jul 14, 2016 9:41 am
Hmmm interesting. I grew up being told the tap is bad so I find it very hard to let Mylo drink that...but I'm willing to try something else for the sake of seeing some kind of change.

@Twisterll
95% of the time it's ozarka but thanks for that info wow.
I'm not sure what to do about the water but me and my gf are discussing it.
I'll read on them filters.

@Artic_Wind
Funny thing about the temperature thing.. Mylo loves to drink new cold water being poured on his bowl. Generally at my gf's house he gets served water from the 5 gallon jug. It's at my house that he gets bottled water.

@RedFlashFire05
Oh wow issues with #2? Like diarrhea?
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Recurring stomach issue *UPDATE-Conclusion*
RedFlashFire05

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Search in: Medical Issues   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Recurring stomach issue *UPDATE-Conclusion*    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyWed Jul 13, 2016 6:49 pm
Leo can't drink bottle water ether usually give him some issues with #2. he can only form the filtered form the refrigerator or form the tap.
i hope Mylo is okay and its nothing serious.
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: New owner with concerns!!
SnowDeam

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Search in: Announcements   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: New owner with concerns!!    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyTue May 17, 2016 2:29 am
We are switching to a new vet and bringing along the receipts we have of what Deamons been given so far. And his stool is just fine! It's as normal as can be and he doesn't seem to have any health issues whatsoever. He's basically a healthy, happy puppy!

I did find some of the old receipts of the visits to the vet and whatnot. I believe I'm missing one or two receipts of what they gave him but I pretty much remember what he got each visit. I'm just not good with remembering the names of each vaccine he got lol. But anyways, here's what he's been given so far:

On the first visit he got: Bordetella Vaccine, DHPPv Vaccine, Dewormer, praziquantel, and a distemper vaccine.

On the second visit he got some liquid stuff called "Albon oral suspension." They basically said he needed it because his stool was so liquidy and that it would also help with the gas he was passing. (It smelled awful! Shocked ) He was also given another dewormer.

On the third visit he got some pills called Doxycycline. These are the pills they gave me after I called in and told them Deamon had a little blood coming out his nose followed by large amounts of mucus. The doctor told me he was at risk of possibly having some life threatening disease that dogs pick up from being outside. He said hopefully the pills will clear up whatever he had and if they didn't, he would have to go into emergency surgery or else he would die?! Something along those lines. It was ridiculous. And he got yet another dewormer.

On the fourth visit they gave him another Bordetella vaccine, another DHPPv vaccine, Influenza vaccine, Leptospirosis vaccine, another dewormer, and another distemper shot.

Now on the next upcoming visit they want to give him another Influenza shot, another dewormer, another Bordetella vaccine, another DHPPv vaccine, Lyme vaccine, and something called Lepto VX #2.

After all this they told me he would then get his first rabies shots and other puppy shots that he supposedly needs to have once all these other vaccines are done. Keep in mind, this was all given to him within a month. We don't know if we should keep bringing him back.... they tell us one thing then come up with another. It seems like an endless cycle of vaccines and medications and I don't think we can handle spending another $500+ within a month solely on more vet visits.

Apart from that, every visit I go to the doctor seems to really keep pushing the subject on getting Deamons teeth removed and neutering him all at once. He says it would be best to get his teeth removed as soon as his adult K9's start coming in, otherwise he will have complications later on. Neutral
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Upset stomach?
Aria1115

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Search in: Medical Issues   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Upset stomach?    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyMon Apr 04, 2016 5:12 pm
Hi everyone!

I hope this is the right category for this.

To give you some background, Saturday night (its now monday) we took little Aria to the park. She was there with her buddy for about 5 hours total on and off. Sunday, we had a nice relaxing day at the house and now Monday morning she has an very gurgly tummy. Last night she threw up a pile of food, all whole kibbles, must have ate a little fast. But now this morning, she has diarrhea that is a little mucus. We can tell she needs to go #2 but is having difficulties. Whenever she squats to do the deed just a tiny bit comes out and she sniffs for another spot to go. She isn't acting lethargic, no blood, is drinking lots. So i think its something she ate but i am just reaching out to see if anyone has advice to make my little girl feel better sooner. She is 5 months.

Ive given her some rice boiled in chicken stock but she doesn't like it. I finally put a little nonfat yogurt in it so she would at least eat it and she ate a tiny bit but i didn't want to over due the yogurt.
Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Yeast or Skin Infection - can Probiotics/Yogurt help?
redlattinville

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Search in: Medical Issues   Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Yeast or Skin Infection - can Probiotics/Yogurt help?    Topics tagged under 2 on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyFri Mar 04, 2016 5:51 pm
Oh my gosh, Renee!!!! Red does the same thing as Sofie!! Sometimes when she's doing her #1 or #2, she will walk. Sometimes her lower belly and inner thighs get damp and nasty too. She used to hate it when I baby wiped her down but now she just kind of tolerates it. Sometimes she'll wiggle and try to walk away but usually I make her roll over or I have her over my knee (when I have to wipe her bum) so she's captured and can't run off. It's the worst when she walks back around and steps in her deposit by accident. Luckily she's only done this once with her poo and she did NOT like it on her paw.

The only saving grace is that she's has never had the inclination to eat her own poo. My niece has a siba inu that used to do that when she was pup. It was so gross. Embarassed affraid pale I remember my niece, my sister and myself had just caught Satchi about to lunge her for poo and we all yelled out "NoooooOOoOooo!!!!" in unison as we reached for her....but alas we were too late. Glad she grew out of that though.
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