Join date : 2010-11-09
Location : Stuttgart, Germany
|Subject: Re: If you had advice for someone getting a puppy what would it be. Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:37 am|| |
One of the most important things is that you got to invest alot of time and effort the first 1,5 years or so to properly train your dog in any aspects that are important, so having a dog will be joyful for the next years.
It is like having a baby, the first months or longer you will have to push back your personal needs, because you definatley have to invest alot of time.,
Join date : 2013-02-11
Location : NYC
|Subject: Re: If you had advice for someone getting a puppy what would it be. Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:11 am|| |
I would say, be patient, and don't take anything personally. Husky puppies are different than any other type of puppy. My little guy wasn't very affectionate at all at first, and he was a terrible little shark (biting problem), I felt like I had to earn his affection. If you think he/she is being awful or misbehaving, most likely they are just trying to play or they need something, use timeouts for both you and your pup. If you start to feel your jaw clenching, or you are annoyed or angry (which will happen unless you're a saint), put the pup in his crate for 15 min to give yourself a break. I remember I took him to a puppy playgroup once and he was going nuts playing with a shiba inu and this little lab puppy came up to see me. She was all over me, in my lap, giving kisses, etc. She gave me more affection in 3 min than Dizzy ever had. They are awesome, but don't feel bad if you think your puppy isn't as good as other puppies, or isn't learning as fast, or if you think you got a devil puppy. They are all devil puppies in their own way.
You will get all sorts of advice from random people on the street, and just ignore them, you'll get to know your pup real quick, and trust your instincts in terms of what is best, most people have NO clue about husky puppies, including vets.
Hang in there, don't get discouraged, try not to have too many expectations, and remember they WILL grow out of it.
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