|Husky of the Month|
Congrats Nikita, Archer, and Cheyanne,
our November HOTM Winners!
Thanks to all for this month's entries!
|1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.|
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Our current rescue spotlight is:|
Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue!
How do ya'll handle this scenario
Join date : 2013-04-28
Location : Seattle area
|Subject: How do ya'll handle this scenario Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:27 pm|| |
I'm curious to get feedback on the different ways folks handle this scenario that I face sometimes.
Husky is running around off leash in back yard/dog park/wherever.
Husky picks up something nasty.
You tell husky to leave it. Twice.
Husky knows leave it.
Husky does not leave it.
You take a step towards husky.
You always read "Dont call your dog over and then punish it" - which makes a lot of sense. This obviously becomes a challenge in situations where Huskies are Huskies and directly defy you, which we all know happens even with well trained ones.
Join date : 2013-06-26
Location : Wisconsin
|Subject: Re: How do ya'll handle this scenario Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:38 pm|| |
Grab squeaky ball and squeak 3 times, grab treat, or obtain another desirable toy. As a last resort, grab flirt pole. If you are lucky, you will have a husky who fetches. This helped alot with two of my dogs who love fetch do good at bring it here, drop, leave it, and stay.
Join date : 2009-05-29
Location : Denver, CO
|Subject: Re: How do ya'll handle this scenario Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:49 pm|| |
chase husky around yard/park till they eat what you were trying to stop them from eating and they then look for something new to eat while still keeping their distance from you chasing them, that's my life
Join date : 2013-02-11
Location : NYC
|Subject: Re: How do ya'll handle this scenario Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:51 pm|| |
Chances are, even if you call him, he's not going to come, especially if what he's got is really good/interesting. Then you'll be more pissed and it will serve to reinforce him not coming. If he eventually comes, then you punish him, he'll be doubly reinforced not to come back and doubly reinforced not to leave it, and quite frankly, at that point he won't even remember the leave it command. You don't want to undermine recall while punishing for leave it.
My advice? Keep nasty stuff out of your yard. In the park, keep cheese in your pocket, call his name and run away. Most likely he will chase you. When he does take whatever is in his mouth, say leave it, and feed him cheese. Huskies don't listen 100% of the time. This is their nature whether you like it or not, and punishing in a situation like this will just reinforce his choice not to listen. What does HE get out of listening in a situation like this? Well, he doesn't get the nasty crap and gets no reward, so he may as well have a little fun.
If you want 100% compliance 100% of the time, you have the wrong breed. Btw, him running from you is a classic dog game. They run from and chase each other in play, especially when grabbing toys and whatnot.
Resident Nutritional Bookworm
Join date : 2009-06-23
Location : Huntsville, AL
|Subject: Re: How do ya'll handle this scenario Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:00 pm|| |
- @techigirl78 wrote:
- Grab squeaky ball and squeak 3 times, grab treat, or obtain another desirable toy.
Basically this. Distract and redirect their attention with something else they love/higher value.
Join date : 2013-12-20
|Subject: Re: How do ya'll handle this scenario Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:09 pm|| |
- @jbealer wrote:
- chase husky around yard/park till they eat what you were trying to stop them from eating and they then look for something new to eat while still keeping their distance from you chasing them, that's my life
Yup. Yup. Know that game:roll:
Just like kids, pick your battles. The phrase "turn a blind eye' comes to mind.
The other suggestions all are good - I try (but hey, I a old lady, sometimes scatterbrained...) to always have kibble in my pocket (I'm lucky, Ami thinks his kibble is the best thing going
Join date : 2012-12-18
|Subject: Re: How do ya'll handle this scenario Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:37 pm|| |
Sounds like your husky knows he can outrun you.
I'd put his butt on a long training leash and reinforce reinforce reinforce that recall. a way to proof it in this scenarion would be to practice in your yard with the dog on leash and throw a toy or food on the ground. instruct dog to leave it and come, and reel his butt in and praise with something extra good like hotdog or cheese- practice makes perfect!
|Subject: Re: How do ya'll handle this scenario || |
How do ya'll handle this scenario
|» Max and Mika's scrapbook|
by dvflyer Today at 4:27 pm
» The Desert Pack
by aljones Today at 12:51 pm
» Husky WANTS to run away
by TwisterII Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:00 pm
» Apollo Scrap book
by Lostmaniac Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:43 pm
» Bolt Scrap Book
by Liv_Skye Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:39 pm
» Storm scrap book.
by Liv_Skye Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:37 pm
» Way more stressful then I thought!
by Liv_Skye Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:33 pm
» Systemic Marking
by aljones Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:19 pm
» 2 year old Husky has mouth sores and patch on leg
by amymeme Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:49 pm
» Aggressive 8 week old puppy
by aljones Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:32 pm
» Rest In Peace Bodhi
by Windfishin Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:22 pm
» Dry Eye in Huskies
by jbealer Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:52 pm
» Fur loss... and it's not only seasonal
by amymeme Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:58 pm
» Recall Information
by aljones Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:36 pm
» Please...we need advice when it’s time to euthanize our sweet guy
by mav1016 Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:59 pm
» Memories of Sasha RIP
by jbealer Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:40 pm
» In Memory of Raven
by jalepeno Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:36 pm
» are puppies purebred?
by Sara668 Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:34 am
» Which breeder? Karnovanda or Snowmist?
by sibmom Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:42 pm
» Leo's Scrapbook
by RedFlashFire05 Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:06 pm