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Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue!
Join date : 2017-10-20
Location : Antrim, Northern Ireland
|Subject: Latest on Yuki Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:12 am|| |
She's much the same - spends a long time in the yard chewing twigs, etc., then when she eventually ventures out the gate, stands and looks around her, sniffing the air with her ears alert. It can take half an hour to get into going for a walk mode, but an hour's walk can take an hour and a half. Sometimes she gets going, then a scary farm vehicle or such like comes past and she scuttles back home. Her attitude when going out with either of my two sons who walk her is completely different - straight out the gate and no dithering. One of them lives a few doors down from here now, but comes once a day to take her on one of her walks. When he comes to take her she gets so excited, it's lovely to watch.
It doesn't bother me any longer if she wants to spend more time in the yard with me than actually walking and I've given up trying to figure out why she is different with my sons.
Join date : 2017-11-03
Location : North Carolina, USA
|Subject: Re: Latest on Yuki Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:03 pm|| |
Yuki probably feels "safer" with your sons in charge for some reason?
If you really wanted to train her into a walking habit with you, maybe you could give her a treat when she leaves the yard, and then periodically during a 15-minute walk, then go home. Then gradually lengthen the walks. If a scary thing goes by, I would just stand there quietly saying "It's ok, it's not a biggie" and then keep walking (I wouldn't let her run for home, I would really try to finish our loop).
But if she's happy hanging out in yard with you, that seems fine too! :-)
She seems like she's getting out and about with your son. Every dog has their quirks...
Join date : 2017-10-20
Location : Antrim, Northern Ireland
|Subject: Re: Latest on Yuki Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:50 pm|| |
Thank you Shepsky. I am reluctant to use treats to make her do what I want her to do. I tried that before and she started looking for them randomly and zooming when she didn't get them. Also, the guys don't give her treats for walking with them.
The usual routine is mooch around the yard looking for twigs and sticks, then eating them; walk, usually two tiny steps at a time to the exit - there's a gate but it's rarely open; stand beside the road looking and listening, turning this way and that; eventually venture past the gateway. Sometimes at that point she acts like a dog on a mission and keeps going. At other times she gets as far as a paddock which is a very short distance from our house and does the stare into the air and listen routine all over again. The other day she plonked herself on her bum and just listened. Sometimes that's as far as she'll go on that particular walk, but she will go to the bottom of our road - about a ten minute walk there and back. I have given up doing an hour's walk after all her dithering and just keep her out for an hour.
Today was different in that she went very quickly out the gate, with little time spent on twig chewing, and didn't stop to look around her. Of course, I'm not expecting the same thing to happen tomorrow.
Very interested to see your Rumo. My brother-in-law has a Swiss shepherd called Comet that looks very like Rumo. BIL got Comet from someone who couldn't keep him, due to a divorce. BIL was sold the dog as a white husky, but then someone told him it was a Swiss shepherd. He's a lovely dog that doesn't shed.
|Subject: Re: Latest on Yuki || |
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