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Why You Should Get A Husky As Your Family Pet

September 13, 2010

Some of the most common problems with Siberian Huskies are howling and digging.  Understand that howling is a natural form of communication in this breed and that it cannot be completely eradicated.  However excessive howling may be reduced with crate training or more exercise.


Digging is another behavior that may signal lack of exercise in Huskies.  It can also be handled through some obedience training, by training your Husky to dig in a designated spot.


Moreover, the Alaskan husky requires minimum upkeep in terms of grooming. Most people believe that the thick coat of the Alaskan husky would mean grooming sessions on a regular basis each week. In reality, this is not true. In general, Alaskan huskies require a minimal amount of maintenance which means you would rarely be required to brush them. However, they shed their coats pretty badly two times per year. During this period, special care and attention must be given, and you would need to brush them on a regular basis. This compares pretty well as compared to other dogs which require regular grooming sessions in order to maintain the upkeep of their coats of fur.


Lastly, Alaskan huskies are favored as pets as they are relatively easy to train. Training, however, is necessary under all circumstances as the Alaskan husky can get pretty willful and engage in a variety of destructive acts around the home if not trained properly. These acts include digging holes in your garden, tearing fabrics such as curtains and clawing your furniture to bits. Fortunately, as mentioned earlier, training is relatively easy. As working dogs, Alaskan huskies are relatively intelligent. Training can be done either by yourself or with the help of a professional dog trainer. In any case, training should cover a wide variety of skills such as toilet training, basic household discipline as well as social skills. Use the method of reinforcement for training your Alaskan husky in order to achieve maximum effectiveness.


In all, the reasons why you should consider getting an Alaskan husky are not limited to those mentioned above. In any case, it is essential to assess your own commitment level before making that decision to adopt an Alaskan husky. After all, adopting a dog is not only about fun and laughter, but commitment and responsibilities.

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