Siberian Husky Questions

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Siberian Husky Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 1/20/2007
I am the proud owner of a beautiful Siberian Husky named Quint. He is one year old, lovable, and very energetic. We have had him for about 5-6 months - he was rescued from a home that was not treating him well and where he was left tied outside at all times. I've been doing extensive research on the Husky breed and have learned that they are not the easiest dogs to train. They also have certain qualities that may drive an owner crazy (as I have learned!). My questions for you - I am very much in need of help when dealing with the behavior of my Husky. He (due to the breed I guess) has an incredible desire to run and escape. He lives the perfect dog life - he has a large fenced in yard where he can run all day with two other dogs. However, he continues to try to find SOME way out, despite our continual "dog proofing" efforts. Recently he has been hit by a car, luckily only suffering minor bumps and bruises, during one of his infamous escapes. We have tried everything! He hates staying in the house alone when we leave and he doesn't like being tied on a run. I WANT to be able to let him run in the yard during the day and not have to worry about him devising a plan on his next escape route! I really need to fix his obsession with running before he is hurt more seriously or we are not lucky enough to get him back. I would really appreciate it if you could give me ANY info on the Husky breed and their strange quirks (i.e. running, being escape artists, their longing for companionship, etc.) and any tips on how I can prevent him from wanting to run. I love this dog with all my heart and would be devestated if something ever happened to him. Please, please, please help! Lisa Pottsville, PA

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1/25/07 Lisa, I understand your desperation. Siberians that have once escaped, can be a real challenge to keep in if they get it in their mind to continue that behavior. It would be very difficult, at this point to ever be able to trust him in the yard without supervision. Is possible he's going over the fence, not under it? He sounds like a bundle of energy and may need to go for walks in the neighborhood daily to satisfy his desire to explore. Also, consider putting up and strong kennel run with a cement or patio block floor and a top to keep him in the yard during your times away. Tractor Supply has a kennel run called an AKC Professional Kennel that is very strong. I wish you the best of luck, escape artists are very frustrating. Sheri
Bralin Siberian Huskies
3/13/07 My Siberians are with someone constantly. They do not like to be left unattended....They want someone to do something with all the time, or they want something to do. If you do bot give them this, they will bore and be destructive. Angel