When one of your key criteria for selecting a dog is friendliness, the breeder or shelter employees can be very helpful. Having observed their dogs with a number of different people, they will be able to tell you which dogs are shy, which are outgoing, which are good with children, and which would prefer to live with grown-ups only.
When you do find a friendly dog, you must keep him in a secured area. Remember how he ran up to greet you when you first picked him out? He followed you all around the shelter or the breeder’s yard, wanting nothing more than a pat on the head or a belly rub. Although that was exactly what you were looking for, the dog doesn’t know he’s not supposed to do that with everyone he meets. He is just as likely to follow strangers who happen past your yard as he was to follow you home in the beginning.
TRAININGMany Huskies have become lost or met untimely deaths from chasing game, pursuing livestock, or simply dashing across a busy road to check out a dog on the other side. They should therefore always be kept on a sturdy leash when outside of a well-fenced property.
TRAININGSiberian Huskies are not ordinary domestic dogs. These dogs, like the other sled dog breeds, need to be with owners who can manage them in an appropriate, firm and non-violent “pack leader” manner.
DOG HEALTHIt is absolutely essential to ensure that you understand everything to do with vaccinating your puppy before you jump straight into buying one.
DOG HEALTHWe all know dogs love to have their bellies rubbed, but did you know they might also appreciate an all-over massage?
DOG SAFETYOooh, baby! It’s cold outside! In many parts of the country, the winters are long, wet, and cold, and they can even be dangerous for both you and your dog.
TRAININGDogs have been known to escape, run for miles, and stay gone for several days. It’s scary, and may seem like an unsolvable problem, but there are some tried and true ways to deal with that.
DOG SHOWSAside from the requisite ball gown or tuxedo for Westminster, have you ever wondered what it takes to be a dog show judge?
HOLIDAYSAlong with the holiday season, we tend to introduce a lot of new stuff into our homes that could be hazardous to our dogs. Here's how to manage the holiday fun, food, decorations and guests to keep your dog a safe part of your festivities.