The Siberian Husky is, perhaps, one of the most popular dogs around — yet they sadly still seem to end up in shelters quite a bit!
The truth of the matter is that they’re great dogs, but you need to prepare yourself. These pups aren’t couch potatoes. A Siberian Husky has a seemingly infinite amount of energy and you’ll have to find ways to wear them out mentally and physically. Taking them on long walks, a fenced-in backyard, and plenty of enrichment is the ideal combination to have a well-adjusted puppy. If you don’t provide your Husky with what they need, they’ll find enrichment on their own. Usually, that’s in the form of destroying your things!
They are absolutely great dogs in the right hands though. They can have a bit of a stubborn streak with training, so stay patient and consistent. That’ll help get you through the tough teenage years. It’s scary how much they seem to understand, though.
Siberian Husky – A Super Active Dog
They can be quite independent which is ideal for those who don’t want velcro dogs. They’re also notorious escape artists, which is important to bear in mind! Many people think they can leave their Husky out in their yard for hours with only a four-foot chain-link fence. This isn’t the case, as Huskies have proven time and time again. You need to be careful when containing your Husky.
They can also be pretty vocal. If you stay in an apartment or townhouse with neighbors who might be easily annoyed, this could be important to know.
If you stay firm and gentle in their training and have patience, along with socializing them well, you’ll have the best dog you could ever ask for. They will be lots of work but the reward will be worth it with this breed.