Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Husky Training Tips: 5 Simple Ways To Train Your Dog

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Anna Olson
Mar 25 ·

Huskies are notoriously difficult dogs to train. Their intelligence makes them stubborn. Many owners give up out of frustration. Luckily, we’re here to help with our list of five husky training tips.

How To Train Your Husky

Using positive reinforcement for desirable behavior, usually in the form of treats, praise, and petting, is the ideal method for training a husky. Do not physically punish your dog, as they will most likely lose respect for you. Here are five basic husky training tips to help you curb undesirable behavior and tap into your husky’s mindset.

1. Teach Them Not To Bolt Out The Door

Lots of huskies have become lost or run away simply because they ran through an open door. This makes commands like “stay” especially important to teach a husky. Make sure to reward them when they stay. A simple command like “let’s go” when you’re ready to take your dog through the doorway will prevent them from bolting past you or anyone you invite into your home.

Husky Training Tips

2. Set Aside A Digging Area

Huskies are well-known for digging. While you can’t stop this behavior, you can encourage your husky to dig in an appropriate place away from any fences. Digging near a fence gives your husky a chance to escape and get lost. A special sand pit may make a great digging spot in your yard.

Husky Training Tips

3. Ignore Jumping

Though some smaller breeds might get away with jumping on people, a larger breed like a husky should be trained out of it. Since most huskies jump on people for attention, make sure not to reward this behavior with affection or petting. Tell anyone your husky might interact with to ignore the behavior, too. When your husky is still and does not jump, reward them with a treat and praise.

4. Work With Their Natural Inclinations

Unlike most dogs, huskies work within a strict hierarchy. This is what makes them such great sled team dogs. In your training, you will want to emphasize and reinforce that you are the team captain. Just make sure you’re the type of captain a husky would want to follow.

5. No Off-Leash

This is especially important while your husky is still learning basic commands like “come” and “stay.” A husky is naturally inclined to run off from their owners looking for adventure or small animals to chase. Make sure to keep your husky on-leash while walking or hiking.

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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