How To Train A Husky Puppy

Have you been wondering how to train your new Husky puppy? While it’s one of the most stunning breeds out there, they are known for being amenable.

So let’s learn how to train a husky puppy!

How To Train A Husky

Siberian Huskies are a popular breed due to their unique appearance and representation in children books and movies.

However, these sled-pulling dogs have minds of their own which makes them one of the more challenging breeds to train.

It can be tough to train a Husky. It’s difficult, though, if you don’t first understand their motivation–your puppy will whine and give up quickly. But with patience and persistence, success awaits.

Listen To Your Husky

Husky puppies are known for being pack dogs that are used to working with other dogs. If you think about it, it makes sense. Huskies are bred to work as dogsled team members and everyone knows that good teams have a captain.

So, one of the most important factors in training a Siberian husky is to establish dominance. You must set yourself as the leader of the pack from the first day of training your husky puppy. If you don’t train your Husky puppy, he won’t listen to your commands.

It is important to remain calm as a parent, set firm boundaries with your loved husky puppy, and be more patient. Becoming angry at your Husky will cause a bad relationship and make training even more difficult

Being a leader to your dog doesn’t mean dominating them. It means setting boundaries and showing them you can be relied on when they need someone in their corner.

Perform Obedience Training

According to the husky obedience training formula, you should rely on positive reinforcement and patience. The basics include teaching your pup something easy like his own name. From there you can move onto other commands such as “sit” or “lay down.” Rewarding good behavior with treats works well too.

It is advisable to provide a treat to the puppy in order for them to obey your commands. This will help your Husky learn the commands quicker.

The key to successful dog training is short, fun sessions that offer instant feedback. When teaching your Husky new tricks, you should take care not get ahead of them- set simple goals and wait until they have mastered a command before introducing the next one.

Potty Train Your Husky Puppy

One of the difficulties with potty training a Husky is that they’re notorious for being difficult to housebreak. The key here is to pick a spot that your husky will be trained to use as their bathroom and take them there as often as you can.

Depending on their individual needs, some puppies will be more or less cooperative about toilet habits. In these cases, try and prevent accidents by taking them outside before they are done with their business.

When your Husky puppy is finished doing her business, remember to offer praise and a reward for cooperation.

Create Train Your Husky

Can your Husky puppy roam freely through the house? The answer is no. While you may think that you’ve already “puppy-proofed” the area, their natural inclination for destruction and getting into trouble can quickly prove to be a huge challenge when they’re left unattended.

You’ll want to housebreak your Husky, taking advantage of the opportunity for crate training. Initially, you’re going to train your dog to be comfortable with the crate and with living in it.

If you want to crate train your Husky dog, the right way is to let them find a sanctuary. Once they settle down in their new space, then close and lock the door for up to 5 – 10 minutes (depending on how long they’re able to stay calm).

Done right, there’s nothing cruel about this tactic because it will

Stop Unwanted Behavior

Sooner or later, your Husky will do something you don’t like, or they might try to test the boundaries established. If you react incorrectly to bad behavior, you’ll lose their respect and power over them.

Don’t punish your Husky physically. They will be more willful and stubborn afterward than before. Instead, use a firm “No!” or “Stop!” to let them know when they are doing something they shouldn’t do.

Ignore any of your pup’s missteps in training until they’re ready to cooperate.

Train Your Husky To Not Run Away

When you are training a husky puppy, one of the most important things you can do is to train them to not run away. It is better to teach them not to run away when they’re young.

You can do this by teaching your husky that if he comes inside on command, you will reward him with a treat or playtime. Start off by giving the puppy a treat right in front of you and then have someone call the puppy from across the room and then train them to come on your command. It is vital that your Husky puppy understands when to come to you when you call them.

A lot of owners make the mistake of allowing their Husky puppies to roam free only to discover that they have run away. Huskies are highly instinctual and naturally chase small animals when free, so they will take full advantage of any opportunities given them when roaming freely.

The solution to this problem is not complicated. You should refrain from letting your Husky off their leash until they can perform the “come” command. Even then, experts do not recommend walking them off-leash because of their strong prey drive – it’s too risky for them to run away and be attacked by other animals in the area

Moreover, it is best to block your Husky’s view of anything that might be happening outside the yard. If they don’t see what’s going on, they won’t want to go explore.

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Dr. Jacob Hawthorne, DVM

Dr. Jacob Hawthorne, DVM is a certified veterinarian who graduated from the University of California - Davis Veterinary School in 2012. He specializes in nutrition and veterinary medicine for companion animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, and more. He has been featured in websites such as PetMD, Yahoo News, Hills Pet, Daily Paws, and more. Learn more about Dr. Jacob Hawthorne, DVM.

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