Things to Know When Training Husky Puppies
Known as man’s best friend, Siberian huskies are the most loved domesticated animals in the world. Having a husky or a husky puppy in a family is quite exciting for that family. But just having a husky puppy is not all. One should also pay attention to training his/her husky dog properly so that he can become an obedient and accepting part of the family. Husky training is not a simple job; it demands certain skills and approaches in order to make it useful, which can be learned in course of training.
It is believed to be a good idea to train your husky yourself, though you can appoint or hire an expert or specialized dog trainer to look after the job. But both the ways have their respective merits and demerits.
Though you might commit mistakes and there could be instability in your approach it is always helpful to train your husky yourself as it gives you a better chance of establishing that significant contact or communication between you and your husky. You will gradually understand how your husky is reacting to any particular situation or what cause them to do a specific action – like barking. On the contrary, appointing a skilled person gives you immediate results but does not allow you to experience the “trial and error” method possible when training personally, which can be useful at some point of time.
Some will ask you to go for a blend of the two – train yourself, but also join a professional dog training class. This helps you to attend several things; it’s like eating your cake, and still keeping it. It also cuts down your expenses, needed in the case of professional trainer and still providing with the professional direction for the training. At the same time it also allows you to establish that special bond, which is possible when you train your husky by yourself.
Always keep in mind that patience; environment, and rewards are very important factors, irrespective of how you chose to train your husky. These factors affect a lot and give you total success if properly maintained.
While training you need patience, keeping in mind the fact that you are going to communicate with someone who does not speak your language or follow your way of using any communicative methods. If you see that your hard work is not yielding any satisfactory results or that you are not being able to proceed with it just do not give up. It will take some time to make your husky bark or sit by simply uttering or calling out some words to him as it is not a language which is natural or previously known to him. You have to go for many repetitions and must praise him, whenever he does something correctly, to get results.
Environment also plays an important part in dog training as Siberian huskies are very much influenced by their environment. It is better to do the training session in a quiet place with fewer disturbances, as any disturbance at the time of training can easily distract their attention. On the other hand you can select a noisier place for advanced training, but only after he is trained in basic obedience.
Siberian huskies, being man’s good friend, always try to please their owners and keep them contented. So in order to get a profitable result you must let know your husky when you are happy with him and reward him with cuddles or any treat after he performs anything, the way you wanted. This will give your husky an impression that you are happy with him and he will try to hold up this act of his in future. So, dog training can be equally challenging and easy, if you follow the instructions provided to you here.
When to Punish and When to Reward Your Husky
There are certain things which should be kept in mind while training your husky. There are different techniques of dog training.
Some of these techniques are quite useful, while some others can bear negative results. It is therefore quite natural to get confused with so many sides of dog training, as it is difficult to tell which one works the best.
The most common confusion, which people tend to have, is when to reward and when to rebuke their husky. If you are such a confused one, the following tips will help you.
Your dog-training instructor will probably tell you that you should always keep a positive air while dog training. But actually you would need to be stern in certain situations.
However, you must not scold your husky too frequently, as Siberian huskies always give a better response if they get a positive behavior from their trainer. So it is first important for you to realize when to praise your dog.
Your husky should get a reward every time he obeys you during the training process. You should reward him if he sits, stays, fetches, goes to toilet in the proper place, or does anything he is ordered.
His rewards can be anything – praises or kind words, treats, a rub on his belly, or a pat on his head!
Positive dog training makes the learning process quicker. What your husky actually wants is to please you, and that is why it will respond better with this kind of teaching. But make sure that you do not go on rewarding him even when he disobeys you.
Scolding is something, which should not be used unless it is necessary. You can reprimand your husky if he jumps, barks, growls, pulls at his leash, destroys anything, or excretes where he should not.
However, do not scold him unless you catch him doing something wrong.
Or else, he will not realize why you are reproving him. A quick and sharp “no!” or “bad dog!” should be enough of a scolding.
You should keep an angry condemning tone, and make sure that you are crisp and quick in your scolding. But if you are too frequent in your reproaches, your dog will ultimately start ignoring you. Do not ever hit the dog, as it will only lead to complications in future.
These are the points that you should keep in mind when you decide to praise or scold your husky. Do not forget that your pet has only started learning, and is trying to do his best. So patience is something that you must have.
If you are loving and understanding enough, your husky would find the training easy, and ultimately it will be a wonderful experience for you two!