Potty Training Your Husky

The first and most important thing, which also happens to be the most annoying, thing to teach your husky is to go potty outside instead of on your white rug. Husky puppies don’t know that going potty indoors is not allowed so you are responsible for teaching him to do his business outside.

You should start housebreaking your husky from day one. The longer you let him pee and poop inside the more comfortable he will be with it and will form a habit which will be much harder to get rid of. Start house-training him the very first day that you bring him home instead of waiting. Remember that younger puppies will have a much easier time learning new things so use that to your advantage!

Frequent walks are a MUST when housebreaking your pup. The more you take him outside, the less likely he will pee inside leaving you with a fun mess to clean up. Take him out after feeding time and let him empty his bladder. Huskies have small bladders and the extra food in his tummy will put pressure on his bladder and give him a sudden urge to go potty.

You should also walk your husky between meals. Small puppies need to be walked at least six times per day while they are getting house-trained. Don’t worry, you won’t have to walk your husky six times every day. Once he gets older and learns that he should only poop and pee outdoors, you can cut down his walks to three or four times.

This should help you get started with training your husky to go potty outdoors instead of indoors. Remember that constancy is key when training your dog. With just a little patience and time your husky will be asking to go outside whenever he needs to, just make sure u don’t ignore him when he does!

On the Look Out For a Siberian Husky Rescue

People that abuse or abandon pets are pretty horrible people and if you ever know of a situation where a Siberian Husky is abused or abandoned then it is up to you to get that poor dog to a Siberian Husky rescue center right away. It is not always as easy as opening the phone book but if you take that extra step and get the dog the help it needs then you would have done a wonderful thing and a very humane thing as well.

Your vet will more than likely have all of the information you need to find a good Siberian Husky rescue center. If you do not do business with a vet then you can look one up in the phone book or just visit a vet’s office closest to you. The vet is always a great source for helpful animal rescue information and solid rescue advice.

Many people forget that the local newspaper has been a source of local important information for generations and there is a chance that they publish the contact information for the local animal rescue groups on a regular basis. Even if they do not publish the information there is a very good chance that your local newspaper can get you the contact information for a local Siberian Husky rescue group so contact your paper.

Many times the local law enforcement in your area will have the animal rescue information for the local groups available for anyone who needs it. If you contact local law enforcement they may be able to direct you to the nearest Siberian Husky rescue center and they may be able to offer other valuable advice in the rescue of the abused pet. Local law enforcement will also be able to steer you towards the more reputable Siberian Husky rescue in your area because it is their job to know those things.

One of the greatest information tools ever invented is the Internet and it is possible to find local Siberian Husky rescue help on the Internet. The misconception everyone has is that the Internet is for national and international information only but there are groups local to you that can help as well. Even if all you find is the national group information you can still contact them as they may have an office that is local to you that can help.

Never leave an abused or abandoned animal to suffer. If you come across a Siberian Husky that is abused or abandoned it is up to you do the humane thing and contact a Siberian Husky rescue center as soon as possible to get that dog the help it needs. It would only take you a few minutes but it can mean a lifetime to the dog and can make all the difference in the world.

College Football – Steve Sarkisian – A Real Breath of Fresh Air For Washington’s Huskies

He is apparently half-Armenian and half-Irish, 34 years old and the new head coach of the University of Washington’s football team. Meet Steve Sarkisian, young, energetic, successful and excited about the opportunity to turn around the fortunes of the Husky football program.

That will not be as difficult a problem as Washington’s current 0-12 season record might suggest. We are purposefully not mentioning the fired coach whom Sarkisian is replacing. Sarkisian and the University of Washington deserve a clean slate at this moment in time. The old guy is history better left unwritten.

Before he arrived in Seattle to be announced as the new coach, Sarkisian had never been head coach of a major college football program. Some pundits consider his hiring a liability because of his inexperience as a head coach. I consider his inexperience an asset because Sarkisian is not bringing with him a bunch of failed practices, tired beliefs about what worked 20 years ago, and old cronies as part of the coaching staff.

Just winning a single game next season will make him more successful than his predecessor.

Sarkisian has been the quarterback coach, offensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the University of Southern California the last 2 years. USC is a national powerhouse led by head coach Pete Carroll. So what’s the big deal with USC and Pete Carroll? Just this:

In the 7 years prior to this season, Carroll is 76-14 (84%) at USC, the best winning percentage of any current Division 1 coach with at least 5 years of experience. Carroll won National Championships in 2003 and 2004, won an unprecedented 6 consecutive Pac 10 titles and appeared in an NCAA record 6 consecutive BCS bowl games, won an NCAA record of at least 11 victories each season, and has been ranked in the AP Top 4 in each of those seasons.

This year the Trojans won their 7th consecutive Pac 10 title, and are again 11-1 going into their 7th consecutive BCS Rose Bowl appearance, this time against Penn State.

So what has Sarkisian had to do with Carroll’s success? He was there 7 of the last 8 years, first as the quarterback coach and then as the quarterback coach, offensive coordinator and assistant head coach the last 2 years. Sarkisian led the USC offensive effort while helping develop Heisman Trophy winners Matt Leinart (drafted by the Arizona Cardinals) and Carson Palmer (drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals). He also helped develop John David Brody (drafted by the Minnesota Vikings).

It’s also one thing to coach quarterbacks when you haven’t been one or been a very successful one, and another thing to do so as a great college quarterback, which Sarkisian was at Brigham Young University.

After two years at a community college, Sarkisian started for BYU as a junior, passing for 3,437 yards and 20 touchdowns. He finished his first season by going 31-for-34 for 399 yards and 3 touchdowns in BYU’s 45-28 victory over Fresno State, setting an NCAA record for completion percentage (91%), and 2 of his 3 incompletions were intentionally thrown out of bounds to avoid the pass rush.

As a senior, Sarkisian passed for 4,027 yards and 33 TDs with a 173+ pass efficiency rating, the best in the NCAA. BYU finished the regular season at 13-1, won the Western Athletic Conference Championship and then beat Kansas State 19-15 in the Cotton Bowl. He was selected as WAC Offensive Player of the Year and a second-team NCAA All-American.

While Washington will be Steve Sarkisian’s first head coaching job, he is clearly a winner as a player and a winner as a coach at USC.

Thus far, Sarkisian has made 2 quality decisions-he accepted the challenge at Washington and he didn’t keep any of the holdover coaches from the 0-12 team he inherited. Nice work, Steve. Who wants or needs winless coaches?

Sarkisian’s first order of business (besides hiring a staff and recruiting like there is no tomorrow) will be to change the culture of Washington’s program by restoring a winning attitude with belief.

Only time will tell how much success Sarkisian will enjoy with the Washington Husky football program, but one thing is for sure: Athletic Director Scott Woodward’s decision to hire him is a giant step in the right direction.

Copyright © 2008 Ed Bagley