Siberian Husky Puppy Training – Keys to Success

If you want to learn about Siberian Husky puppy training, then you should continue on reading. We will be discussing three main topics: housebreaking, socialization, and chewing. After reading this article you should be able to successfully train your puppy.

Housebreaking is one of the main keys towards Siberian Husky puppy training. Without it, you may as well not bother with the training. In order to successfully housebreak your puppy, use positive reinforcement. Give him lots of praise when he goes outside to do his business. Never use punishment when attempting to housebreak him. If you yell at him five minutes after making a mess on the living room floor, he will not register your yelling with him making a mess. Instead he would register you yelling with whatever he is currently doing. If you can use positive reinforcement instead of using negative reinforcement, you’ll be well on your way to housebreaking your puppy.

Another major key towards Siberian Husky puppy training is socialization. If your puppy is not socialized, you will encounter many problems when you take him out for walks or when you have guests over. Socialization allows him to get used to different scenarios, so he doesn’t feel anxious or scared. Take your puppy to different environments such as the park, beach, and around the neighborhood. Introduce your puppy to different people. Have friends and relatives come over to visit, or take him out to meet other people. By getting him to meet others, he will not see your friends and relatives as threats when they come and visit. Exposing him to different noises, smells, and situations will also work in lowering his anxiety. Once you are able to expose your Husky puppy to a variety of people and situations, you’ll have successfully socialized your puppy.

Finally chewing, the last major key in Siberian Husky puppy training. Chewing can become a real problem with your dog when he grows up if it is not dealt with properly while he is a puppy. Give him chew toys to chew on and praise him when he uses them. Don’t give him old shoes or slippers as chew toys because he will be unable to tell the difference between the shoes you gave him to chew on and your fancy designer shoes. Puppies also like to explore with their mouths, which may cause them to try and chew on you. If this happens, don’t yell and scream at him. Instead, give him a firm “no” and a chew toy. If you give him enough chew toys and praise for chewing on them, he will learn to only chew on the toys and not your hands or the table legs.

Siberian Husky puppy training can be a difficult task if you don’t know what you should be doing. Housebreaking, socialization, and chewing are essential if you are to have any success in training your Husky puppy. If you can manage these three tasks, you will see results and a well trained Siberian Husky puppy.

Siberian Huskies – Extreme Dog Owning

Siberian Huskies have lived so long with mankind, that they are very human in their reasoning and personalities. They are extremely intelligent, problem-solving dogs that are quieter and more serious than other dog breeds. They still feel the pull of the wild strongly, and are apt to often be distracted or seem to be ignoring you. These are not dogs that will fall all over you lovingly at first sight. They will probably not be very impressed by you during your first meeting. You have to earn the love of a Siberian Husky.

It is generally thought that Siberian Huskies take longer to train than many other breeds of dog not because they are incapable of learning, but they won’t waste their energies if they think your commands are pointless. The joke among Siberian Husky owners is that when you teach a Husky a command, he’ll immediately set about thinking of a better way to do it. Don’t be afraid or shy to get professional help in training a Husky.

Siberian Huskies were bred to be busy and have a lot to do. They are not content to sit in on the couch and snooze all day. They want to go exploring, pull sleds to the next city and mark territory. If you don’t give them an outlet for their energy, they will find ways of letting it out that might not be so good for your home or your wallet. Siberian Huskies can get very destructive when they are bored.

These dogs not only need at least a half hour walk every day, but they need time to run and play, whether in a fenced yard or in some sort of closely supervised situation. It is not a good idea to let a Siberian Husky off lead in a park or a wooded trail. One interesting smell seems to trigger the call of the wild in them and they are off, ignoring you. You need some amount of physical strength to keep up with Siberian Huskies.

Siberian Huskies, if given proper exercise and persistent handling, can become very obedient dogs. If they get spayed or neutered, this also helps them to stay in a juvenile state of mind and look to you as their parents for leadership. Siberian Huskies need to be persuaded to do anything, but once you’ve persuaded them, they do it. You cannot force these dogs. They will become dangerous otherwise.

In the cult movie classic, The Lost Boys, there is a beautiful Siberian Husky named Nanook. Nanook protects his young (and stupid) master from vampires. The moviegoer learns later that the young, stupid master is quite a nice guy and is concerned for not only destroying all vampires, but taking care of his dog. And they showed Nanook enjoying a big back yard as well as living in a house. That is a good way to think of the personality of a Siberian Husky.

College Football – Brian White, Former National Assistant Coach of the Year, Joins Husky Staff

Slowly, hopefully inexorably, the misguided loyalty on the University of Washington football staff is getting a facelift and some actual competence.

The defensive disaster that has permeated the U-Dub campus could actually improve next season with the recent addition of defensive coordinator Ed Donatell and now former offensive coordinator Brian White.

White was the latest addition to Ty Willingham’s Husky staff. The powers to be lit a fire under Willingham’s backside after last year’s season of promise degenerated into an unacceptable string of losses.

The message was short and to the point: you can stay another season but fix the defense, and for God’s sake, win more games than you lose before we all forget the great football tradition you inherited. Willingham, whose 3-year coaching record at Washington is 11-25, somewhat reluctantly got the message.

Being a college football coach today is not much fun when you are not winning. Willingham is one loyal person who sincerely believes in the goodness of everyone he hires. Unfortunately, one can go “blind” in this effort to succeed.

In the real world, the lesson that Willingham has to learn is that there is no reward for good. You can be the best person in the world and the best coach in the world, but being good does not mean that you win football games. Think about how many GREAT pro players have no Super Bowl ring.

The reality of life dictates that there can be only two outcomes as a coach at the end of each game: results or excuses.

Just because the CEO of a Fortune 500 company makes more decisions does not mean that he makes better decisions. Loyalty does not translate to the bottom line. This is a really tough lesson for Ty, but if he wants to achieve his potential as a coach, he will learn or be gone.

That is why Ty’s slow, methodical, unemotional move to shore up his defense has resulted in the hiring of Ed Donatell as defensive coordinator and Brian White as an assistant coach, perhaps handling tights ends and special teams, or running backs.

Nowhere in Brian White’s coaching resume do I see special teams coaching experience, which suggests that he would be better placed as the running backs coach.

White spent 11 years as the running backs coach and offensive coordinator for Barry Alvarez at the University of Wisconsin. During his tenure, White was selected as the Division 1 Assistant Coach of the Year in 2004 by the American Football Coaches Association.

As Wisconsin’s running backs coach and offensive coordinator, he helped coach Wisconsin in 9 bowl appearances, including Rose Bowl selections in 1999 and 2000. He mentored 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, 2001 NFL first-round draft choice Michael Bennett, and 2001 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Anthony Davis.

White has spent his last 2 years at Syracuse as its offensive coordinator and tight ends coach with little or no success. His lack of accomplishment may have had more to do with Syracuse head coach Greg Robinson, who came to the Orangemen with a terrific record as an NFL defensive coordinator with the New York Jets, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.

Since arriving at Syracuse, Robinson has gone 7-28 in 3 years, the worst 3-year record in Syracuse football history. Nonetheless, Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross is bringing Robinson back for a 4th season.

All you really need to know about Robinson at Syracuse is that he serves as the head coach AND defensive coordinator, a really dumb idea whose time has yet to come. Syracuse is Robinson’s first head coaching job and it shows. Big egos like to micromanage everything and everyone; they have not figured out why they have assistant coaches to make them look better.

Gross’ judgment may be worse than Robinson’s. Some outstanding coordinators are simply not good head coaches; they may lack the talent, temperament, media skills and organizational skills to run an operation without screwing it up.

Brian White did spend 2 years as a graduate assistant for Lou Holtz at Notre Dame, and White was there when the Irish won the 1988 national title with a Fiesta Bowl victory over West Virginia. Two years of experience in ANY capacity with Lou Holtz is worth at least 10 years at Syracuse with the best the current Orangemen have to offer.

While coaching the receivers at Nevada, White helped the Wolf Pack offense lead the nation in total offense (582+ yards per game) and passing offense (401 ypg).

For whatever it is worth, White is also more highly qualified-education-wise-than almost all NCAA football coaches. He has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a master’s degree from Fordham and another master’s degree in business administration from Notre Dame.

While there is no direct correlation between education and success as a football coach, White is apparently no stranger to learning and is capable of getting 3 degrees from three academic powerhouses. Let’s hope it rubs off on his fellow Husky staff members and players. Until the Huskies can once again win a lot more games than they lose, they (staff and players) need all the help they can get.

Copyright © 2008 Ed Bagley