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.