How To Train Your Huskies
Now that we understand our husky better appropriately trained let us see some practical ways to train our adorable four-legged friend –
1. Prioritize Starting Young
One of the most important tips to remember while training a husky. They are generally very strong-willed and of independent persona. But because huskies are pack animals instinctively, training them from a young age will make them follow your command much faster.
My advice would be to start training as soon as you adopt. Be very patient because the attention span of the pup isn’t particularly long. Invest time and effort. Beginning to train in the early years helps them develop better socialization skills. But this does not mean your Huskies cannot be trained in older age. With proper positive reinforcement and dog communication, you can teach commands at any age.
2. Paying Attention To Your Husky
For obedience training, spending time and bonding with your Husky is very important. As an owner, you need to build a bond of trust with your dog. Showering them with affection and care helps them develop a bond with you. This trust will make it easier for huskies to follow your command as they will have the assurance that there is no harm in doing so. In addition, with huskies, you need to show respect for them to respect you back.
Punishment is a big no when it comes to training your dog. Refrain from yelling, showing excessive anger, or any form of abuse. These increase fear in the mind of your pet, and they train out of fear. This is not training for betterment but reinforcing fear for you in your pet’s mind. The independent nature of huskies will make them run away in case they are forced or frightened. They might also start acting out and being worse and not come back at all.
A straightforward way is to take your husky out for their daily walk or exercise and spend time with them while training. This will not only make them feel loved but also count towards providing attention.
3. Providing Your Husky With Positive Reinforcement
By reinstating positive reinforcement, you reward your dog for the actions that are deemed proper. Verbal appreciation works very well with Huskies. Any behavior you want your husky to repeat makes the puppy understand that through a language he understands. For example, give them belly rubs or ear scratches. This reinforces the fact that what they did is a likable behavior.
An effective way to do that is to treat the whole training exercise as a game. Use rewards like treats, toys, or even affection as an encouragement factor. Every time your husky pup or dog listens to your likable command or commands, give them their reward. Please make sure the treats are in smaller portions for your dog, so you don’t overfeed them.
4. Be Persistent And Patient
Training is indeed a job of saints. There is no exaggeration here. Be positive around your dog. If you stay calm, they will stay relaxed. Remember, your canine buddies are your companions, and they want to please you. A little extra effort and time will help both of you get better results.
Make sure you are persistent with your husky pup. Training huskies require repetition of the same command quite a lot as they are not the quickest learners. However, don’t give up or let your husky trick you into thinking they don’t know what they are clueless. Take your time and do not push them into doing something they do not want to do.
Refrain from yelling, losing your temper, getting angry, or resorting to anything physical. Instead, have fun with them, enjoy playing. Your dog will not get trained overnight. So make the process of training fun and engaging.
5. Ending Training Session In A Good Spirit
With enough exercise, huskies can be kept less hyperactive at all times. It is ideal for 10 to 15 minutes per session, with 1 to 2 sessions a day. A more extended training period might result in your husky losing interest in the activity.
Make sure to end training on a good note. If your husky follows your command diligently, you can cut down on the session time. Praise them and play with them so that they look forward to training with you.