Alaskan Husky Q&A
I am thinking of getting one of these dogs, a female puppy. I live in a townhome with a little yard that is not fenced in. I am reading this dog may not be well suited for this enviroment? Also, I am concerned about the boredom and the destruction I keep reading about? Any major problems there?
You've read correctly. Sorry. =( Why not consider a smaller dog, like the Alaskan klee Kai? It's so cute and looks similar to huskies. ^.^
well just make sure u take it on walks so it can have its excersice
Look for the nearest dog park. Ours loves to go play and run with the other dogs. Once we get home, she plops down and sleeps the rest of the day! Exercise and toys are the key.
I live in a townhome with next to no yard. I give my husky as many walks as I can a day (at least two long walks, and a short one), and she is not destructive at home at all. So long as you have a lot of time to devote to giving your husky plenty of excercise and attention at home, you should be alright. It will help to have dog-friendly neighbors though. Mine likes to howl sometimes, and most huskies tend to sing quite a bit. Your neighbors might not appreciate it.
as these are working dogs and mine no longer sleds but still requires to be walked for about 2 to 3 hours a day, they get bored very easily, which is why we got another dog to keep her company when we have to leave her for more then a few hours. These dogs are not meant as house pets but are very loving
I have a siberian, 8 years old, and just got a alaskan hausky puppy who is now 5 months. I also live in a townhome with no yard and they do fine. I walk them about a mile first thing in the morning and again at 9pm. around dinner I time I take them to the fenced in off leash dog park almost everyday (weather permitting) for an hour or so so that they can run free...if I cant make it, I walk them a 3rd time that day. With the consistent exercise, and lots of chew toys and rawhides, they do very well in the house, no desxtructive behavior and they get along fine with my cat.
I have a siberian, 8 years old, and just got a alaskan husky puppy who is now 5 months. I also live in a townhome with no yard and they do fine. I walk them about a mile first thing in the morning and again at 9pm. around dinner I time I take them to the fenced in off leash dog park almost everyday (weather permitting) for an hour or so so that they can run free...if I cant make it, I walk them a 3rd time that day. With the consistent exercise, and lots of chew toys and rawhides, they do very well in the house, no desxtructive behavior and they get along fine with my cat.
Hi, I have a 3 year old Alaskan Husky (husky whippet X). We got her at 6 weeks old from a Dog Sled Company. She is 40 lbs and has an amazing personality. We have two cats and she has NEVER tried to do anything but chase them around the house to play. We do not have a fenced in back yard but take her for at least 2+ hours of walking/running/biking a day. She is full of energy when we're outside but super chill in the house. Our dog is extremely friendly but not overly affectionate. She is a fantastic dog, really smart, and loves to run/play. She loves playing in the snow in winter and going for long mountain bike rides in the summer. With all this being said, she needs a LOT of training and exercise and can be extremely stubborn. She likes to "follow her nose" while in the forest and if she gets bored in the house will cause destruction. I highly recommend crate training as they feel safe in the confined space. I hope this helps, as they are amazing dogs if you have the lots of patience, time, and lots of love.
First you need to know that you have to train this dog the Alaskan husky has a very strong pack drive more then most dogs. and if you don't get on top of it rigth away you will fine that this dog will work on your home like its a bone . You have to walk this dog and work them they have to burn off that energy your place may be to small for this kind of dog and adds to anxiety that this dog has because of the pact thing (you see the dog thinks the pact took off with out him and that's a no no) and you will need to play with them a lot they act like puppies all the rest of there lives they will not bite any one .The Key is training Training and more training this dog is very cleaver don't think you can get around this dog just when you get pass him they come up with something else