Everything You Need To Know About Husky Care
Huskies are immensely popular dogs. The term ‘husky’ is a general one that refers to a number of different breeds used in polar regions. The most popular of these is the Siberian Husky, a medium-sized working dog. The Siberian Husky is instantly recognisable, because of its thick fur, beautiful colouration, and bright blue eyes. It is a lot smaller than the Alaskan Malamute, which it looks very similar to and is sometimes confused with.
If you are somebody who is interested in dogs and wants to get themselves a Siberian Husky, then this post has you covered. Here is everything you need to know about Husky care:
Training is essential. If you don’t train your Siberian Husky, then it could go on to develop behavioural issues. If you have no experience with dog training, then you may want to consider taking your puppy to a professional trainer. Professional trainers can be expensive but are worth working with. Alternatively, you can attempt to train your own Husky. There are various YouTube videos and online guides that you can follow to do this, though you should know that it won’t be easy.
Huskies are incredible escape artists. Because they are big dogs, they need an outdoor play area, like a garden, which they can use when you aren’t taking them out for walks and to go to the toilet. However, because of how adept Huskies are at escaping from enclosures, you need to make sure that their playpen is secure. You can do this by erecting a wall or fence around your garden, higher than they can jump. Do not place any objects by the fence or wall that they could climb on.
Exercise is essential. Huskies are working dogs. Working dogs need to be exercised, otherwise, behavioural problems can become manifest. Also, working dogs can become very frustrated if they aren’t taken out for walks. You should aim to walk your Husky around twice a day. Do some research and find out the locations of nature trails near you, so you can let your Husky off the leash. Again, proper training is essential. If you don’t train your Husky then they won’t ever come back to you when you let them off of the leash. It’s good to take snacks out walking with you, so you can easily call your dog back to you.
On the subject of snacks, you need to ensure that your Husky is fed a diet that’s rich in natural, healthy, and organic foods. Try to avoid buying food for your dog from the grocery store, because more often than not such foods are very unhealthy and filled with potentially harmful additives. Quality food will help to ensure that your Husky lives a long and healthy life. It is true that quality dog food can cost a lot of money, but it is an investment that is worth making.
Take your Husky to the veterinarian at least once every few months. Huskies can develop problems with their feet because they are working dogs. However, because they need so much exercise, foot problems can be dangerous for them, and can impact their quality of life. Your dog’s veterinarian will be able to check its feet at each appointment, as well as perform other tests to check its health. Veterinary appointments can be expensive, but again, they are a good investment. If you are on a restricted budget, you may qualify for a reduction in the cost of your veterinary fees.
Groom your Husky once a day. Because Siberian Huskies have very thick fur, they need to be brushed daily, so matting and knotting don’t occur. If your dog’s fur becomes matted, then it could injure them, or cause skin infections. You also need to keep your dog’s nails trimmed. As mentioned already, Huskies are working dogs and therefore need to have their feet kept in good order. If you do not trim your dog’s nails, they could begin to curl. If they curl, they could stab into the pads of their paws, injuring them.
Finally, make sure you socialise with your puppy. A good way of doing this is by introducing them to other people and taking them to dog parks. In dog parks, they will meet people and dogs, which will get them used to them. Socialising your Husky when they are young will prevent them from developing behavioural problems later on in life.
If you are the owner of a Husky or want to get one, then you need to take the care advice outlined here into consideration. Huskies are not easy dogs to own. However, they make great friends and companions. Looking after yours properly will prolong their life and ensure you have a friend for many years.