Siberian Husky: Behavioural Guide
The Siberian Husky may look fearsome at first sight but these adorable, gentle dogs actually have one of the calmest personalities of all the dog breeds.
Siberian Huskies have a couple of behavioural quirks that do need careful attention, as the guide below explains.
Siberian Husky: Temperament Guide
1. Anybody considering to add a Husky into their lives will be pleased to know that these dogs have a reputation for being extremely affectionate. And if you’re looking for a dog that offers outstanding loyalty, few breeds can compete with this one.
2. However, as usually happens with many breeds, the Siberian Husky does have one major behavioural flaw : poor recall, so a Husky owner needs to take plenty of care when letting this particular breed off leash. To counteract the problem, plenty of early training is required. You can learn about more dog training techniques in our dog training guides.
3. Separation anxiety can be a major issue with a Husky, especially while they are puppies, so you will need to ensure this particular breed is not kept isolated for long periods at a time. Behavioural traits that can occur as a result of loneliness include destructive tendencies, loud howling and self-mutilation, such as chewing on its own tail.
4. However, aside from the difficulty in teaching these dogs the art of recall, you will find a Siberian Husky relatively easy to train, as the breed has a high level of intelligence and an alertness and desire to follow an owner’s instructions.
5. If you love nothing more at the weekend than keeping your garden in pristine condition, you will need to take a little care with Siberian Huskies, as, above all other, digging is the favourite pastime of this breed. A Husky will have an inherent instinct to hunt, and will exercise this desire at every available opportunity – so be prepared to take these dogs for long walks down the park.
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