Twenty Things You Should Know About Your Siberian Husky provides crucial insights for new owners of this energetic, popular breed and adds recent information on new and useful problem-solving technology for experienced owners. Beginning with an important reminder on the pack mentality of this working breed (no matter how bright and humorous your Siberian Husky seems and really is, he IS first a dog and does NOT think the way you do), this book guides the new ownerthrough the influential early stages of bringing your Sibe home and the basic techniques required to establish clearly your leadership in his “pack.”
The next chapters identify the principles and training techniques your young Siberian Husky needs to establish a happy, healthy, cooperative relationship in your family. Chapters on training include Socializing, Housebreaking, Walking, Action Commands, Release and Come Commands, Training Games, and Crate Training. This book’s emphasis on patience and recognition of the puppy’s physical limitations in this part of the training process will be particularly relevant for new owners. Especially since Sibes have a reputation both for intelligence and for being strongly self-willed, the training techniques described here lean heavily on making use of the Husky’s natural behaviors and reinforcing successful responses with praise and repetition.
Also useful for new Siberian Husky owners are chapters on the need for exercise to avoid or minimize chewing and other behaviors associated with boredom, the importanceof choosing a veterinarian ahead of need, health and grooming issues including teeth cleaning, nail trimming, diet, and bathing. Even experienced Siberian Husky owners will find a useful and still-developing technology for identifying their dogs described in the final chaptersof Twenty Things You Should Know About Your Siberian Husky, and understanding this capability alone adds an important resource to the tools available for dog owners.