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Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers.
All Questions & Answers also apply to our Arctic Spitz puppies 

What foods should Huskies never eat?

Here are some things a husky should never eat. 

  • Large amounts of dairy

  • Cooked bones

  • Onion

  • Raisins, grapes, prunes, etc 

Please see our feeding page for more important info on husky feeding.

What do you supply for overnight boarding?

Our boarding includes everything your baby would need during their stay with us.

How can I check on my pet during their stay?

You can call text or email us anytime.

Are Siberian Huskies part wolf?

Although wolf-like in appearance, huskies are no more closely related to wolves than poodles and bulldogs are. While they're all dogs, some huskies may be crossed with wolves, producing a wolf hybrid. That's an entirely different animal from a purebred Siberian husky or its cousin, the Alaskan Malamute. 

Can Huskies be trusted off leash?

This is great for training because there are so many distractions (other dogs) and it's usually a wide open area, but you can rest assured your husky won't be hit by a car, or run too far (the park should be fenced in). 

Can a husky be trained to not run away?

Try tethering your Husky to a long leash. Give them enough freedom to roam around, but make sure they can't jump over any fences or escape. ... If you punish your Husky when they run away, you may only frighten them and make them more determined to escape again. 

How are Huskies with other animals?

Huskies are typical pack dogs and LOVE to be with their human and canine friends. ... If you do have cats and still want to adopt a husky, we recommend that you consider a puppy or husky mix – while this is not a guarantee that the dog will be cat-friendly, it increases your chances significantly. 

Do Huskies bark alot?

Siberians, true to their heritage bark less than many other breeds. The reason for the husky'sinfrequent barking may be that barking is a territorial call, and huskies like wild dogs are almost uniquely non-territorial. A lot of husky barking is an invitation to play. 

Can Huskies be inside dogs?

According to the AKC Standard, the SiberianHusky “does not display the possessive qualities of the guard dog, nor is he overly suspicious of strangers or aggressive with other dogs.” ... They may seem like a good family dog for first-time dog owners, but Huskies can often be “too much dog” for a novice owner. 

Are Huskies happier in pairs?

Huskies are “pack dogs”, which means they are indigenous to a community group rather than alone. Considering this fact, when you aren't able to be there, Huskies are definitely better in pairs. ... The sex of the dogs can sometimes play a role in partnership and behavior as well. 

Why is my husky suddenly dog aggressive?

A Huskies  aggressive behavior toward another dog stems from not enough exposure to other dogs at an early age. If other dogs make your Siberian Husky nervous and agitated, he will lash out as a protective mechanism.

Are Huskies hard to train?

Siberian Huskies are notorious for beingdifficult to train. They are a pack dog with a hierarchical order of leadership and, therefore, are stubborn, strong-willed, and independent. ... Confidence and a strong-will are important qualities to have as an owner to establish obedience in your dog.

Which is better Male or Female?

Both sexes make good pets however, male Siberian and Alaskan Huskies are more dependent on their human “pack”, and female Huskies are more independent. ... Females also housetrain easier, mature sooner and are less dominant than the males.

Why do Huskies talk so much?

Siberian Huskies love to chat with their human pals. They take after their wolf ancestors, howling and whining as a form of communication with their pack. If a Husky is howling at you, he probably sees you as part of the family. And sometimes those howls form into something very close to human speech

Is it better to have 2 Huskies than 1?

Yes, two huskies are better than one. Don't worry, it's all new and as long as you show you are boss they will work it out. I would continue to feed them together. Just stand in between them until they are done.

How many times should a husky eat a day?

Generally, a husky should be fed three times when he is a puppy. With time, he will automatically switch to two meals per day. If you will provide the access of the food to the dog all day, it won't harm as huskies don't eat like other dogs.

Are all Huskies crazy?

That said, Huskies are intelligent and affectionate without being "needy." They aren't typically aggressive, though they can be territorial. A well-trained, well-socialized Husky does well with both children and other dogs.

Do Huskies love their owners?

The Husky loves to be in a centre of attention. They are very clean dogs. Huskies love singing (howling), especially in duet with their owner.

Can you leave a husky at home alone?

Home Alone! Siberian Huskies are a very social, pack-oriented breed. This is a breed that always does well when there is another dog, or a regular human presence, in the house for company. Left to their own devices alone in a backyard, Huskies can become very destructive.

How often should you bathe a husky?

Some husky owners only bathe their canine companions around once a year, while most experts recommend you bathe them no more than once per month.

How long of a walk should I take my husky on?

The length of the walk is only limited by your time and energy as a Husky can go all day long. Ideally, the minimum should be 30 to 45 minutes daily. This can be just once a day, or two walks a day would be better if your schedule allows.

Are Huskies good family dogs?

Affectionate and good natured describes the Siberian Husky. Generally, they do well with children although young children should never be left alone with any breed. They also get along with people and do well in homes with multiple dogs.

Why do Huskies try to escape?

Huskies who are bored or under-stimulated are more likely to escape. Train your Siberian husky to come when called and make sure to make it always super fun and rewarding! When your husky comes to you, don't just snap on the leash and relegate him to the yard again.

Will a husky run away? 

Huskies escape most often when left alone, they will go looking for you. You are their family and their security. ... A husky is not running away from home when he leaves, he is just running. And if you are lucky and a human or a car does not stop him, he'll be back.

Do all Huskies try to escape?

Huskies are expert escape artists, there's no denying it. ... But the myth that all huskies will try to escape is something that is mostly untrue. While Huskies are great at finding ways out of a yard, it's important to note that they will usually only try to do this if they are bored or under-stimulated.

Do all huskies like to climb?

Siberian Huskies have a well-deserved reputation as the escape artists of the canine world. ... They have a serious knack for climbing anything, whether it be a rooftop or a fence, which is why you'll often find a husky perching in an unusual place.

Do all Huskies need to be groomed?

The key to Siberian Husky grooming is to make it a daily routine. At least once a year, Huskies will shed their entire undercoat. During this time, it is very important that you brush your Husky's fur daily. Do this for short periods of time throughout your dog's entire body.

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