|Annie and Luna Checking For Action|
If you have ever had a husky or are new to the breed, you probably already know how high maintenance they are. They are a pack dog and need constant activity to keep them from getting bored and finding their own entertainment! With Luna, my husky, we have found several different methods to stay busy and happy and today I am going to give you 5 reasons why a dog friend can be a fantastic option for your little pack pup.
1. Everything Is Better With a Friend
When it comes to all things, from running to sleeping, everything is always better with a friend! Your husky will love to wrestle and play all day long with a canine companion and that means less time you have to spend wrestling with them and more time that you spend enjoying the adorable antics of your pup!
2. Socializing Can Help Keep Your Husky Healthy
There are so many benefits that a social pet has from being in better physical shape to actual mental stability. Having a canine friend can really help your husky to learn that it is ok to be friendly and have fun with others which means less fear in general and a pup without fear is fantastic.
3. A Dog Friend Teaches Your Pup About Life
Having a friend will give your husky pup access to a whole new world of things to learn and they will watch their buddy closely to see which things they like and which things they don’t like. For example, Luna has a friend Annie who would bark all the time to let Luna know she wanted to play. Luna picked up on the behavior, came home and started barking at her other little buddies to communicate the same way. Now, this can be both good and bad, but if you pick the right friend for your dog, a well-behaved and wonderful pup, the good will always outweigh the bad!
4. Sharing Food With A Friend Can Keep Your Pup From Food Aggression
Huskies can be very independent and head-strong, but having a friend to share a snack with gives you a chance to help show how sharing is caring. Luna has no food aggression at all and will share her treats, snacks, food and even water with her buddy and her buddy is the same with her.
|Sharing A Fly They Teamworked To Destroy!|
5. Having A Friend Keeps Huskies From Loneliness
Your husky is a pack dog and needs to have lots of action around. Having a buddy keeps them confident, happy and fulfilled and a happy husky is a husky who won’t tear up your brand new, expensive sofa! They are a lot like people in that respect though, and if you like to have friends, then certainly your canine companion would too!
Having just one friend can make your pup a more well-rounded pet, but remember that with huskies socializing in general is very important. This means walks around the neighborhood to meet all the squirrels, people and other pets that live out there. Dog parks are also great, they give your pup some freedom to choose who they like and don’t like. Just take your time with your pup and make sure that you are there to intervene if they get scared or nervous, as the pack leader you have to protect them from any aggression!
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