A Doggy Year in Review

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A Doggy Year in Review

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Just after we brought her home….:)
So Luna the Siberian husky is now over a year old! It is incredible how quickly the time goes by and yet here she is, almost done being a puppy and I am still learning new things about her all the time! She is also still learning everyday and it is awesome to see her connect the things we have been working on, recall being one of my very favorites.

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I cannot emphasize the importance of continuing to train your husky in even the basics weekly, even daily if possible to reinforce them with your dog as they grow.  If you slack off then they for sure will too! 

Luna in this past year has mastered – ish (as she is a stubborn girl and sometimes just feels like doing her own thing) come, sit, lay, high-five, shake, roll, look at me, wait, stay, heel, poop, pee and she will even walk in a circle around me although that one has to be led with a treat still. 

I have found that she is not really a cuddly gal but when the kids are sad and whining she always checks on them to make sure they are ok.  She notifies me that she needs to go outside by jumping up on my lap rather than scratching at the door like my other dogs! Huskies are in a league of their own when it comes to the dog world and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

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9 thoughts on “A Doggy Year in Review

    colinandray said:
    January 15, 2018 at 9:47 AM

    I am a little confused because your Post mentions all the training done with treats, so she must be treat/food motivated. Maybe you could just be a little more creative with her treats. Much as Ray likes cheese, he will do pretty much anything for fresh cucumber! He also likes celery, kale stems, rutabaga … and drools very freely if there is a chance at a clementine segment! He loves apples, cherries (no pits/seeds/stones in either)… and gets really excited at the thought of plain yoghurt! We haven’t even mentioned bacon etc. 🙂

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      Aimster813 responded:
      January 15, 2018 at 10:06 AM

      Yeah, when she feels like the training/trick is worth her time then the treats work, otherwise she will just look at me like, “really?” I do a lot of the fresh veggies and home baked treats with her, rutabaga sounds yummy, maybe she would like that one!


        colinandray said:
        January 15, 2018 at 10:19 AM

        As long as it is healthy…. trying anything! Good luck.

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        Aimster813 responded:
        January 15, 2018 at 10:21 AM

        Thanks so much Colin! I appreciate your help! 😀

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        colinandray said:
        January 15, 2018 at 10:25 AM

        My pleasure. Just sharing the education that Ray forced upon me!

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    Aimster813 responded:
    January 15, 2018 at 9:03 AM

    Yeah I spent a good two months working on it with her and she just isn’t a fan, no treat was good enough to convince her lol! I am definitely sure she won’t jump up on others, we have consistently reinforced that with the rest of the family, although fortunately for us she won’t get huge, vet is thinking max of about 50-55 lbs.

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    colinandray said:
    January 15, 2018 at 8:20 AM

    We have a bell hanging on the back door handle, and Ray hits it with his nose to get our attention. It works very well and avoids potential injury from a large dog jumping up for attention.

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      Aimster813 responded:
      January 15, 2018 at 8:33 AM

      I have tried the bell option as I thought that was a super cute idea when I was looking around for ways to train her on potty notification, she had no interest in it at all! Usually she just waits for my Boston to scratch at the door and goes then but if their timing isn’t in sync then she will jump on my lap, only when I am sitting down though so I don’t mind at all lol!! 😀 She won’t even scratch to come inside, she will just go and sit pretty by the door, silly girl!

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        colinandray said:
        January 15, 2018 at 8:40 AM

        The issue with a large dog jumping up is not so much damage to you, as long as you are expecting the action…. but can you be 100% certain that she will not do it to somebody else, say in your absence? Puppies have so many cute habits which are not so cute when they are 80lbs+ adults! As for “bell training”? Standard positive reinforcement/reward based training worked great with Ray, but he is highly food motivated! 🙂

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