Siberian husky training is absolutely essential. It’s important for new husky parents like you to know certain basic factors that determine your relationship with your Siberian Husky and can go a long way in training him effectively.
Before you begin training your Siberian Husky, it is absolutely essential that you build a loving bond with him or her. This is important as it helps you to understand his needs and instincts and also allows your Siberian Husky to have complete trust in you.
Let’s see how…….
How To Bond With Your Siberian Husky
Building a bond with your Siberian Husky is the first and the most crucial step involved in training him or her successfully. As soon as you bring your Husky home, you must first try to develop a caring and loving relationship with him in order to win his trust and confidence.
When Siberian Huskies are secure in the knowledge that they belong to the family, they are more likely to respond better to their owners’ training commands. Just like with any relationship, there must be mutual trust and respect between you and your pet.
Trust takes time to develop and respect comes from defining boundaries and treating any breach of those boundaries with firmness and fairness.
Without enforceable limitations, respect can’t be developed. And when there is no respect, building a bond with your Husky is almost impossible.
4 Golden Rules To Building A Relationship With Your Husky :
- Spend quality time together;
- Take him out in the world and experience life together;
- Establish and promote a level of mutual respect; and
- Develop a way of communicating to understand each other’s needs.
Building a bond with your Siberian Husky will not only help you manage them better but will also make them calm, quiet and an extremely well-adjusted pet.
Love Your Siberian Husky and He Will Love You back
Once you’re succesful in building a bond with your dog, you can rest assured that training him and teaching him new and clever tricks will be a cakewalk.
How Your Siberian Husky Learns…
A Husky’s learning period can be divided into five phases:
The Teaching Phase – This is the phase where you must physically demonstrate to them exactly what you want them to do.
The Practicing Phase – Practice makes Perfect. Once a lesson is learnt, practice with your dog what you have just taught him.
The Generalizing Phase – Here you must continue practicing with your Husky in different locations and in an environment with a few distractions. You can take them out for a walk, or to a nearby park and command them to practice whatever you’ve taught them.
Practicing the learned lessons in multiple locations and in the presence of small distractions will help them learn and retain lessons better .
The Testing Phase – Once you’re sure that your Husky has achieved almost 90% success….they respond correctly almost every time you give a command, you must start testing their accuracy in newer locations with a lot of distractions.
Example: Take them to the local shopping mall and ask them to obey your command. They may not come up with the correct response the very first time you do this, but you must not lose hope.
The idea is to test your Husky to see how they respond in an environment which is new to them. Set up a situation where you are in control of the environment and your dog.
There are only 2 possibilities:
- Your Siberian Husky succeeds!!! (Trumpets please!)
- In case he or she fails, re-examine the situation. Review and/or change your training. Then try testing again.
Keep on testing until they succeed. Follow the rule of the 3 Ps – patience, persistence, praise.
Internalizing Phase – Finally, comes the extremely rewarding phase where your Siberian Husky does everything he or she is taught to do even without your commands.
- Never scold your Husky if they fail. It’s not their fault. You have failed as a trainer!
- You must be patient and persistent for your efforts to show rewards.
- Appreciate and love your dog when they do it right! A little encouragement will work wonders for your Husky’s esteem and willingness to learn.
- Siberian Husky Training is easy when you do it right.
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