Sunday, December 6, 2015

Things to consider before adoption

So... you're thinking about a puppy. And not just any puppy, but a Siberian Husky puppy; arguably the cutest puppies out there.

There are things you NEED to know before. Not things you should know, but things that are absolutely critical to the survival of not only your precious new puppy, but YOU.

If you've come this far into your research, you probably have already heard that Sibes are some of the smartest pups out there. So smart, that they can and will often outsmart you.

Your new bundle of joy will test you. He/she will push you to your wits end. But at the end of the day, as they curl up on the pillow next to you (or on top of you), you'll wonder how you ever survived without your new companion.

1. Your pup is likely going to hate crate training. These guys will cry a gut-wrenching cry you have never heard and you will never want to hear again. DO NOT LISTEN TO HIM. 'This is what he needs. This is good for him. I will not cry. I will not cry.' you'll repeat to yourself over and over. Don't give in. BE STRONG! Any good dog trainer will tell you to crate train. And in the process you will also potty train. BANG! #2For1

2. These little demons LOVE to dig. They are working dogs and that's all you need to know. One trick I swear by: When they start digging, take some of their poop and put it in the freshly dug holes. When they go back to finish their little escape tunnels, they will be deterred by the stench of their own poo. #Genius

3. Don't do it. Do not adopt a Sibe unless you have the time and attention these guys need. Make sure you have time to exercise your pup. These pack dogs need a lot more than just a stroll around the park. Think about it... their ancestors pulled hundreds of pounds across the icy tundras for MILES. The least you can do for your new fur baby is have lots of space for them to run and play. (Hint: These dogs do not belong in apartments or townhouses)

At the end of the day, your Siberian Husky will bring you more love than you could imagine. But these guys require time and patience and attention. And they do better in packs. Do your research but don't get lost in all the cuteness!

That's all for now


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