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Old 02-21-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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siberian husky

Anyone on here have an siberian husky? If so how do they do in your jeep when taking them places? I know they need a lot of exercise, i run cross country and track in college so i can take it out running with me most of the time. The only thing is i don't have a yard that is fenced in. Do you think it would be bad if it was inside and didn't live outside? Or would it be best not to get one?
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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i got a husky pit mix and have an apt the neighbors hate it but as far as her getting exercise i took her out for an hr before work and an hr after work and and hr right before i went to bed running walking whatever and she did fine

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Old 02-22-2012, 06:37 AM   #3
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husky's are high strung and need to be run a lot, a husky will run if not on a leash.. i have a very dear friend who rescues husky's . also the will want to be the pack leader with both dogs and humans.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:42 AM   #4
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When I left for college 6 years ago I left my husky with my parents because I felt it was I only fair to her. They have a large fenced in backyard and if I were to lock her up in an apt I would feel horrible. The only thing I don't miss is that hair!
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My parents had one when I was growing up. I remember it running laps around our 10 acres pretty much every day. It slept outside on all but the coldest of nights. I think it would be cruel to keep them inside as they really do need the outdoors to get rid of all of that energy.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:05 AM   #6
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I had an Alaskan Malamute which is almost the same as a husky. Little bigger but most people don't really know the difference. He was a big baby and we miss him a lot. Great dog, friendly, never barked unless there was a reason to. You could always get an invisible fence? Work with the dog and train it to not go past the boundaries. Just a though.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:23 AM   #7
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They are a wonderful breed. They do have a mind of their own though. It took awhile and alot of patience in our battle to see who was the pack leader...The are runners and 90% of the time, will not return when they are called. They also a Houdini of a dog. Mine chewed through a 2x4 to get loose. I use to take my two out in a bow rider boat, one would stand up front and the other one had a tendency to jump in the water. When I transported them, it would always be in a crate, because if they got out around a road, they were gone and probably would have been hit by a car...I was blessed to have one of mine for 17 years. I miss him dearly. As he got older I had him in an apt and that was fine cause he was alot less active. I love the breed but not willing to work that had at my age....Just remember, they are a handful and always make you stay one step ahead of them. Good luck on your decision.
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I have one now. He is 10 and still has puppy mindset.. He also is a runner and seams to be able to escape at will.. My pup doesn't like being cooped up in house.. Other then is hyper craziness he is an amazing dog, super loving and friendly... only real down side is that you HAVE to keep up with brushing!!



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I have one now as well. He is the best dog. I never had the alfa male issues, but we do have another smaller dog which he is clearly the master over. He is 5 now and pretty calm, but I wouldn't want to have him in an apartment. He so far is over the escape artist thing. He certainly loves to run. If we don't get out every other day he gets funny. I had a bad quad pull that made me have to stop for a couple weeks. He started to go grab my running shoes and bring them to me.

I am still 100% certain when we are out running I could hand his leash to anyone and he would go with them. At least till he realizes I am gone.

I don't know this for certain, but I think if you kept him in an apartment he would probably spend a great deal of time singing while you are gone. Which your neighbors may think is cute the first time, but they will get tired of it quick.
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Our Husky was a great dog, she was great with our kids and even the cat. She was obedient unless off the leash, once she got off the leash it was her game. She would not come back if called until she was ready too. By far a great dog, just be careful off the leash!
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sounds like you don't really have the place or time for a dog. maybe you want to wait, wouldn't be fair to a dog or you when you are forced to give the dog up.
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I hve 3 purebreed huskys. yes 3. they do fine in my TJ. its just a lil cramped(wish i had an LJ.) mine are inside dogs. yes they need a lot of exercise, easiest solution is to go for a bike ride. it takes me about 45 minutes of peddeling as fast as i can to drain their energy. on the other hand it would take me about 6 hours walking to accomplish what a fast paced bie ride can. go for a bike ride or buy a treadmill. although a treadmill is only a tool to start draining energy from your four legged athlete, it is not a replacement for a walk. they need variety or will get bored, and destructive. go biking or rollerblading. easiest ways to drain energy
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go biking or rollerblading. easiest ways to drain energy
Make sure you've got the dog pretty well trained before rollerblading with it...I've been rollerblading since I was around 8 years old. When I was 13 or so and pretty experienced on my blades (we played street hockey daily). I found a dog and decided to take it around the neighborhood and look for its owner...on my blades. It was a big dog so I figured it could pull me along. I learned very quickly that when dogs see cats, they don't always follow the sidewalk around a corner. That thing drug me clear across some people's yard before I finally managed to plant my wheels into the ground and stop the dog from dragging me. lol

Edit: And yes, we did find the owner a little while later. A neighbor had gone over to "visit" the dog and forgot to latch their gate when they left.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #15
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Make sure you've got the dog pretty well trained before rollerblading with it.
Yeah i forgot that part. woops hope noone got injured. I had 2 rabbits run out across the street one afternoon while skating with my 3 dogs. 2 went one way, one saw a squirel and went the other way. Thought i was going to be ripped in half. Dogs got away and had there fun parading around the neighborhood before we could catch them.

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