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Old 09-07-2017, 12:34 PM
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http://dogcare.dailypuppy.com/streng...usky-8301.html

https://www.europuppy.com/blog/siberian-husky-facts/

http://www.naughtyhusky.com/husky-behaviour.html
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:54 PM
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https://pages.wustl.edu/dogbreeds/articles/26202 This one is a study done. :-)
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:25 PM
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Question Who is the mysterious author of this Bible of Husky-husbandry?

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Siberian Husky Training & Breed Information | Husky Breeders & Pictures

...[it] doesn't name the levels of a Hierarchy[,] but if you know anything about that[,] you will understand it.
They are pack animals :-)
2 Qs:

* Who is the author, please? -
I looked all over that page AND the website, & i can't find anyone listed as the writer of the article.

* 2, did U miss this part of the article?
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"Also, a Siberian Husky should never be allowed to run free when you are out on a walk. Since they love to roam, they could be miles away before you realize that they have no plans on returning."

Several fellow-trainers have kept Sibes over the years, plus of course many clients, & my older sister had one for his 15-yr lifespan; he regularly left their suburban yard by climbing the fence, & was a well-known cat-killer in their neighborhood.
[That's something else Sibes are famous for - along with escaping to roam & forgetting the way home, & howling along with fire-engines, sirens, or ambulances, cat-killing is probly their #3 well-known, well-documented flaw.]

At least 2 of my fellow-trainers with Sibes in the family kept blank posters prepared IN CASE their Sibe took off walkabout, & kept current photos of the dog on their phone, laptop, & a zip-drive, so that they could add an updated photo, an address [especially if they were traveling when their traveler took off], & phone numbers to the basic poster text, then print-off a few hundred posters to fax to local vets, the ACC / SPCA / municipal shelters / local rescues, law enforcement, & anyone else who might pick up their roaming dog, or have her / him turned in to them as a stray.
Needless to say, neither of those folks ever left their Sibe off-leash outside of a fence; their Huskies had long, long histories of spending hours trying to find the weak spots in a fence, the area of a wall they might climb, the tree trunk they could use as a launching pad, etc.

U appear to think that this unknown person's belief in "dominance" presents absolute fact -
but U don't seem to take their advice to keep Huskies on a leash or long-line is important.

IME, it's exactly the opposite - .
Dominance is a dog : dog issue; i rarely need to be concerned or involved - it's about RESOURCES not status, & it's an EVENT - not a character trait, nor a lifestyle.

OTOH, keeping a leash or long-line on a Sibe outside a fence seems like an intelligent, reasonable precaution, given their Houdini-like talents.

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Old 09-07-2017, 01:47 PM
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If I'm the Alpha like I am they come back because I am the boss. Yes they say don't but if your the Alpha of the pack it's possible. They aren't stupid the Alpha gives takes care of them that is an Alphas job to show love and care and also to proved and protect. I have a Beta as I said and the others are submissive. The Beta follows orders from me and no one else. We use constant contact when I'm working with her and my others we are always watching for any possibility of anything happening. I always observe the area my huskies will be roaming free off lead. I don't take them to a dog park because small dogs can be a target especially with huskies under two. I take my huskies out a field to be free runs they always come back when called they get into their seats in the car. I put their seats harnesses on and we leave. Have you personally owned a husky?? You want to say I don't have a good relationship with mine and my training is all wrong but I own seven of them. I have to be doing something right for them all to listen. We have a daily schedule feeding, playing, training, naps, running, biking, and free roaming. My huskies love me you can see it when I walk into the door of my home and they coming running over to me and sit down waiting for me to pet and play with them after naps they don't do that because I trained them wrong or have a bad relationship with them. They do that because they love their Alpha.
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All of my huskies are microchipped and have leashes and harness of a certain color that has their names my phone number and my house address with my vet and vet number on there also.
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Arrow Study? // It's more a memoir.

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That's not particularly convincing, & there are a number of factual ERRORS in the article - I'll cite just one obvious one, found in the conclusion:

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"...the highest-ranking females [the 2 adult Huskies & their F pups comprised "the females" who were observed] marked their territories by urinating with their leg raised, a behavior seen in wolves but not [in] other breeds."

A - wolves are not a "breed", they are a species - just as dogs are; dogs come in various breeds.
Wolves come in species or sub-species - not "breeds".

B - many, many, many F dogs of many, many breeds LIFT THEIR LEGS to mark when peeing -
some do so only when in heat; my Akita did half-squats in estrus, with one leg raised & one folded.
She usually squatted on her left & raised her right - but not always; When NOT In Estrus, she never leg-lifted & didn't bother to mark at all, she simply took any opportunity offered to empty her bladder entirely, with no leg-lifting, no kick-scratching, & that was that. *shrug*

F dogs who were between 2 of their brothers in utero are likely to display any of a whole range of M-dog behaviors, to varying degrees; they may leg-lift, small breeds may HANDSTAND while peeing to reach greater height with their marks, they may kick-scratch at their own urine or feces, they may posture at strange dogs in the classic M:M pose [up on toes, wt on fore, head up, ears fwd, hard stare, etc]...
These are all well-documented, & have been well-known for decades, if not centuries, altho the reason [exposure to androgens that are secreted by the dam into the fluid around the adjacent M pups] was only recently found.

I'm not going to bother picking out any of the other fallacies touted as fact in the article - this isn't a journal article of a study, published after peer review.
This is simply an article summarizing their observations of 4 adults, & 2 litters of pups, totaling 16 animals, who lived in a pen. It's not rigorous science, by any means.

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Who said " Should we be leaders and help guide our dogs to make the right choices as much as possible? Absolutely!" ???? I suppose you can cheat and Google it. The answer might surprise you however.
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I think you just have to continue training him and I think getting him neutered might help. If ever you want to keep him off leash just be sure to get microchipped or install a dog gps tracker just to make sure that he doesn't get lost.
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