What to do AFTER your Siberian Husky gets
- Dogs do not understand what you are disciplining them for
if the offense happened a while ago (depends on the offense, usually over an hour or so
and you've lost your opportunity to point out the 'NO-NO'). So after your Siberian gets
loose but makes it back home (whether on his own or someone else returns him). DO NOT beat/strongly discipline
the dog, the dog is likely to associate your discipline with the act of RETURNING (not the
original escape), and may remember that as a deterrent to coming home if he ever gets
loose again. Instead, DO PRAISE
the dog and give him enthusiastic lovin's and belly rubs. THAT is what you want your
dog to associate with coming home.
- Regardless of what your Siberian did to facilitate his
escape, your Siberian is an animal, and you as the owner are the one responsible for
keeping it contained. If you really feel the need to scold someone for the
escape, go to your nearest mirror and while looking at your own reflection, wag your
finger and sternly say "Shame on you!" (Now that you have been
corrected, learn from your mistakes and make your Siberian Husky's home a safer place, REVIEW "What
to do BEFORE your Siberian Husky gets loose...").
If you have any suggestions, please forward to tell me!
See also What to do
WHEN your Siberian Husky gets loose...
Created by Ann
Revised: January 25, 2002.
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