Burning off his energy
The Kennel Club states that adult Huskies require at least two hours of exercise per day. Although, husky puppies under one year of age will typically require less at just 30 minutes every day. Still, you need to ensure that your family can make this lifelong commitment in the form of daily walks. Regular playtime and stimulation are also essential. You’ll need to provide your puppy with plenty of toys to see him through his teething period and to keep him stimulated. Pampering your Husky pup with a subscription box is ideal as you’ll receive a regular supply of toys to replace the ones destroyed by your teething hound.
Happy dog, happy children
The good news is that Siberian Huskies get along well with children. Although, when you’re introducing a new pet into your home environment, it’s essential that both your children and puppy are monitored when together as both could display unpredictable behaviors. A Husky’s long fluffy tail and pointy ears will likely mesmerize a young child. So, you should ensure your child doesn’t grab these and upset your new puppy as this could affect their long-term bond.
Taking care of your husky pup
Huskies constantly shed fur and you’ll find your household covered in their shedded mane. The ACAII reports that 50 million Americans experience allergies each year, while children are known for being particularly susceptible to allergies. Therefore, you should always have the whole family tested for allergies before introducing a Husky puppy into your home. Your husky’s double coat will also need regular brushing and in some cases this can be a daily chore. But as Husky puppies are playful creatures, the whole family will need to train your pet to get used to this vigorous grooming routine.
A Husky puppy is best suited to a family who are used to dealing with dogs with a larger than life character. But, the biggest factors to consider before introducing a young Husky into your family home, is whether you have the time and patience required to train your dog to be the best he can be.
Written By: Cassidy Ellams