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Just like humans, dogs like to have their own space, so it’s a good idea to give your husky a designated doggy-only zone. Crates and beds are a great way to do this, but they’re not always practical for big breeds, such as huskies and Dobermans. Giving your dog their own room may be best so that they have a quiet space to have a snooze, run around in and feel safe.

Will a dog share their territory with another?

If you already have a husky and want to get another, you may be unsure if they can share the same dog-only space. This really depends on the dogs, but huskies usually have a pack-mentality as they’re bred to work together for pulling sleds, so they will usually get on well. Some are happy to share their beds, even at the same time, and a whole room should be big enough for two excited huskies. What’s most important is that people or other animals don’t enter or use the dog’s space so that they are confident that it’s theirs or it could lead to possessive behavior that can become aggressive, such as growling, sneering or even biting.

Huskies and their own rooms

Commiting to a big breed, such as a husky, means that you’re also committing to giving them a large space of your home to call their own. Remember that even though they start off small as puppies, they will quickly grow to their full size, so prepare in advance. While large crates and beds exist for big breeds, they take up a lot of space and aren’t very practical, so a separate room is usually a better option. If you don’t have a spare room, you may need to look into adding on an extension or giving them their own space in a shed or garage. Pre-made garage kits are often the easiest and most convenient way to add a sturdy, big space to your home, and will also be warmer than a shed, giving your husky a perfect space to run around and call their own.

Put in the prep work 

Before adopting a husky you need to plan and prepare your home. This means you need to have their space ready for them to explore as one of the first areas they’re introduced to. Putting some toys, treats and blankets in their space can make it comforting and fun for them so that they immediately know it’s theirs. It’s also important that your new furry friend is left alone when they’re in their crate, bed or room so that they can go and lay down for a nap or get away from noisy children if they want to. Much like people like to have their own bedrooms for some private space, it’s the same scenario for dogs.

Your husky will feel happier and content if you provide them with their own safe space or even just a big cozy bed in a quiet spot that is theirs. Large breeds take up a lot of space, so if you’re getting a puppy be sure to plan for the size they’re expected to grow to.

Written By Cassidy Ellams