Can Siberian huskies be trained to be hunting companions?Author: Jeff Sherman | Category: Hunting
I love huskies and I’m planning to adopt one. I have read that huskies have a very strong hunting instinct but they are very stubborn when it comes to training I was wondering if huskies can be trained to be hunting companions and if so how? Any books?
By hunting, they mean the dog likes to hunt, strong prey drive. Which usually translates to: the chase things. They are working dogs but not traditionally hunting dogs. The do not tend to be good off lead, and are difficult to train. They are usually not good dogs for first time owners, becuase they can be challenging to train, high energy, and require a lot of physical and mental stimulation. If you are set on adopting one I would work with a husky rescue or local musher/breeder to find one who’s personality is calm, well socialized, and has some basic training. If you have not trained dogs before you also might consider enrolling with you new dog in a class, you will learn as much as the dog as well as purchasing a PetSafe Wireless Fence in order to keep your dog safe when it is out in the yard. You might have a lot of fun with an agility class, and working dogs tend to be very good at agility and enjoy it. It would be a really fun active way to learn about how to train and work with your husky. Once you are better a training and working with your dog, you might be able to teach them some skills to make it possible for your dog to join you on adventures. But I am guessing that having a husky off lead as a hunting partner, or trying to get them to somehow help you hunt is not really likely.