Adopters are encouragedto take their newly adopted dog/s to a basic canine obedience class. Doing so helps owner-dog communication, builds confidence and aids bonding, not to mention socialization skills with other dogs which is very important to Siberian Huskies (remember that they are pack-oriented animals).
Be warned that living with a new pet can get bumpy from time to time. While a companion animal can be capable of many wonderful things, they can also exhibit some not-so-wonderful behaviors usually at the most inconvenient time. A growl, snap, a scratch or bite can occur with ANY companion animal and one incident should not be grounds for divorce. Think about what the situation was and what could’ve been done previously to avoid the incidence. Siberian Huskies are generally friendly dogs and don’t posses these kinds of actions unless there was good reason for it.
Likewise, an occasional house soiling incident can be expected. Like you, your companion animal’s body is subject to fluctuations that may mean an isolated instance of house soiling. A new environment plus a new ‘potty break’ schedule may take a couple of days to get the hang of for him/her, so be patient. In the case of any strange or different behavior by your companion animal, we ask that you call us. We can help get you and your companion animal back on track.
It’s going to take some time for your new furbaby to learn your routine. As well as you learning about them. Bonding does not happen overnight. As you introduce your new companion animal to your family routines and he/she becomes comfortable, he/she will learn to trust you. Relationships take time to develop, so be patient. In time you’ll realize that having a Siberian Husky own you is like no other feeling – you’ll soon get that ‘potato syndrome’ itch, where you just can’t have one… you gotta have another!