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I can't even look at this dog

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Dh was cleaning out our pool today and our husky got out. She's typically a good dog and always comes back. I didn't even know she was our until dh came home and said she killed the lady down the streets cat. I felt like shit taking to that lady. She was sooo nice she said the cat was old and probably just couldn't run quick enough. She has two dogs and said shed give us a video to help us train her. She is a good do she sits and lays on command in the home or in our yard. If she's out of our yard she won't listen to anyone. So I'm not sure what to do other then watch the video a bunch of times and work on this with dh. I'm seriously upset. I told the lady I'd pay for the cat. She kept saying no its ok the cat was old probably needed to be put down next yr and she said please don't get rid of ur dog just make sure she doesnt get out anymore. I told her I'd watch the video and work with the dog some more but Im also thinking about getting an invisible fence box. Do u think they are made with noise that would scared her or would that work on a husky? Do you think a shock collar would be bad? Be honest what would u do? Putting my dog down isn't an option I really think that it would go against what the lady who owns the cat wants.
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 1, 2013 at 1:01 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 1, 2013 at 1:07 AM
I would try the invisible fence. We have a Husky mix that we adopted last year, and when we got her the agency worker told us that unless we had a private fence, she wouldn't work out for us. She escaped while we were visiting my parents and roughed up a little dog (thankfully she didn't kill it) so I understand your frustration to an extent.

Is your dog getting a lot of exercise?
wymama610
by Gold Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 1:08 AM
This.

You need to make sure she doesn't get out again. We once had a dog that killed some of our chickens. When she figured out how fun it was, she chewed through chicken wire to get to more. My husband got rid of her. Hopefully your dog doesn't think it's fun to kill cats now :(


Quoting CrimsonRadiance:

A husky is a natural runner. They are also VERY stubborn and great escape artists. Invisable fences didn't work with any of our three huskies. They would just run right through it. Shock and all. 8 foot privacy wood fence, with cement under the ground (so they can't dig under it) is what I reccomend to all husky owners. 

How old is she, and how long have you had her?

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JacksMom1221
by Platinum Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 1:09 AM
I'd take her to a real obedience class. Not one that trains with treats, one that trains your dog that you are Alpha, treats or not. A real trainer. Sorry to hear about the loss of life though :(
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 1, 2013 at 1:09 AM

No, if you research huskies you will learn it is their nature to hunt small animals as prey. It is true they are to be never trusted off a leash, but that is their nature to run as well. But to be meaner than pitbulls is not true. They are very friendly.


Quoting amberlyp:

This is why I fucking hate huskies. They are often times meaner than pitbulls in my opinion. I do believe most of it is how you train them but I'm sure you didn't train your dog to kill cats. They are just so unpredictable



tharealty2
by on Sep. 1, 2013 at 1:09 AM


Quoting amberlyp:

This is why I fucking hate huskies. They are often times meaner than pitbulls in my opinion. I do believe most of it is how you train them but I'm sure you didn't train your dog to kill cats. They are just so unpredictable

not being smart but wanting to clarify - are you saying Husky's are mean bc they attack/kill cats or are you talking about their temperament in general.  In my experience they have a very gentle temperament with people.

Arwyn724
by on Sep. 1, 2013 at 1:10 AM
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That is so untrue.  Huskies are rarely if ever mean, but they are instinctual hunters.  If raised with cats from the very beginning it can work, but huskies that are not exposed to small animals will chase them, but not out of meanness or even aggression, it is instinct.

Quoting amberlyp:

This is why I fucking hate huskies. They are often times meaner than pitbulls in my opinion. I do believe most of it is how you train them but I'm sure you didn't train your dog to kill cats. They are just so unpredictable


Arwyn 724 

amberlyp
by Gold Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 1:12 AM
I didn't know anything about huskies until I saw some show.. I think it's called "it's me or the dog" and they would put cameras up to watch them while the owners were gone and huskies were always the worst. I guess they retaliate a lot which I know lots of breeds do :( but this one family on there had her two kids living with this guy and the dog attacked her and the kids frequently even though the guy said he would never do it. To clarify, I don't actually hate any breed so I shouldn't have said that, but I hate when shit like that happens. It's just sad :(( and huskies are the worst about it as far as I've seen

Quoting tharealty2:


Quoting amberlyp:

This is why I fucking hate huskies. They are often times meaner than pitbulls in my opinion. I do believe most of it is how you train them but I'm sure you didn't train your dog to kill cats. They are just so unpredictable

not being smart but wanting to clarify - are you saying Husky's are mean bc they attack/kill cats or are you talking about their temperament in general.  In my experience they have a very gentle temperament with people.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 1, 2013 at 1:12 AM
We have a good wooden fence dh left the gate unlocked and the dog pushed it open.


Quoting tharealty2:

I'd put a really good fence up.  Husky's are great escape artists.  


amberlyp
by Gold Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 1:13 AM
Ahhh I didn't know that.

Quoting Arwyn724:

That is so untrue.  Huskies are rarely if ever mean, but they are instinctual hunters.  If raised with cats from the very beginning it can work, but huskies that are not exposed to small animals will chase them, but not out of meanness or even aggression, it is instinct.

Quoting amberlyp:

This is why I fucking hate huskies. They are often times meaner than pitbulls in my opinion. I do believe most of it is how you train them but I'm sure you didn't train your dog to kill cats. They are just so unpredictable


dixiegurl223626
by Silver Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 1:13 AM

I do think I should add that my invisible fence is inside a tall wooden fence. They used to dig out the wooden fence, but with the invisible fence they dont anymore

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