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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    That's good, I've heard of many issues before with people recieving the right paperwork. Where was she sterilised at out of curiosity?

    Perhaps google a trainer or 2 in the Hunter/Newcastle area and give them a call to chat about her training.

    nepean animal hospital

    have thought about a trainer mate has one for his rottweiller and staffy but shes pretty good and she is responding well to what im training her

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    Hi Husky guy,
    As an owner and breeder of Siberian Huskies for 16 years, they are not guard dogs, they will not guard your property as such but will let you know if someone is there only at times, they are the type of breed that will welcome your intruder/robber and then help them carry all your belongings out and then to top it off, run off with them aswell.
    I have seen a few Siberians that have tried to be trained or not well socialised and now all these dogs have been put to sleep. If you are looking for a breed that will alert you to intruders and protect your home then a Siberian is NOT the breed plain and simple. They are a social dog who loves everyone and anyone. Your best bet would be to look at another breed if you are looking for a guard dog.
    Siberian Huskies do bark not often but they do, they can also be taught by other dogs in the neighbourhood to bark alot if you have dogs around you that bark often. The noises they make are like howling/barks or as most Siberian people say they scream, we call them screamers. Whether they are purebred or not they can bark. Most of the sounds we hear from our guys are howls and talking or when we have girls in season the boys bark and growl at each other.
    Also becareful when you get a siberian from a shelter as you do not know the history of the dog, sometimes siberians have been placed in a shelter because the owner is at there wits end with them, they have tried everything to fix what they state are issues and have resorted to cruelty to them and then there last resort is off to the pound. Siberians that have been abused or neglected etc whether in ref to lack of food etc can become very dangerous animals and can bite even there owners.
    Most Siberian breeders will not tolerate a Siberian who has bitten an owner/person because they are just to untrusting/dangerous, I know all my dogs I can have anyone go to them and they will not bite and my kids can do just about anything to them and they will just tolerate it or run off.
    As for her growling when you were trying to train her to only eat on command that is her way of showing you she is alpha dog (in her mind), she must understand and you need to show her that you are the alpha in your household not her otherwise you will end up with more issues to deal with.
    Hope all this helps.
    Last edited by anyka; 09-04-2009 at 10:52 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anyka View Post
    Hi Husky guy,
    As an owner and breeder of Siberian Huskies for 16 years, they are not guard dogs, they will not guard your property as such but will let you know if someone is there only at times, they are the type of breed that will welcome your intruder/robber and then help them carry all your belongings out and then to top it off, run off with them aswell.
    I have seen a few Siberians that have tried to be trained or not well socialised and now all these dogs have been put to sleep. If you are looking for a breed that will alert you to intruders and protect your home then a Siberian is NOT the breed plain and simple. They are a social dog who loves everyone and anyone. Your best bet would be to look at another breed if you are looking for a guard dog.
    Siberian Huskies do bark not often but they do, they can also be taught by other dogs in the neighbourhood to bark alot if you have dogs around you that bark often. The noises they make are like howling/barks or as most Siberian people say they scream, we call them screamers. Whether they are purebred or not they can bark. Most of the sounds we hear from our guys are howls and talking or when we have girls in season the boys bark and growl at each other.
    Also becareful when you get a siberian from a shelter as you do not know the history of the dog, sometimes siberians have been placed in a shelter because the owner is at there wits end with them, they have tried everything to fix what they state are issues and have resorted to cruelty to them and then there last resort is off to the pound. Siberians that have been abused or neglected etc whether in ref to lack of food etc can become very dangerous animals and can bite even there owners.
    Most Siberian breeders will not tolerate a Siberian who has bitten an owner/person because they are just to untrusting/dangerous, I know all my dogs I can have anyone go to them and they will not bite and my kids can do just about anything to them and they will just tolerate it or run off.
    As for her growling when you were trying to train her to only eat on command that is her way of showing you she is alpha dog (in her mind), she must understand and you need to show her that you are the alpha in your household not her otherwise you will end up with more issues to deal with.
    Hope all this helps.
    was more wondering to what degree she would guard i would love a guard dog but i love huskys, she is doing great she is very tolerant and obediant, she has settled in very well except i dont think she gets along with the possum she was up all night waiting for it to come out of the tree, i do stand my ground with her and she knows who is boss, as far as issues i have none shes such a good dog

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    I had a very protective Australian Cattle dog who always growled and warned strangers off our property. I had to be very careful when people she didnt know came. It was a constant worry as she was very much a naural guard dog. Then one day I came home and found her cowering in her kennel. Yes someone had been in the yard and brocken into the house. Will never know what they did to her but they obviously were unharmed and she was traumatised. What went from the house is just stuff - my dog is/was far more important to me. Yes it is good to have a dog to tell you when someone is arriving but unless managed by skilled trainer an aggressive dog is a lethal weapon.

    I will give just one example...my teenage son had a friend to visit and left the friend watching TV. The friend reached for the remote and the dog sprang to pretect the remote. Didnt bite but gave the boy a hell of a shock.

    Just enjoy your gorgeous dog - if his/her appearance warns off the "baddies" thats a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by husky_guy View Post
    was more wondering to what degree she would guard i would love a guard dog but i love huskys, she is doing great she is very tolerant and obediant, she has settled in very well except i dont think she gets along with the possum she was up all night waiting for it to come out of the tree, i do stand my ground with her and she knows who is boss, as far as issues i have none shes such a good dog
    She will not be a guard dog, she will not protect your property to the degree where other dogs like GSD etc do, she will make noises and if she barks, bark at people when they come but its not a warning bark at all it would be a welcome come pat me bark. Huskies are dogs that are very social, friendly dogs who love everyone.
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    http://www.anyka.com.au

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    Husky Guy it looks like you are doing a great job, just keep doing what you are doing.
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