Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 32

Thread: Luka. Siberian Husky x Mastiff

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Southern NSW
    Posts
    3,784

    Default

    Tracking is scenting.........You follow the dog in harness. You initially teach the dog to track of course LOL, with very short courses, we started with socks with food treats in them.....katy though that was fun. She now does long tracks and follows where a person walked. We can only do it in Winter/Autumn/Spring.........cool mornings.

    We do it also with Tessa, she is very good at wind scenting and finding people...she does not really track like katy (nose to ground), she tends to sniff the breeze and do long curves. She sort of does her own style. it was always my dream to do Rescue work, but they are a very tight knit group and I cannot afford the time to go to Melbourne as often as i would have to. So we do our own Water Rescue and tracking as some fun........maybe one day I can combine the two, I have seen Water Rescue dogs, that sit in the boat and direct which way to go , by the way they look...Air-sniffing/water-sniffing and finding people (or bodies). Now we just do all of this by ourselves.....

    So you do whatever you want to do and stick with it....have fun and enjoy your puppy
    Pets are forever

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    295

    Default

    Wow all this big dog talk makes me wish I had my own piece of Oz, not renting a unit... Think my little one would like a new fur bro BUT alas we just need to continue to make new friends at the local dog park, plus we have back up cousin cat... Maybe one day later on down the track...
    “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
    ― Charles M. Schulz

  3. #23

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Tracking is scenting.........You follow the dog in harness. You initially teach the dog to track of course LOL, with very short courses, we started with socks with food treats in them.....katy though that was fun. She now does long tracks and follows where a person walked. We can only do it in Winter/Autumn/Spring.........cool mornings.

    We do it also with Tessa, she is very good at wind scenting and finding people...she does not really track like katy (nose to ground), she tends to sniff the breeze and do long curves. She sort of does her own style. it was always my dream to do Rescue work, but they are a very tight knit group and I cannot afford the time to go to Melbourne as often as i would have to. So we do our own Water Rescue and tracking as some fun........maybe one day I can combine the two, I have seen Water Rescue dogs, that sit in the boat and direct which way to go , by the way they look...Air-sniffing/water-sniffing and finding people (or bodies). Now we just do all of this by ourselves.....

    So you do whatever you want to do and stick with it....have fun and enjoy your puppy
    That could very well work with Luka. I have noticed he seems to sniff the ground alot as if he is trying to find something. Oh and definitely when there is a meat pie being microwaved lol. His nose is in the air trying to find it.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    724

    Default

    Welcome, what a beautiful pup. You sound like you have many adventures ahead with Luka.

    I also agree with lots of socialising, especially with a big dog, some people will cross the road and run from you when he grows up... but some fragile old people will insist on stopping to pat him

    It's so exciting to have a new pup... enjoy

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    1,828

    Default

    Hi Prinzess, welcome to the forum....I am guilty of calling the Mastiff x Husky in the other thread a mutt, not because I was being nasty...it is pretty much because he is a cross breed. I get so annoyed when people crossbreed just to call it a "designer breed" Anyway, I am the proud mum of a mutt, and I love him heaps. Oskar is a champ, and to tell you the truth, I have never owned a purebred. Mutts have so much character! And Luca is gorgeous!!!!

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sunshine coast Qld
    Posts
    1,121

    Default

    Luka is beautiful, such a sweetheart... I agree with Sean, dont let the knockers upset you, a dog is a dog...no matter what package they come in and bring just as much to there owners as any other dog.

    What upsets me is people that breed dogs, pure breed or mixes and dont care for them, their health or there future.....

    Look forward to seeing him grow up!
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
    Mohandas Gandhi

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    melbourne australia
    Posts
    3,082

    Default

    Im a lover of cross breeds!
    and this one is a nice large sturdy pup. That's my nemesis, the size, more than the breed.

    welcome and congrats on your new partner in crime.

  8. #28

    Default

    Oskar's Mum, thats ok No...you were tame compared to this one particular guy on another forum. He really upset me. Broke down my every word in quotes and put under every line, he's just a mutt. all the way. it did upset me alot and I will not go back to that forum. I hate puppy farmers for just dollars. we rescued a Sheppard due to this. I was training her to be a guard dog for the security company I worked for. She was sooo scared to come out when I met her and she was worse with males but one. Ronnie was amazing with her and slowly we brought her out of her shell. Poor thing had just been put in pup after pup, she was not even 3 years old. She was too thin, been beaten. But we got her into a beautiful dog. Always be that lil bit skittish but she understood kindness.

    Cav upsets me too. All our dogs want is our love and we get so much more in return.

    Bernie he might be going to be a tad big lol...but he will be a sweetheart, gentleman of a dog. I gently train them to have manners and he has such a gentle disposition.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,583

    Default

    Prinzess

    Welcome to the forum. Sorry some of us (me included) are a bit anti - pet shops and some backyard breeders - the sort that don't do health checks on the parents to make sure they have the best chance of healthy puppies etc.

    I got my bitsa at 10 weeks old from AWL. But that just means someone out there had a litter they didn't plan (bad).

    Anyway you have your gorgeous puppy now.

    I think you can socialise your puppy - with other dogs that have their C5 vaccination, or other puppies at the same level of vaccination as yours. Ie if you have friends with healthy vaccinated dogs - you can organise play dates with them.

    There is a lot of thought that the risk of a puppy dying from some bad disease is much lower than the risk of a puppy being sent to the pound (and PTS) because it is unmanageable and dog aggressive. Hopefully neither of these things will happen to you.

    I took my puppy to "puppy preschool" at the vet before her last vax - the vet being possibly one of the most dangerous places for an unvaxed puppy (catch 22 - where do you get the puppy vaccinated?). And we didn't catch anything bad.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    1,828

    Default

    Just had another squiz at your photos lol, how gorgeous....those facial expressions will get Luka out of a lot of trouble I reckon!!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •