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    Welcome!

    The main advice I can give you is to groom the pup every day when you get it!!!
    A friend of mine bought a husky pup and they just didn't bother brushing until the dog started to mat and boy did they regret it. Every few weeks/months I have to go around and brush the dog for them because they can't get near it with a brush themselves.
    Every time I got at least a garbage bag of hair out of the poor dog.

    They can also be very pig-headed so training from an early age, especially in obedience is a must.

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    yes i am a strong beleiver in obedience training, and keeping it secure, i dont think it would be a good look for our council if the 'dog catchers' dog was always escaping lol.
    With regards to grooming, how often and for how long per session does it take to groom them? My friends have a pup and a 1.5 year old and they groom them weekly. What do people suggest as i have come from a house with a staffy (so brushing and having fur come out is new to me).

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    Dogs Sa website is very broken at the moment, but their contact number is 8349 4797 or email info @ dogssa.com.au (without the spaces around the @), so you could contact them for the most up to date details or some breeder names.

    I will pm you the phone number of the club secretary at Mt Compass who is listed in the SACA journal (dogs sa publication).

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    Boy a husky - you will have your hands full that's for sure. The only breed i continuously seem to have problems with at the off-lead park, i don't blame the breed though, definitely the owners being slack with training & socialization. We had two husky's in our obedience class & they were in class one for months, i don't think it was because they were dumb or anything, more stubborn. lol

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    there is no where around that i could safely unleash a dog but i have read alot about their behaviour and their responce to the recall task is always below average compared to some other breeds (probably not below average compared to other huskies).

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    I occasionally meet a guy who walks his THREE huskies at the off leash walking spot. They pretty much come when he blinks. No yelling or repeating. Which is necessary of course if you're going to walk 3 big dogs like that off the lead. I have a lot of respect for him. (Funny fact: the first time I met him my dog - whom I'd only had for a couple of weeks - bowled over his 4yo daughter. Not funny at the time, but it is in hindsight. And it was what prompted me to do start some serious training to prevent dog-child collisions.)

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