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Old April 18th, 2012, 06:48 PM
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What is your experience with dogs?
Have you ever had a dog/puppy before?
What is the fence like in your yard?
How much time do you have to devote to training, socializing and exercising the dog?
Are you looking for a puppy or an older dog?

These are just some questions that need to be worked out before the cost analysis of owning a dog.

The Siberian Husky is a beautiful dog and a wonderful breed, I've lived with two myself, but not really a breed recommended for first time dog owners.

In addition to the shedding & (usually) twice yearly coat blowing sessions, these dogs are highly intelligent, stubborn, runners and escape artists.

A secure fence is a must as these dogs were bred to run endlessly and given the chance they will. They also are quite adept at figuring out how to open latches to garner their release.

Consistent positive training is also a must as they can be stubborn, once they have learned a command/behaviour they may choose not to do as asked as they figure why do it again since they already know it.

Do you know anyone who currently has a Siberian Husky? Perhaps spending several hours or a couple of days with the breed will help you to understand some of their needs and personality
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