Husky keeps escaping???

asked 2018-01-30 01:22:02 -0500

Hi guys! I have a big problem with my 1 year and half siberian husky. I’ve raised him since he was 3 weeks old, always gave lots of love to him basically i’ve raised him as a perfect pet, but nowdays he will escape the yard every single night because he found out there is a female husky in another neighbhood. Every time he escapes he goes to her and the owner call me to go and get him, but it is becoming frustrating. 3 days ago i decided to neuter him with the hope that he would not have an interest in her,but i was wrong, he keeps being a houdini and escapes the yard. I’ve upgraded the fence, I’ve build a “ big crate “ but no matter what i do, he is smarter than me and he always achieves what he wants. What could be the matter? I’ve started to think that my dog does not love me, he doesnt like the enviorment ( even though he was raised in my house )

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You got the dog worlds greatest escape artist. Best escape artist there is. You just have to keep fixing things until you have created an area he cannot escape from. Gotta stay on your toes with a Husky. Neutering will help but it won't stop the escaping., Fix your fences to prevent escapes.

Shirley L.'s profile image Shirley L.  ( 2018-02-07 11:05:29 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2018-02-04 21:48:02 -0500

I had a husky too. I needed to visit the shelter for several times to pick up my boy, and no one would question about it. It became a common sense that husky = love to escape.

I highly recommend you to take an obedient class for him and mention your trainer about the escape problem. If he always goes after the girl, the escape is a reward for him to go meet his lover. We have to find another alternative behavior for him. It would be nice if he can spend some time playing with her during the day. If the other person doesn’t seem to welcome this idea, we would have to find another solution for him. You can discuss further with your trainer.

You must understand that consistency and commitment are the most two important keys, and escaping isn’t a bad problem to him rather it’s a reward. Hence, we have to find a way to alternate his behavior. The way he can be rewardes. Suggested training methods are using positive reinforcement and negative punishment. It is going to take a very long time.

If you cannot be committed and cannot find a time to work on training: (1) Get a right size crate (&chain holder) and crate train, (2) get an e-collar & train, or (3) get an e-fence.

Good luck!

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answered 2018-02-03 17:19:19 -0500

I have never owned huskies, but lived in a house in college with a roommate who owned two. They also liked to escape all the time. We found this was generally due to boredom and inadequate exercise- which huskies need TON of! Are you running/walking your pup enough? According to The Kennel Club, huskies should get at least 1-2 hours of sustained activity a day, and I'd imagine as a puppy even more than that.

I would also recommend having the husky sleep inside if possible, as this would eliminate this entirely. Huskies are super independent, smart, and active which makes them a lot of fun, but they need to be given an outlet to let all that energy out in a constructive and healthy way, and shouldn't be trusted to hang out alone in a yard by themselves for a long time. Best of luck!

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answered 2018-02-19 20:24:05 -0500

My husky even escaped from doggy boarding school! First-line the bottom of your fence with river rock. Dogs don't like to dig in rocks I've been told. As a puppy you may need to use a tie out even with the fence. And he may need to be supervised while outside. You have to be super vigilant about keeping the doors closed. And a chip is a must! It gets better as they get older.

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answered 2018-03-30 08:21:12 -0500

I’ve heard vets mention that the best time for dogs to get neutered is always before their hormonal instinct kicks in because once it does, it becomes habit, even if you neuter them after the fact. And every husky I’ve ever known has always escaped. Thankfully you aren’t the only owner out there that has a dog on the run every day. Make sure to exercise the dog physically and mentally. Are there any hiking trails nearby? Do you have beaches? Does he like to swim? Take him to the dog park after his stitches are good and ready and he will love it. Is he incredibly hyper or low enough energy that you could bike with him?

These are the questions. Always remember water and treats.

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