If your husky is always very calm you might be wondering why and if there is anything you could do about it.
In this post, I will show you a number of reasons why your husky might be being calm and what you can do about it.
So, why is my husky so calm? Possible causes are that it is ill, there is an issue with its diet, it’s not getting enough exercise, it is getting older or that it is naturally calm.
There are actually a number of possible reasons why your husky might be calm and there are a number of things that you can consider to help figure out why it might be the case. Depending on the cause, there are also a number of things that you can do about it.
Why your husky is calm
Each of the different reasons that it is calm will likely come with some clues in the way that it is calm.
Below are a number of reasons why it might be so calm and what would make them more likely.
It is naturally calm
It could be the case that your husky is just naturally calmer than most other dogs. This would be more likely if it was even calm as a puppy and it didn’t suddenly become calm.
In this case, be glad that it is so calm. Having a husky that is overly calm is much better than having one that is destructive or difficult to control. With that being said, if you want it to be less calm you could try playing games such as tug of war with it or teaching it to play fetch.
It is getting older
If your husky has not suddenly started being calm and it has become calm gradually over the course of years, it would be more likely to be because it is getting older.
Adult huskies will naturally be calmer than puppy huskies which tend to be highly energetic. Huskies also become even calmer when they become older since it takes more energy for them to move around.
You trained it to be calm
It might be the case that you have actually trained it to be that way by rewarding it when it is calm. As mentioned above, this would be a good thing since it is being well behaved and not destructive.
The reason could be that there is an issue with its diet. This would be especially likely if it has become calm suddenly after you changed its diet.
You can look at this website to see what you should and should not be feeding your husky. It would also help to ask your vet, the next to you see them, whether or not you are feeding it correctly.
If your husky has started being calm and the weather has become hotter, it could be because the heat is causing it to feel fatigued. In this case, it would help to make sure that your husky has access to shade, water and a cool room. It would also help to exercise it in the morning or evening when the sun is not as strong.
The cause might be that it has gotten an illness. This would be more likely if it started being calm suddenly and if it has been showing other signs of being ill such as vomiting and fatigue.
If it does seem like illness might be the cause, the best option would be to take it to a vet.
Not enough exercise
Huskies are a breed that is supposed to be getting a lot of exercise daily. Generally, it is recommended that they get an hour of exercise per day. If yours is not getting that much, it could be causing it to behave abnormally and it would help to make sure that it does get the right amount of exercise.
When it became calm
When trying to figure out why your husky is calm, it would help to consider when it first started being calm. It might be the case that there was an event that caused it to start behaving that way.
If it did start being calm suddenly, it would make it more likely to be due to things such as illness, the weather becoming hotter or a change in its diet.
Whereas, if it has always been calm, it could be due to naturally being calm or you might have trained it to be that way when it was young.
When it becomes calm
It would also help to consider the timing of when it becomes calm.
If it tends to become calm at a certain time, it would make it more likely to be due to things such as the weather becoming hotter or having less energy after getting exercise.
What to do about your husky being calm
Below are some things that you can do about your husky being so calm.
Take it to a vet
If you are unsure of why your husky is so calm, it has become very calm suddenly or it has been showing signs of being ill, the best option would be to take it to a vet. By doing so you will be able to rule out the possibility of it being due to medical causes.
Make sure its diet is right
As mentioned above, it could be the case that there is an issue with its diet that is causing it to be calm.
You can look here to see what you should be feeding it. Asking your vet about what you should and should not be feeding it, when you see them next, would also likely be helpful.
Give it exercise
It would also help to give your husky lots of exercise. You can exercise it by walking it or by getting a dog walker to do it for you.
It would also help to train it to play fetch since it is a good way to get it to do lots of running.
Give it toys to play with
Another thing that you can do is to give your husky some toys to play with if there is not much for it to do where it spends most of its time.
There are puzzle games that you can get and toys that you can find online that are specially designed for dogs to play with.