If your husky is behaving in a naughty way you’re probably wondering why and what you can do about it. This post will give you a number of reasons why and will show you what to do to stop it.
So, why is your husky being naughty? There are a number of reasons why your husky might be naughty. Key reasons include a lack of exercise and not having received enough training. Other causes include boredom, being in a new location, teething, separation anxiety and that you have inadvertently been rewarding the behavior.
And, what can you do to stop it? To get your husky to stop being naughty the first thing to do is to make sure that it is getting lots of exercise. In addition to that, it will be necessary for you to give it lots of training starting with the basics and then building up to harder tasks. You can also give it lots of toys to keep it occupied or you could consider getting help from a dog behaviorist.
It can actually help a lot to take the time to consider why your husky might be misbehaving since it will make it much easier to stop.
Possible reasons why your husky is naughty
Huskies are a breed that was bred to pull sleighs in freezing temperatures for hours daily. This means that they require a lot of exercise to be properly stimulated. If they don’t get it then they can become hyperactive and less willing to listen to you. If your husky is being naughty then this is more likely to be the cause. If you think that your husky might not be getting enough exercise then it is important that you make sure that it does.
Related: why your husky is hyper.
If you haven’t been giving your husky much training then it will be much less likely to listen to what you’re telling it to do. Huskies do not understand the meaning of words naturally so if you have not taught it what “come” means then it won’t know what to do when you say it. This is why it’s important for you to take the time to train your husky to do the things that you want when you tell it to.
Related: why your husky is disobedient.
The reason that your husky is being naughty could be because it is bored. If your husky is not getting much stimulation in the form of attention, training and exercise then it will cause it to become less well behaved.
Related: Why doesn’t my dog respect me?
It could be that the reason that your husky is behaving that way is because it is looking for attention. If your husky isn’t getting much attention then it could have learned that the best way to get it is to misbehave. If this is the case then you can try ignoring the behavior (unless it’s destroying something) and then rewarding it, when it behaves, with your attention.
The cause of your husky being naught could be that it is fearful of something and being naughty is its way of coping with it.
If you can get your husky to listen to you in one location but not in another then it is not an unusual occurrence. Huskies (and other dogs) don’t always carry their training well into new locations. The different distractions that it has in the new environment can be too much for it to remember what you wanted it to do before. Your best option here would be to train it again in the new environment as you did in the old environment.
You’ve been rewarding it
It could be that you have been inadvertently encouraging the behavior by giving it something that it likes to get it to stop. If you have been doing this then it will have learned that being naughty gets it the things that it wants so it does it more.
If your husky is still young then it could be going through the teething stage where it naturally wants to chew things. To prevent it chewing on things that you don’t want it to you will need to train it not to by following the tips in the video below and to give it lots of toys to chew on instead.
It could be that your husky has separation anxiety. This is where it doesn’t like being left without you and it causes it to become anxious. Signs that this is the case would be that it gets destructive while you are away, gets anxious when it sees that you are about to leave or if it acts strangely while you are away.
How to get your husky to stop being naughty
If you want your husky to stop being naughty then it will be necessary for you to give it lots of training.
If you haven’t trained it before then it will be necessary for you to start with the basics such as to teach it to sit and stay. Teaching it things like that is important because it will help you to get your husky to stop being naughty when it does.
After you have taught it simple things you can progress on to teaching it harder things like to come to you on command.
If your husky is being naughty then it will likely be trying to destroy things. You can train it to stop doing this directly by doing lots of spontaneous “leave it” training whenever it starts being destructive.
You can watch the video below to see how.
The next thing that you will need to do is to give it lots of exercise. By doing this you will be able to reduce its boredom and hyperactivity and make it less likely to misbehave.
An easy way to give your husky a lot of exercise is to teach it to play fetch. By doing this you will be able to get your husky to do a lot of running over a short time span and it will wear it out effectively.
Reduce its ability to be naughty
You can also take measures to prevent your husky from being able to be naughty. You can do this by keeping it away from things that you don’t want to be destroyed, preventing it from being able to escape and by giving it lots of toys to keep it occupied.
If your husky is being naughty while you are not able to supervise it then you could consider doing crate training.
You can watch the video below to see how.
If you are unable to get your husky to stop being naughty then you should consider getting help from a dog behaviorist. They will be able to diagnose what is causing your husky to behave in that way and they will be able to give you tailored advice on how to deal with it.
Things to consider
It might be tempting to punish your husky for misbehaving but it has a tendency of backfiring. If you get your husky to stop being naughty by punishing it then it will actually think that it is being punished for the last thing that it did which is coming to you and not what you’re actually punishing it for. Other problems are that it can cause it to become untrusting of you, it can make it less responsive to your command and it can lead to it becoming aggressive.
When you’re training your husky to stop being naughty it’s important that you are patient. Getting your husky to change its habits is not something that you will be able to do easily in one training session. Instead, it will require you to train it on a consistent basis over a long time period so that you can change its habits and get it to remember its training.
Why is my husky being naughty all of a sudden? If your husky has started to be naughty suddenly then it could be due to a recent event that has caused it to change its behavior. Maybe you have recently moved, or it has recently lost a friend or had a change of owner. It could also be that it is injured or ill and it is causing it to become frustrated in which case you should take it to the vet. It might also be that you haven’t been giving it enough exercise lately and it is causing it to become hyperactive.