Activities For Kugshas

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Introduction

Kugshas, also known as the American Husky or Amerindian Malamute, are beautiful wolf-like dogs and are generally bred as working dogs. They originate from Pennsylvania and are exceptionally intelligent, but high-need dogs. From a young age, you will need to provide them with plenty of things to not only exercise their body but their mind too. If you want a well-rounded Kugsha that gets along with people and pets, you also need to do everything in your power to socialize them from birth. A Kugsha is a beautiful dog and well worth the time it takes to look after them. 

Socialization

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Any Day
Free
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1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Toys
Activity description

The most effective way in which to have your Kugsha grow up to enjoy the company of other pets, children, and people, is to ensure they get as much time around them as possible. This activity might be tricky as you need to work it around your everyday life, but you will enjoy that it doesn’t cost anything except an hour of your time. You can also socialize your Kugsha in any weather with them on a leash, enjoying toys and treats. After several months of socialization, you should have minimal or no problems with your dog’s social behavior. 

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Socialize with children
If you have children, then you are going to need to socialize them well with your dog from the beginning. Always supervise any time your Kugsha spends with your children, and make sure the kids don’t act the goat in your dog’s presence. Set up games for them to play and show your children that they can give your Kugsha treats and let them win games too. Do not allow rough and tumble, but allow your kids to pat and play with your pooch with supervision. Set up these games and play sessions often.
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Socialize with pets
When you bring your Kugsha home as a puppy, you won’t have trouble socializing them with the pets they grow up around. Even with a high prey drive, they are more likely to accept cats and dogs that already live on the property. However, you can’t say the same for dogs or cats out in public areas, or even those that stray onto your property. The best thing you can do is bring your dog into open play areas, kennels, and dog parks from a young age. The regular, constant socialization will teach your Kugsha that other pets are fun, not threats.
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Socialize with the public
Some Kugshas can become nervous and wary of new areas, which is all standard behavior. However, you can combat and alleviate their fears by making it just another part of their day. When they are a puppy, take them everywhere you go – be it the grocery store, your place of business, festivals, and anywhere they are welcome. Let them see a variety of people and places, so they become accustomed to it rather than fearful.
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Puppy School

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Any Day
Expensive
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1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Treat
Activity description

While you might not enjoy the high price tag and challenging difficulty level that comes with puppy school, you will enjoy the well-behaved pup at the other end. What’s more, it’s a beneficial activity that only requires an hour of your time once a week for around eight weeks. At a puppy school, your Kugsha can meet with other puppies of similar ages then learn valuable skills they need to become well-rounded dogs. Most facilities also only require you to bring your dog, a leash, and some treats. Learn all sorts of useful skills that will work wonders for your dog’s behavior. 

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Choose a facility
Most vet clinics will recommend dog training facilities for anyone who takes their dogs in for their first vaccinations. Take on board their recommendations then contact your local kennel club to see what they recommend too. Given that your Kugsha is a specialized breed, there might be a puppy school or obedience training facility that suits Kugsha breeds in particular.
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Learn skills
The best skills for your Kugsha to learn as a puppy are things such as sit, stay, and come. Teaching them about recall is a significant part of training as it gives you full control of your dog in any setting. You will need to use your treats to teach your dog these skills, but given how intelligent they are, it won’t take long for them to pick them up.
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Practice
It’s okay to teach your dog helpful skills in a puppy school facility, but if you don’t do any practice when you get home, all that hard work goes out the window. You need to practice everything you learn at puppy school in your home environment. Practice makes perfect, and you will end up with a well-behaved Kugsha if you remain firm and consistent. Encourage all members of the family to be on the same page with training.
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Games

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Rainy Day
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1 hr
Items needed
Games
Treats
Activity description

Kugshas thrive in an outdoor environment. They like to walk, run, hike, go bicycling with you, and do all sorts of fun things. However, the weather doesn’t allow for outdoor activities at every time of the year. Therefore, you need to come up with fun games you can do inside that keeps them busy and stops their destructive tendencies. Depending on the games you come up with, they can have a moderate price tag. You also only need to set aside an hour of your time and have plenty of tidbits and treats on-hand. Any game you play with your Kugsha will quickly become their favorite as it enables them to use their intelligence and engage with you. 

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Pick a cup
Pick a cup is a fun game that your Kugsha will love. It requires their full engagement, and the rewards can be something that drives them to keep playing. You need three cups and some strong-smelling food such as turkey, chicken or cheese. Put a piece under one cup then try to get your dog to choose the correct one.
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Food puzzles
Food puzzles are available from your local pet store with varying price tags. The harder the game, the more expensive they can be. However, as your Kugsha is exceptionally smart, you will need to choose one that tests them. Add delicious treats and leave them to play with it for at least an hour.
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Skill
After playing a couple of fun games, you can then have fun teaching your dog a skill. You might like to show them to shake hands with repetition and the use of treats, or even how to dance. The Kugsha is a dog that will pick up anything you ask of them quite quickly.
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Chew Toys

If you leave your Kugsha to their own devices, they can be exceptionally destructive. Nothing is safe – not even couch cushions. Therefore, you need to ensure you have plenty of chew toys around your house to grab your dog’s attention. You may like to invest in a toy box to house them all, too.  

Dog Park

To help your pooch be dog-friendly from the beginning, make a point of taking them to a dog park often. While you might only have half an hour to spare, that can be all it takes to drill into your Kugsha’s mind that dogs are friends, not foes. It will also help them to burn off energy.  

Conclusion

A Kugsha is a dog that’s better suited to experienced dog owners who have had dealings with this breed before. They require a lot of time, grooming, training, and attention. They are also not suitable for people with small children or apartment dwellers. In saying that, anyone who owns a Kugsha will tell you how pawsitively delightful they are to own. You will never regret welcoming a Kugsha into your family.