Cody is the canine companion you could no longer imagine life without. Living up the Husky name, he has a thick coat and ice cool eyes. Everyone always looks on in amazement as you walk by. I mean who isn’t interested in a dog that looks like an arctic wolf? Cody is playful and friendly though, despite his ancestors' roots. However, part of his energy doesn’t half make them difficult to handle. For example, training him to walk on a leash is proving challenging. If you’re injured or disabled then keeping control when they are so strong can actually prove dangerous if you’re pulled to the floor.
To avoid that stress you’d like to train Cody off-leash. This is a good idea for a couple of reasons. Firstly, you’ll be able to keep control without having to worry about managing his strength. But also, if he can roam around off-leash it also means he will get more exercise than if they were stuck on a leash.
As you can probably imagine, teaching your large Husky puppy off-leash isn’t going to be without its challenges. Because they are a puppy they will be keen to run around and explore. Therefore, training will consist of setting some clear boundaries. You will also need to use strict obedience commands to ensure you can keep your dog under control.
If your Husky pup is receptive with a decent attention span, then you could see results in just a few weeks. But if your fuzzy little pal has a mind of his own and is more interested in charging around than following instructions, then you may need a number of months. If you get training right you’ll get the best of both worlds. You’ll have a Husky puppy with leash control who can also have the freedom to roam around off-leash. Not to mention this type of training is a great way for you both to bond.
Before you get to work you will need to collect a few bits. Make sure you have a short and long training leash. You may also want to consider a body harness to start with. This will increase your control while reducing the strain on the dog's neck.
You will also need a generous supply of tasty treats or the dog's favorite food broken into small pieces. You can train when you are out on your daily walks.
Once you have all that, just bring patience and a can-do attitude, then work can begin!