If you haven't already noticed, your Husky is a very vocal animal; he has no problem vocalizing how he feels. Huskies howl, chirp, and whine, but rarely bark. Huskies tend to be high energy and love the sound of their own voice, in fact, they seem to never hear enough of it. While ol' Duke may like his voice, the rest of the family, not to mention the rest of your neighbors, are going to tire of it quite quickly as your pup reaches adulthood and full volume.
Worth noting is that since Huskies rarely bark, even at strangers, they do not make very good guard dogs. In fact, they are more likely to make friends with strangers before they think about the possible dangers. Aso, remember that barking is how dogs communicate so don't expect to be able to completely silence your pooch. The best you can hope for is to be able to control his barking and teach him to only bark when it is necessary.
You have only one job, that is to train your Husky to be quiet. This can be a bit challenging as barking and making other sounds are his only way of communicating. At first, you will be using positive reinforcement training in which your pup receives praise and a treat for getting things right. You should never punish your pooch or yell at him for getting things wrong.
At the same time, you are looking for a way to teach your pup that, for the most part, he needs to remain silent and he must always follow your command to be quiet, but that there are times when making noise is acceptable. Sounds like a lot doesn’t it? Thankfully, as you work to train your pup, it will all sort of fall together over the course of time.
While so many other skills require a long list of supplies in order to accomplish your goal of having a quieter Husky, this skill has a much shorter list. In fact, the only things you need to teach your Husky to be quiet are treats, time and patience.
For some methods, it will be helpful, if not essential, to have taught your Husky to 'speak' speak or bark on command. This may seem counterintuitive, but when you can prompt your pooch to bark, it makes training 'quiet' more convenient and gives you more control over the training session.
The most important thing to remember is that your pup has times when he can't hold it in and he needs to let it out. The trick is to train him to be quiet when you need him to, but at the same time, you should give him time to sing his song from time to time. This way both of you win.