Your Husky draws eyes wherever he goes. But I suppose this is hardly surprising, given his mesmerizing eyes and Arctic appearance. You love your Husky and everyone else seems to as well. Top of your dog's fan list, however, is probably your young children. They love spending their weekends rolling around with them in the yard. In fact, getting them to sleep when the dog is around is somewhat of a challenge, to say the least. You want to put all of their energy to good use while encouraging your kids to learn a valuable life skill - cycling.
Training your Husky to pull a bike could help do just that. It will encourage your kids to jump up onto the saddle. It will also put your Husky’s endless energy to good use. Instead of keeping them up in the evenings, they will be fast asleep recovering from the afternoon’s work.
Although it may sound challenging, training your Husky to pull a bike isn’t as complex as you might think. The hard part comes in initially conveying to them what it is you want them to do. You then need to use positive reinforcements to encourage them to keep pulling. Another challenge will come in getting them to pull the bike safely. So you will need to build their confidence, use a leash and run alongside them, to begin with.
If your Husky is just a puppy, they should be eager to please and highly responsive. However, if he is older, greying and verging on the lazy side, then you may need a month or more before he's pulling a bike without problems. If you can get training right, you’re guaranteed to have the most popular dog on the street and highly likely to appear on social media all over the state.
Before you start work, you will need to get your hands on a few things. A bike will be the first essential. A drag or plank of wood will also be required. You will also need a rope or a long leash. A body harness may also be required. This will reduce the strain on the dog's neck while increasing your control.
You will then need mouth-watering treats and a decent space to practice in. A large yard or local field should do the job. You will need to set aside half an hour, several times a week.
Once you have all that, just bring enthusiasm and some trainers, then work can begin!