There’s nothing much better than hearing someone tell you they love you. Imagine those words coming from your Husky. Huskies are smart dogs. And they are eager to please. Your little fuzzball might not know exactly what those words mean, but he knows the love he gets from you. You can teach him to tell you he loves you using his words to go with all the affection he gives you.
Imagine leaving the house or heading to bed and hearing your Husky pup tell you he loves you before you go. This trick works really well for those dogs who already love to talk, howl along with music, and mimic noises or bark at everything. As long as your pup is vocal to begin with and knows basic and some advanced commands, you can teach him to tell you those three magic words.
To train your Husky to truly speak beyond a simple bark, he’ll need to know basic commands and understand his role in the pack. Recognizing you as the leader of the pack will help him learn your expectations. You might first need to teach him to mimic sounds. Howling with you or another dog is a great place to start. Once he mimics sounds, you can work on pitch with him until his sounds mimic yours exactly. From there you can begin to teach words and phrases such as, “I love you.”
Huskies are stubborn learners, but they pay attention to details. Try not to overthink this command. Repeating it over and over will only tell him that it will take repetition before he needs to bother saying it himself. Though you will repeat the training for several weeks, give him time during each session to absorb the information before moving on to the next step.
You will need some quiet time for training. Schedule sessions free of distractions so your pup can focus only on you and his training. Break training up with rest or play time to keep your pup engaged. He’ll like some tasty treats for rewards during and after your training sessions.