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Ideas to Stop Boredom - Husky

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linda




PostSubject: Re: Ideas to Stop Boredom - Husky   Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:56 am

can anyone give some advice.my boy husky when left scratches the carpet up.wants to play but my dash way to small and he may stamp on her. he gets so happy when he sees her.any ideas to stop what seams bordom?he not play with anything toy wise
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas to Stop Boredom - Husky   Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:00 am

how long are you walking your husky? i know they need a lot of walking. i walk my lab for a couple of hours a day and if it was up to him it would be even longer. have you tried taking him on different routes so he gets different smells or running with him. i know they are a hard breed to keep as pet as they are traveling breed and are always on the go. there is a lady on here who keeps husky's, she may have some better ideas. hope you find a solution.
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Tessa (klewagin)

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PostSubject: Re: Ideas to Stop Boredom - Husky   Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:28 am

A few questions for you then I may have some idea how best to help Smile

Is he doing this when you are out or while you are in???

What kind of exercise are you giving him??

Also something to think about a husky is a pack animal lol!


I also have a long list of things to fill Kong's with will post them in a bit Smile
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linda




PostSubject: Re: Ideas to Stop Boredom - Husky   Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:31 am

only when out.walk him several hours a day run with him take him different routes.have another dog who he would love to play with but have to be kept away from her as she is very tiny and been stamped on more than once as he gets very excited when he sees her
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas to Stop Boredom - Husky   Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:44 am

>ICED KONG
>Plug the end of the Kong with a treat. Turn it upside down in a cup. Fill it full of chicken gravy and freeze.

WARNING - Frozen kong can get messy and are recommended for outdoor use only

SPANISH KONG
1 egg, grated cheese and any vegetables your dog likes.
Scramble the egg and fold in the vegetables. Squash into the Kong. Sprinkle
some cheese over the top and microwave for about 20 seconds to seal the ingredients.
Cool thoroughly.
WARNING - Cheese becomes very hot in the microwave.


KONG AU GRATIN
Mix cheese pieces or cheese spread with your dogs usual dried dog food and
press into the Kong. Microwave until the cheese starts to melt and bind the
food together. Let it cool to a safe temperature. Use a cup to contain the
Kong when in the microwave.


NOUVELLE KONGS
Smear peanut butter or Marmite inside the cavity of the Kong for a quick and minimalist alternative.
This one is my dog fav Love


TANTALISERS
Cheese, Chicken skin, Bacon, Pate, Cooked lamb's liver, meaty canned food. - Use very sparingly and make sure this treat blocks the top hole so
that none of your other ingredients fall out.


MAIN COURSES
Small dog biscuits, bread sticks, garlic bread, pizza crusts, carrot batons
These treats should be wedged into place. Experiment with different brands
of dog biscuits and look at small dog sizes which are very versatile. You
want to leave lots of interesting gaps. some biscuits should be harder to
get out than others.

INSTANT REWARDS
Freeze-dried liver, cat treats, Chopped sausage, grated cheese. - These need
to be small, flavoursome goodies. the second your dog nudges the Kong, some
of these should fall out to get him hooked. If they are all dispersed
immediately, its going to be a bit dull for your dog - so make sure you
shake the Kong as you're filling it so some bits end up working their way
into all the crevices created by the wedged biscuits.


BANANA-RAMA
1 fresh banana · 2 tbs wheat germ · 1 tbs plain yoghurt (can use your pet's
favorite flavor as well) - Mash up the banana, add wheat germ and yogurt.
Mash all ingredients together and use spoon to add to Kong. Freeze for 4 hours.


CHEESY DENTAL KONG DELIGHT
3 slices of your pet's favorite cheese - Just place the 3 slices of cheese
directly onto the grooves of your pet's Dental Kong (if model has rope -
make sure cheese does not get onto it). Melt in microwave for 20 to 30
seconds. Give to pet after it cools.


PHILLY STEAK
Steak scraps · 1 ounce cream cheese - Place small scraps of the steak inside
Kong toy. Spread cream cheese in the large hole to hold scraps.


FRUIT SALAD
Apple and carrot chunks, 1/4th of a banana - Place apples and carrots into
Kong. Mush the banana in the large hole to hold fruit in place. You can
include other fruits and vegetables, such as orange slices, peach, nectarine
chunks, celery sticks, broccoli, cauliflower, tomato and black olive mixture


MAC 'N CHEESE
Leftover macaroni and cheese · small cube of Velveeta · appropriate Kong Toy
Melt Velveeta in microwave until gooey. Add mac 'n cheese to Kong Toy. Pour
heated Velveeta into Kong. Make sure it has cooled before giving to yourpet



FAMOUS RECIPES
AUNT JEANNIE'S ARCHEOLOGY KONG (for advanced dogs) LAYER ONE (deepest):
roasted, unsalted cashews · freeze dried liver bits LAYER TWO: dog kibble,
cookies or liver biscotti · Cheerios · sugar-free, salt-free peanut butter
dried banana chips, apples and apricots LAYER THREE: carrot sticks · turkey
or leftover ravioli or tortellini · Kong Toy (the larger the better!) Pack
as tightly as possible. The last item inserted should be an apricot or piece
of ravioli, presenting a smooth "finish" under the main opening. LIGHT
VERSION: substitute crumbled rice cakes for cashews, Caesar croutons for
freeze-dried liver, fat free cream cheese for peanut butter. - by Jean Donaldson


KONG ON A ROPE
Dry dog kibble · appropriate Kong Toy · Rope Take the rope, pull it through
the Kong Toy and knot it. Hang this upside down from a tree, deck or post.
The small hole should be facing the ground. Take the kibble and fill the
Kong Toy. Make the toy hang just low enough that it is out of your dog's
reach. The dog will spend hours trying to retrieve the kibble from the Kong
Toy. At the end of the day, take the remaining kibble and give to your pet
as a reward. This is advanced work for your dog. - by Ian Dunbar


FROZEN JERKY POPS
Peanut butter · bouillon · Jerky Strips · Water · appropriate Kong Toy ·
muffin tin Smear a small amount of peanut butter over small hole in your
Kong Toy. Fill the cool water and add a pinch of bouillon. Place a Jerky
Stick inside Kong Toy and freeze. This can also be put (once frozen) in a
children's size swimming pool for a fun day of fishing for your pet.


I have not tried all of these on my dogs but found a few they like so tend to stick with them lol

Hope your dogs like them and they keep them busy Crossed
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linda




PostSubject: Re: Ideas to Stop Boredom - Husky   Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:26 am

thanks for that will give them a go
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas to Stop Boredom - Husky   Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:26 pm

Hi again Linda Smile

It sounds to me like your boy is getting separation anxiety, like I said earlier huskies are pack animals and it does not matter much to them wether there pack is other husky or people. To him, when you go out and your other dogs are put out of the way (and I understand why you do this as I have little dogs too) he has just been abandond by his pack. We all know you are going back but he does not Sad

Now for my suggestions Normal Smile

You could get a crate and put him in it in the same room as your other dogs, if the time he is left is not more than a few hours.

If you are gone longer or just don't like that idea, you could try leaving him something of your's (that you don't mind being chewed) and leaving the TV or radio on and one of the kong idea's.

Hope I have been of some help
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linda




PostSubject: Re: Ideas to Stop Boredom - Husky   Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:27 am

he does get upset when i go 2 work but there normaly someone in most the day.have started leaving the radio on for him.but he has no interest in the kong what so ever
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