So you just brought home your husky puppy from the local dog breeder. You set him down on the ground and after some examination, your husky is drawn to your shoes. He makes his way towards them cautiously and pokes them with his tiny paw. The shoe doesn't move so he then decides to bite it. It tastes a bit funny so your adorable little puppy starts chewing on it.
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Meanwhile you're watching your little husky pup and are just laughing at how cute he looks when he's doing it. In your mind your thinking, well he's just a puppy and he looks so adorable so I'm going to let him do it just for a bit. No harm will be done since his teeth aren't that sharp and he can't really chew up my shoe.
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Well you couldn't be farther from the truth. By letting your husky chew on the shoe, you're encouraging such behavior. By not stopping him you're telling him that it's alright if he chews on your shoes.
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A lot of the times people put off training for later instead of starting it as soon as the puppy enters the new home. This already makes training harder than it should be.
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When you bring your husky home you want to establish the rules right away. If you let your husky puppy chew on your shoes and make a mess in the house because it's so adorable, you're training him that it is alright to do those things.
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When you do decide to punish your dog for it, he will become confused and won't understand why. Last time he was chewing on your shoes, you were laughing so he won't even associate shoe chewing with the punishment. He will think your just being cruel.
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To avoid this, you must start training your dog immediately! The moment your puppy enter your home, you should have all the rules ready and should enforce them right away. Don't let him do anything you wouldn't want him to do when he's an adult.
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This of course includes play fighting. Play fighting is one of the ways puppies play amongst each other. You're not a puppy yourself so instead try to play different games with your husky.
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There is no need for you to encourage bad behavior while your husky dog is just a puppy. Encouraging bad behavior will only bring problems later on. Instead start teaching your dog what is acceptable and what isn't from day one.
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