hi, need help on tips with a husky im getting on monday. she is 2 years old and very sweet with me. but the owner never really bonded with her so she is new to everything. she never tooken a bath before and she is all black with oil and dirt, she is she shedding alot. he never groomed her, put a collar on her or a leash, never took her out of her box. she nver been walked before and never really been played with. when i first saw her i had spoke to the man and he said i can have her for free papers and all. this man is not very good with his dogs all he does is just feeds them put water and give them shots when the time comes. so for the past month i've been seeing her everyday so she knows me and been giving her treats and we have bonded really good she knows my call to her and my steps already. my husband had been doing the same as me. now 2 days ago i bought a collar to put on her so she can get use to it and a brush to brush her hair, i went over to the guys house with my husband and my husband put the collar on her and she was so scared she didnt want to move or go to my husband, but she came to me on my side. she layed down and put her tale between her legs. well as we new( dont put our face in her face) we didnt because we dont know if she might bite. my husband picked her up with the collar and trying to make her walk and she did a little but she will force herslef to lay back down. she is a very smart girl a few trys and she got out of her collar. now we new it will be a challenge with her on everything. now my help: i need to get her out on monday from the guy and how can i walk her and make her feel comfortable around us i need to walk her down to our house?. i need to give her a bath too, she smells really bad with that oil too. any tips on giving her a bath so she wont bite me or hurt herself? he tells me she does not bite but you never know she will be scared ( if she was scared of a collar she might be scared of water). i want some really good dog shampoo to get all that dirt and oil out too make her coat white again. can you give me some really good shampoo names so i can buy?. i will put a picture of before and after of my dog so you can see how she looks. thanks guys and ill keep you posted. theres alot more but thoses to steps i need first. thank you -starr
Cirtus shampoo or filthy Animal the citrus cuts grease out better but I would be prepared for one hell of a ride when you spay her with that water you might want to tie her to something to avoid you getting hurt or her for that matter also I agree with the PP Buy a muzzle when dogs get scared they can do strange things.
As for walking her home your going to have to put a collar maybe even a choke chain so she can't slip out of it and remember if you use a normal collar only make it so 2 fingers slide under the collar, She is going to have to learn go slow and tak to her and reassure her the whole way and maybe bring treats with you and bribe her??
I have huskys. Have you considered taking her to a professional groomer? Double coats are very difficult to bathe. You must first get them wet. Then you must get all the soap out when you are done. If you're doing it yourself, make sure the harness is as tight as you can without hurting her. One of my girls can slip a harness.
Dog hair on one's clothing is a fashion statement. *Stolen from Pyrmom*
If you have never had a Husky, I would have to agree with the professional groomer the first time. They are able to restrain the dog. After that then you could try. These dogs shed a lot and need almost daily brushing. Buy a slicker brush, it worked best for the two Huskys I fostered. Our dog pound takes in a lot of Huskys they have found running. The owner's almost always say the same thing "I can't keep this dog in". This breed was bred to "run" and pull sleds. Make sure you have a good fence around your yard with lots of room to run. Walking the dog will be a challenge at first. They are very strong and will probably pull you all over the place. I would suggest obedience training. Good luck with your new dog and thanks for trying to give her a better life.