Best way to leash train a Siberian Husky puppy?

Should i use a halti or a harness?

I am getting my puppy in 3 weeks (when he is eight weeks old).

for training purposes, a chain is best. it not only teaches them the correct ways to sit, stand, and walk properly on a leash, it gives you control that no other leash can.

if you are afraid of damaging you puppy's throat-think not, if sized correctly and placed in the proper area of the neck (the very top of the neck-closest to the jawline) the dog will simply receive a gentle tug when he misbehaves and will relax (can hardly feel it) when acting an a proper manner.

harnesses breed "ugly walks" with pulling and misbehaving. with harnesses you lose control over the dog and therefore the dog can walk at will (throwing shoulders of out socket in the process)

so please get a chain.

12 Responses to “Best way to leash train a Siberian Husky puppy?”

  1. Serena T says:

    Definitely a harness. Because that supports the body and makes them feel more secure. Also, it helps with pulling.

    I help leash-train the larger dogs at the pet store I work at.
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  2. flyinghighfreebird says:

    Siberian Husky's are very difficult to leash train as they love their freedom. I would recommend using a harness if you must insist on trying. Good luck to you!
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    Own a Siberian Husky

  3. IAMADOG says:

    You don't need a halti or a harness. All you need is a collar or a leash. Make sure your puppy is vaccinated before he walks in areas where other dogs have been. You can practice in your backyard until then. If your puppy pulls on the leash then stop and don't move until he stops pulling. Make sure you talk to him and praise him when he walks nicely!
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  4. ethansma24 says:

    Husky puppies can be a lot of work to train. I would definitely recommend going to training classes. Not only is good for learning, but it's good socialization for your pup as well. You want your dog to be able to focus on you at all times, no matter what distractions there may be…..and believe me, he/she will have a lot of distractions in training classes! Have fun with your new pup!
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  5. FELIKS D. says:

    Take him back to Siberia for training…He'll love it. So would you ;)
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    I'm Russian

  6. ???Sarah Suicideā„¢??? says:

    I have a Siberian Husky puppy and shes about 9 weeks old we use a harness because shes gets really excited when she sees cars and tries to chase them and it makes it easier for us to pull her back with a harness.
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  7. owltyedup says:

    You should use neither. A halti is a wonderful training tool for dogs pull very hard or lunge. The halti is not designed for training a puppy.
    The halter is also not a good idea especially got a Husky.
    Huskies are sled dogs and many time a harness can encourage them to become pullers.
    Your best met is to get a good fitting adjustable collar. Put the collar on when you get your puppy. He/she may fidget with it for a bit but will adjust to it pretty soon.
    Good luck to you!
    ~Tyed~
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    Dog trainer sense '86

  8. CF_ says:

    reward or clicker training is the BEST way.. if done properly you wouldnt need a Halti – although I do reccommend them for problem dogs…
    Harness are better for little guys.. a Husky can pull in a harness

    really the collar and leash are best if you can train correctly …
    go to OBEDIENCE lessons… this will help train him right AND will help with socialization.. which is VERY important..

    THEN if he is a problem go with the HALTI

    until your pup is FULLY VACCINATED (usually 12 weeks) he should NOT leave your yard….

    good job on doing research BEFORE you get your pup!!
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  9. David says:

    walk him lots and use a harness for now and when he's a older u could try a mussle harness cause huskys are strong and mussles keep them from pulling no harm hope i helped
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  10. isis says:

    too small for a halti. if you go with a harness, get a no pull harness. at 8 weeks you shouldn't have any trouble with a regular collar and leash. and join a puppy class. i got my malamute/wolf x when he was 6 months and he'd never been on a walk. i use a no pull harness. it's the natural inclination of these breeds to pull. they can't help it. on the rare occassions i use a regular leash on Zeus, it's with a humane choke collar. and when he starts to pull, i make him sit for a minute. takes us forever to get anywhere. and he's 4 yrs old now. but his breed is different than a regular dog. and with 5 dogs i'm not as consistant as i should be.
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  11. wonder girl says:

    for training purposes, a chain is best. it not only teaches them the correct ways to sit, stand, and walk properly on a leash, it gives you control that no other leash can.

    if you are afraid of damaging you puppy's throat-think not, if sized correctly and placed in the proper area of the neck (the very top of the neck-closest to the jawline) the dog will simply receive a gentle tug when he misbehaves and will relax (can hardly feel it) when acting an a proper manner.

    harnesses breed "ugly walks" with pulling and misbehaving. with harnesses you lose control over the dog and therefore the dog can walk at will (throwing shoulders of out socket in the process)

    so please get a chain.
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    I have been a show handler for German Shepard's since i was 17.

  12. Daddy's girl says:

    Get a harness. You want to get a harness because in Alaska when they race they where harnesses. Also, when you get the dog you have to run them A LOT!! Up in Alaska they run like 2-3 miles everyday. So take the dog for a walk at least.
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The Siberian Husky Manual