Siberian Husky trains puppy NOT to pull

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Nala is so good on a leash. She rarely pulls & stops on a dime if i do…yes, i am truly Blessed to have a Siberian Husky (rescue) that doesn’t pull. A rare thing indeed. They are breed to pull, that is what they do.

We adopted Cole from the Birmingham Humane Society & i have a time walking him with Nala…he dances around Β both of us, tripping us, tangling us. BUT TODAY, all that changed. On the way home, i told Nala to walk Cole. I tied his leash to her collar & she responded to any tug i gave her, thus slamming Cole to heel. It was great, Nala is a POWERHOUSE & didn’t allow Cole to pull us at all. The best part was that I think she LOVED it. Β Cole is a bit of a thorn in Nala’s side. And today was a good day for Nala.

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  1. treerabold says:

    Good for Nala!
    I did something similar with my lab and schnauzer. But it was just for fun!! The schnauzer seemed to enjoy being up with “the big dogs!”

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  2. amy says:

    Oh man, I wish I could borrow Nala for our new puppy!! How sweet πŸ™‚

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  3. Karen B says:

    How I have missed your sweet stories Amy! Lovely photos .
    Karen

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Oh, KAREN!!!! I’ve been thinking of you often as i’d not seen nor heard from you in forever. Every time i thought to look for you, it was away from my computer & then, i’d forget. Shame on me. I hope you are doing well. I’m going to see all the posts you’ve posted since my last visit! I’m so glad to ‘see’ you! ~amy

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      1. Karen B says:

        Thanks Amy, I think I am finally feeling a little better after a turbulent few years. I have missed you!
        Karen

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      2. Amy Saab says:

        If you ever want to ‘talk’ via email, you know i’d be more then happy to connect with you on more personal way. I know you’ve been through a terrible time. I am here for you. I always kept your emails on my phone/ipad to reread when i wanted to. I need a few more. ~amy

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  4. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man says:

    What a brilliant idea and what a great dog! I need one to teach Chancy he hates leashes and does not do well with them at all. Thank you for visiting and following Chancy’s blog. Hugs and nose kisses

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      I’m sorry Chancy doesn’t like leashes, i had a big white Husky that HATED walks. He was 100lb but acted like a mouse on one. My new pup is a bit scared of traffic & Nala can calm him down like no other. Pretty cool. Thank you so much for following me too! ~amy

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  5. It must have been hard for the family who had Nala to give her up. You were lucky that she came from such a good home. Nala sounds like she is being a good example to train your puppy.
    Honey

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Nala & her brother were let go. When the pound picked them both up, they were very malnourished. Both Huskies were on death row when I saw them on Alabama Siberian Husky Rescue. They didn’t have anyone to foster either of them at the time. So i quickly filled out an application & was interviewed before I was allowed to pick her up. The pound notifies all pure breed rescues first & will not give up a dog until they know the rescue can claim them first. We got Nala to foster, but as soon as she came through the front door, i knew she belonged with us. I hope her brother survived…i have no idea. Anyway, Nala is great with Cole as long as they are outside. Cole is an annoying jumpy thing to her inside…gets right into her face. Ugh! Thank you, Honey. ~amy

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      1. If only she could talk and tell you how she and her brother came to be in such a perdicament. I am sure it would be an interesting story.You did a great job with her because she looks so beautiful and healthy. Cole sounds like an adorable puppy.
        Honey

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      2. Amy Saab says:

        I do wish she could tell me of her past. I know she was once loved very much. Huskies are famous for escaping backyards, perhaps they did it one to many times? She mourned the loss of her brother. Then she finally fell in love with our other husky. And he died & she went into mourning again…she stopped doing everything. She was no longer happy. That is one reason i got Cole. But, she had never been around a puppy, he bothers her. She has returned from her depressed self & has rejoined the land of the living. We are very grateful. Thank you, Honey. ~amy

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      3. We had to put our dog of 10 years down two years ago. Our 9 year old went into a huge depression. She refused to eat or drink. We were worried that we were going to loose her as well. We bought a little puppy to keep her company. We had to set the boundries because the puppy can be too much for her at times. Our puppy is 2 years old next month. They are really close, but Dixie is 11 years old now and she is feeling her age. I am sure like Nala she is setting boundries and pecking order with the puppy. I am sure they will be great friends in a very short time like our dogs have become.
        Honey

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  6. TeenFaith777 says:

    That is a great idea!!! I love it!!! Also I love your dogs. There are sooooo cute! πŸ™‚

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Oh, thank you so much! ~amy

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      1. TeenFaith777 says:

        You are very welcome! πŸ™‚

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  7. bonnyknits says:

    Haha, I’ve had two huskies & they both pulled when I walked them, and it never occurred to me that it was because they’re working dogs bred to pull, even though I knew that about them. I always thought it was my fault because I didn’t train them well enough! Now I’ve got a pup who looks similar to Cole and it’s taken a bit of time but he’s so much easier to walk. Thanks for sharing your photos–your dogs are lovely!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Two Huskies, you lucky dog! Yes, it is their nature to pull, but can be trained not to. I had a big solid white husky, that was impossible to train b/c he was so afraid of being outside. He was fearful. Nala, my rescue was trained by someone else, who then let her go…lucky me! It surprises me that someone went to all that effort to train her so well, then not keep her. But i’m very grateful to have fostered, then adopt her. She was so cool yesterday, training Cole. He seemed to learn & respect Nala far more then me. Thank you for your comment & compliment! ~amy

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  8. montserrat sobral says:

    Hello!
    I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award πŸ™‚

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      WOW, thank you so very much! I am very honored to be nominated! ~amy

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  9. sweetpea2love says:

    I love the pictures and what a great idea you had to have the husky train the pup not to tug .. bravo … and I shall remember this trick for my next rescue pup..

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Oh, Thank you so much for your wonderful compliment! It works great…so far. πŸ™‚ ~amy

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you, Julie. Laziness is the mother of invention! ~amy

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      1. Now all I need, is another dog! πŸ™‚

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  10. Just adorable! Love both dearly, what a handsome couple + a wonderful idea! I believe the problem is solved! πŸ™‚

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you, Eva. It was really fun & I couldn’t stop laughing during the walk. People who drove past, must have thought me mad! ~amy

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      1. Ha, ha, I like mad people, especially if they are named Amy! πŸ™‚

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      2. Amy Saab says:

        You’re so cool, Eva! ~amy

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      3. That makes two of us cool! πŸ™‚

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  11. tammyheff says:

    This is wonderful. Do you want to rent the Husky out? LOL, I have a puppy that could use the help.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      I’m sure Nala would agree to it. πŸ™‚ It really works well. She lets him go first & that shocks me. I guess he wears her out too! Thank you, Tammy! ~amy

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  12. trentpmcd says:

    Great solution. It seems you’re creative in everything you do!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Ha, i was just tired of being pulled in so many directions. I am training him to walk on a leash, but that day…i was just too tired to deal with him anymore. Nala did great! Thank you for your awesome compliment, Trent. ~amy

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  13. ainemosh says:

    What beautiful doggies!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you so much! ~amy

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you so much! ~amy

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