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Hi folks , I'm a new member, and have a problem with one of our dogs that has gotten to the point where its affecting my health..I have a chronic issue and any kind of stress worsens it.
I'm a wife and mom with 3 young adult kids, 2 in their 20's and one in college. (Only one lives at home and will soon find his own place. )
We had a sweet dog for 10 years. When she passed, we waited several months and adopted a fun playful mutt . This was back in Nov. 2015 .. All went well. After a few months my daughter (our youngest, hinted that she loved Huskies.The kids began looking online. I didn't say yes, but she kept working on us! My husband who is very laid back about keeping a neat home! had no objections. We have a decent sized house, but I felt that one playful dog was enough. However, one day, I emerged from an appointment. and the whole family was in the car.! My daughter had also worked on her father, and yes, we were headed to the dog shelter, again!. Yep.. there was one large Husky there. Another family looked at her, but she was too large for them. So I was in a tough spot!. We asked the shelter if she sheds? (our other dogs hadn't) . They replied: "A couple times a year when she blows her coat. That's all" . Since I was surrounded and didn't want to be the "mean mom", I caved, figureing how much harder could it be? .I wanted to make my kids happy. We soon realized we had made a big mistake!, and the shelter had lied to us! This dog sheds (in large chunks constantly.) At any given time you can find chunks of her hair on the floor in any room she is in. The hair floats through the air and can be found in the dishwasher or even the fridge! So gross. It also ruins dark clothing .You need a really good lint roller and even that doesn't remove all the hair ! What we also weren't told was that the dog is ravenous all the time, and just wants to eat and sleep all day. She comes alive at dinner time, and even licks the other dog's bowl, my cabinets and floors, looking for more Food, She makes a strange burping sound at meal time and jumps around until she''s fed. Meanwhile our other dog patiently waits until he's served. When we let them outside to pee/or poop rather than going to the spot in our yard, she poops all over our patio and pool deck!. It's gross as well. Our other dog goes to the yard does his business, plays for awhile etc,. The Huskie wants" in "right away and jumps on my patio door getting paw marks all over it!. As time went by this dog became obese and is now the size of a small pony! She has bad legs and can't walk far or fast. A Husky must be brushed often. The kids had promised to brush and walk her,.but that didn't happen, and hubby rarely does either!. He wants to pet her soft fur, but doesn't help with the mess. When we vacuum the hair flies all over the place and the vacuum bag is all her hair!. So after 4 long years. I have had enough! Our lovely home is a mess and my stress levels are through the roof. (We gated the living room so she cannot go in there). We have also just bought a beach house , which will take ownership of in a few weeks. This house is pristine and immaculate! I announced to my husband that she is not going to ruin this home too! The beach house is small and I have no idea where the dog cages would even fit.. We will need to heat our garage, and put in A/C in summer. I would love to leave her with boarders for at least the few time we go to the house, but hubby doesn't want to spend the money .. (Same thing with dog trainers..He won't spend the $$ on that either) This animal is driving me crazy and my pain levels are through the roof! I just caught her eating a gingerbread house my daughter made for Christmas. I heard chewing and found a ruined mess. She got into the dining room and found the spot I'd hidden it . So my question: how can re-home this dog, without alienating my family? They think she's pretty and love to cuddle with her, but don't do the work (ie brushing etc) No one is bothered by the mess but me. My husband has complained lately about the mess and wishes we never got this dog, but says I should've been firmer and not given in to the kids. What about him? I feel like it's 4 against one.. We need to send this dog back to the shelter or find a family who will take her.( We have a neighborhood group where you can place ads) I feel like my opinion doesn't matter to them. I was brought up in home where everyone had chores and my parents made sure we did them. Our home was always clean and neat. We couldn't have a dog, due to my dad's allergy. My husband was brought up differently, . The mom (who was a saint!) did all the household, but a neat/tidy home was not a priority. Please help with suggestions. This animal is driving me crazy.. Shouldn't a mother's happiness and health be more important than this animal! Please animals lovers, no unkind remarks... I like dogs. I 've done my best to dealt with this while while enduring a rare pain condition at the same time. Thanks folks!
 

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Hoo boy.... y'all need to sit down an have a serious family meeting to discuss this. However, my opinion is, based on your post, that contacting a Sibe rescue group to have her rehomed is the best option.
 

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This sounds like a problem with your family more than a problem with the dog....The dog is being a dog...It's time for a sit-down with the family to discuss this issue.

A lot of the issues you are having with the dog are likely due to inadequate exercise and a lack of training. Huskies are very active animals who were bred to run and work, and like any dog, they need to be taught boundaries. They are also some of the worst shedders, and no amount of brushing is likely to make a huge difference. I think you should bring these points to your family and explain that if they are unwilling to help exercise, train, and clean up daily after the dog, it's time to re-home, not only for your health and wellbeing, but the dog's overall quality of life.
 

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Hmmm.....Agreed with all the others, but with 1 small change.

You have 1 child at home who is going to be embarking on their own soon. If I understand your details, this is the child that originally wanted the Husky. When the child moves out, they take the Husky. Or rehome is plan B.

This places the responsibility onto the one who wanted the Husky. Plus the dog stays with the family and is cared for by the one who wanted the dog. The dog will also be out of your hair...….hair and all.

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The dog is just being a dog. If you want a pristine house don't have animals (though my house is pretty pristine with two German Shepherds who shed and two cats that shed.. but I also do not have any humans living here with me). The husky is being a husky and the rest is being a dog. My dog will jump at doors and leave prints if I am not there to let him in (I always go out with them even though I have a fenced yard and outside kennels). Husky Needs more exercise and less food (think what these dogs DO and were bred to DO.. run for miles pulling a sled in a team). Yes.. they shed. and some dogs are food obsessed.

I think that it would be best if you had no dogs and a better or more understanding family. Take the dog back to the shelter and then the rest will be what it will be.
 

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This is a working breed; it needs a job to do. I needs a cool environment, consistent handling as far as acceptable behavior, and a 'person' who is willing and able to take this on. We have a cross-bred Husky and American Eskimo female that is the absolutely perfect dog but she has been carefully handled from when she was brought home at eight weeks. These dogs are very intelligent, have a sense of humor often, and are not necessarily a good choice for a busy family with many other interests and responsibilities. Send this dog to 'paradise' by turning it over to a reputable Husky rescue who may even be able to find it a slot on a sled-dog team! This is the kindest and most responsible thing you can do and if everyone in your family understands that it seems as if you're trying to turn this cold-weather working dog into a yellow lab. It just won't work and you (and the dog) will be miserable. Sounds like only dog is happy now...and that's because dogs are so tolerant and forgiving of folks who don't really understand the canine's needs.
 

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Hi folks , I'm a new member, and have a problem with one of our dogs that has gotten to the point where its affecting my health..I have a chronic issue and any kind of stress worsens it.
I'm a wife and mom with 3 young adult kids, 2 in their 20's and one in college. (Only one lives at home and will soon find his own place. )
We had a sweet dog for 10 years. When she passed, we waited several months and adopted a fun playful mutt . This was back in Nov. 2015 .. All went well. After a few months my daughter (our youngest, hinted that she loved Huskies.The kids began looking online. I didn't say yes, but she kept working on us! My husband who is very laid back about keeping a neat home! had no objections. We have a decent sized house, but I felt that one playful dog was enough. However, one day, I emerged from an appointment. and the whole family was in the car.! My daughter had also worked on her father, and yes, we were headed to the dog shelter, again!. Yep.. there was one large Husky there. Another family looked at her, but she was too large for them. So I was in a tough spot!. We asked the shelter if she sheds? (our other dogs hadn't) . They replied: "A couple times a year when she blows her coat. That's all" . Since I was surrounded and didn't want to be the "mean mom", I caved, figureing how much harder could it be? .I wanted to make my kids happy. We soon realized we had made a big mistake!, and the shelter had lied to us! This dog sheds (in large chunks constantly.) At any given time you can find chunks of her hair on the floor in any room she is in. The hair floats through the air and can be found in the dishwasher or even the fridge! So gross. It also ruins dark clothing .You need a really good lint roller and even that doesn't remove all the hair ! What we also weren't told was that the dog is ravenous all the time, and just wants to eat and sleep all day. She comes alive at dinner time, and even licks the other dog's bowl, my cabinets and floors, looking for more Food, She makes a strange burping sound at meal time and jumps around until she''s fed. Meanwhile our other dog patiently waits until he's served. When we let them outside to pee/or poop rather than going to the spot in our yard, she poops all over our patio and pool deck!. It's gross as well. Our other dog goes to the yard does his business, plays for awhile etc,. The Huskie wants" in "right away and jumps on my patio door getting paw marks all over it!. As time went by this dog became obese and is now the size of a small pony! She has bad legs and can't walk far or fast. A Husky must be brushed often. The kids had promised to brush and walk her,.but that didn't happen, and hubby rarely does either!. He wants to pet her soft fur, but doesn't help with the mess. When we vacuum the hair flies all over the place and the vacuum bag is all her hair!. So after 4 long years. I have had enough! Our lovely home is a mess and my stress levels are through the roof. (We gated the living room so she cannot go in there). We have also just bought a beach house , which will take ownership of in a few weeks. This house is pristine and immaculate! I announced to my husband that she is not going to ruin this home too! The beach house is small and I have no idea where the dog cages would even fit.. We will need to heat our garage, and put in A/C in summer. I would love to leave her with boarders for at least the few time we go to the house, but hubby doesn't want to spend the money .. (Same thing with dog trainers..He won't spend the $$ on that either) This animal is driving me crazy and my pain levels are through the roof! I just caught her eating a gingerbread house my daughter made for Christmas. I heard chewing and found a ruined mess. She got into the dining room and found the spot I'd hidden it . So my question: how can re-home this dog, without alienating my family? They think she's pretty and love to cuddle with her, but don't do the work (ie brushing etc) No one is bothered by the mess but me. My husband has complained lately about the mess and wishes we never got this dog, but says I should've been firmer and not given in to the kids. What about him? I feel like it's 4 against one.. We need to send this dog back to the shelter or find a family who will take her.( We have a neighborhood group where you can place ads) I feel like my opinion doesn't matter to them. I was brought up in home where everyone had chores and my parents made sure we did them. Our home was always clean and neat. We couldn't have a dog, due to my dad's allergy. My husband was brought up differently, . The mom (who was a saint!) did all the household, but a neat/tidy home was not a priority. Please help with suggestions. This animal is driving me crazy.. Shouldn't a mother's happiness and health be more important than this animal! Please animals lovers, no unkind remarks... I like dogs. I 've done my best to dealt with this while while enduring a rare pain condition at the same time. Thanks folks!
I sure hope you can find your Husky a forever home, rather than take it back to the shelter. After rescuing my last dog from there, it almost made me sick because there were so many wanting to leave with us. It’s got to be aweful to be there in a tiny area in the first place but then to be taken back?!! I have a Husky myself and everyone is rt about the shedding. I wish you woukd have had time to research on a Husky before your family threw you in on it. They’re a lot of work & it takes a lot of patience & just constant reminder that Huskys shes & cant help it. Our white female is super laid back though thank goodness! The vet always says she’s very well behaved & not as “vocal” as most are. I really have only the hair to complain about. It drives me nuts to see it on our furniture but I know one day she will be gone so I just try my best to keep it as clean as possible. I actually pay someone to clean once a week just to keep up with the hair!!! I couldn’t dare get rid of her over something she can’t control. My prayer is someone will take her & maybe run with her some like I do. She loves that. Praying you find just the rt match!!
 

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Hi folks , I'm a new member, and have a problem with one of our dogs that has gotten to the point where its affecting my health..I have a chronic issue and any kind of stress worsens it.
I'm a wife and mom with 3 young adult kids, 2 in their 20's and one in college. (Only one lives at home and will soon find his own place. )
We had a sweet dog for 10 years. When she passed, we waited several months and adopted a fun playful mutt . This was back in Nov. 2015 .. All went well. After a few months my daughter (our youngest, hinted that she loved Huskies.The kids began looking online. I didn't say yes, but she kept working on us! My husband who is very laid back about keeping a neat home! had no objections. We have a decent sized house, but I felt that one playful dog was enough. However, one day, I emerged from an appointment. and the whole family was in the car.! My daughter had also worked on her father, and yes, we were headed to the dog shelter, again!. Yep.. there was one large Husky there. Another family looked at her, but she was too large for them. So I was in a tough spot!. We asked the shelter if she sheds? (our other dogs hadn't) . They replied: "A couple times a year when she blows her coat. That's all" . Since I was surrounded and didn't want to be the "mean mom", I caved, figureing how much harder could it be? .I wanted to make my kids happy. We soon realized we had made a big mistake!, and the shelter had lied to us! This dog sheds (in large chunks constantly.) At any given time you can find chunks of her hair on the floor in any room she is in. The hair floats through the air and can be found in the dishwasher or even the fridge! So gross. It also ruins dark clothing .You need a really good lint roller and even that doesn't remove all the hair ! What we also weren't told was that the dog is ravenous all the time, and just wants to eat and sleep all day. She comes alive at dinner time, and even licks the other dog's bowl, my cabinets and floors, looking for more Food, She makes a strange burping sound at meal time and jumps around until she''s fed. Meanwhile our other dog patiently waits until he's served. When we let them outside to pee/or poop rather than going to the spot in our yard, she poops all over our patio and pool deck!. It's gross as well. Our other dog goes to the yard does his business, plays for awhile etc,. The Huskie wants" in "right away and jumps on my patio door getting paw marks all over it!. As time went by this dog became obese and is now the size of a small pony! She has bad legs and can't walk far or fast. A Husky must be brushed often. The kids had promised to brush and walk her,.but that didn't happen, and hubby rarely does either!. He wants to pet her soft fur, but doesn't help with the mess. When we vacuum the hair flies all over the place and the vacuum bag is all her hair!. So after 4 long years. I have had enough! Our lovely home is a mess and my stress levels are through the roof. (We gated the living room so she cannot go in there). We have also just bought a beach house , which will take ownership of in a few weeks. This house is pristine and immaculate! I announced to my husband that she is not going to ruin this home too! The beach house is small and I have no idea where the dog cages would even fit.. We will need to heat our garage, and put in A/C in summer. I would love to leave her with boarders for at least the few time we go to the house, but hubby doesn't want to spend the money .. (Same thing with dog trainers..He won't spend the $$ on that either) This animal is driving me crazy and my pain levels are through the roof! I just caught her eating a gingerbread house my daughter made for Christmas. I heard chewing and found a ruined mess. She got into the dining room and found the spot I'd hidden it . So my question: how can re-home this dog, without alienating my family? They think she's pretty and love to cuddle with her, but don't do the work (ie brushing etc) No one is bothered by the mess but me. My husband has complained lately about the mess and wishes we never got this dog, but says I should've been firmer and not given in to the kids. What about him? I feel like it's 4 against one.. We need to send this dog back to the shelter or find a family who will take her.( We have a neighborhood group where you can place ads) I feel like my opinion doesn't matter to them. I was brought up in home where everyone had chores and my parents made sure we did them. Our home was always clean and neat. We couldn't have a dog, due to my dad's allergy. My husband was brought up differently, . The mom (who was a saint!) did all the household, but a neat/tidy home was not a priority. Please help with suggestions. This animal is driving me crazy.. Shouldn't a mother's happiness and health be more important than this animal! Please animals lovers, no unkind remarks... I like dogs. I 've done my best to dealt with this while while enduring a rare pain condition at the same time. Thanks folks!
She needs to lose weight, trained & have boundaries, sounds like this hasn't happened.
This pound/shelter she came from is it a no kill pound? if yes then take her back sign her back over to them, the Microchip needs to be signed over.. & tell your family its me or the dog she has gone & don't tell them where.
Being over weight isn't good for her health & joints, she needs to be put on a weight loss diet, she needs to be walked twice a day, slowly short distance walks then increase her walks to build up her muscles so she isn't over using her joints with all her weight, in the end her back legs will go & need to be put to sleep. Surrendering her is probably the best thing for her health.
She would know you're not happy with her, dogs feel these things...
Does your husband need to lose weight?, make them both lose weight together & he takes her on daily walks.
 
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