A wolf husky is a type of wolf dog, or wolf hybrid, that is born when a wolf mates with a husky, most commonly a Siberian or Alaskan husky. Like all types of wolf dog, the wolf husky requires intense training and tireless supervision, and therefore is not the ideal pet for everyone. If you nevertheless decide to bring one of these canines into your home, you will need to exercise patience and authority, and raise the dog as its pack leader.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
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Things you need
- Dog treats
- Meat-based dog food
- Wire brush
Begin training your wolf husky as early as possible. Wolf hybrids require exhaustive obedience training, as you must constantly establish yourself as the pack leader. Use a firm and commanding voice to give instructions and use positive reinforcement, such as treats for good behaviour. Wold hybrids respond enthusiastically to positive reinforcement but may become highly aggressive if you exhibit negative reinforcement.
Exercise your dog every day. Exercise should include at least one long walk or jog as well as additional time spent outdoors. The Siberian husky and the wolf both require constant activity and room to roam. Therefore, do not take lightly your animal's need for exercise. If you allow it to remain cooped up, it may become restless and destructive.
Watch your dog closely when in the presence of strangers and individuals outside your immediate family. As wolves are fierce pack animals, your wolf dog may show intense loyalty to your immediate family while behaving skittishly around strangers. Do not allow your wolf husky to interact with other people and animals without supervision. If you have a child, carefully monitor all interactions between the dog and the child as well.
Feed your wolf husky approximately two to two-and-a-half cups of a meat-based dog food every day. As the average wolf husky should reach 18.1 to 27.2 Kilogram, it will need at least two cups of food, preferably spread over two meals, with ample protein and calcium. Puppies under six months of age require twice as much food spread over three meals, to account for the energy, metabolism and growth.
Comb your dog's coat daily. Although different hybrid dogs take on different dominant characteristics, your Wolf Husky should have a thick coat. Since the husky sheds its coat heavily twice a year, you will need to maintain the fur with daily brushing. Use a firm wire brush for best results.
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