Training Siberian Husky & Portuguese Water Dogs

Training a Siberian Husky puppy or Portuguese Water Dog puppy is a very important step in ensuring that your pet is well-behaved, friendly and loving. Each breed has its own characteristics which will affect how you train and socialize it – Siberian Husky training will be different from training a Portuguese Water Dog puppy. Along with the below tips, we highly recommend that you enroll your puppy in obedience classes – they help both you and your puppy learn how to relate to each other.


Training a Siberian Husky Puppy

Since Siberian Huskies are by their nature, pack dogs, they need a strong assertive owner who they identify as the pack leader. Siberian Huskies are intelligent and require a lot of exercise, otherwise they can be quite destructive. Luckily, they have a great ability to learn, meaning Siberian Husky training can be very effective. Here are some tips on training a Siberian Husky puppy:
• Establish yourself as the “alpha”, or leader
• Give praise or punishment quickly when due
• Teach your puppy particular words/commands
• Provide crate training
• Housebreak your puppy


Training a Portuguese Water Dog Puppy

Portuguese Water Dogs are generally friendly, loving and calm, but without the proper training, they can become frustrated and destructive. That said, they are very intelligent and thus easily trained. If you want your pet to be loving, affectionate and loyal, you need to socialize them and establish rules from a young age. Here are some tips on training a Portuguese Water Dog puppy:
• Keep training interesting and challenging. Porties are intelligent dogs who become bored easily, and if unchallenged will not train well
• They can become nippy if not properly supervised, so provide a number of toys and well as correct supervision to redirect this trait into play
• Introduce your puppy to people, children and other dogs young in order to socialize them from an early age
• Provide crate training and housebreak your puppy
• Teach your puppy to follow particular words and commands


For more Portuguese Water Dog or Siberian Husky training tips, contact Kybra Kennels today at info@kybrakennels.ca!