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Question by royalcandy
Submitted on 11/8/2003
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I have a seven and a half year old husky named Rouke, and he has a phobia of being confined in small spaces. I tryed to keep him in the bedroom while at work, so that he wouldn't make messes in the house, but alas he only got so frantic he slammed through the door. I am now at a point where I am thinking of getting a kennel for him due to circumstances that have arisen, and am wondering how do i help my dog overcome his fear of small spaces? Anyone who knows how to deal with a claustrophobic dog please send me your wisdom. Rouke is a great dog, but can't be trusted to roam the house freely for various reasons.

Answer by JIll
Submitted on 11/10/2003
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I would advise against trying to crate your husky!  I have a three year old Siberian and I tried to crate him in the beginning, before he even had any kind of freedom during the day, and he was so upset that he made his paws and mouth bleed trying to get out of the crate.  I have found that the best solution is to lock him in by laundry room with a mesh gate so that he can still see the rest of the house, and that way he doesn't feel confined.  The same worked for my sister's Siberian.


Answer by Tanisha
Submitted on 2/16/2004
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I noticed that my one Husky has a fear of enclosed spaces too. I would be in a small space and call him. He wanted to come to me so bad that he would whimper but he was too afraid. I got a special treat and let him know I had it. Then I would coax his head into the space and by the next day he got his entire body inside for a few seconds. I think this treatment will work if he associates small places with me and treats.


Answer by Tammilea  Collyer
Submitted on 2/20/2004
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I have four huskies and two of them do not like to be locked inside, I don't think they have phobia's unless of something bad happened to them to cause phobia. I have that my two CHELSEA and DEMON don't like to be alone because they are so loyal that they want to be with you all the time they are so much like children and thats the way i treat them and i couldn't ask for better dogs.


Answer by Merve Gurcan
Submitted on 6/29/2006
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i have a husky and he always bites someone even me!.. he is only 4 months and he always bites my hands or my clothes. i don't know what to do..actually i don't know how to treat him.what should i do? please help me


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