Huskies get easily stir-crazy, so keeping up with them can take a lot of work. When brutal heat keeps you home, here are some options to consider.
When it’s too warm to take your husky to the dog park, you don’t need a pandemic to keep you indoors. Thankfully, there are many activities you can try. (A little disclaimer: This blog post is a general list of tips. Please consult a professional veterinarian if your husky has a health condition.)
Water is a husky’s friend. Just like humans can use a spa day or two, many huskies love to splash and get soaked. Hours can fly by when your husky has their very own inflatable pool. There are many dog-specific paddling pools on the market so you don’t need to worry about pointy claws.
Have you considered investing in a push pedal water fountain? It provides physical and mental stimulation and cools down your furry friend at the same time.
Huskies have a double-layered coat, so their love for ice shouldn’t come as a surprise. That love is manifested not just through their snow angels, but also their consumption of ice. Making popsicles out of dog-safe fruits like watermelon can be a great idea too. (Do make sure to remove the rinds and seeds beforehand.)
Having been bred to pull sleds, huskies appreciate challenges and games. If you have a sandbox or a pile of mud sitting in your backyard, you might notice them digging. Hiding things in certain places and rewarding your husky for finding them can be a fun game for both owner and pet. And of course, hide-and-seek is a classic!
There are precautions with the tips above, of course. You must make sure to dry off the coat after a glorious husky ice bath. Double-checking with your vet about your dog’s gastrointestinal health before giving popsicles is a must. If you have any gnarly suggestions to share, feel free to comment below!
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