Huskies Love to Dig
- Digging is a favorite pass-time of the Husky – their chosen spots are usually in the middle of the lawn or under your prize rose-bush
- Huskies can dig a surprisingly big hole in a few minutes, and they may ‘landscape’ your garden while your back is turned
- More importantly, Huskies often dig under fences, and can dig their way out of a garden in ten minutes given the opportunity
- You MUST either sink your fence at least 2 feet below the surface of the soil, or lay concrete slabs or other barriers on the ground around the inside of your fence
Huskies Can Jump High Fences
- Huskies can easily clear a 4 or 5 foot fence from a sitting start
- Your garden should be entirely surrounded by a fence at least 6 feet tall, and you should be prepared that it might well need to be raised higher than this (our garden fence is 8 feet tall)
- Some Huskies can climb up ‘weld-mesh’ and other fences, and you may need an overhang to contain your Husky if s/he is particularly agile
- Remember that if you have garden sheds or greenhouses, your Husky may jump on to these to find an escape route
- Huskies may also drag garden furniture over to a fence and use it to climb over – Sounds extreme? We’ve seen it happen (and it’s usually the most ‘well-behaved’ ‘docile’ pets that do it!)
Huskies are Incredible Escape Artists
- Many adult Huskies can squeeze through a 6inch gap in a fence
- If a Husky can get its head through, the rest of it will probably fit too!
- Huskies and Sled Dogs will move objects around your house and garden, climb up them and use them as a means of escape!
- Huskies may jump through open windows while your back is turned for 2 seconds – ANY windows in your house left open are a way out
- Huskies and other Sled Dogs may well learn to open doors and gates, slide bolts open etc. Some will figure out how to open dog crates from the inside!
ALSO – do remember that Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and Sled Dogs are attractive, desirable and VALUABLE dogs. We recommend that you never leave your Husky in the garden unattended.
There have been many instances of Huskies and other Sled Dogs being stolen from gardens, even from inside locked dog-runs and kennels. We have known instances where thieves have cut through weld-mesh fencing in order to steal dogs from their kennels.
PLEASE, BE AWARE AND KEEP YOUR DOG SAFE!