Why are huskies so vocal you ask? I have had a huskie for two years now, and in the beginning, I had a lot of sleepless nights because my huskie just absolutely loved to talk!
In the beginning, I wasn’t why my huskie was so vocal, but with some monitoring and seeing the patterns accrue to me it became undeniable why and when they are vocal, let me explain to you!
Why are huskies so vocal? Here are 3 Reasons why your huskie is howling or crying!
Huskies are a dog breed that loves to be in a pack, and you are his pack! By leaving him along by going inside the house or to the store your huskie will immediately feel alone and threatened since you left him there all by himself which makes him feel like the pack left him.
Which will result in a noisy and vocal husky possibly the saddest dog you will ever meet, BUT.
when you get back they will smile from ear to ear and be the happiest dog on the planet!
I went to the store and bought a baby monitor to have at home to monitor my dog, yes I know it sounds a bit weird, but it was a fun experiment which gave me a great insight on how my huskie Benny behaved when I left him home alone.
I didnt have to drive far before I heard crying and howling on my baby monitor, but the closer and closer I got to the house Benny the huskie got more and quieter.
So the conclusion for this one is that if your huskie is left and alone is starting to make a lot of sounds and noises, the loneliness and the feeling of being left from the pack is probably the reason why he’s behaving that way!
Reason number 2 – Proving their Size and strength
Loneliness is a big part of their vocal behavior, but there are two other reasons as well that can cause a huskie to be vocal and behave weirdly.
The second reason I am going to mention here is when they afraid or feel threatened. The most common situation this feeling can occur to the huskies is when they meet other dogs, especially bigger once. That is when they start to make barking and voices to prove to the others which dog is the biggest and toughest.
This can be an unfordable situation if this gets out of hand when you are walking with the huskie in his leash, so make sure to train him well when he is young and make you and the huskie comfortable around other dogs.
This was a mistake I learned the hard way with my first dog which we had to put down in the end because he started biting and beeing out of control around other dogs and kids, which I totally take on my responsibility, but I learned and I hope you do as well. I sincerely hope no one has to go through the same thing I did.
Reason Number 3 – Playing Mood and lots of energy
The last reason why huskies are so vocal is when they have a lot of energy and is ready to play. A playful husky is a noisy huskie. The Huskies are one of the most energetic and strongest dog breeds in the world which is why they are often used as a sleddog. It’s like Arnold Schwarzenegger with ADHD which is why it needs exercise…a lot of exercise!
The only way I have found to keep my huskie nice and quiet is to play with him. It´s important to exercise with all kinds of dogs, but with a Huskie it is crucial. As I mentioned before they have a lot of energy and this energy have to spend in order to make them sleepy and relaxed.
If you love to run or take long walks in the woods, take your new huskie friend along, I am sure you both will love it. If you are not that active maybe it’s a nice time to start?
Tips to keep your huskie nice and calm
My tips to any huskie owner out there are that you should spend as much time with your dog as possible since its a fun time for you both and you will grow a great bond together. When you are together your dog may speak to you, but he won’t howl and cry as they often do outside.
The other thing as I mentioned earlier is to take your dog with you when you exercise or play with him often, this will help tremendously to keep your huskie happy and calm throughout the day.
I mentioned it once in this article, but I truly believe I have to mention it again and that is to bring your dog with you in the streets, football games and in the park so that you can meet other dogs and huskies when your dog is young so that he can adapt and learn that the world isn’t that scary as it looks.