A Husky is a boisterous and energetic dog and can be a bit too much for owners to handle sometimes, prompting them to ask, “Will my Husky ever calm down?” One of the biggest issues that pet parents experience from their Husky is hyperactivity. Seeing the antics of your pooch can be fun and relaxing sometimes, but it can also get exhaustive pretty soon. However, there are concrete reasons why your Husky is hyper.
Table of Contents
- Why is my Husky so hyper?
- Why Won’t My Husky Calm Down?
- How to Make Your Husky Calm Down?
Why is my Husky so hyper?
Your Husky might be constantly mischievous and excited because it has not yet fully matured. It may also be full of restless energy if it is not getting the proper amount of exercise. There are also several types of triggers and threshold points that can make your Husky go into a frenzy.
This guide can help you find out why your Husky is behaving out of control and how to prevent this type of behavior from becoming a habit.
As a proud parent of two beautiful Huskies myself, I have watched my pooches grow from tiny pups to big furry friends. I have seen them in all sorts of moods and now have a keen understanding of why they behave the way they behave. I can help you figure out your Husky’s moods and behavior as well.
Why Won’t My Husky Calm Down?
There are several reasons why your Husky is always excited.
Huskies are an extremely social and energetic breed. They require lots of physical and mental stimulation to prevent becoming bored. When your Husky is acting hyperactive, remember that this breed was originally bred to carry and transport heavy loads on sleds for long distances in extremely cold weather.
Now, your Husky might never have dragged a sled in arctic conditions. However, this disposition is still ingrained in its DNA, which is why they have a very strong desire to remain active, constantly moving, and be ready to jump and roll at a moment’s notice.
If your Husky does not receive plenty of rigorous exercises, chances are it will grow restless and will exhibit unruly behavior.
Huskies may achieve their full height at the age of 12 months, but when it comes to their mental maturity, it is a different story. Most Huskies will grow up from their puppy stage at around age two or even sometimes age three.
During this puppy mentality stage, Huskies are notoriously dramatic and love to make a show. That’s why it is a good time for parents to start their training early and establish good behavior before the Husky becomes fully matured.
Training will not make your Husky mature quicker but might instill a calmer temperament in him.
Having said that, Huskies have a very strong will and character, and they still love to throw tantrums from time to time, regardless of their age.
Triggers and Threshold
Anything can trigger your Husky and make it go into a frenzy. Some triggers have a sudden and big impact on your Husky, while others will have a small impact.
However, even small triggers can build up with time until it reaches the threshold level, after which your Husky will stop trying to behave.
For example, the owner of the Husky coming home may trigger your pooch to go hyper. A sudden loud clap of thunder may be something that makes your Husky act out.
As a responsible parent, it is your job to identify the triggers that can make your Husky hyper and intervene before your Husky reaches its threshold limit.
How to Make Your Husky Calm Down?
It is not difficult to make your Husky pup turn into a well-behaved adult.
As a very active dog, your Husky requires at least 2 hours of high-intensity exercise every day, like running, jumping, swimming, or agility training. For many people, taking out two hours for exercise with your Husky may be too much for their busy schedule. However, a single hour or less of exercise may be too little for your Husky.
If you can’t get two hours at a stretch, it is a good idea to split the exercise into two sessions, one in the morning and one in the evening.
Find out how much exercise your Husky needs according to its age and size. If you are simply taking out your pooch for a stroll each day, it might not be enough to keep it stimulated, leading to disorderly behavior.
High Protein Levels
Too much of a good thing is not good for Huskies as well. A diet rich in proteins is essential for dogs; however, too much protein will have your Husky bouncing with energy. It is the equivalent of a sugar rush in children!
Huskies have very efficient metabolic systems, and they do not need a lot of food to sustain their energy levels. If they get too much protein, chances are it will be converted into excess energy, which will result in a burst of boisterousness from your dog.
If your dog gets hyperactive after eating, consult your vet to find out if the food portion is what’s contributing to it and ask them to alter the diet plan.
Effective Obedience Training
It is important to give your Husky training from a young age since it can be more difficult to train it when it grows older. A trained Husky will obey your commands, will calm down when hyperactive, and will understand that you will not reward bad behavior.
It is also a good way to exhaust the Husky’s mental energy.
You can start your training slowly by teaching your Husky how to follow simple commands like “stay” or “sit.” If he gets it right, reinforce it with a reward and keep practicing until the Husky gets the hang of it.
You can then move on to other training techniques.
Training your Husky can be frustrating, but you should never yell at it or punish it in any way. Your Husky will learn more easily with love and care.
Huskies can be triggered by loud noises or even the general hustle and bustle. If you want to ensure your Husky grows up to be a calm and well-mannered dog, you should make some effort to ensure it lives in a calm and serene environment.
If you live in a noisy neighborhood, get your Husky a room that is furthest from the noise to prevent distractions. Soft, soothing music can also help calm down dogs. You can try playing it to settle your Husky.
Huskies are very social dogs and love to make friends with other dogs. Socialization can help them wear out some of their energy and give them good mental stimulation. It is a good idea to get your Husky to doggy playgroups which are usually held in parks or community centers where your pooch can meet with other dogs.
Huskies who do not get the socialization they need can become bored and frustrated easily, which may result in bad behavior. Not only will a doggy playgroup make your Husky happy, but it will also help it become more calm and well-mannered.