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Concerned reader wrote at 2016-05-14 22:27:45
Great you are trying to correct the situation, but I feel that you wont make progress with the lifestyle you are providing for the dog. The dog cannot improve socially when its only interaction is with yourself, and you are absent from the house for most of the day while the animal is caged during that time. I question whether you are suitable to own an animal when you don't have the time or understanding of what is involved for a healthy pet environment. It seems to me that the dog may be confused as to your relationship, as the interaction is limited and the dog feels unsure of what to do and its purpose in relation to you. Dogs are pack animals and require affirmation of their place in the pack and this affirmation comes from sharing activities together and affectionate bonding, so the dog understands its place. Additionally, apartment living is ill suited for a breed like a husky as they need large living areas and space to exercise, absolutely not short walks. You would be better to rehome your dog to somebody who has experience with that larger breed of dog and get yourself a smaller breed such as miniature fox terrier etc. Please remedy this situation asap because your dog is suffering and you are making its original problems worse.

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Henry Ruhwiedel, BS B/M, CPBE, APDT


Dog training, kenneling, behavior. We train dogs at our facility that offers seperate training building, boarding and grooming facility, 5 acres of dog and cat space. We train pet store and county animal control officers and staff animal behavior and training, to aid adoptability and improve safety and handling of stray dogs. We use AKC Rally style training using agility equipment and positve reinforcement with our own book and DVD as training aids. We've trained over 120 breeds and thousands of dogs. We developed and taught college course at Indiana University, "Professional Animal Behavior and Care" wrote our own book and DVD for obedience training and understanding animal behavior that all training clients receive as part of basic obedience.


Owner, Westwind Kennels LLC, Crown Point, IN. Training dogs for nearly 50 years. Developed and taught college class, Professional Animal Care and Behavior at Indiana University for 6 yers. Authord book and DVD on obedience training. We own over a dozen dogs, 10 cats, and have had as many as 20 dogs at one time of many breeds from Greyhound, Beagle, Basset, Rottweiler, Doberman, Akita, Briard, German Short Hair pointer, Labrador, Shepherd, Husky, mutts, most from animal shelters.

ABKA, AKC, APDT, Red Cross,

Book and DVD on obedience training, several Chicago TV appearances, TV Guide, McCalls, TV appearances in Toledo, Detroit, Lansing, Topeka, since 1970.

BS, BM, EET, Red Cross certified pet/human CPR trainer, developed and taught college level animal behavior and care for professionals, CPBE, and an Emmy (1997)

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Recommended by county animal control, area vets, Red Cross, Great Lakes Greyhound, mamy others.

Past/Present Clients
Thousands of individuals, police dogs, drug dogs, S&R and bomb detection dogs. Our facility includes 24/7 doggy cam of the entire facililty.

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