Siberian Huskies are working dogs and love having a job to do.
Working Pack Dog
One of the many things Siberians may enjoy doing is hiking with their owners. Siberians can earn the Working Pack Dog Title by being an active participant in hiking trips. Click here to learn more about the Working Pack Dog program.
Siberians were bred to sled, and many of Adopt a Husky's rescued dogs have been adopted to homes that enjoy sledding. This is just one more activity you and your adopted Siberian may enjoy doing together.
Don't get Therapy Dogs confused with Service Dogs. Service dogs are the ones that perform specific task as an aide to people. They are much more highly trained.
Therapy work is more physical and psychological therapy. On their visits, people walk the dogs, pet them, brush them, and the dogs do some tricks to entertain the patients. For a few minutes in time, the patients have a dog of their own to love and to love them back. It's really heart warming to see the reaction when people hug the dogs and get a "kiss" in return.
Siberians can be agility dogs, but MUST ALWAYS participate in agility in a properly fenced in area or indoors. Some people compete in agility with their rescued Siberians, while others do agility training just for the fun of it and to build their dog's self-confidence. Agility is not only fun for the dog, but for the person handling him/her. To learn more about agility visit the AKC website, one of many kennel clubs that sanctions agility competitions.
Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is a certification from the American Kennel Club that rewards dogs for good manners at home and in the community. All dogs can participate in this program and can earn the certification after successfully passing the CGC test. Click here to learn more about the CGC Program.
Flyball is a team sport for dogs. Each team has 4 dogs. The relay consists of the starting line, 4 hurdles and a spring loaded box. Each dog jumps the hurdles on the way to the spring loaded box then pushes the box and a tennis ball shoots out. The dog catches the ball and takes the hurdles on the return trip to the starting line. Once the dog crosses the starting line, the next dog on the team goes. The first team to have all four dogs across the starting line and back wins the heat. To learn more about flyball visit flyballdogs.com.
K9 Nose Work
Nose work is a scent detection activity that taps into a dog's innate hunting instinct. They start by learning to find their favorite snack hidden in a variety of place, then learn to detect specific scents and alert their handler to their location. Many dogs participate in nose work for fun, but some get to compete! When competing, dogs search interiors, exteriors, containers, and vehicles to quickly find the scent. To learn more about nose work, please visit k9nosework.com