This is an interesting question asked by current husky owners as well as those considering getting a husky in the future. Are huskies one-person dogs? Do they get attached to just one owner and not the other? This article provides many fair answers to these great questions.
Do Huskies Get Attached To One Person/Owner?
Whether or not a husky becomes attached more to one person over another, usually comes down to the level of interaction given by each person.
Typically speaking, the person who feeds him, walks him, trains, and plays with him has a higher chance of developing a closer bond.
But if those responsibilities are shared, it would then likely come down to who the husky views as the overall “pack leader” or most authoritative of the house.
In most cases, the person who takes more of an active role in raising the husky will end up being considered their “leader”. And being the leader will usually receive more attention from the husky. This is because huskies have strong pack instincts where hierarchy is extremely important.
A Husky Might Not Get Attached To Any Owner
There’s another answer to the question, which is that a husky might not get overly attached to any owner.
This doesn’t mean to say that your husky doesn’t love you, it just highlights the point that they can have a very strong sense of independence and even stubbornness to some extent.
Although huskies enjoy having human company, when it comes to showing affection they seem to pick and choose when they want to give it. This leads to many owners thinking their husky isn’t very attached to them.
This has been a hot topic of debate for countless years and has even led many owners to question their husky’s “loyalty” to them.
Off the bat, this sounds like a bad thing and something to worry about, but honestly, it isn’t, and it’s just the way that some huskies are. And there shouldn’t be anything wrong with that.
The Way You Raise Your Husky Has an Impact
The character and personality of your husky, as well as the kind of relationship you have with him, will certainly be impacted by how he has been raised.
If a husky is raised from puppyhood with a lot of physical-contact, time, and attention given to him, then the chances are that he’s going to be more “attached” and connected to his owners when he’s older.
And as I mentioned earlier, if one owner spends more time feeding, playing, training, walking, and interacting with the husky than the other, then there’s more of a chance of that relationship developing to a greater extent.
Contrary to all of this, if a husky doesn’t receive a lot of affection and spends most of his time alone, then that will be reflected in his overall character. If this is the case, being overly attached or affectionate just won’t come naturally to him.
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Why Isn’t My Husky Affectionate/Attached To Me?
If you’ve reached this article because you’re trying to work out why your husky isn’t very attached or affectionate with you, we have a few answers.
Many owners worry that they are doing something wrong if their husky doesn’t end up being overly attached or affectionate, but that likely isn’t the case.
5 common reasons why your husky isn’t attached to you:
● Your husky has a strong sense of independence and enjoys his own company
● Your husky wasn’t raised to be very attached and close to you
● Your husky is normalized to spending time alone (If you have long work hours)
● Your husky is a rescue or has a troubled past
● You have high expectations of how your husky should be
Not being overly attached to you doesnt necessarily signify a bad relationship.
I will touch on managing expectations in the section below.
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Improving Your Bond With Your Husky
Are there ways you can improve the bond with your husky to have a closer relationship?
Although you can never force your husky to be more attached to you, you can certainly improve areas of his life to which you might experience a positive effect on the relationship.
Consider your husky’s daily routine and think about what a typical “day in the life” is like for him.
Here are some questions to help you assess the quality of his day: Is he receiving enough attention? does he spend many hours alone? do you play with him or take the time to train him? Does he receive as much exercise as he would like? Does he seem happy and energetic for his age and current health? Is he well-socialized? and there are many more…
Improving any aspect of his life would likely result in a healthier happier husky, which might transfer over into your relationship with him. But, then again, it may not, and that’s okay too!
Managing expectations is another huge part of this topic. Are you expecting your husky to be super affectionate? Owners who expect their husky to be a certain way, are often left disappointed, which can only be more on them, than the husky…
Is your husky attached to you? Let me know your thoughts on this fascinating topic!
Thank you for reading!