Trying to figure out the best way to tire out your husky is like trying to rock climb without any fingers or toes. When Dalton hit about 5 months old, we were unable to tucker him out sufficiently. About an hour after we’d do a lap on rollerblades around liberty, yeah, we fruit boot, what of it?
p.s. What’s the worst part about rollerblading?
Telling your parents you’re gay!
Wanna know who told me that joke? Not a twelve year old, but a 29 year old man…
Anyway, after a little snooze, he’d be revved up again and barking at us to give him our undivided attention.
Eventually we would be doing 3 laps on the roller blades, to no avail. We tried different things too. Going to memory grove, but he’d wander off and not listen, so we couldn’t do that anymore. We’d try doing the 3 running laps around liberty and a structured walk after, two laps around liberty and a trip to the dog park, and finally 2 hours of dog park time, and a structured walk around liberty. Nothing works! It’s impossible. It can’t be done.
Finally we realized he was just getting bored in our house, and all he wanted to do was sit outside and people watch. Nate, the beautiful, talented man that he is rigged a 35 foot rope so that it was attached to our couch. Dalton has the whole porch, can still come in the house and has about 2 steps down the porch before he can’t go any further. The dog will sit out there for hours contentedly chewing on a giant root he found in the garden. HOURS! These are hours that he’s not bothering us. Sweet Jesus!
He still bothers us, but it’s not nearly as often now. The only real problem at this point is pissing off our neighbor who shares the porch with us, and having to leave the door open while he’s out there. Were just glad it’s not 90 degrees outside yet!