This Husky knows what he wants. He has no hesitation in throwing a temper tantrum to make sure that he gets it, too.
We've all seen the young children in stores who throw temper tantrums because their parents won't give them what they want, whether it's a candy bar, a toy, or to get out of the shopping cart. But could you imagine having to deal with your dog's temper tantrum, too?
That's what the owner of the dog in this video has to cope with, and it's clear that this particular husky is highly determined to get what he wants.
Zeus the Husky loves to lie in the tub and play with the running water. When his owner asks if he wants to go for a walk, Zeus firmly tells her no, he wants to play with the water. In fact, Zeus throws a small temper tantrum when he realizes that his owner is not going to turn the water on.
Huskies are naturally expressive dogs, and Zeus' temper tantrum is pretty entertaining, especially if you don't have to deal with it on a daily basis. But if your dog starts throwing temper tantrums on a regular basis, then it's important to get to the root of the behavior. Additional training may be required, or you may want to enlist the help of a professional dog trainer. All dogs tend to complain or beg for things, but when it becomes disruptive, it's time to make a change.
If your dog throws a temper tantrum about something, it's so important to not give in and give him what he wants. This will only reward the behavior and teach your dog that if he complains loudly or long enough, he'll get what he wants.
Instead, insist that your dog do something else - give him a command to go lie down, or take him outside for a walk to disrupt the behavior. When your dog is behaving later on, then you can give him what he initially wanted.
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This article was originally published May 12, 2016.