How To Tire Out a Husky? (7 Cool Methods)

Posted by Jori Griner

If you've got a dog that's always out on the hunt and never seems to tire out, then you probably have a husky. Huskies are a very energetic and playful dog breed. Being so intelligent and so fast usually results in a lot of exercise for your husky every day of the year. 

However, there might be times when you just can’t play with your husky or show them attention, maybe you have work or school and you are just too tired to play. In those cases, you need to find an alternative way to tire out your husky.

In this article, we will go over different ways to tire out a husky and give you tips on how to do it. So, let's get started!

7 Methods to Tire out Husky

1. Hiking

Hiking Husky

Hiking is a great way to tire out a husky and it is also a great way to get your husky into outdoor activities. Hiking will help you to burn the husky's energy and to help your dog build their muscles. Being on the coarse ground will give your husky a workout.

You can find many trails in your areas where you can take your husky, just look for them on the internet or ask other dog owners for suggestions. Some trails will be more strenuous than others, so you'll want to make sure that you get the right trail for your husky.

The best times to go hiking are early mornings before work or at night after work. Your husky will love hiking because it gives them the chance to run around a lot.

2. Fetch

Fetch is probably the easiest way to get your husky to tire out from excessive energy. Huskies are a very intelligent dog breed, so the chances are that they will quickly learn the game of fetch. You can get a toy that you can throw for your husky to chase and bring back to you.

Be careful not to throw too hard as this can injure your husky. You can also use a regular tennis ball. If your husky is too small, you can consider using a softer ball such as a Nerf ball. 

3. Indoor Jog

indoor jogging husky

This is the best way to tire out your husky when they are indoors. Put on some of your favorite music and start jogging slowly around your living room. Soon, your husky will start to follow you and then you can increase the pace and start running. 

Huskies have the tendency to run very fast and if you are looking for a way to strengthen their stamina, jogging is an amazing way to do so.

4. Tug of War

The rope is one of the most commonly used things to do when you want to play tug of war with your husky. But, you can buy a toy, or you can even use an old sock and play with him. He will love it, it will tire him out and will help him to be obedient. The only downside to this game is that it will probably lead to a lot of biting.

This is a great game to play with your husky. It's super fun for them and it works out their muscles nicely. It also helps you bond with them and it also improves their playing skills.

5. Flirt Pole

The flirt pole or flirt stick is basically a long pole with a toy attached to the end of it. You hold the toy in your hand, and your husky will chase after it. Whenever your husky reaches the end of the pole, you will give them the toy. This will repeat over and over again, and it will tire out your husky.

However, you should never leave this toy out when your husky is outside unattended. Your dog could get hurt if they pull on this toy really hard.

6. Hide and Seek

Huskies love finding things and they love to play hide and seek. If you have a large home or live in a place with a lot of trees, a park, or any kind of place where you can hide, then do it! Just hide and make your dog find you. You can put on a collar with a bell and teach your husky to find you by listening for the bell.

They will be running around and searching everywhere to find you, so this helps burn off some of their energy. It is important to have a designated hiding place because if you use the same place every time, your husky will learn where to find you.

7. Jumping

 Jumping husky

As huskies are very fast and agile, they often enjoy jumping like crazy. It's recommended that you do this with your husky outside in a very large grassy area or in your backyard. It's best to build up to the highest jump you think your husky can handle. Start off with a short jump and work your way up to a higher jump. It's important to remember not to push your husky too hard, it can cause them injury.

Final Thoughts

Just like every other dog, huskies need your attention and your interest. They crave your attention and for you to play with them. So, if you have a husky, make sure you play with them at least 3 to 4 times a week to tire them out. 

This will make them less energetic and it will get them used to your daily schedule. They’ll get used to the fact that you have to work, go to school, and sleep.

We hope that all the information and tips given above are going to help you tire out your husky. If you have any questions regarding this article, you can ask us, we will be happy to help you out with your confusion.