If you know
someone with a Siberian you know a walk in their backyard is like
being on the moon, all those craters, holes and dirt with no other
signs of life...lol. The Siberians natural instinct to dig will amaze
and astound you. They can dig a crater size hole, large enough to
fit themselves comfortably inside, in a matter of seconds! Why hire
someone to dig up an old septic tank or those pesky roots? Just borrow
your friend's Siberian instead.
digging comes naturally to them is because in Siberia in the freezing
winds and cold snow Siberians would dig holes for warmth and to protect
themselves from these elements. They would dig their holes and do
the Siberian swirl (curl up in a ball with their tail covering their
nose) and settle in while the wind blew right over them!
instinct can be curbed but not eliminated completely. Siberian Husky
owners always keep a couple of old towels by the door for just such occasions,
especially here in Florida! From May until September you will notice
how worn out the Floridian Siberian owner can get.. can you guess why?
Well between those months is our rainy season and rain + dirt = ONE
MUDDY SIBERIAN! The daily routine of grabbing Sibes and wiping them
down or corralling them to crates so you don't have mud puppies romping
all over your nice clean house can wear anyone out. When most people
say "Quick, close those windows it is going to rain", Floridian
Siberian owners are running to close doors and doggie doors first
to keep their houses from becoming a muddy mess. After all, who cares
about a little water getting in the open windows? But mud, now that
requires a carpet cleaner!
natural instinct to dig, your Siberian may want to "help"
with some light gardening. Sometimes they feel those bushes are in
their way and may decide to "uproot" that bush and put it
in the middle of the yard where is does not block their view. Also
remember, Siberians DO LOVE those veggies so your beautiful prized
tomatoes may be an afternoon snack if you don't have them gated up
tighter than Fort Knox. As a Siberian owner, your front yard may be
like Cypress Gardens but your back yard will eventually look like
a deserted planet. With some training you can minimize this or you
can learn three little words "It's their yard", repeat these
words in succession while taking deep breaths and you will be fine!