Updated on November 14, 2022

Why Do Huskies Run Away? Discover 4 Worrying Reasons!

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Why do huskies run away?

If you’re a husky owner, you know that these dogs have a reputation for being escape artists. It seems like every other day, you turn around and your husky is gone. But why do they keep running away? Let’s take a closer look at the reasons behind this behavior.

4 reasons why your husky keeps running away

There are a few different reasons why huskies run away.

1. Your husky is bored

The most common one is that they’re simply bored. Huskies are notoriously high-energy dogs, and if they don’t have an outlet for that energy, they can become restless and destructive. This is often the case when huskies are left alone in a backyard with nothing to do.

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This is Atlas, a houdini husky in the making! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Image from @atlas_the_threelegged_husky

2. Your husky isn’t getting enough love

Another reason why huskies run away is that they’re looking for companionship. Huskies are social animals, and they thrive on interaction with their human families. If they feel like they’re being left out or ignored, they may try to find someone else to spend time with. This is often the case when huskies are left alone for long periods of time or when their owners are constantly busy and don’t have much time to spend with them.

3. Your husky is searching

The third reason why huskies run away is that they’re trying to find something – or someone – that they’ve lost. Huskies are very loyal animals, and if they think that their family has moved away or disappeared, they may try to find them. This could happen if your husky is left at home for an extended period of time. i.e. long enough for them to think you are gone and not coming back. They could also be searching for a scent they picked up during their last walkies with you down at the local park (this is more likely!).

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This is Mika, a husky searching for something outside of her backyard… 🔭 Image from @lisa.doggo.adventures

4. Your husky wants to explore

The fourth reason is huskies are adventurous by nature and they’re always exploring their environment. If something catches their eye or interests them, they might take off after it without thinking about the consequences.

Check out this husky swimming!

For more reasons why huskies run away, read through this thread.

How to stop your husky from running away

So what can you do to keep your husky from running away? First of all, make sure that you’re giving them enough exercise and exploring time! A good long walk or run will help burn off some of that excess energy and keep them from getting too restless. Secondly, spend some quality time with your husky every day – play with them, pet them, and let them know that they’re loved. And finally, be sure to keep an eye on them when they’re outside so that they don’t have a chance to wander off. If you follow these tips, you’ll help keep your husky happy – and at home where they belong!

If the above tips don’t help, you could try building a new fence to prevent them from escaping. Check out the below video and their new fence!

Do huskies come back when they run away?

Huskies have an innate desire to return to their pack, whether that pack is their family or another husky or group of huskies. So most huskies will eventually find their way back home, especially if they have been trained to do so. Huskies are particularly good at running away because of their high level of energy and curiosity, but they also tend to be very loyal and persistent in finding their way back to their ‘family pack’.

So, why do you think your husky runs away?

As you can see, there are a few different reasons why huskies run away. In most cases, it’s because they’re bored, lonely, or searching for a familiar scent. If you’re having trouble keeping your husky at home, consider giving them more exercise, spending more time with them, or getting another dog for them to play with. With a little patience and effort, you should be able to keep your escape artist under control!

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