At What Age Does a Husky Calm Down? 

At what age does a husky calm down? Most husky parents try to find answers to this question. Your little troublemaker humps everything that comes their way and their zoomies don’t stop. You wonder, ‘Will it ever end?’ 

Here’s something you should know: do parents ever give up on their kids? The answer is NO. Toddlers create a lot of mess, and they can shout, throw tantrums, and keep you awake through the night. 

You don’t have a choice, but to accept the apple of your eye. Having a husky isn’t going to be all that difficult, but the early years might be a little overwhelming. Don’t feel frantic – this too shall pass. 

Some huskies will calm down by the age of 6 months, but there are others who get calmer only after they turn 12 months. Huskies are hyperactive and it’s a part of their nature, so expect them to be highly energetic till 2 or 3 years of age. 

At What Age Does a Husky Calm Down

Perhaps you wish to know more, and that’s why we have highlighted everything you need to know about a Siberian husky’s temperament and the age when they calm down. 

Huskies & Their Temperament 

You’ve probably seen the movie, ‘Eight Below.’ Eight huskies get stuck in Antarctica and wait for their pet parents to come and rescue them. 

Huskies are quite willful, intelligent, caring, and full of energy. They’re great family dogs! In case you have an energetic child at home, it’s best to get a husky because the energy will match perfectly. 

A husky parent should be mindful that even adult huskies tend to have a lot of energy. They’re going to scare off other dogs in the neighborhood because they’re a fireball. 

Huskies have ample energy. They’ve got a hyper personality, and it can be overwhelming for someone who hasn’t taken care of a dog before. There are times you will be second-guessing the whole idea of getting a pupper. 

Of course, when the husky puppy grows up, their energy goes down a little but you can’t expect them to sit in a corner peacefully. 

Here’s a little something you need to know about huskies; they lived in harsh and cold temperatures and were treated as work dogs. Usually, huskies pull sleds and do a lot of labor in snowy areas. This task requires a lot of energy and endurance. 

If you are someone who stays out for work all day and cannot spend time with their husky, this isn’t the breed you would want. There has to be mental and physical stimulation within the confined area. 

To sum it up, huskies have the following personality traits: 

      • Agile
      • Athletic 
      • Easy to train
      • Lovable 
      • Compatible with pets and children 
      • Free-spirited 
      • Very playful 
      • Intelligent 
      • Stubborn 

They’re also very protective of their family. It isn’t possible to break into a home where there’s a husky. 

As for being stubborn, you will be coming across huskies that love to throw a fit. Don’t believe us? Watch this little video of a husky throwing a fit and not getting off the chair.

Husky told to get off chair, throws massive temper tantrum

Obstinate little fellow right there! 

Activity Requirements You Should Know About 

Siberian huskies are very much like athletes. They need exercise on a regular basis. You can take them out for a run, hike, walk, or playtime in the backyard. 

They’re very fast when it comes to running or walking, so the walker should be able to match up the energy. 

Don’t let them run freely in an open space as they might run in a different (and potentially dangerous) direction. 

Would you mind keeping two huskies at home? They will be able to be there for each other and entertaining them won’t be a problem. 

Bored huskies indulge in destructive behavior like chewing, howling, and trying to escape. You can expect them to rip off the stuffing of your furniture and chew off the drywall if they feel neglected. 

A bored husky will start causing destruction at home, so it’s best to have someone take them for regular walks and run. 

No sufficient exercise can make way for trouble; thus, make sure your husky is getting ample playtime. 

Calming a Husky: What You Need to Do? 

Dealing with an adult or a puppy Husky might be overwhelming at first, but don’t give up as of yet. We’re here to shed some light on the ways to calm a husky and ease up your life. 

Now, most of these methods require you to take out some time from your busy schedule. Let’s get started, fur buddies! 

#1 Rub their chest and watch them roll 

Huskies love a belly and a chest rub. It’s a soothing spot, so if your husky goes crazy at times, find the spot and rub the chest or the belly. 

Note: This isn’t a long-term solution. 

#2 Playing fetch 

Huskies are extremely active, so make sure you pick their favorite toy and throw it at a safe spot. 

#3 Let’s go out for a little run 

Huskies aren’t kids! Your kids might enjoy spending time on their phones, but huskies need to run and play. Find a safe spot and let them run free. 

Your husky needs to have a leash-free day thrice to four times a week. In case you have a garden or backyard, it will be easy for your husky to run and play in an open space. 

#4 Rewarding a husky for good behavior 

Let’s say, your husky has been humping a blanket or indulging in destructive behavior, you should not reward them with treats. 

Positive reinforcement is important. You need to let your husky know that being good will help them fetch a positive reward like a treat or a toy. Whenever a husky behaves badly, you should take away their toys and treats. 

#5 Take them to a dog park 

If you need to head to the office or sleep peacefully at night, take your husky out for a walk at the dog park. 

Let them expend their energy by playing with other dogs. They can also swim and play fetch with other dogs in the park. 

This is a great way to expend energy and get tired. Your husky will get tired after playtime and they would want to sleep or relax at home. 

#6 Talk to your husky from time to time 

This is going to sound crazy and funny but communicate with your husky. Argue with them, disclose your secrets, tell them they’re a good dog (or a darling girl) – basically, talk to your husky. 

Here’s a heart-warming video of a pet parent arguing with their adorable husky. 

Husky Argues With Owner & BREAKS DOWN! (Warning: Zoomies Overload)

So, basically, the whole idea is to ensure that your husky gets ample outdoor time. Don’t let their mind wander and think of destructive activities. 


1.) How do you calm down a hyper husky? 

Hyperactivity is one of the traits of a Siberian husky. Pet parents must ensure that their husky gets ample physical and mental stimulation. 

Take them out for play time, spend more time with them, and get them lots of toys to chew and tug at. 

2.) How do you get to put a husky to sleep through the night? 

A calm environment will help the husky to sleep through the night. The environment should be free from all kinds of distractions and noises. Your husky should sleep in a space where there are no noises. 

3.) Are huskies easy to train? 

A well-trained husky will be a happy husky. Even though huskies are stubborn, they are very intelligent as well. 

Use an effective training method as huskies will be able to pick the cues quickly. Training a husky won’t be overwhelming, so make sure you use the right training methodology. 

Fun fact: training female huskies is usually easier than training male huskies.  

4.) Do huskies get calmer with age? 

Yes. Once a husky reaches the adult stage, they will calm down. They are a lot calmer at the adult stage as compared to the puppy stage. 

Usually, it takes 6 months for a husky to calm down. Sometimes, it can even take up to a year for the husky to calm down.

5.) Do huskies bark a lot? 

Barking is supposed to be a territorial call, and huskies aren’t territorial. They howl at times, but for most huskies, it is almost non-existent. When huskies bark, it’s usually an invitation for you to play with them. 

So, howling is a better word when trying to describe how vocal your husky is!

6.) Can I leave my husky alone for 12 hours? 

Huskies demand attention, thus leaving them for 12 hours will be problematic. They will develop separation anxiety. You should consider training them or hiring someone to take care of your husky while you are away. 

Concluding Thoughts 

Huskies are highly energetic and playful dogs. If you are someone who likes to lead a calm life and doesn’t want to expend too much energy, it’s best to choose a breed that likes to stay indoors and not indulge in too much play. 

Although, we would like you to believe that all dogs need playtime and attention. 

Huskies aren’t meant for lazy parents! 

There’s a chance your husky won’t calm down even at the age of 2 if you won’t spend time with your four-legged friend. 

They will always have high energy and there will be times when the husky would indulge in crazy yet loving behavior like pawing, demanding to jump up on the bed, and giving you the puppy eyes. 

So, get a husky home only if you can indulge in a lot of playtimes and give your pet attention. Also, all huskies don’t calm at the same age. Some calm down when they are 6 months, some calm down when they’re one, and some others might take even 2-3 years to calm down fully. 

Susan R Elliston

I have over 11 years of experience as a vet working with a wonderful variety of species of innocent and lovely animals. Whilst I still work two days a week for a local practice, I realized that I could help more people by sharing my knowledge and experience with my readers.

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