Dog parents who love exercise and playful personalities may find the Alaskan Irish Setsky to be the perfect match.
The Alaskan Irish Setsky is typically easy to train and responsive to their dog parents, although they may have short attention spans. However, with such a high drive dog with endless energy, it’s important to make training consistent and positive. Irish Setters are known to mature slowly, and retain youthful energy even as adult dogs. Daily training sessions of around five to ten minutes help this breed keep on track. Additionally, basic obedience classes with a professional trainer can be helpful, especially in puppyhood.
The Alaskan Irish Setsky is loyal and intelligent, but not a good match for beginner dog parents. They can be strong-willed and hard to exercise properly, as even very fit individuals may struggle to keep up. Ideally, they love walks or hikes surpassing five miles daily. This isn’t reasonable for all dog parents, but without proper stimulation, the Alaskan Irish Setsky will grow bored and frustrated- regardless of how much love there is for them. Additionally, this breed easily develops separation anxiety.