Low energy overweight Siberian Husky
I am at my wits end with our 5 yr. old siberian husky, Maximus. We have had him since he was 8 wks. old and specifically wanted a high energy dog that would run with my husband. Maximus does not like to run. He has had his thyroid tested twice and it is normal. He sleeps most of the day and is 104 lbs. I realize this is big for a husky. His dad was fairly large for a husky. He should be ~90 lbs. We MAKE him run daily with my husband and he resists practically every step of the way. The most we can get out of him is 1 mile to 1.25 miles. We only feed him 2 cups of "Taste of the Wild" each day. We have been supplementing his food with carrots at dinner time. He gets 1/2 chicken strip in the a.m. and 1/2 at bedtime. That's it! No table scraps, etc. He had gone to a dog daycare 2 days a week for the first 3 1/2 yrs. of his life. He would interact with other dogs sometimes, but most often would lay in a comfortable spot at the daycare and try to sleep. He sleeps most of the day. Any suggestions?