Siberian husky obedience is a major issue with this breed. This is because the dog is intelligent and does not need to be told what to do; rather he does what he thinks. He is a very independent dog and likes to be dominant. He is the kind of dog that when given an inch, takes a mile. So if you let him get away with disobedience he will take that to be approval of his disobedience and will get very stubborn.
The Major Issue
The major obedience issue with Siberian huskies is the escaping even if you try to stop them. It is not that they hate you and want to run as far away from you as possible, they just have an inbuilt desire to run. In order to run they must set themselves free. Even when they are enclosed they will find a way to get out and run free. They are practically escape artists fondly referred to as the Houdini dogs. They can chew through the fence, climb over or even dig under just to escape confinement plus they just love to dig. These intelligent dogs can even figure out latches. No matter how much you try to contain them they will not obey. Siberian husky obedience classes have no effect whatsoever on their desire to run. The desire is inbuilt. In this case it is best to have a secure fence in place.
It is natural for the huskies to be disobedient. From their nature Siberian huskies are independent and thrive on companionship, particularly of other dogs. They are not strictly dependent on humans for love and affection, making them disregards what humans tell them. They disregard human instruction out of their instincts. They do not actually make a conscious decision to be disobedient.
Siberian husky obedience is also countered by the fact that they are structured to think that the world revolves around them. They believe everything is about them that you exist only to take care of them and attend to their every need. That you should feed him, your bed is his bed and every toy in the house is his. This is a conception that is hard to break. This can make Siberian husky obedience training very frustrating as he does not want to accept that they are not the most important thing.
As much as the Siberian huskies do poorly in obedience, they do excel in other feats that involve physical strength such as agility. Once you put them on a sledge their natural desire to run kicks in and they start pulling. Most Siberian husky agility competitions are customized to involve sledges and they perform very well.
Having an obedient and attentive Siberian husky is not impossible. Understand that it is in his nature and he is not just trying to spite you. If it seems like Siberian husky obedience training is so frustrating and you run out of patience it is a good idea to leave obedience training to skilled professionals though even to them it is not such an easy task. Siberian huskies have open disregard for boundaries, but a good trainer will know how to establish boundaries with the husky.