Siberian Huskies are a kind, gentle, independent dog that are smart and easily trainable. Having seemingly boundless reserves of energy, this is a dog that requires an active family in order to be happy and well adjusted. They are great with kids and strangers, making them less than ideal guard dogs. In order to train a Husky, you need to maintain a firm and consistent stance, never giving them the room to think that they might even, in part, run the show. Otherwise, they may think they are the alpha and become overprotective and destructive..