He’s everything you hoped he would be, friendly, intelligent, alert, and outgoing. Even your usually somber in-laws can’t help but grin helplessly around your Husky puppy. However, guests only see the positives. There is one negative they’re lucky enough to miss, which is coming downstairs to the unpleasant aroma of an accident, or even worse, standing in an accident. It isn’t his fault, of course, he’s still young. However, you’re keen to tackle this behavior and potty train him properly.
Potty training a Husky will bring with it a number of notable benefits. You will no longer have to clean your nice new floors. Neither will you have to worry about your other pets and young children coming into contact with the potentially harmful bacteria. In addition, you will be able to take him to friends' and families' houses without worrying about him going about his business on their carpets.
Fortunately, potty training a Husky is relatively straightforward. The main task is to get him into a consistent routine. However, you will also need to make the potty as pleasant as possible. That will require an effective motivator. Huskies have a soft spot for anything they can eat. So, some mouth-watering food will play a key part.
Husky puppies are switched on and fast learners. So, if your husky puppy is receptive, you could see results in just a week or so. However, if he isn’t too interested in following instructions, then you may need a while longer. It could take several weeks before you see consistent results. If this training works, you will never have to worry about him going to the toilet in public spaces or in your vehicle again. Not to mention, you won’t have to go out and buy antibacterial spray every week anymore.
Before you start training, you will need to get your hands on a few bits. Stock up on some tasty treats. Alternatively, break his favorite food into small chunks. You will also need a potty location in mind that is easily and regularly accessible.
Try and set aside time at several points throughout the day to take him to his new potty. The more consistently you take him out, the sooner you will see results.
Once you have all that, you just need patience and a pro-active attitude, then work can begin!
hey. so my pup constantly pees inside the house and not on the pads. we place the pads where he’s peed before after cleaning and getting rid of the scents but he still pees in the house and not on the pads. we take him out a few times a day but he never pees or poops outside. why won’t he go outside and how can i train because nothing seems to be working.
Hello Cindy, If Leo is having accidents on just the hardwood or linoleum floor and not on rugs and carpets, then he is probably avoiding eliminating on fabric type materials while inside. Pee Pads resemble rugs to some dogs, and many dogs will confuse the two. If he is confusing the two, then he is right not to pee on them. Whatever is causing that issue what he really needs is to be crate trained, and tethered to you with a leash while he is free. Follow the "Crate Training" method from the "How to Train a German Shepherd Puppy to Poop Outside" article that I have linked bellow. Using this method very consistently should force him to eventually pee and poop outside since he will be trying to hold his bladder while in the crate and will eventually have to eliminate outside if he is given no other options. When you let him out of the crate to take him outside, calmly reach into the crate and clip a leash onto him. When the leash is attached, then hurry him outside without stopping. If you stop he might have an accident on the way outside. When he pees or poops outside, then reward him with treats right after he goes so that he will want to pee or poop outside again next time. Here is that article: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-german-shepherd-puppy-to-poop-outside If you cannot use the "Crate Training" method for any reason, then use the "Tethering" method from that same article so that he cannot sneak away from you to pee while he is free in your home. You can also use both methods together by placing him into the crate when you cannot watch him, and by attaching him to yourself with the leash when you are at home. Use just the crate training method by itself for at least a couple of days though, to get him comfortable with peeing outside. If you must have him use the bathroom inside because of your schedule or some other reason, then follow the "Exercise Pen" method from the "How to Litter Box Train Your Chihuahua Puppy" article that I have linked bellow. Teach your puppy to pee in a litter box or a grass toilet rather than on Pee Pads when you do this. If he is too large for a litter box already, then create your own litter box out of a shallow plastic storage container and cat litter. The best thing to use for an indoor toilet if you wish for Leo to only use the bathroom outside as an adult, is a grass toilet area. A grass toilet is a plastic or wooden box that is filled with a piece of grass sod that has been cut to fit into the box. This box is less than ideal to clean, but it will clearly communicate to your puppy that he should be peeing on grass, and the box can then be moved outside later on when you transition him to just peeing outside. Here is that article: https://wagwalking.com/training/litter-box-train-a-chihuahua-puppy Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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