A forum for owners of the Siberian Husky.
HomeFAQSearchRegisterRegisterLog in
Congratulations Balto, Sugar, Gizmo, Nova, and Melissa!, our December HOTM winners! HOTM - January : TBA!
Husky of the Month
Congrats Balto, Sugar, Gizmo, Nova and Melissa,
our December HOTM Winners!
Sweet Memories!

Thanks to all for this month's entries!
Forum Rules
1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Rescue Spotlight
Our current rescue spotlight is:

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue!

Top Dog Website Award Winner!

Top Website


Share | .

 Crate Training - Hold 1 but can't hold 2!

View previous topic View next topic Go down 

Join date : 2014-04-02

PostSubject: Crate Training - Hold 1 but can't hold 2!   Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:55 pm

My puppy is 13 weeks tomorrow and I've been crate training him ever since I got him (8 weeks). He is able to hold #1 but he constantly goes #2 in his crate now and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Here is my daily schedule:

7:00 AM - Wakeup and I bring him outside. Typically goes pee and poo
7:15 AM - 1 scoop of food with water
8:20 AM - Between the time I feed him until now, I let him lounge where I am. He is typically chewing on his toys.
8:30 AM - I bring him outside. He typically goes pee again and maybe poo. I then put him in his crate and I leave for work
11:45 - Noon - I come home from work and bring him outside right away
Between Noon and 12:45 PM - I am eating and I put his water bowl out. He is lounging outside of his crate playing with his toys
1:00 PM - I bring him outside again and then I leave to go back to work
5:30 - 6:00 PM - I get home and bring him outside. Once inside, I give him 1 scoop of food and water
Between 6:00 - 10:00 PM he is out of his crate with me in the living room playing with his toys and sleeping
At 10:00 PM - It is his bed time and I bring him outside

Once the night starts, I have an alarm set at 4:00 AM to take him outside and then I wake up again at 7:00 AM to repeat the day.

Recently, he's been going #2 in his crate more often even when he still continues to go outside. He has never gone #1 in his crate and seems to be holding it just fine.

Saturday - Went for dinner (3 hours) and he pooped in his crate. I had let him out before leaving and he hadn't been fed yet
Monday Morning - Pooped in his crate around 1:30 AM after I took him out around 10:00 PM
Monday Afternoon - Pooped in his crate around 4:30 PM. Last time he had eaten was 7:00 AM and I let him out at Noon and 12:45 PM.

Is there something I can better do to help the situation? When he does go in his crate, what should I do?
Back to top Go down

Join date : 2014-04-02

PostSubject: Re: Crate Training - Hold 1 but can't hold 2!   Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:02 pm

He just went again today at 5:00 PM.

Any help would be appreciated! Should I not feed him in the mornings anymore and just feed him when I get home from work? I feel as though I give him plenty of times to go to the restroom since the 7:00 AM feeding.
Back to top Go down

Female Join date : 2012-08-02
Location : Louisiana

PostSubject: Re: Crate Training - Hold 1 but can't hold 2!   Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:24 pm

Does he have a lot of room to move around in his crate? If he does, I would eliminate that extra space so he can stand up, turn around and that's all.

Do you walk around with him when he goes outside to potty? I would be praising praising praising when he does go poo outside.  It's possible you aren't giving him enough time to poo. Sometimes I would have to stay outside with Mishka for what felt like *forever* until he finally pooped. Also when he goes #2 give it some sort of change in tone. I would say potty for general potty but I would say potty potty for when he had to poo. And always good potty potty when and after he would go.

And also in the evening, maybe bring him out sometime between 6-10pm. Does he give any indication that he needs to go outside at all during this time?


Back to top Go down

Join date : 2014-04-02

PostSubject: Re: Crate Training - Hold 1 but can't hold 2!   Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:20 am

He only has enough room to turn around. I have divider in there right now. I know that they typically don't eliminate where they sleep, but he eliminates on one side, pushes his toys into it to try to cover it and then just sits across from it and cries because he can't lay down.

I have to bring him outside when he needs to go potty because I live in a town home and I have no backyard so I have to bring him to the community park for the town homes. How do you do your praising after they've done the deed? Vocal and petting or do you bring toys? I've recently started bringing treats and I'll give him one each time he goes.

During his time out around from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, he doesn't make any noises as if he needs to go to the bathroom. He doesn't make any noise to notify me that he needs to go. The only way I know he needs to go is when he is in his crate for the night/day and he isn't sleeping and he's just sitting in his crate and then starts turning around/laying down/getting up/turning around/laying down etc.
Back to top Go down

Join date : 2014-04-02

PostSubject: Re: Crate Training - Hold 1 but can't hold 2!   Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:13 pm

I don't get it guys. I took him out at 2:00 AM last night. He pooped and then I hear him crying at 6:00 AM and he went in his cage.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content

PostSubject: Re: Crate Training - Hold 1 but can't hold 2!   

Back to top Go down

Crate Training - Hold 1 but can't hold 2!

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

» Pumpkin vines/plants are HUGE! - HELP!
» Best and worst trellis netting?
» Using pantyhose to protect squash?
» Propane Tank Weight
» German style crossbow finished

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum :: Advice and Discussion Forums :: Training-