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Zoeyvonne
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PostSubject: First time dog owner    Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:41 am

Hi we just got a puppy 3 days ago. He's called Zeus. And is 10 weeks old. My boyfriend has always wanted a husky, I'm reading up as much as I can all the time. However he will not go toilet outside the house. No matter how long I stay outside he will wait and wait til I get back inside. I'm learning as i go too and I'm finding this bit the hardest.

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PostSubject: Re: First time dog owner    Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:05 pm

Beautiful puppy! You will find great advice in this forum. I have only been a husky mom for a short while so my advice might not be the best but treats for going potty outside have worked wonders for us! Getting him to associate the word potty or whichever word you choose to use with going outside helps too.
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PostSubject: Re: First time dog owner    Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:48 pm

Haha sorry I know it sucks but it's a learning experience every time. No stress. As time goes on you'll learn the little cues he gives when he's about to potty. Most often it's a bit of sudden activity, whining, randomly wandering to an empty area, sniffing the ground, turning in circles, etc. When you see them you'll know to scoop him up and dart outside. Rule of thumb is they have to go out 15-30 minutes after they eat or drink and as soon as they wake up from a nap. Get a jar and fill it with rocks. Whenever he starts to potty inside shake it to distract him, then scoop him up and run outside. When he finishes up his business outside, praise him.

Good luck! You have a cutie on your hands!
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PostSubject: Re: First time dog owner    Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:43 pm

I found with my dogs it helped a lot to take them for a walk rather than just letting them outside the door of the house. Walking encourages bowel movements, and when he successfully potties outside, give him lots of treats and praise!
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