A forum for owners of the Siberian Husky.
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterRegisterLog in
Congratulations Jack and Jen B!, our October HOTM winners! HOTM - November : TBA!
Husky of the Month
Congrats Jack and Jen B,
our October HOTM Winners!
Huskies in Disguise!





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
for
Siberian

Huskys


Share | .
 

 When should I stop the potty training?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
kitaewan
Newborn
Newborn
avatar

Male Join date : 2013-01-12
Location : Bloomington, IN

PostSubject: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:10 am

Hello, I am new here!
And I brought my Yuki a week ago!
She is about 11 weeks old now.
I am doing potty training since I brought her last friday, and she made few mistakes in the house, but most of time I bring her to the outside, and she does her potty at the outside.

I am basically doing the training according to the book called " 7 days housebreaking training".
I wake up, go to outside, come back give food and water, and put her in the crate, 3-4 hours later, feed again, outside, put her in the crate, 4-5 hours later feed, outside, 1-2 hours later give her some water, outside, and before get to sleep outside again. I am doing this schedule, but I take her to the outside more than 8 times a day.

She never makes the mistake inside of her crate, but she had mistake inside of house... I do not think she still does not recognize her bathroom very well.. so I cannot get her out from her crate except for going outside.. I really want to take her out to my house and give her some free time ( i tried, but she had mistake when I took her out).
so I really need an advice for the time that I should stop potty training with her!
Back to top Go down
Koda
Ms. Amicable
avatar

Female Join date : 2009-05-20
Location : Glenville, NY

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:32 am

She shouldn't be in the crate that long. She needs the free time. Potty training never stops. If my dogs are confined inside longer than their bladders can hold it, they will mess in my house too and they are potty trained adults.

You have a puppy. She is only 3 months old. She really can only control her bladder for about 3 hours. Therefore, she should be going outside every 3 hours. It shouldn't matter if she's in her crate or not. She will learn that she goes potty outside as long as she is brought outside often enough.

I wouldn't listen to that book. I would just take her outside every 3 hours like she needs (including overnight) and slowly increase that time as she gets older.

_________________
www.itsahuskything.com
It's a husky thing... you wouldn't understand.



Last edited by Koda on Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:03 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : typo)
Back to top Go down
eddycaaa
Adult
Adult
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-09-22
Location : Chicago

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:38 am

I've read Huskies can take a bit longer to train. Just make sure to rush her outside when you catch her in the act and give her a dried liver treat (or some other treat she LOVES) when she potties outside.
You should never stop training her. Just keep at it until she learns
Back to top Go down
http://www.ericalynnrodriguez.net
Koda
Ms. Amicable
avatar

Female Join date : 2009-05-20
Location : Glenville, NY

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:40 am

@eddycaaa wrote:
I've read Huskies can take a bit longer to train.
I still haven't quite figured out why they have gotten that reputation!

_________________
www.itsahuskything.com
It's a husky thing... you wouldn't understand.

Back to top Go down
eddycaaa
Adult
Adult
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-09-22
Location : Chicago

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:43 am

Maybe its people that need training, haha.
Back to top Go down
http://www.ericalynnrodriguez.net
Koda
Ms. Amicable
avatar

Female Join date : 2009-05-20
Location : Glenville, NY

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:44 am

@eddycaaa wrote:
Maybe its people that need training, haha.
Very likely Razz

_________________
www.itsahuskything.com
It's a husky thing... you wouldn't understand.

Back to top Go down
kitaewan
Newborn
Newborn
avatar

Male Join date : 2013-01-12
Location : Bloomington, IN

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:01 am

Thank you all!
So, I will take her to the living room tomorrow,
and i will keep my eye on Yuki, so I can catch when she needs to go outside to potty.

Thank you very much for the information, I would just keep her on the crate all day..
Thank you again!
Back to top Go down
Koda
Ms. Amicable
avatar

Female Join date : 2009-05-20
Location : Glenville, NY

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:06 am

No problem Smile Just keep an eye on her and make sure she goes out every 3 hours and she should be fine.

If you find that she starts having accidents, take her out more often. Every dog is different and some need to be taken out more than others. There was a time I took Koda out every 45 mins or so, just to re-train him after we moved. Don't give her the opportunity to mess in the house and she won't Smile Make it easier for her to potty outside and she'll catch on that she should only potty outside.

Just make sure that you praise her everytime she goes potty outside. "Throw a party" and make a big deal when she does. Potty training is all about setting her up to succeed.

Check out this thread for tips: Potty Training

_________________
www.itsahuskything.com
It's a husky thing... you wouldn't understand.

Back to top Go down
Mobezilla
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-08-29
Location : Ohio

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:13 am

No advice.. I'm so glad to see another cute little Yuki <3 welcome to the forum
Back to top Go down
kitaewan
Newborn
Newborn
avatar

Male Join date : 2013-01-12
Location : Bloomington, IN

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:15 am

Thank you again!
And Glad to see you Yuki!!

my Yuki is already 15 pounds... she is just 11 weeks old..

is this normal? i heard girls are mostly smaller than boys!
Back to top Go down
Sheba&Kennedy
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-08-13
Location : Nebraska

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:21 am

My Sheba was so difficult to potty train. She knew what I wanted of her and she knew where she was allowed to go(outside) and where she wasn't allowed to go(inside). Like all puppies though, she couldn't control her bladder..AT ALL! She needed to go outside literally every 15 minutes for the first 3 months. The reason she was so difficult is that as soon as she had to go, she HAD TO GO! To her it was like as soon as she realized she needed to pee, she peed. She would give me maybe three seconds of a heads up, and if I wasn't fast enough..too bad mom!

Just remember that she will mess up and that it isn't her fault and she's not doing it for "revenge". For some odd reason a lot of canine owners seem to think their dogs have an accident in the house to "spite" their humans. No. They had an accident because their owners expected too much out of them.

Good luck!! This phase is sooooo much fun!!
Back to top Go down
https://www.facebook.com/groups/379867695570/
Sheba&Kennedy
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-08-13
Location : Nebraska

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:24 am

Sheba grew like a weed!! She was 18 pounds around 15 weeks of age, and then I swear she just STOPPED growing! She is 8 months and only abooout 32 pounds. She sprouted like a weed through her first 4 months and then slowed down after that. So no, she's normal Smile.
Back to top Go down
https://www.facebook.com/groups/379867695570/
xxchristine
Puppy
Puppy
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-02-26
Location : Southern California

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:33 am

I used to have to take Kota out every hour to potty. He learned within a month though to ring the bell when he needed to go outside. Sarabi, on the other hand, took 3 months to potty train. I think of potty training as a preventative measure... If you take them out before their bladder can't take anymore, then you prevented an accident in your house. When I took Kota out hourly, if he didn't go I'd bring him in and put him in his crate for 10-15 minutes and try again until he did. If he did, his "reward" was to play in the house Smile Yuki doesn't sound too far behind for her age, so be persistent and she should be fine.
Back to top Go down
http://xxchristine.tumblr.com
Freya's Mummy
Adult
Adult
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-05-31
Location : Western Australia

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:01 am

The training stops when she's trained. I agree, I think thats too long in the crate, she needs time to run nad play and be a puppy.
Back to top Go down
https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/For-the-Love-of-Readi
jberry612
Newborn
Newborn
avatar

Female Join date : 2013-01-06
Location : St. Louis, MO

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:19 pm

When I was potty training Alpine, it was a pain at first. I lived in an apartment & was using peed pads (bad mistake). He always went on the pee pad, no matter how much I took him outside. Luckily I moved into a new house after a month & completely got rid of the pee pads. He only had a few mistakes inside, when I took him outside I would take him to the same area to pee. And for 4 months he would always return to that spot, no matter what, even while we walked, he would hold it until he got back to "his spot". Took him a long time to realize there's a whole yard to potty in Laughing Now, after 6 months, he goes to the back door to tell me he's gotta go, but I still watch him like a hawk.
Back to top Go down
Robinhuskylover2231
Teenager
Teenager
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-08-11
Location : Toronto, ON

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:09 pm

It all depends on the dog whether the training takes longer or shorter period of time. Some dogs take months, others weeks. Cally was potty trained early and had very few accidents. Just keep consistent. I agree that the crate time is a little too much for a puppy of that age, they need lots of socialization with you. Also need to be taken out every 2-3 hours. Honestly I don't think that the training ever completely stops, it's like with basic training- the dog may know how to sit or lay down but you need to consistently do it all the time or else the dog will "forget". Everything within training the dog is about patience and consistency. Remember, set your pup up for success and it will happen! Even if that means going out every 1 1/2-2 hours, find out what signs they show before they need to go and get them out there before they have accidents! Lots of praise too!! Good luck with the potty training and congratulations on your new pup!! She's adorable! Smile
Back to top Go down
kitaewan
Newborn
Newborn
avatar

Male Join date : 2013-01-12
Location : Bloomington, IN

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:03 pm

Thank you guys again !
Today, I started to take her out to the outside of her crate(which means let her free to play inside of all the place of my apartment). And she is doing real good job right now, but she had mistake in the crate while i was vaccumming, but everything else is good.
Back to top Go down
cinnamonbits
Adult
Adult
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-11-03
Location : San Antonio, TX

PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:09 am

The vacuum may have scared (literally) the pee out of her if she's never been around one before. Karli was outside as a puppy before I got her so she has no clue what a vacuum is.

Consistency is key. Take her out ten minutes after eating and drinking. Karli drank a lot and I was taking her out all the time. But she learned quickly that outside was the place to pee and now if she has an accident she hides because she knows she shouldn't do that in the house.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: When should I stop the potty training?   

Back to top Go down
 

When should I stop the potty training?

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

 Similar topics

-
» Why did my squashes/zucchini stop producing?
» Rumor: Jedi Training Academy with Yoda?
» Ideal Bus Stop?
» Stop using shampoo in the shower
» Training squash on a ladder trellis

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-