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Potty training issues. Please help!
Join date : 2016-08-28
Location : Macon GA
|Subject: Potty training issues. Please help! Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:21 pm|| |
Hey everyone, recently I've been having some issues with my husky puppy Maya. I am a first time husky owner and could use all the help I can get. She is almost 5 months old and has been peeing inside...A LOT. while I'm in school she stays with my girlfriend who lives about 2 hours away, so everything is what I'm hearing from her. According to her, Maya will go outside and potty, then immediately come inside and go on the carpet, or will look directly at my girlfriend and pee on the carpet. While I was there she was learning and doing better, but now it seems like it is getting worse. My girlfriend wants Maya out of her house, and with me being in class all day she wants to get rid of her which would kill me. What can we do to help potty train my sweet puppy??
Join date : 2016-01-10
Location : Long Island, NY
|Subject: Re: Potty training issues. Please help! Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:45 pm|| |
Howdy! Sounds like you are having a real dilemma here. From my own experience, Zhukov had a bladder the size of a thimble. Since he is very non-verbal, I hung bells on the back door handle and rang them every time I took him outside to potty. Not if I was taking him outside to play. Pretty soon, he was ringing the bell every time he needed to go out (which for a while was every 5 minutes).
Huskies are also VERY intelligent but need constant training and need to be aware of their place in the pack. It does sound like she is in a bit of a power struggle with your girlfriend. I did have "regression" issues with Zhukov's training as far as crate training. He was doing great for a while and then I broke the cycle. It was like going back to day one.
Is your girlfriend involved in the training? If so, have her browse these forums. She will see the trials and tribulations involved with having a Husky, but she will also get to see the joys. Good luck!
Join date : 2016-08-28
Location : Macon GA
|Subject: Re: Potty training issues. Please help! Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:59 pm|| |
Thanks for the input! Yes my girlfriend is primarily the one training Maya. She has tried hanging up a bell and the puppy seems to ignore it. I feel like part of the issue could be that she drinks a massive amount of water.
I would happily bring her to where im staying but I stay in a 1000sq ft apartment and am gone all day. i dont have the heart to lock her up 8 hours a day, especially as a puppy.
Join date : 2013-06-14
Location : Missouri
Join date : 2015-10-06
Location : Chattanooga, Tennessee
|Subject: Re: Potty training issues. Please help! Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:10 pm|| |
Artemis loves peeing and pooping in the house while staring at us. She does it as soon as she comes back inside. She used to go to the door and whine, but she doesn't do that now. It is extremely frustrating, as she is close to a year old and should have it together by now.
Pasha does not let us know when he goes out, but I take him out every hour. If I catch him going in the floor, I scold him and immediately take him outside. It hurts his feelings if you sound stern with him. Our house training has kind of taken a detour, because he's got some stomach troubles. Before that, having a schedule and being stern really was working. Try that perhaps?
Join date : 2016-11-05
Location : Philippines
|Subject: Re: Potty training issues. Please help! Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:47 pm|| |
Get a rag big enough for your furbaby, put it on the corner or the place inside your house you want your dog to pee and poo. If she pees and poos on the wrong place, wipe it with that same rag then put the rag back to the place where you want your dog to do it, theeenn let your dog sniff that rag for 10 or more seconds. Do that again and again and again every single day, I assure you it works. It worked for me, now my furbaby only pees or poos on that spot where the rag is. AND DONT FORGET! Clean the place where your dog had accidents again and again and again so she never smells it again and mark it as a permanent spot. Spray citrus scent on the accident spot so she never comes back there, dogs hate citrus smell. And remember to be patient, everything takes time and continuous practice.
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : Terlingua, Texas
|Subject: Re: Potty training issues. Please help! Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:18 pm|| |
Doggo, this is the equivalent of using puppy pads - which are great if you *never* want your dog to be house trained.
Let's take a few basic premises:
1) Dogs are the descendants of wild breeds - they live outside.
2) When they're in their den, they rarely mess in their den. The exceptions come in when they're very ill, when they're very young - in which case momma cleans up after them, and when they're forcible restrained - left in their crate for *many* hours, for example.
Assuming that your dog is in good health and assuming that you've exercised a reasonable training protocol as they're growing, most dogs will want to go outside (your house / their den) simply because they see your house as their den - it's home and you don't shit in the house!
On the better side of your comment, once the dog has messed in the house, you're quite right, they'll return to that same spot since it's marked as "okay".
As an aside I recently got a little girl who has never been satisfactorily house trained and I'm playing bloody 7734 getting her to understand that the place to do her business is outside. Obviously the woman who lived in this trailer before me (who was in very ill health) allowed her dogs to mess in the kitchen. There is no tile, it's simply the 'particle board' subflooring. As soon as I finish the steps (when the wind / rain cooperate) and have them painted, I'll paint the kitchen floor and see if that helps cover the history.
Join date : 2016-02-10
Location : Renton, WA
|Subject: Re: Potty training issues. Please help! Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:48 am|| |
I am currently in the puppy stage as well! We have been working really hard potty training and my girl has been doing pretty well and is not having very many accidents! I think one of the major keys to her potty training has been being proactive with her potty time. When I first started potty training, I would try to take her out after she eats, drinks a lot of water, had been playing a lot, immediately after naps, etc. I am trying to trust her more now that she is almost 14 weeks and she has been doing very good. Recognizing when she will most likely need to go has been a huge help. I also have the bells because I thought it would be good to mentally stimulate her in that way. She picked up on it very fast and now will go to the door when she needs to potty. I find that usually when she has an accident it is because I did not recognize that she needed to go out quick enough. Definitely being proactive has been the most helpful thing for me!!!
|Subject: Re: Potty training issues. Please help! || |
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