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Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue!
Join date : 2017-03-02
Location : Las Vegas
|Subject: New Husky owner: 4mo. Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:35 am|| |
Hello guys! So today, my boyfriend and I got a Husky from his coworker because she had 3 older dogs who just weren't jellying with the pup (said they couldn't handle her energy). Said coworker kept the dogs in the backyard, but we live in an apartment so:
1) How do I potty train her without using force? I really don't like the whole notion of rubbing a dogs nose in its pee, but that's how everyone I know recommends doing it.
2) She bites REALLY hard, and I know she needs to bite because she's teething but how can I/is it possible to get her to chew softer?
3) Every time I've walked her today [3 times since 3pm, 45min each] she'll go pee once while we're outside and then come back inside and pee as soon as we get in the door, why? Each time she pee'd inside I instantly took her back out and it was just this weird cycle I don't know what to do about that.
4) How do I get her to not pull the leash when I walk her? I can handle it not because she's small but I want to teach her not to now so I don't have to struggle with it when she's a bigger pup.
5) Really, just any other advice for a first time Husky owner. Literally, ANYTHING WILL HELP
I did a lot of reading up on Husky temperaments before we decided to get her, so I know just how much energy she has and how stubborn the breed is known to be and I'm ready for that, I just don't know how to go about the training and what not in a way that isn't aggressive like everyone else seems to do.
Racheal and Daisy
Join date : 2014-06-26
Location : west Texas
|Subject: Re: New Husky owner: 4mo. Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:56 am|| |
Welcome to the forum Racheal!
1) Crate training and potty training seem to go hand in hand. So if you need time off or you are not at home Daisy needs to be crated, make it just large enough for her to turn around and that is it, typically puppies do not want to lay in their waste, so she will train herself to hold it.At 4 months old she should be able to old it for 4 hours, over night will be a hit or miss until she gets it, anywhere from a month upwards until she is 6-9 months old. When you are home and you do not want her in her crate, then she should be tethered to you so you can see what she is doing and give you clues she has to potty. When pottying take her out on leash use a command "go potty" for my gsd is to pee and "finish potty" is poop, my husky it's "go potty", when outside on leash be patient but do not allow any play time, you are for business, when she potty's tell her good girl and treat. Here's the thing, some are just easily distracted and wont finish come in and have to go 15 minutes later that is why the leash attached to you is important. If this is extreme where she is peeing more than she consumes water, then a trip to the vet to check for UTI.
2) Please read current post "Puppy Aggression" it will be above your post since I will add something there, look at the right hand side of the forum under latest topics.
but I do recommend getting Nature's Miracle, use it immediately as you can after she potties inside so she will not form a habit of peeing or pooping in the same place.
4) I highly recommend a front clip harness like this https://www.chewy.com/petsafe-easy-walk-dog-harness/dp/52060?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=hg&utm_content=PetSafe&utm_term=&gclid=CIfOzZjSudICFV22wAodgnEFHA&gclsrc=aw.ds
many here have used it, it is awkward at first, but does deter pulling, because once they do it turns them around to face you. Hold a treat in front of her where you want her to walk will help, treat when she is loose leash walking next to you. You can also do a stop and go method, she pulls you stop, turn around and go in a different direction, it kinda sucks that way, but she will not get what she wants, to pull, so she should pick up on that. You can also do a stop when she pulls place her in a sit, and then point to your eyes and say watch me, when she does treat, and then say "good walk nice" if she is walking nicely say tell her good and treat, wean off of treat or use very small treats.
5) hang in there training is key, but it does pay off around a year old when teething is done and they learn bite inhibition, and they understand your boundaries.
Join date : 2017-03-02
Location : Las Vegas
|Subject: Re: New Husky owner: 4mo. Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:53 pm|| |
Thanks so much! I appreciate all the great advice, I'll let you know when I start to see any progress
Join date : 2017-01-06
Location : VA
|Subject: Re: New Husky owner: 4mo. Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:42 am|| |
Yeahhhh, welcome to the exciting world of owning a Husky!!!!
We put Lucy into obedience training when we first got her, around 4 months old. That REALLY helped with pretty much everything else - crate training, potty training, etc. Huskies love to chew, so I always make sure she has a rawhide, toy, or really anything she can chew that won't harm her and I don't care if it gets destroyed. As far as pulling on a lead, well, Huskies are probably the hardest breed to break that since it's in their DNA to pull something or someone. When I take Lucy running, she takes off like a bat out of hell, literally, once we step outside. I have a special harness for her and a special leash I tie around my waist when we go running. When we go on walks I just use a normal leash with a traditional neck collar, but when she pulls I just stop, and then start walking again. Remember, Huskies want to be the ALPHA, they want to think they're your equal, you need to CONSTANTLY fight this battle and WIN. Good luck!!!!!!! Huskies are the sweetest breed I've ever owned BTW....
|Subject: Re: New Husky owner: 4mo. || |
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