Suggestions on How to Potty Train a Siberian Husky Puppy

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It does not need to be a difficult affair to potty train a Siberian Husky puppy. With a little bit of patience and a few simple steps, even the most stubborn dog can learn.

Be Consistent

Be consistent in feeding and taking your puppy outside. Being consistent with feeding times and removing food between meals is an important factor in training. Because what your puppy digests on schedule will undoubtedly be eliminated on schedule. It makes your job easier if you can track what time your dog usually needs to use the bathroom.

At first, puppies can’t hold it for very long, so they need to be taken out often. It’s important to take them out first thing in the morning and every hour after that, except at night when they don’t need to go as much. Once the puppy gets older, and it is apparent what time they usually need to use the bathroom, it’s okay to take them outside less.

Supervise Your Puppy

Know where your puppy is at all times in between outings. A watched Siberian Husky puppy won’t have the opportunity to go to the bathroom in the house. Plus you can watch for signs that they need to use the bathroom such as scratching at the door, or circling a particular spot.

Give Plenty of Praise

When it's time to let the dog out, you must go with them or they’ll never get it. They need positive reinforcement every time they go potty outside, such as praise, a treat, or play time, in order to learn what they are supposed to do.

Crate Training

If you cannot watch the puppy, it is best to crate train a Siberian Husky puppy.  Siberian husky puppies are not meant to be in a crate 24/7, but crates can be an efficient tool for house training. This is not the same thing as placing your pet in the crate to keep it out of trouble while you are not home. When house training with a crate, your puppy is kept in the crate for short periods of time while you are home. Dogs consider crates their den and do not want to go to the bathroom in their den.  If they do go to the bathroom in their crate, you’ve kept them in there for too long. The accident may delay their training. So keep the time short.

Each time you take your pet out of the crate, put them on a leash and take them right outside. If the puppy does not go after a few minutes, return them to their crate. If they do go outside, reward them. Let them run free in the house. About an hour before you’ve calculated they need to go again, return them to their crate and repeat the process.

Accidents Happen

Accidents will inevitably happen. If you catch your siberian husky puppy going to the bathroom inside your home, do not yell, scare, or punish them. Instead, get their attention and quickly lead them outside to finish their business. If they go outside, praise them.

If you stumble upon an accident after the fact, do not punish your puppy. Even if the accident happened just a few seconds ago, they will not remember it and won’t understand why they are being scolded.

Not every dog is the same. While most Siberian Huskies can be trained by four to six months of age, some dogs take longer to learn than others. If you are patient and consistent in your training, every dog can learn.

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