If you would like your Siberian Husky puppy to be well-mannered, then potty training is an early and essential training activity to execute. Whether you call it toilet training, housebreaking, or potty training, you can train all Siberian Husky puppies to do their business outside and not all over your clean floors.
Fortunately, potty training a Siberian Husky is relatively easy. The primary goal is to get him into consistent training. However, you will also need to make the housebreaking as pleasant as possible, which requires an effective motivator. Luckily, Huskies can eat anything. Therefore, some mouth-watering treats will play a crucial part during the session. Husky puppies are fast learners. So, if your Husky puppy is receptive, you could see results in just a few days or a week, except if he isn’t too interested in following instructions, then you may need a while longer. It might take several weeks before you see consistent results. If this training works, you will never have to worry about him going potty in public spaces or your car again.
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What Equipment is Required to Potty Train a Husky Puppy?
Steps Required to Potty Train a Husky Puppy
Fix a Designated Spot
Find a spot in your backyard or somewhere well away from where you and your family spend time. Keep in mind that it doesn’t need to be a vast space. Providing your pup with ample space is enough to do their business in it. Also, as puppies can be sensitive to loud noises and distractions, try picking a spot in as quiet an area as possible.
Frequency is Key
- You can predict your pup’s toileting needs easily. He’ll always need to go after eating, drinking, sleeping, and playing. Also, take your puppy out before bedtime to minimize any minor accidents during the night.
- Always take him to their designated spot and wait whenever he is due to go. He won’t necessarily need to go every time. There may be times outside of these ‘slots’ that your pup feels the call of nature.
- Even so, taking him to the designated spot in these critical moments maximizes the chance of catching them during a moment of need.
Wait until your pup does his job
- Sometimes, your pup can get distracted by what’s happening around him. As a result, he forgets the purpose of the outing and will only remember when he gets back inside the home.
- While that’s not always something you can skip, don’t rush your visits to their designated spot. If he doesn’t go immediately, patiently wait until he either goes or you’re sure he doesn’t need to.
- As an average, expect to hang around the spot for at least 10 minutes or so during each visit.
Take Them Away
- The designated spot in your backyard is for your puppy to use as a toilet only but not for them to play in, train in, or hang out.
- Always encourage your pup to associate that particular spot with doing his business by keeping it out of bounds when it’s not being used for that exact purpose.
Ensure your Husky puppy gets some privacy. Staring at your puppy while waiting for him to go may add to the pressure and discourage him. So, turn away and give your pup the same privacy you would expect.
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat
- The more repetitive and consistent the training, the more positively your pup responds to it. Therefore, use every opportunity possible to practice the training steps.
- Your Husky will soon respond to you with regular guidance, constant repetition, and plenty of patience.
Make a Routine
- Puppies are easily predictable, at least as far as their potty needs are concerned. If they’ve had a meal, a drink, a play, or a nap, they’re going to feel the call of nature sooner rather than later.
- Making things easier on yourself helps to create a schedule.
- If you create a schedule for eating, napping, and playing, you’ll be able to set your watch by their potty habits.
- Not only will a routine give a structure to their day, but it’ll also minimize the risk of being caught off guard by a sudden potty break.
- Accidents will always happen, especially in the early days of your pup’s potty training. But the more accidents you prevent, the better the results.
- It is better to understand the warning signs of your puppy needing to go.
- If you find your puppy circling, sniffing the floor, hunching their back, looking restless, or heading to a spot he had an accident in before, it’s time to take him to the designated place.
Consider Crate Training
- Crates are an invaluable tool in potty training. For example, dogs hate soiling their sleeping area. So by encouraging them to sleep in a crate, you’ll naturally encourage them to exercise control over their bladders.
- But do not make any mistakes. You can’t simply place a crate into a corner of the room, put your puppy in, and expect everything to be smooth sailing.
- To make it easier for you, consider reading the Crate Training post to understand more about choosing the right crate for your dog, its placement, steps involved in training and the pro tips to make the process easier for you.
Be the Leader
The core idea behind being a leader is to elevate your status, based on the belief that puppies adhere to a rigid dominance hierarchy. It doesn’t mean you can act aggressively or demand.
Remember, you want your pup to respect you, not fear you. So act confidently and always balance sternness with positivity to allow your puppy to see you as their natural leader.
Keep Things Fun
Make your pup listen to your commands by introducing some fun. Keep your voice cheerful and happy. This can make all the difference.
Huskies thrive on rewards. Whether it’s with a treat or their favorite game, a reward will go a long way to motivating good behavior in your dog.
Think Short and Sweet
Huskies get bored quickly, and pups are easily distracted. So keep training sessions short and sweet to maximize the rewards.
What is The Best Age To Start Potty Training a Husky Puppy?
Generally, the best time to start potty training a Husky puppy is between 12 and 16 weeks.
How to Potty Train a Husky Puppy – Videos
Persistence is the key to any training. Just because your pup went potty in the designated place for a couple of days does not mean you should stop the praise, and you’re done. Instead, you want to ensure to support your pup’s great new habit for the following months. Don’t be surprised if you’re experiencing potty mistakes several months after starting training. This should be infrequent, but it can always happen once in a while.