Tips How to Potty Train a Husky Puppy

The basic principles in terms of how to potty train a husky puppy is very simple. For one, as a rule of thumb, you should give your husky puppy the opportunity to go to the toilet in the correct place-- outside the house, whenever it needs to 'go.'

Establish a Strict Potty Training Schedule
How to Potty Train a Husky PuppyAs much as possible, it's important to come up with a strict potty training schedule that your husky puppy should follow, such as every two hours or after eating, playing, or sleeping. Likewise, a puppy that accidentally soiled the crate overnight should also be taken out right away. It's important for the owner to wake up before the pup has an accident. Select a time frame that's halfway through the night and just adjust it slowly until you managed to get the puppy out before it even soils the crate. This could be hard at first, especially if the pup is very young, but the rewards of doing it properly are definitely worth it. By the time your pup turns 6 months old, he'll slowly learn how to hold himself overnight or keep up with the schedule you set. As a rule of thumb, never veer from the schedule. If you're busy, you could always hire a pet sitter to keep an eye on the pup.

In case that you can't supervise your husky puppy closely, it's ideal to use a crate. Though, it's also important to never leave the pup there past its scheduled potty time. Generally, a puppy wouldn't soil its den, but if you keep it waiting, it doesn't have any choice. Keep in mind, every accident could contribute in developing a bad habit, and bad habits are very hard to break.

Establish Yourself as a Leader
It's essential to work with your puppy on obedience and establish yourself as the leader. Huskies could be dominating and this would interfere with potty training. Therefore, it's essential to teach your dog that he should follow the rules you set. For instance, have your dog sit before you put on his leash. Likewise, have the leash in your hand, but never put it on until the puppy sits. This means that, 'no sit, no walk.' On the other hand, if your puppy needs to go potty, don't make him sit before going out, or he might end up soiling the floor.

Feed the Puppy on Time
Feed your husky puppy on a regular schedule and don't forget to take him out 30 minutes after having a meal. Though, this could range from 15 minutes after a meal, up to an hour, depending on the puppy. 

Have a Specific Spot
Walk your puppy to the same potty spot each time it needs to go. After cleaning up your pup, leave a slight trace behind so that the puppy will know it's his spot. Also, giving a treat and praising your puppy while it's doing its job is ideal, but don't do it after he's done. You want your husky puppy to connect the acknowledgment with the act, not after the act.

Supervise
Husky PuppiesIf you let your puppy roam freely around the house, it's important to supervise it at all times. This is crucial to potty training, because if you get distracted for a moment or two, the puppy might end up soiling the carpet and this would develop into a bad habit after. On the other hand, if you can't supervise your pup, it's better to put him in a crate instead. 

Watch the Signs
There will always be signs when your puppy needs to go potty. This could range from sniffing the floor while walking in circles, to leaving the room without any reasons. When this happens, rush the puppy outside, into his designated spot.

Clean All Accidents
You could use an enzyme cleaner from your local pet supply store to clean the spots where your puppy had his accidents. Clean it thoroughly to remove the odor.