I just went an adopted a Siberian Husky. The passed Saturday. The breeders lied to me alot about the Husky. Bellia is 14 weeks which is 3 1/2 months, On there posting it said they was in a nice air conditioned house and they was already being tought potty training, sit, laydown ect. When I get her home, I texted the breeders I bought her off of and they told me she never was in side she was in a dirty cage, she eat whatever they had left from dinner. I know thats animal abuse in my book. But anyways.
How can I make my puppy use the bathroom outside? I take her outside for about 2 hours and she holds it. She likes too go on my husban carpet area rug which is a 2300 dollar rug and yeah. I finally got her too go outside this morning I told her like an hour straight she is a good girl and I gave her a treat? Any other advice on how too speed the process up?
They fed her people food which I read is horriable for these dogs. I went out and bought the best dog food I could think of and she wont eat it. I was told too leave it out she will eat it or go hungry is that mean? How can I also, get her too eat dog food.
The last one is. they took her too a vet and got her on all her up too date shots. Since she is only 3 months how long into I should properly take her again, any idea’s on the highest price it’ll coast.
O yeah and what about putting her in a cage while im working. She keeps crying when my husban put her in it last night, Should we advoid the cage or what?
Thank you all for your help. I really want to give my baby a wonderful home but as you see I might also, need help along the way god bless.
You need to take her out, just as you have been, and encourage her to potty. When she does, praise her (don’t get too excited, or she might stop and forget what she’s doing) and reward her with a small treat. She likely need to go right after waking up, after playing vigorously for awhile, and within 15 min-1/2 hour of eating or drinking. If you watch her carefully when she’s inside, you’ll be able to tell when you need to get her outside.
Watching her when she’s loose in your house is the KEY. Think of her as a toddler running around the house without a diaper on. If she gets away with pottying in the house because you weren’t watching, she will be much harder to housetrain. If you find a mess, DO NOT drag her back to it and scold her. She won’t remember doing it, and she won’t understand why you’re punishing her. If you catch her in the act in the house, make a loud, negative noise (I use "ACK!") – it will likely stop her mid-accident. Then get her outside and try to get her to finish out there.
This breed does well with crate training. It sounds like you have a crate (cage). She should be in there with her toys whenever you can’t watch her. Yes, she’ll whine and cry – if you cave in and let her out when she does this, she’ll learn that crying gets her out, and she’ll keep doing it. Ignore her. If you put the crate in your bedroom at night, she’ll likely be reassured by your presence and learn to quiet down (as opposed to leaving her alone in another room.
As for food, put it down once in the morning for 10 minutes, and once at night (you can also offer it to her mid-day, if you’re home). After 10 minutes, the food goes away until the next meal time. She needs to learn that this is her food, and she needs to take advantage of it while it’s there. A healthy dog will not starve itself. If you’ve had her to the vet, and they’ve said she’s healthy, then you need to be firm. If you cave and give her human food, she’ll learn that not eating her own food will get her something "better".
As for when she should get her next shots, your vet can best answer that. They can also give you an idea of the costs.
Siberian Huskies aren’t the easiest dogs to own. I’m glad you were able to get her out of a horrible situation, but you really need to learn about the breed so that you know what you’re in for. These are not your typical dog. I would highly recommend you get your puppy into an obedience class as soon as possible, and learn how to properly train her ASAP.
Please research the breed. Some good websites to get you going:
I would also recommend that you buy the "Siberian Huskies for Dummies" book. I know that’s a silly title, but I’ve heard the book is excellent for novice owners.