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Hello! New to this kind of stuff, Husky and these kinds of forums.

I would like some advice. I've done some research on this breed, it was quick research as we needed to decide very quickly if we wanted our new puppy or not. After about an hour of short research, we got her, to which they informed us in the buying process that she is fully potty-pad trained (I'm not a fan of pee pads and I've never worked with them and while I follow the instructions, I still have issues). We have had her since Valentines Day (7 days today). She sometimes has trouble, or could just be her being spiteful, keeping her to pee on the pee pad we have in place and finds little puddles in our bathroom a lot (never placed a pad in there). Seeing as I'm used to labrador mixes and pit bull breeds, I have no idea on how to train our new puppy (Her name is Blake and she is 3 months, 4 months on March 9th). Also, what is with all the chewing?! I take her for her morning and evening walks and she has a plethora of chew toys but she chooses to chew on our covers and has made about 4 new holes and pulled out a lot of cotton and I have even caught her eating it and then she runs when i try to take it from her! I would really appreciate any advice you guys can give.

I would also like some advice for those who have huskies with smaller pets, like cats and small dogs. I have 2 cats and a 14-year-old Shih Tzu who wants nothing to do with her and has snapped at her when she tries to display the humping dominance thing. This is entirely new ground for me. She is fine with the cats.... when she's not being overhyped and chasing them when they leave to go eat or be left alone.

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Ahh the chewing! Unfortunately this is something they just have to grow out of. I spent £300 on new kitchen cupboard doors that had been chewed, had to get a plumber when Astro ripped out all the pipes from under the sink, bought a new sofa after he ate an entire arm, re-plastered a wall and replaced skirting boards he had chewed. Welcome to the world of husky puppies! No amount of toys will be as interesting as some good old home furnishings, my advice is crate train her when she's on her own and if you catch her chewing something say a firm no and give her something she can chew instead. Chewing can be a sign of boredom so give her plenty of mental stimulation like food based puzzles or hiding toys and treats for her to find
Regarding small dogs and cats, some huskies are ok with them and others aren't. I socialised Astro with small dogs from an early age and he's fine with them, but Koda my rescue isn't at all. They are a high prey drive breed so if the cats run her instinct to chase will kick in! With you having 2 female dogs you might find there are some dominance issues there, but it's also going to be a lot for a 14 year old dog to cope with a young bouncy big puppy! Make sure your old dog has her own space and try to keep them apart sometimes so she gets some peace


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Takes a while to go to the pad consistently for the first 6 months. I kept all my rugs and carpets. Placed pad in all my Storm’s accident place until he can hold. Started removing one by one over the months and now he goes for rugs only if the pads are soiled badly


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Hi, I’d remove pee pads and train to go outside, with my 2 I took them out every 20-30 mins, after a nap and when you see them sniffing around is the time to take outside. I did this day and night, it was tiring but they were both fully trained in 3 weeks, no accidents since. I also restricted access to rooms until they were trained so they didn’t start peeing and pooping everywhere. I think using the pads teaches them they can potty in the house. Good luck


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Spiteful? How on earth can you think a puppy could be spiteful? It’s a pup, freshly moved into a strange home with another dog and 2 cats where nothing is familiar. Of course she’s going to pee everywhere, scent marking is what even puppies do, she needs a consistent approach to toilet training. Puppies are just like children, they have to be taught what to do and when and how to do it. You wouldn’t expect a baby not to pee randomly if it was left in a box. Just like children they can be wilful and destructive and puppies just like children don’t just grow up and follow rules, they have to be shown and taught. Your old dog will also have to learn how to cope with a dog who has no manners yet and who is many times bigger, I’m not surprised she hasn’t just rolled over and surrendered, it was her patch First and she has to learn to share. Both my cats have settled in with my rehome but it’s taken a few months, Luna is still interested in Mr. Noisy who doesn’t know when it’s better he keeps quiet lol but she doesn’t chase either of them. Firm but fair, discipline but with kindness not anger.


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On 2/24/2018 at 6:37 PM, Luna-tic said:

Spiteful? How on earth can you think a puppy could be spiteful? It’s a pup, freshly moved into a strange home with another dog and 2 cats where nothing is familiar. Of course she’s going to pee everywhere, scent marking is what even puppies do, she needs a consistent approach to toilet training. Puppies are just like children, they have to be taught what to do and when and how to do it. You wouldn’t expect a baby not to pee randomly if it was left in a box. Just like children they can be wilful and destructive and puppies just like children don’t just grow up and follow rules, they have to be shown and taught. Your old dog will also have to learn how to cope with a dog who has no manners yet and who is many times bigger, I’m not surprised she hasn’t just rolled over and surrendered, it was her patch First and she has to learn to share. Both my cats have settled in with my rehome but it’s taken a few months, Luna is still interested in Mr. Noisy who doesn’t know when it’s better he keeps quiet lol but she doesn’t chase either of them. Firm but fair, discipline but with kindness not anger.


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Here's the thing, I'm use to pitbull, akita, and labrador puppies. I believe they are spiteful because that is how the breed is. That is how I was told they are through research and advice from a friend who trains and specialized in large dog breeds. They are known to have attitudes and be spiteful. I never said I expected her to do things right off the bat. I knew she would be a handful when we got her and I don't regret it even if she infuriates me sometimes. Teaches me to keep my cool though. The older dog is a MALE Shih Tzu. He does not like other dogs and is jealous, I can understand that part. Kiki also is not trained. He was kept in a garage on a chain almost his entire life and let to potty anywhere he pleased. He is not fixed and is territorial. My boyfriend and I took him in as, while we do not like small dogs, we felt bad for his state and were tired of his mom treating him like that (and she honestly thinks she did nothing wrong when the vet even called her and told her to not go near him again).

Blake refuses to go outside unless we keep her out long enough that she cannot hold it in. Literally, when we take her out with us, she holds it until she can't anymore. When I take her for walks, she holds it in until she is back in the house. I have wood floors and she has become desensitized to cotton feeling thankfully as the pads we started getting were thin enough to make it feel like the floor. I really hate pads and as someone said above, they make the dog think it is okay to go inside. Blake was pad trained when we got her and I have gone to potty training classes with no luck. I also block her off from the other rooms but she jumps the gates. I raise them up but if I raise them too high, she goes under them and she can still jump over it. She learns quick, which I have taken advantage of with her service and basic training sessions. I have tried throwing her poop outside where I want her to potty and she just sniffs it, looks at me, and if I don't do anything, she just sits there and stares at me. We are probably gonna do the upper suggestion and completely remove them until she learns to hold it in and give her a way to alert us that it is potty time as I am usually very busy at home and I will be starting my externship (job shadowing for college) within a few days. I will not be home and we do not have a crate for her even though she is crate trained as when I would remove the older dog from his crate, I would crate train Blake with it and she is fine, just has not been in it for more than a couple hours so far.

I understand she is like a child, but I don't have kids. I only helped take care of my younger siblings which was just feeding and bathing them for my mom. Cats are fine now. Misfit is best friends with Blake but Skye... she has shown she doesn't like any animal other than her little brother so any creature other than Misfit comes around, she hisses and bats at them. Blake has learned to generally give her space but sometimes she just wants to go say hi and that leads to a clawed snout. She has shown dominance already which isn't an issue for me to handle since it's the same as with an Akita. 

Thank you for the advice, but yes, puppies, like children, can do things out of spite. Blake has literally looked at me when she knows she's done something wrong, and would keep doing it. My stepdad's akita use to do that and sometimes still did just so my stepdad would go out and play with him, which was funny sometimes.

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Sorry but spite isn't something dogs know your humanizing her too much, she doesnt understand what she's doing is wrong , take her outside every hour or so a d straight after eating , drinking, sleeping etc n she'll learn eventually

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Hello! New to this kind of stuff, Husky and these kinds of forums.

I would like some advice. I've done some research on this breed, it was quick research as we needed to decide very quickly if we wanted our new puppy or not. After about an hour of short research, we got her, to which they informed us in the buying process that she is fully potty-pad trained (I'm not a fan of pee pads and I've never worked with them and while I follow the instructions, I still have issues). We have had her since Valentines Day (7 days today). She sometimes has trouble, or could just be her being spiteful, keeping her to pee on the pee pad we have in place and finds little puddles in our bathroom a lot (never placed a pad in there). Seeing as I'm used to labrador mixes and pit bull breeds, I have no idea on how to train our new puppy (Her name is Blake and she is 3 months, 4 months on March 9th). Also, what is with all the chewing?! I take her for her morning and evening walks and she has a plethora of chew toys but she chooses to chew on our covers and has made about 4 new holes and pulled out a lot of cotton and I have even caught her eating it and then she runs when i try to take it from her! I would really appreciate any advice you guys can give.

I would also like some advice for those who have huskies with smaller pets, like cats and small dogs. I have 2 cats and a 14-year-old Shih Tzu who wants nothing to do with her and has snapped at her when she tries to display the humping dominance thing. This is entirely new ground for me. She is fine with the cats.... when she's not being overhyped and chasing them when they leave to go eat or be left alone.
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My husky was 8 weeks when I bought her home. She chewed furniture, her bedding things of that nature as well. I used pepper and in some cases hot sauce to deter the chewing. For example she would chew the end of rugs. I Doused those areas with pepper and she kept away from them. For furniture I would wet the areas with hot sauce. That also deterred her. Eventually she just stopped altogether but it took a lot of consistency on my part. It would be great if you could catch her in the act and give her a stern No along with a toy that she is allowed to chew. As someone else has already said if they are bored they will chew so daily exercise is a must. As for the bedding I just removed it until I was able to sit and watch her and again by being able to catch her in the act and tell her no and give her toy she eventually stopped chewing her bedding. But what also helped with that was her crate training. The more she respected her crate the less destructive she became of anything in it. I really hope this helps.


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23 hours ago, BingBlaze n Skyla said:

Sorry but spite isn't something dogs know your humanizing her too much, she doesnt understand what she's doing is wrong , take her outside every hour or so a d straight after eating , drinking, sleeping etc n she'll learn eventually

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Dogs can be spiteful. If breeders and trainers support that, along with personal experience with every animal i have raised, then it is possible. They are animals just as us, and are capable of emotions and reactions just as we are. The people i bought her from confirmed she was spiteful, the breeder she was from confirmed she gets it from her dad who was the exact same way as a puppy. 

 

Also i do that, she does not go outside at my home. I pick her up in the middle of her circle ritual she does when she is about to potty, lead her to the door, and i stand 30 minutes outside with her. She refuses to go potty at our home. She behaves and potties outside when we our at my dad's but she wont do it at home. She just wants her potty pads and nothing else when we are at our house.

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Lol dogs do not do things out if spite sorry they just don't, they might be naughty to attention seek but it's not spite
Put the pads outside then if she'll only go on pads

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5 minutes ago, BingBlaze n Skyla said:

Lol dogs do not do things out if spite sorry they just don't, they might be naughty to attention seek but it's not spite
Put the pads outside then if she'll only go on pads

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Okay cool. So years of animal behavior training and experience and whatnot is all a hoax and lie. Cool. Glad to know i went to school for nothing then.

 

Like i said,i have done that. She refuses to go outside no matter what i have done. Please read more carefully before giving that advice as im looking for advice to get her to potty outside without what i have already tried. I have taken the pads out entirely and she just starts to potty everywhere again. 

 

We are close to just making her an outside dog because of this. 

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Pretty much, just like the whole alpha/pack leader theory it's all rubbish , start again then get rid of the pads and treat her like you've just brought her home and be patient and consistent, she'll get there eventually it'll just take time

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Why in the world would anyone use pepper and hot sauce for innocent little puppies who "may" chew on furniture because the owner isn't supervising them properly?? What?? Did I read that correctly?? That is so CRUEL and breaks my heart. Try "positive" reward training. (If someone poured pepper & hot sauce in my mouth, I'd be peeing everywhere in the house!!)
Have you poured pepper & hot sauce in your mouth to see if it's hot?? Please let me know how it turns out@Vergildemon14??

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chuck the book out and start potty training from new...

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I despair. Hot sauce, pepper, people spraying their “naughty” dogs, believing a dog can be spiteful because apparently it’s genetic? I’ve even met folk who firmly believe that rubbing a dog’s nose in its mess will stop it pooping inside.

If your dog will pee outside for your Dad, why wouldn’t she do it at your place? Is the ground different, does he have grass while you have concrete or paving? There has to be a reason. Is he kind and calm with her while you shout at her? Does he leave her out on her own while you stay outside and watch her? If they no longer have a dog maybe it’s related to the Shitzu? Is outside your house Kiki's territory, I presume she must go somewhere?


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It will take time to consistently get the hang of toilet training, accidents can and do happen but keep taking them out and praising them will help.
Regarding the spiteful side, it’s a complex emotion that is currently believed to be mainly a human trait. But I understand no one should simply take my word for it so here’s a link to a doctors blog regarding a similar situation.... https://drmartybecker.com/pet-connection/dogs-things-spite/

Hope things work out


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