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16 week old husky wont potty train

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Hey y'all! I have a 16 week old female husky puppy, we have had her since she was 6 weeks old. The first week we had her we tried to crate train her but she was pooping & peeing in the crate & having to have a bath every day sometimes multiple times a day. So we started leaving her in our basement at night, she will poop & pee down there but when it comes to pooping & peeing outside she will not do it. She will occasionally pee outside but in the entire 10 weeks we have had her she has only pooped outside 1 time & that was the first night we brought her home. We take her outside every 30 minutes-an hour & she will pee maybe once or twice a day outside. Within 5 minutes of us bringing her inside though she will pee in the house. Weve tried verbal cues & praise. We say "lets go potty" and she runs to do the door but when it comes to actually doing her business outside she wont do it. Its becoming really frustrating. We have her on a feeding schedule as well and watch for her cues. As soon as she starts sniffing we take her out, still nothing. She literally goes ALL day without pooping. She only poops in the middle of the night in our basement. Peeing though she does anywhere & everywhere within 5 minutes of being taken outside to go. Weve tried staying outside longer to see if that helps but it doesnt. She thinks outside is playtime and wants to chase the birds or wind or whatever. Its just getting to the point where we know she should be really close to being potty trained but shes nowhere near it. We have a 7 month old ridgeback puppy as well & hes been fully potty trained & crate trained since he was 13 weeks old. We thought having him might make it easier to potty train our husky since they are pack dogs but nope no such luck. Weve slowly tried to reintroduce crate training as well & every time shes in the crate she pees in it. No matter what length of time shes in there for. We are losing hope. Shes such a sweet & loving girl but we cant handle all of the accidents. Anybody have any insight that can help us combat our stubborn girl & get her potty & crate trained? 

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Ok we brought home a 10 month old husky puppy 6 months ago and had similar issues. First and for most I would take her to the vet. She sounds a lot like our husky and if thats the case I would get her to a vet. The reason for this is she it sounds like shes peeing a lot. This could be due to a UTI or bladder stones. Ours has bladder stones and huskies are proned to getting them. After she was treated for her bladder stones potty training became so much easier. At this point training won't do much unless she gets checked out by a vet. As for the training I would keep her on a leash 24/7. Continue taking her out every 30 minutes to an hour but no that she is on leash you be there if she is showing pee indicators and immediately rush her outside. When she pees outside honestly go nuts. Throw a party. This has to be big. Your dog has to see that her peeing outside made you so happy that you are dancing and praising her. When she pee's inside look at her and say in a low tone "(dogs name" )no..bad girl" and point to the accident. Dopamine is released in a dogs brain when high tones are being used cuz they see that as excitement. But when you use low tones they know what they did didn't please you. Another thing you can try is literally walk her every 30 minutes to an hour and see if she wants to pee while on walks. If so, again throw a part show her that, that was a very good thing. One last resort you can do is there are these urine sticks that you place in your yard that encourage dogs to pee outside. This may take several weeks but be persistant. I also wouldn't try potty training through the crate cuz in my experience huskys dont respond well to that. As for the poop ask yourself how many hours after she eats does she poop. If she is pooping in the middle of night have her dinner come earlier in the day so she poops right before bed. Dogs are always consistent with their poop schedules as long as their healthy. 

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Take her out on the lead so she cant run around and see it as playtime,  also she needs taking out during the night aswell , shes getting mixed messages by being allowed to toilet inside some of the time (at night) and then not being allowed other times (day)

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