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How to potty train your husky

How to potty train your husky

If you have recently got a husky puppy then you are probably wondering how you can get it to pee and poop outside. This post will show you how you can do that.

So, how to get your husky to pee and poop outside? There are a number of things that you can do to potty train your husky. The first thing that you can do is to limit the area of the house that it has access to they don’t like defecating where they live so it will persuade them not to. You can also crate train it for the same reasons. The next thing that you can do is to train it to do it outside. You can do this by taking it outside regularly and waiting for it to pee or poop and then reward it for doing so with a treat. 

There are actually a lot of intricacies that go into potty training your husky that I will mention below.

How to potty train your husky

Keep it in one area of the house to begin with

The first thing that you can do, when you’re potty training your husky, is to keep it confined to a certain part of the house. By doing this you will be able to monitor it more easily and it will help to prevent it from peeing inside.

You could also do crate training. When done right it will give your husky a special area that it can go to which will help it to feel secure and it will be happy to be in there. The benefit of crate training your husky while it is still a puppy is that it also prevents it from peeing inside. The reason for that is that they do not like to defecate where they live.

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Train it to go outside

To potty train your husky you’ll want to take it outside to pee around once every hour.  When you’re outside waiting for it to pee you should be uninteresting so that it will explore the area and pee without your influence. Then, when it does pee, reward it for doing so by giving it a treat and playing with it. The idea is that it will teach your husky that peeing outside will get it the things that it wants. So, if you maintain it over a period of weeks to months then it will learn to go outside to pee.

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Watch the video below to see how.

Avoid punishing it

It might be tempting to punish your husky for peeing or pooing inside but it’s not generally recommended. It’s better to pick it up and take it outside instead. If you punish it then you will be risking causing other problems such as anxiety, fear, distrust, destruction and a lack of responsiveness to your command.

Let it pee right before bed

One way to reduce how much your husky can pee inside is to let it o outside right before going to bed so that it doesn’t feel the need to pee while you are asleep.

Things that can cause it to pee inside

There are a number of things that can cause your husky to pee inside that I will mention below.


When your husky becomes nervous it can cause it to pee. This is one reason why you should avoid punishing your husky since it can increase how nervous it becomes.


Another thing that can cause your husky to pee is excitement. This is particularly pronounced when it is still young so it’s important to have a lot of patience with your husky during this time period.

A lack of training

If you haven’t taken the time to train your husky to train outside then it is important that you do so. If you don’t then it might not learn that it’s not ok to pee inside.

Separation anxiety

Another thing that can cause your husky to be more likely to pee inside is separation anxiety. This is where your husky doesn’t like being left alone so it behaves differently when you’re not around.

Things to consider

When you’re potty training your husky there are some things that you should consider.


Potty training your husky is not something that you will be able to do straight away. Instead, it will be necessary for you to train your husky over the course of weeks or months so that you can change its habits. This is why you shouldn’t get frustrated when it pees inside and you should instead be patient and considerate of your husky while it is still young.

It’s common for them to pee inside

Another thing to consider is that it’s not unusual for puppies to pee inside. Almost every puppy owner will have to go through the stage of training their husky not to pee inside at the beginning so you are not alone in your efforts. The good news, though, is that most people are able to train their puppies not to do it and there is no reason that you can’t either.

Now is a good time to start training

Since your husky is still young and it hasn’t developed any ingrained habits yet now is the perfect time to start training it to behave in the way that you would like it to. This means that now would be a good time to train it not to bolt out the door and to come to you when you tell it to.

Related Questions

Why has my husky started peeing and pooping inside suddenly? If your husky doesn’t normally do this and it is no longer a puppy then it would indicate that it is ill. The most appropriate thing for you to do would be to take it to the vet. If it’s not ill then it could be that a recent event has caused it to become anxious or nervous that has caused it to pee and poo inside in which case a dog behaviorist would be a good option to consult with.