If your husky has a habit of pooping in the house you’re probably wondering why and what you can do about it.
This post will show you a number of reasons why it might poop in the house and what you can do to get it to stop.
So, why does my husky poop in the house? If it is a puppy, it would be likely that it has not yet learned to go outside and you need to train it. If it is an adult it could be because it is ill, stressed, getting old or that it has separation anxiety.
There are a lot of reasons why your husky might be doing it but there are a number of things that you can consider that will help you in determining the exact reason. Once you have a good idea of why your Siberian husky has been pooing in the house, it will become easier for you to get it to stop.
Why your husky poops inside
The different reasons why your husky might have been doing it will likely come with some signs in the way that it does it.
Below are a number of reasons why your husky might poop inside and what would make them more likely.
It’s young or old
If your husky is a puppy it would be likely that it is not yet able to control itself or that it has not yet learned that it is supposed to go outside when it poops. In this case, it would help to take it outside quickly whenever you notice it start doing it and to train it to go outside using the tips mentioned below.
On the other hand, it could be the case that it is not able to control itself like it used to be able to. In this case, it would help to let it out right before bed and to allow it to have access to the yard whenever possible. However, it would also likely be due to illness if it has been doing it suddenly so a visit to the vet might also be worthwhile.
Stress could also be causing it to poop inside. This would be more likely if your husky has suddenly started doing it after a stressful event such as someone mistreating it or someone leaving home.
It would help to consider what happened at around the time that your Siberian husky started pooping inside. If it does seem like something might be causing it to become stressed then it would likely help to get the advice of a dog behaviorist or a vet.
It hasn’t been trained not to
The reason why it has been doing it could be that it has not been trained to go outside. If you don’t train it to go outside, it might not learn that it is meant to do it which could be causing it to think it’s ok to do it inside. In this case, it would be important to start training it to go inside using the tips mentioned below.
It is ill
Illness could be causing your husky to have started pooping in the house. This would be more likely if it has started doing it suddenly and it has been showing other signs of illness such as fatigue, diarrhea or vomiting. In this case, the best option would be to take it to a vet.
The reason why it has been doing it could be that it has some separation anxiety. This is where your husky does not like being left alone and it gets anxious when it is left alone. This would be more likely if your husky starts to become very anxious as you are leaving the house.
In this case, it would help to avoid leaving it for extended periods and to periodically check up on it if possible.
Also, it would help to train it to be less anxious when you are leaving and when you are away.
To do this you could do as follows:
- Make it seem like you are about to leave by doing something such as picking up your keys
- Reward your husky for not being anxious and repeat these two steps a few times
- Make more moves towards actually leaving such as by picking up the keys and putting your hand on the door handle
- Reward your husky for not being anxious and repeat the process a few times
- Actually open the door and go outside for a few moments then come back and reward your husky
- Repeat the above, each time staying outside for slightly longer
Things to consider
Below are some things you can consider when trying to figure out why your husky poops inside.
When it started doing it
It would help to consider when your husky first started doing it. If your husky has not always done it, an event might have occurred at around the same time it started that caused it to start.
If it started doing it suddenly, it would be more likely to be due to things such as illness, stress or becoming anxious.
Whereas, if it has always done it then it would be more likely to be due to things such as not being trained to go outside or being a puppy still.
At what times it does it
It would also help to consider the timing of when your husky poops inside.
If it does it at random times it would be more likely to be due to not being trained to go outside, illness or not being able to control itself due to its age.
Whereas, if it tends to do it at specific times it would be more likely to be because of separation anxiety or possibly that you leave it inside for too long.
How you can get your Siberian husky to poop inside less
Below are a number of things that you can do about your husky pooping inside.
Train it not to
To train your husky to poop outside it will be necessary to take it outside on an hourly basis and to wait for it to pee or poop. When it does you’ll then reward it with a treat and with attention.
When you’re outside, be boring so that you don’t prevent it from peeing or pooping naturally. This method works by teaching your husky that peeing and pooping outside gets it what it wants and it encourages it to do it outside.
You can watch the video below to see how it’s done.
Keep it in a certain area
It would also help to keep it in a certain area of the house if possible. By doing so you will be able to monitor your husky more easily and to clean up any mess more easily as well.
Another option you have is to crate train your husky. When done properly, crate training gives your husky an area where it can go and feel secure. The advantages of crate training are that it will make it much easier for you to clean the mess since crates have removable trays and dogs don’t like to poop where they live so it will be much more likely to wait to poop outside.
Let it go outside regularly
A very important thing for you to do is to let it go outside to pee or poop regularly. If you currently make it wait for long time periods before it can go outside then it will be much more likely to feel the need to pee or poop inside.
Take it to a vet
If your husky has started pooping inside suddenly, it has been showing signs of illness or you cannot figure out why it has been doing it, the best option would be to take it to a vet. By doing so you will be able to get an expert opinion tailored towards your particular Siberian husky.