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post #31 of 61 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 01:19 PM
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Great thread!

Having a v relaxed weekend here.
Had a virus the last couple of weeks, which has knocked me for six. Still under the weather, so rationing my energies to dealing with work, the fish and our dogs.

Puppies are exhausting, arenít they?
We have 2 shih tzus and a pug cross puppy. Fortunately, the pup is getting very good at Fetch and Recall, which means less hard work for me! Haha!





She is simply sparking with energy, isnít she?
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Great thread!



Having a v relaxed weekend here.

Had a virus the last couple of weeks, which has knocked me for six. Still under the weather, so rationing my energies to dealing with work, the fish and our dogs.



Puppies are exhausting, arenít they?

We have 2 shih tzus and a pug cross puppy. Fortunately, the pup is getting very good at Fetch and Recall, which means less hard work for me! Haha!











She is simply sparking with energy, isnít she?
Cute little guys and yes they can be lol

Hope you get to feeling better and the rest helps!!

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I thought I would stop by this thread and share this video. I recommended creating the safe zone ( where you can leave your pup when unsupervised) based on this video and others similar to this.





In the video Victoria Stillwell goes through the process she recommends for housetraining and what to do if you live in an urban environment and how to make the transition to going outdoors.


I thought I would leave this link I gave you so that others can see it and hopefully learn about positive methods. :)

https://positively.com/
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The video I posted does not work on my end.


Hopefully this one will.


https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...house+training
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All right today me and Takoda went to the vet and got the next round of puppy booster shots.
After that we decided to go on a nice little walk and meet some people and smells from new smells. Lol
He is doing really good and here's a few pictures from the walk.

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At the hospital getting bloodwork done.

Hope you all are having a good day!

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Try standing directly in front of him (on a leash, of course). Instead of walking away, step one step to the right and back while reminding him to stay; then one step to the left and back. Do this until you are able to go the entire length of the leash to the left and to the right. Then step one step back and one step to the right, etc. It won't be long before you can go to the end of the leash and to the left and right.



When you can do this, then you can turn and walk away. This keeps Takodah from making mistakes in the learning process and gives him confidence. And that is what training is all about, IMO: Giving our puppies confidence.



Puppies need eye contact for security. It is good that he wants to follow you when you turn to walk away. Shows a bond is forming.



I am a step-by-step trainer. That way, if something goes wrong I know exactly where and it's much easier to fix than when I would go to fast and have to start at the beginning.
I've been doing stay without a leash actually. And I can walk 10 to 12 feet away from him as long as I keep eye contact. He is doing really well. Though he will let me know when his attention span starts to come to an end. at that point I try for one more positive response and then we end it for a little while until he is rested and can try again later. So far I feel like I have gotten a pretty positive response to this.

Let me ask you and anybody else that sees his thread a another opinion. on housebreaking the puppy I have read and saw videos that both recommend using and can dims using pee pads in the house during training. What's your thoughts on this.

(By the way to anybody reading this I am open to any advice. I just encouraged any conflicting points of views in this thread to not escalate into anything aggressive.)

I want this place to stay a very positive place where someone can speak what is on their mind I am talk about their days.

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I never used pads when housebreaking my husky because I didn't want him getting used to pottying inside, but every dog and situation is different.

I really recommend potty bells you hang on your door. I had Bodhi completely housebroken before he was 10 weeks old. Everytime we would go out, I'd ring the bells and say outside. He quickly learned and started ringing them himself. Even if I wasn't in the room, I would hear him.

Always take him to the same area to potty, and if he has an accident do not yell or startle him. If you catch him in the act, pick him up say "outside" sternly and immediately carry him out. Praise him to high heavens for pottying outside. Don't clean accidents in front of him or scold him after he has already done it. Give him plenty of time to potty while he's out, and carry treats to reward him.
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Clicker training is also a great thing to look into as you can use it in any type of training. You must first get your pup to associate the click with an immediate treat though before it will work. To begin you would click and treat multiple times. You can then tell them to sit ( something simple) and click and immediately treat. You would do this multiple times per training session. Eventually they will associate the sound of the clicker with a tasty treat. :)


Once they associate the click you can use it to mark behaviors you like and they will know that the action they were doing when you clicked is going to get them a treat. You can click individual steps in a trick such as beg/ sit pretty. You can click when they are walking with a loose leash. If you see them doing something you really like without asking for it you can click and often they will begin to repeat the behavior.


The click can be used with a verbal marker like "yes!" ( In an enthusiastic tone). Timing in dog training is very important and a clicker can make that a bit easier.

Never click unless you plan to give the treat!

You can find a clicker in just about any pet store. Just be sure to find one that is not overly loud ( You do not want your pup being afraid of it) and does not get stuck when pressed!


Here is a link to potty bells and a clicker all in one!




https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FSG6T6V...NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Another good thing to do while your puppy is young is get them used to you touching their feet and brushing their teeth. Nail trimming will be a lot easier as well as cleaning their teeth if they are used to it from a young age! :)
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Clicker training is also a great thing to look into as you can use it in any type of training. You must first get your pup to associate the click with an immediate treat though before it will work. To begin you would click and treat multiple times. You can then tell them to sit ( something simple) and click and immediately treat. You would do this multiple times per training session. Eventually they will associate the sound of the clicker with a tasty treat. :)


Once they associate the click you can use it to mark behaviors you like and they will know that the action they were doing when you clicked is going to get them a treat. You can click individual steps in a trick such as beg/ sit pretty. You can click when they are walking with a loose leash. If you see them doing something you really like without asking for it you can click and often they will begin to repeat the behavior.


The click can be used with a verbal marker like "yes!" ( In an enthusiastic tone). Timing in dog training is very important and a clicker can make that a bit easier.

Never click unless you plan to give the treat!

You can find a clicker in just about any pet store. Just be sure to find one that is not overly loud ( You do not want your pup being afraid of it) and does not get stuck when pressed!


Here is a link to potty bells and a clicker all in one!




https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FSG6T6V...NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Another good thing to do while your puppy is young is get them used to you touching their feet and brushing their teeth. Nail trimming will be a lot easier as well as cleaning their teeth if they are used to it from a young age! :)

The same for getting him used to water for a bath. Puppies can easily become afraid of water, so take this very slowly and make it a fun experience. :)
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Clicker training is also a great thing to look into as you can use it in any type of training. You must first get your pup to associate the click with an immediate treat though before it will work. To begin you would click and treat multiple times. You can then tell them to sit ( something simple) and click and immediately treat. You would do this multiple times per training session. Eventually they will associate the sound of the clicker with a tasty treat. 🙂


Once they associate the click you can use it to mark behaviors you like and they will know that the action they were doing when you clicked is going to get them a treat. You can click individual steps in a trick such as beg/ sit pretty. You can click when they are walking with a loose leash. If you see them doing something you really like without asking for it you can click and often they will begin to repeat the behavior.


The click can be used with a verbal marker like "yes!" ( In an enthusiastic tone). Timing in dog training is very important and a clicker can make that a bit easier.

Never click unless you plan to give the treat!

You can find a clicker in just about any pet store. Just be sure to find one that is not overly loud ( You do not want your pup being afraid of it) and does not get stuck when pressed!


Here is a link to potty bells and a clicker all in one!




https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FSG6T6V...NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Another good thing to do while your puppy is young is get them used to you touching their feet and brushing their teeth. Nail trimming will be a lot easier as well as cleaning their teeth if they are used to it from a young age! :)

The same for getting him used to water for a bath. Puppies can easily become afraid of water, so take this very slowly and make it a fun experience. :)
I just want to add since Takodah is a husky that baths should be very limited and only done when necessary. Huskies are very clean dogs with a naturally sweet smell. They maintain this cleanliness with a natural oil that blocks dirt from reaching the skin. Baths, especially with soap, will strip away this oil and dry out the coat. When Takodah blows his first coat, you can bathe him to alleviate the shedding and give him a blow out (or have a groomer do it). Salmon oil or coconut oil are good things to look into for fur and joint health.

I'm sure you already know, but never trim or shave him. The thick coat actually keeps them cooler in warm months by trapping cool air close to the skin. An undercoat rake or long hair furminator will work wonders when he's shedding. Which will be always. Welcome to Husky Life 😁 I have to move all my furniture weekly and sweep out the tumbleweeds.
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