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Old 02-25-2007, 08:43 PM   #1
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Hey everyone well i just bought a Siberian Husky today and this is my first time taking care of a little puppy. About 2 weeks ago i had to put down my little cocker spaniel who was 14 years old. It was a very sad time for me but i decided that in my life i need a dog. i went to the pet store and fell in love with this little guy here. Okay so the problem is that right now i want to take him outside to go to the bathroom but its FREEZING where i live and i know that huskies can go into the cold but hes only 2 months old. I cought him bending his legs just about to go poo so i said No in a kind voice picked him up and ran outside. The problem is once i brought him outside he started to cry so much! as if he was in PAIN i felt so bad so i picked him up and i rushed him inside where i sat with him on my lap. He fell alseep right away. He has been sleeping for the past hour and ahalf or so he got home about 2-3 hours ago so i guess he must be really tired. I dont know what to do guys. THere is ice on the floor and snow on the grass outside so i have no idea what i should be doing. ALSO i realized that everytime hes about to go poop..he starts to cry, which is great for me..but he cries when i bring him outside. Please any advice anything.!! i know he wants to go POOP so badly everytime i is about to i stop him at least to bring him on a mat or something but then he just forgets taht he had to poop and falls alseep. I want him to poop i know they have little tummies so please anything

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Awwwwwwwwwww, that pup will be just fine with short trips outside in the freezing cold. If it makes you feel better, you can take a mat to put his feet on but he needs to learn to go outside in all types of weather. I don't think there was any pain involved unless he's physically blocked, but I don't think that is the case here. I think he just doesn't like the cold on his paws yet ... he'll learn. Just be patient & keep taking him outside. He'll get used to it.
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well i hope he does because that little cry scared me to death, i thought i did something so bad to him. i was about to cry lol. Should i consider getting this Crate method. I have been reading up information on the net for a couple minutes now and it seems as though it works fairly well

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You could take a shovel and clear a nice little path for him to do his business. I don't know how much snow you have, if you only have a few inches to a foot, you can clear enough to get down to where the grass is showing.
You really want him to poop outside, and you need to let him do it out there. Picking him up and rushing inside isn't the way to go...and I know you felt sorry for him because he yelped when he was on the snow...so clear a path for the little guy
He'll get used to the snow as you make more trips outside to let him do his business.

Soon enough he is going to learn that when he yelps you pick him up and "rescue" him, when he is outside...you don't want that.
Yelping/Barking because he has to go out for business is okay...that is his signal to you, "mom, I gotta go"

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Do not use the words "its okay" and coddle him when he is doing something that is not permissible, displaying an incorrect behavior, or is scared of something. Do not yell at or punish him for such things either. When you say "its okay" you are telling him that what he is doing at that time is okay to do. It will only make it more difficult later on to break him of the poor habits he developed as a result of your telling him "its okay".
If you have other members in your household, please explain this to them as well.

Be sure to post some pics of your little darling
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I think crate training is an excellent method. The trick here is to make the crate a calm, safe & pleasant place for the dog to be. Never use it as punishment.
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okay so i dont fully understand this crate idea, but im gunna try out this method and if it doesnt work then im gunna try the crate. do you guys have any advice in regards to teething? I heard this thing you can do its when you freeze a sock or something and make them chew on it lol. I dont know as of now im really confused and i just want the best for my little buddy. And i will forsure take pictures of him and post them on the net. His name is Dusty lol

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O and i have one more question! Tonight when i go to bed, what should i do..should i keep him beside me..put him in a corner with a little somethign blocking him, i should of done

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The idea behind crate training encompasses a whole lot of good reasoning. It provides the pup a safe, quiet place that is all his own. Dogs don't like to "mess" in the place where they eat or sleep unless forced to so you'll control accidents if you take him out frequently. You can sleep peacefully knowing your pup isn't eating anything inappropriate or dangerous.

Pups need plenty of chewy toys to help with teething. Ice cubes work well too & I put a couple of ice cubes in a sock & tied them up & put them in the freezer to give them to chew. The cold eases teething pain. You can also put his chewy toys in the freezer to make them nice & cold.

Do you have a box or a crate to keep him in near your bed? If you want him to end up sleeping in your bedroom, that's what I'd do. Best to get him settled where you want him to sleep in the future as quickly as possible.
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alright that ice cube in the sock sounds like a great idea. Hmm so tonight is the first night that my dog is sleeping at home you guys have any tips or anything. I actually dont have a cage or anything i can put him in and right now he seems to be sound asleep. (thank god) So i was thinking should i place him in the bathroom for tonight, making sure there is nothing he can chew on of course. I am still deciding whether to make him stay outside or inside. I am leaning towards inside but i dont know dont you think he is a little bit big lol. I live in a 3500 square feet home and he can have the entire fixed basement to himself. But right no i want to restrict him a little bit so he doesnt have "to much" freedom to wander and poop everywhere

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alright that ice cube in the sock sounds like a great idea. Hmm so tonight is the first night that my dog is sleeping at home you guys have any tips or anything. I actually dont have a cage or anything i can put him in and right now he seems to be sound asleep. (thank god) So i was thinking should i place him in the bathroom for tonight, making sure there is nothing he can chew on of course. I am still deciding whether to make him stay outside or inside. I am leaning towards inside but i dont know dont you think he is a little bit big lol. I live in a 3500 square feet home and he can have the entire fixed basement to himself. But right no i want to restrict him a little bit so he doesnt have "to much" freedom to wander and poop everywhere
Since the next couple of days are his "first nights" home with you, you are probably going to want to keep an eye on him, he will probably need to go business every couple of hours...and the first few days, whether it is day or night time, are the best days to "catch him" before he does his business in the house, so you can rush him outside and "praise" him for it This is the start of house breaking
Perhaps you could use some old towels, and create a little bedding area in the bathroom or in your room, so he is near by...you could optionally find a very large cardboard box, until you buy a crate (should you decide to crate train) so he can be confined to one area, but still be in your room, without your worrying that he is going to mess all over
Keeping him nearby (at night time) during the first few nights (until he is house broken) is essential, so it won't take you long to get to him and take him out for business. If he yelps during the night, its likely he has to go, so make sure you get up and take him out If you just had him out, and he starts yelping again, it is unlikely that he has to go, he's probably doing it because he wants out of the box (if that's what you decide to do)...don't give in, I know its hard, but if you give in, the yelping will be his way of getting your attention and getting his way with you.
Once the yelping stops, wait a few minutes, and then take him out. That way he won't learn that "yelping means I get to come out".

Remember to praise for good behavior only

Keep the questions coming I can't wait to see your puppy pics, he must be soooo cute!
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