Siberian Husky Potty Training – Tips For Success

If you want to learn about Siberian Husky potty training, you’ll want to continue reading this article. Potty training is a very important part of any dog’s training and we will discuss why it’s so important, as well as methods that you can use for indoors and outdoors. After you have read this article you will be able to effectively potty train your Husky.

There are many reasons to potty train your Husky. One reason is that it will give him an opportunity to relieve himself when he needs to while preventing any unwanted accidents at home. Nobody wants to see their nice living room carpet ruined after all. Another reason is that it will make both you and your dog’s life a lot less stressful. If he knows where he is allowed to relieve himself he will always go to that area before doing his business. You will feel better too knowing that you don’t have to worry about him making a mess on your carpets and that he understands he has designated location for relieving himself.

If you live in an apartment or condo, then you may wish to try potty training your dog indoors. The indoor training method is easy and involves the use of puppy pee pads. If you don’t feel like using the pads, you can also use paper instead. The first step is to find out where your puppy has tendency to relieve himself. By knowing where that spot is, you can figure out where to initially place the pad, even if this isn’t the spot you want him to be using. Once he starts using the pad, you can slowly move it towards where you want him to be going. Eventually you will be getting your Husky to go in the spot you want and not where he wants. This method does take time depending on where the spot is, but with some patience you’ll see success.

If you live in a house, or decide after going with indoor potty training, you decide you don’t want to do it inside anymore, you can try potty training outdoors. There are numerous ways to go about this, but one that has been proven to work is crate training. The way crate training works is that whenever you leave the house, even for a short amount of time, place your Husky in a crate. When you return, take him out of the crate and lead him outside. This is when he should be learning to relieve himself. Wait outside until he does his business and do not go back into the house before he does. Once he’s done, reward him with lots of praise. By following this method he will learn that if he needs to go he will outside and not all over your house.

Siberian Husky potty training is one of the most important aspects of the training process when he is still a puppy. A Husky that hasn’t been potty trained as a puppy will only lead to problems down the road. By understanding why it’s important, and methods that allow you to train him indoors or outdoors, you will have enough knowledge to succeed in any situation. If you can follow these instructions, you will never have to worry about him making a mess in your house again.

Washington Huskies Stroll Into LA and Upset USC, 32-31, for the 2nd Straight Year

Ah, how sweet it is! as Jackie Gleason used to say.

When you are 66 years old, you can reference Jackie Gleason without being afraid of losing the younger readers. Since they spend so much time on the Internet, they can Google Jackie Gleason and learn something.

But sweet it was as the University of Washington Huskies blew into Los Angeles, headed for the LA Memorial Coliseum, and upset the 18th-ranked USC Trojans for the second straight season.

Jake Locker engineered a long drive to set up Erik Folk’s 32-yard field goal as time expired, and Washington upset the 18th-ranked Trojans, 32-31. Erik Folk, who may soon become a folk hero, nailed a 22-yard field goal at Husky Stadium last season with 3 seconds left to beat USC, 16-13, when the Trojans were ranked 3rd in the nation.

Locker, who went 4-for-20 against Nebraska with 2 interceptions, put the burn on USC and outplayed Trojan QB Matt Barkley. Locker was 24-for-40 (60%) for 310 yards and a 44-yard touchdown pass to Devin Aguilar. Locker also rushed for 110 yards on 12 carries (9.17 ypc).

And Erik Folk was busy kicking 3 additional field goals for 23, 41 and 35 yards before he calmly nailed the 32-yard, game-winning kick. Folk waited through 3 timeouts as USC tried to rattle him before the kick.

Husky running back Chris Polk added 92 yards on 13 carries (7.08 ypc) to help Washington roll up 536 yards in total offense.

Jake Locker also had two other memorable moments in the game of his career. He darn near scored on a long run in the 2nd quarter, but had the ball punched from behind and knocked through the end zone as he was about to score.

In the 4th quarter, as Locker attempted to score at the USC goal line, he fell backwards toward the goal and took a knee to the back of his head and had the wind knocked out of him at the same time. He could barely stand up as he was led from the field.

His able replacement, back-up Keith Price came in and immediately threw a 1-yard TD strike to tight end Chris Izbicki to put the Huskies up temporarily, 29-28. USC would get a field goal to retain the lead at 31-29 before Erik Folk took away their glory with his last-second, game-winning field goal as the Trojan fans sat stunned at the outcome.

So just how big was Washington’s victory on Southern Cal’s turf? I’m glad you finally asked. It was this big:

1) Washington had not beaten the Trojans in Los Angeles since 1996, 14 years ago in the Don James’ Era.

2) The Huskies had not won on the road in their past 13 attempts, things were getting more than old and a lot cranky. Winning on the road in the Pac-10 is like taking the hottest chick in school to the senior prom.

3) Not since 2003 has Washington won facing a ranked team in back-to-back games. The Husky loss two weeks ago was to 6th-ranked Nebraska.

Husky coach Steve Sarkisian called Locker’s performance against USC “legendary”. Locker reminded everyone why his is a favorite to be an NFL top-draft pick, and a Heisman Trophy candidate.

The season is 4 games old with 8 more to play. A lot can happen, good or bad. After Washington’s huge upset win over USC, it all looked good. Do not make the mistake of counting the Washington Huskies out because they are 2-2. They are also 1-0 and undefeated in the Pac-10 race.

Copyright © 2010 Ed Bagley

Siberian Husky Information and Facts – You Should Know

Huskies have a medium size head with a muzzle that is equal in length to the skull. The nose is defined and the color depends upon the color of the coat. It is flesh-colored in white dogs, liver colored in copper dogs and it is black in grey, black or tan dogs.

The husky eyes are oval, well spaced and come in blue, brown, amber or a combination of these colors…eyes can be part blue and part brown or one blue eye and one brown eye. The ears are always erect and in a triangular shape.

A scissor bite describes the teeth and the tail is carried in a sickle shape over the back. When the husky is excited, the curve disappears. The feet are large and have hair between the toes to keep them warm in snow and work well for gripping ice.

The husky coat is very thick and can withstand temperatures as low as -60 to 75 degrees F. This coat is double thick with a medium length. The underbody and face mask are usually white and the remaining colors can be any color from black to pure white.

Some of the common colors are dark grey and white, red-orange with black tips, sable and white, black and white, red and white, brown, grey, white, silver and wolf grey.

Siberian husky is quick and light on his feet and travels with graceful action. His gait is effortless and smooth and can function in harness and capable of carrying a light load over great distances.

The male huskies are masculine and the female’s are feminine but show no weakness in structure. These dogs have developed muscles and do not carry excessive weight.

Huskies measure 21 to 23 inches at the withers…bitches, 20 to 22 inches at the withers. The weight is in proportion to their height. Males average 45 to 60 pounds and females are 35 to 50 pounds.

The Siberian husky is normally friendly and gentle but is always alert and positive in nature. He does not possess guard dog qualities and is not suspicious of strangers or aggressive with other dogs. He is intelligent and easy to manage which makes him an agreeable worker and companion.

The Siberian husky must be counted among the most beautiful and dramatically striking animals on earth….

Great companion dog…gentle and playful…wonderful loving heart…very smart and willful…tend to bore…likes a lot of attention…wants to stay busy…sled dogs at heart. Owning a Siberian husky is exciting and fun.