I have a male 6 month old Siberian Husky puppy. I am in the navy and work from 5-1500 or so. When I first got him he would pee and poop in his kennel and have no issue frolicking in it. After a few weeks he stopped doing it. I expected it considering his age and how long he was in a crate for, and did not punish him or anything. I would give him a bath and then clean his kennel. After a few weeks he stopped doing that and also stopped wasting in the house (which he was also doing when I first got him. No big I understand I have to teach him). Then we got a new dog. And basically had to start from square one because they are roughly a month apart and the new puppy made him start wasting inside the house again. After we re-trained them both. We got into a routine. And the routine worked until recently. My husky has issues from time to time but the Australian Shepherd is totally house broken. But basically until recently Link (my husky) might piddle on the carpet and I would correct it. Now he piddles in the house.
Examples of this are as such: I leave him alone in my room and he will piddle on the carpet (I believe this to be separation anxiety because he does it not only in my room but if it’s just him and the other dog in the house and I go to grab something from my truck he will do it) so I believe I know this reason. And I will be working with him to correct it.
When I go into the living room after just letting them inside (because they spend a lot of time outside playing) and I know for a fact he just wasted in both ways quite a bit. I’ll go into another room or turn my back on him for a few minutes and turn around and he's piddled on the hardwood. Or wasted on it. Or he has one area in the living room he constantly is peeing. Now I do clean up where he has peed. I use a combination of oxyclean and natures miracle. Hot water. And let it soak for a minute because of the carpet pad. But he always seems to do it a lot in that area. The one I think that angers me the most is when he comes into the kitchen or the living room where I am and then looks at me and then starts peeing.
I really don’t know what else to do. I’ve tried rewarding him, I’ve tried aversive training. I just really am at my wits end. I don’t want to get rid of him. But eventually I’m going to live in an apartment not a big house. And I don’t want this to be a problem then. He also has a large tendency to chew on everything even though he has plenty of chew toys and knows what to chew on and not to.
His wasting schedule is as such: Wake up in the morning, let him out of his kennel, he goes downstairs and waits at the backdoor. I open the door. He goes outside and pee's sometimes wastes. If he doesn’t waste immediately. I call him back in. Feed him, then let him outside again. Usually he wastes then.
From that point on he gets let out roughly every 1-2 hours throughout the day. If he’s not outside already. When its night time towards the end of the evening. He gets fed again and same routine. Let outside right after and usually wastes and pees. I stop giving him water around this point to prevent kennel accidents. It’s usually 2-3 hours before I go to sleep at this point so I will let him outside just before sleep. He pees and then goes to his kennel.
Yet despite a pretty flexible and yet normal schedule and routine. He will still come in and waste when I’m not looking or pee as he walks or pee after looking at me in one spot. Now if this is some cry for attention I don’t understand because he gets attention galore. We have roughly 5 or so people in my house. And they all pet and play with him. Including myself.
I really am at my wits end. And I hate to say it but unless I find a better route. I have electronic collars on the way from amazon. They have a beep (Very loud) vibrate. And shock function. And I will train him with it if I must. I don’t like having to punish him. But he knows when he does it that it makes me angry. Because he does it right in front of me. And as soon as I say no or go to let him outside he immediately bolts from me to go hide either in his kennel or in a corner.
Please somebody help me. This is the one and only problem I’m having with him. I can train him not to chew on things or to behave about plenty of stuff but he just will not stop wasting inside and I’m at my wits end.