The basic principles of toilet training your husky puppy or dog are simple.
Basically, you have to give the puppy the opportunity to go in the correct place (i.e. outside in the yard) every time it needs to 'go'.
Puppies tend to need to go to the toilet then they wake up - in the morning or after a nap, after food, and every hour or two in between.
When your puppy wakes up, take it straight outside to a spot in the garden where you want it to go to the toilet, and wait until it does. When it starts to 'go', tell it 'good pee!' or 'good toilet!' or whatever else you want to say... and there you go - toilet training has begun!
You should soon be able to tell when your puppy is about to go to the toilet from its behavior . It will start to sniff the floor in circles or 'squat' down. As soon as your puppy does this, or if you catch it 'in the act' make a short sharp noise to distract it for a second, pick it up and take it outside to a place where you want it to pee. Wait with your puppy, praise it while it goes to the toilet, and take it inside afterwards.
Having a new puppy sleep in your room at night helps with toilet training. Alternatively, you may choose to sleep downstairs with the puppy for the first few nights - this seems to work just as well. We tend to wake up if we hear the pup stir, at which point we get up and take the pup outside to its toilet spot. You must do this quickly – you may want to wear some sweat-pants so you are ready to run outside, and be sure to have shoes ready by the bed or at the door. Puppies develop incredibly quickly, and it doesn't take long before they will sleep through the night without needing to pee.
Training Crates are a great help in toilet training (and generally keeping your Husky puppy safe and happy). Your crate should be large enough for your puppy to stand up and turn around comfortably in. It should not be too big, as the idea is that your puppy will not want to pee in its own bed and will let you know when it wakes up and needs out to pee. If there is too much room in the crate your puppy may 'go' in one corner and sleep in the other. A standard 'small' sized crate is usually fine for a young husky puppy. Adult siberians usually require 'medium' or 'large'. These sizes sometimes come supplied with 'crate dividers', which you can use to reduce the space available when the puppy is small. We line the crates with Vet Bed for comfort and warmth.
Toilet training will take a while, and there will be accidents... just when you think they've finally got the hang of it, your puppy will pee all over the carpet - again!
We have always found that one day things just seem to 'click'. In the mean time, be patient.
Don't punish your puppy for accidents - NEVER EVER, EVER rub his or her nose in its mess. Don't shout at your puppy when it goes to the toilet where it shouldn't. All you will do is confuse your puppy and make it think that going to the toilet is bad.
Never tell a puppy off for anything unless you catch it in the act, or it will have no idea what it is being told off for.
It is much easier to teach a puppy through praise and reward when it does something good, rather than by telling it off for bad behavior. when you tell a dog or puppy off, you are only telling it what it SHOULDN'T DO. If you try and toilet train a pup this way, all you are telling it is that it shouldn't go to the toilet.
Stop your puppy from going to the toilet indoors with a gentle but firm 'NO' or 'STOP'. Immediately take it to a suitable place outside. Reward it when it does go in the right place, and your puppy will soon get the idea.
You will find there are various products designed to help with toilet training. We have found that 'Puppy Pads' were toys: All the puppies we have tried them with have just ripped them apart and made a mess.
One product you probably will want to invest in is Urine-Off or some other brand of urine and stain neutralizer (Simple Solution Potty Training Aid is another tried and tested option). These liquid-sprays are designed to neutralize the smell of urine and toilet stains. Dogs and puppies tend to 'go' where there is a smell of pee, and so these products discourage a puppy from peeing somewhere where it has had a previous accident.
The other thing we have found useful for toilet-training is the Pee Post Toilet Training Post for Dogs which is a plastic stick, scented so as to encourage the puppy or dog to pee on it. The only problem we found with these is that if we leave them out in the garden, the adult dogs usually try and chew them. If you don't have other dogs, or just take the pee-post inside when your puppy is not in the garden, then these products are quite useful. Potty Rocks - Scented Toilet Training Device For Dogs & Puppies are designed for the same purpose, and may be less likely to get mistaken for a chew toy.