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Why won’t Husky stop peeing in their house?

Updated: November 4, 2012 6:05AM



Q. My son owns a pure-bred Husky. The dog just turned a year old and is fully trained except for one thing: Whenever my son brings the dog to our house, the Husky never fails to go to the bathroom in the house. When the dog was a puppy, she did go on our dining room carpet and also in our rec room. We have cleaned these areas. We are the only house the dog does this in and we are at a loss on how to handle this.

A. The Husky doesn’t know it’s wrong to pee in your house because the dog has done it since early puppyhood. And even though you cleaned the areas, you must have neglected to cleanse all the vapors because the dog must still sniff a signal to return to the scene of the grime.

When cleaning dog mess, it’s important to use an enzymatic cleaner such as Nature’s Remedy or Simple Solution, which are two of the best-known brands. The enzymes work to take away the temptation and the permission to pee again.

And in a dog’s world, it’s also about the training. Instead of letting Miss Husky roam freely in your house when your son and his dog arrive for a visit, you all should keep careful watch. When she starts to squat, hustle her out the door.

Q. I read the question about Tank, the beagle, who eats everything. My sister’s beagle, Casey, had the same problem (chronic foreign body eater), which finally was diagnosed as pancreatitis.

Casey is now on a severe low-fat, no-salt diet and no table food. Amazingly she loves rice cakes. She has a dog bed in her crate that cannot be eaten (Kuranda indestructible dog bed). I hope this helps Tank’s owners.

I love dogs and wish I was home enough to have a dog of my own (I have a parrot that gets along well with Casey).

A. Wow, you’re a great dog aunt. Thank you for sharing all the sterling advice.

Dog Lady checked out the Kuranda beds (kuranda.com) and they look like they hold up to any munch master.



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