Hey everybody, Im new to this group but i wanted to join to help my pup and mines relationship. He is about 9 month old siberian huskie. He is a very good dog in all aspects EXCEPT. . . I can not leave him alone in the house. We are fortunate enough right now to have a parch that he cant get off of when i am away but I will have to move soon. I left him inside today because the wind chill was so bad and i didn't have anything good to keep him out of the wind.

I put him in my bathroom with a comfortable bed and fresh food and water but when i came back after 6 hours he had destroyed the place and S!@* all in the floor. When i leave him on the poarch for that long he doesnt have an accident but if he is inside by himself for even an hour he will crap on the floor and i dont know what to do with him to get him not to. Anone know how to help with this?
He is about 9 month old siberian huskie. He is a very good dog in all aspects EXCEPT. . . I can not leave him alone in the house.

Lots of questions to start with. How much exercise does he get, and what kind? Does he stay in the house when there are people around? Is he destructive when not alone? Is he housetrained when people are with him, or at night? Exactly what does he destroy (anything within reach, doors/windows/blinds, etc.)? Is he crate trained?

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I put him in my bathroom with a comfortable bed and fresh food and water but when i came back after 6 hours he had destroyed the place and S!@* all in the floor.

A nine-month-old Siberian Husky is one of the most destructive forces found in nature. Exercise, exercise, exercise (both physical and mental). He's getting old enough so that he can pull something - a scooter if you don't have snow and a kicksled if you do. He's still young, though, so you don't want to overdo it, and you'll need additional forms of exercise (long hikes, etc.).
Also, Siberian Huskies are extremely packy dogs - they were bred for millenia to live with their human families and to live with other dogs. They don't do well when isolated, and I've heard stories of Siberians digging through drywall to get to their people. Try to find ways to make sure he gets more companionship. On the pooping front, he's not housetrained, and he needs to be. A crate may be the ticket for when you're not home. Crapping within an hour may (or may not) be a sign that he's upset or nervous - bowels tend to let loose then.

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He doesn't have any accidents when were are there but its like he knows when we leave him or are just downstairs at our neighbors or something. He will poop when we leave him in the house for a longer period but with the same amount of length being left alone, he will not poop when he is on the poarch. I will admit that i can't exercise him like he should be. I take him on 5 or 6 medium walks so he can use the bathroom during the day and make sure he goes all the way before we have to leave him alone for awhile.

I do like to play rough with him and he likes it and will run circles all over the house so i guess i just figured he was getting a fair amount. he isn't crate trained and i dont know what that is. I would think he would be to big to be stuck in a crate haha. We had a mesh dog cage when he was 2 months old but he found a way to bust through and get tangled. Also, he isnt really destructive, he just knows what he can destroy to make the biggest mess i think, like comforters or pillows.
He doesn't have any accidents when were are there but its like he knows when we leave him or are just downstairs at our neighbors or something.

I would guess that aside from the exercise question he doesn't tolerate being alone very well. If you do a google search on "crate training" (use quotes) you'll get about 385,000 hits.

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ok buck jones, i see that you have a problem. . .Huskies are bred to run a thousand miles...they are also trained that way. A dog that is a bred huskie is going to hav more energy especially when young but he isnt going to be able to go out and run a straight 1000miles. When i run him hes tired after 3. I take care of him its just difficult when you go to school full time with a sporadic schedule, let me guess youll prob say well you shoulda thought about that right? He will have to wait 4 months and then im outta school for good and he will def have time to run that 1 thousand you think he can do straight outta the bag.

Im not wondering why hes tearing up things or even why he isnt trained to sit in a crate for 6 hours a day. He has a space big enough for 3 dogs on the porch, I was wondering why he doesnt crap out there but will do it inside in a smaller area because thats the only time he does it; P did
Thats what i was thinking and my friends have said. He does have a tendency to follow me around if im inside with him but i figured he would have been weaned off of that. Thanks Melinda
I can not leave him alone in the house. We are fortunate enough right now to have a parch that he cant get off of when i am away b

Have you thought about crate training him? We did all our big dogs until we could trust them alone in the house. I think we used the crate for a whole year.
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ok buck jones, i see that you have a problem. . .Huskies are bred to run a thousand miles...they are ... there but will do it inside in a smaller area because thats the only time he does it; P did

If he's spending a lot of time on the porch, he isn't crapping there because that is his "living area." Most dogs do not like to mess in their living area or den. If they have a choice, and they have enough muscle control, they'll hold it until they are away from their living area and "den."

A small thing that also might be coming into play is that in my experience many dogs prefer not to eliminate where they'll get splashed. If the porch is wood or concrete floored, and there's carpet in the house, he may prefer to eliminate on the carpet.
But the eliminate-away-from-den is the instinct you work with and shape to housebreak a dog. That's why a crate works to help housebreak a dog. They will tend to hold it to their muscular limit until they're out of their den (understand that young puppies can't hold it for long), and then you take them immediately to an okay poop/pee spot (outdoors, whatever), and you PRAISE THEM for going where you want them to.
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