I have a 9-10 week old Siberian husky named Remy and would love some advice/guidance/pep talk. This is my first dog and he's taking me for a spin. I have had him for 3 days no so here goes.
Brought him home in the evening and immediately took him outside to potty. He did not go. Once he came in, he took a piss in my bedroom. That night he took a piss inside once and pooped inside 3 times. Each time I picked him up mid process and took his outside in case there was more. I clean up the mess and spray with natures miracle. He eventually did start pissing outside. When it was time for bed around midnight, I led him to his crate and he went in. I closed the gate behind him and he went to sleep. No whining, I'm assuming bc he was tired. I woke up around 230 to take him out, he took a piss. When we came back in I put him into his crate and the high pitched whining began. I could only take about 20 min before I took him out and played with him for a bit so he got tired. I also at this point placed a blanket over his crate to make it darker and placed one of my worn shirts inside for him to sleep with. I tired him out enough that he went straight to sleep when I put him inside around 0415.
I woke up at 630 to take him out. He pooped and pissed outside (success). I made a huge deal about this and gave him treats. When we came back in at 645, I gave him breakfast and we played for a bit. I took him out around 0715 and waited about 10-15 minutes but he didn't go. When we came back in, I took about 10 minutes before he started to pee in my room. I picked him up and took him outside, he didn't need to pee anymore. I continued to take him out whenever he would sniff around or on the hour. Over the course of the next few hours, he did take a piss. He had a dog bath and shampoo appointment at petsmart at 1230. I quickly fed him some lunch around 1100 and took him out at 1130 to go pot. He did not have to go pot So we got in my car around 1130 and went. In the car he was great. Went straight to sleep or just laid down. I bought a back seat cover for dogs and it is working well. His appointment lasted until 1330. I took him to a patch of grass where other dogs had been going to try and get Remy to go pot. He did not have to go. We then met a friend at a dog park where Remy could run. Once I got out of my car, he had pissed on the car seat cover. I cleaned it up and we took Remy to the park. He got some good exercise in and pooped. Around 1600 we went over another friends house for secret Santa. They have a daschound so it worked out. He ate dinner around 1630-1700 and had plenty of exercise. He played with the daschound or wrestled with my friends. I took him out frequently, but he still had a pee accident in the house. I left the party at 10 and took Remy for a walk to prevent any other accidents in my car. I took him to multiple locations including places other dogs had gone pot. He did not go pot on our walk nor did he soil my car. Once we got home, I took him to his spot and he went pot. We came back inside and he fell asleep in my lap so I put him in his crate around 1130.
I woke Remy up at 0230 to go pot. He took a piss within a minute and we came back inside. I immediately placed him back into his crate and he went to sleep without whining. It was a good nights sleep for me which was needed. I woke up again at 0645 and took him outside where he both pooped and pissed. We came back in around 0700 for breakfast. I read somewhere that giving him his meals inside his crate will create a positive association. I removed his toys and my shirt and put his food and water inside. It was at this point I realized my shirt was damp and when I smelled it, it was piss. So it looks like over the course of the night, he pissed on my shirt inside his crate. I am a light sleeper and do not recall him whining. I'm showing to try to take him out an additional time tonight. We went outside 25 minutes after breakfast and he took a piss. Once we came inside around 8, I put him in his crate so I could shower and stuff. He whined a lot, I could hear him in the shower. When I got back in to the room he quieted down a little, but not much. I did not take him out. He needs to get used to me leaving here and there, especially for work. I took off most of this week so I could be home with him, but I am worried for next week. Eventually the whining stopped and he is now napping in his crate as I type this. He has a vet appointment at 10, so we are going to leave shortly.
Sometimes I feel that I am way over my head and it's discouraging. I actually slept fine last night but day 1 was miserable. I am also having issues with how to teach him his name and "No".. the "no" is particularly for biting/chewing.
Am I doing anything wrong? Is there something I should be doing? Is this just a part of the process. Should be intentionally creating him throughout the day? There have been times where I have had doubts and was unsure if I made a mistake in getting Remy and that is not a good feeling. Then there are other times where he makes me and others happy. I realize it's Day 3, but any advice or guidance for my sanity would be greatly appreciated.