We recommend that you crate train your puppy. If you work all day and your Mini Husky puppy will be home alone, I recommend you get a puppy pen to give them room to exercise and relieve themselves. You can put your puppy’s crate inside the pen along with pee pads or a fake grass patch, food and water dishes, toys, and chew bones. Check out our Puppy Supply Page for more information.

At Kika’s Klee Kai, we suggest that for daytime crating, while you are going to be gone, that you get a hollow bone from the pet shop and stuff it with a specific treat: peanut butter, cream cheese, cottage cheese, or canned dog food — always use something that the dog loves but does not get at any other time. Present the bone to your dog only right before you have to leave. The bone should be long enough so all the food can't be reached by the tongue or by the toes and it will take your puppy a long time to excavate every last bit. Frequently, this helps to distract them from being anxious during the first 20minutes or so that you are gone.

The trick to alleviating separation anxiety is to keep them calm for that first 20 minutes — if you let them start screaming for you, they get panicky and some can get hysterical, which of course, is not good for the puppy. Retrieve the bone immediately upon returning home and do use a bottle brush to clean it out thoroughly so that it doesn’t become a breeding ground for bacteria. Another option is to put it in the dishwasher to clean it out, but it’s worth noting that the pup won't appreciate the bone as much without their scent on it the next time you present it.