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Old 02-07-2008, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How long did it take you to Housetrain your Beagle?

Hi - there seems to be lots of variation on the amount of time it takes to housetrain a beagle.

two questions are:

1) How long has it taken you?

2) How old was you're Beagle when you started training


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Old 02-07-2008, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: How long did it take you to Housetrain your Beagle?

Our first beagle was 6 months old when we got her. Her first owners failed to housetrain her but we had her clean within a couple of weeks. Our second beagle was already housetrained when we got her, at six months.
Our present two were 5 years olf when we got them. Neither housetrained as they were research beagles. Snoopy was clean within a couple of weeks, but Susi took ages and 2 years later is still not 100%. We live with her accidents and basically she is very good.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Raj - how OLD is your beagle??

I have to tell you that I've had dogs almost all my life, and my first beagle almost drove me to drink! Beagles are not as easy to housetrain as some other dogs I've had. I understand from others, that it is a "hound trait" - that some other "hounds" are also difficult to housetrain. The key is consistency and patience - LOTS of patience! My first beagle and I had many serious discussions about the fact that she did NOT have a 3 story, 6,000 square foot indoor potty!
About how OLD? Well, I have 10 beagles and several others have moved in and out of here. To be honest, the easiest were the puppies born here - I actually had one litter "litter box trained" when they were about 6 weeks old. My house is not easy since there are 3 full floors - and I spend much of my time in the basement family room now. Right now, several of my "kids" stay in the basement much of the time - I have neighbors that don't like "barking" so they go out for brief periods serveral times a day - the rest of the time they use "puppy pads" - which is NOT an ideal solution, but when I'm not home to let them out and in - it's the only alternative. Every dog I've ever had was totally "housetrained" by 3 months old - UNTIL I got my first beagle! You're right - there is a huge variation in timing - so much depends on whether you are home a lot with the pup - or (as in the case of many of us) have to go to work for 8 or more hours a day. I'm sorry that was not a definitive answer - I don't think there is a "one answer fits all beagles"!
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi Bealesmom - thanks for your reply

We're in the process of getting a puppy and so at the moment by puppy is only 4 weeks old!

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I got diesel at 6 weeks. i started training him the day i brought him home. it took him till just last week to be house trained. he is not fully house trained because he had an accident this morning. but it had been five days of no accidents up until this morning.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Raj - good luck with your new baby. I hope that you don't get him too early. I don't let my babies go until 8 weeks, at the EARLIEST - and prefer 10. They need that extra time with mom and for socialization. Some breeders let their pups go earlier - but my vet says 8-10 weeks - 12 even better, but most new owners want them before 12 weeks. Can't wait for pictures!
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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We got Daisy at 10 weeks, and we're still in the process of housetraining. She is doing pretty good with it. We have an accident about once every 3 days or so, but she does have to go out A LOT. So, I'm not sure if she's getting trained, or I am trained to take her out every hour to hour and a half. She does hold it at night, so something must be working.
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Jersey was about 8 weeks old when we got her. We started housetraining immediately. The first couple of months were hit and miss, although she only pooped in the house one time on the first day we had her. For a while I never thought she'd get the hang of it. After I started to use treats when she peed outside it only took about two weeks for her to start going to the door. She was about 7 months old when she started going to the door on a consistent basis and probably 10 months old the last time she had any real accidents. One day it seemed to all click. I was in the kitchen and Jersey went to the door and tapped. I asked her if she had to go potty and she got all excited. Since then she's only had a handful of accidents in the house, most of which were caused by our laziness.
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right now Dixie is 6 months old, she went a week and a half with no accident, then she had one.

Now it seems she has one every other day.

but she has been good about it. just need to train her to hold it longer then she does while she is out of the crate. That way we don't have to go outside every hr or so.
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Quote:Originally posted by madison069:
just need to train her to hold it longer then she does while she is out of the crate. That way we don't have to go outside every hr or so.
That's what I'd like to do with Daisy but I just don't know how to go about doing that.
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