A big welcome to beagle world. Is there someone at home most of the day? Then training will be easier. The moment a pup wakes up out with it, or when it starts to sniff the floor-out. When the pup obliges by doing its business outside, then big praises. Some on here crate train their pups. It is known that a dog doesnt like to mess its own bed. I am sure members who have crate trained will be along to help you. Good luck with your family, we think there is nothing better than a child growing up with pets.