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So my husband bought Chase about 2 weeks ago, and he isn't much of a dog lover, but insisted that if he would get one it has to be a beagle . So he is 10 weeks old, and we have put him on a strict schedule for eating. So this is oour schedule.
7am-take him outside and feed him, then we leave to work
12pm- I come home for a break and take him out but he just smells and maybe pees
4pm-Hubby comes home and takes him out and he pees
6pm- He eats and we take him out again
10-11pm we take him out for the last time and he just smells around.
I just don't understand he was doing so well in the begining when we first brough him home. Now everyday he is peeing and pooping in the house. Sometimes we are out with him for like 20-30min, and he still has accidents. I know it takes time and patience, we use alot of treats and positive reinforcement, but hubby is getting unpatient. He claims that if he contines to do this, WE HAVE TO GIVE HIM AWAY!!! It would break my heart. Can anyone please help me??? Tell me what I am doing wrong, or any other suggestions would help. Thanks!!:confused:
 

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at 10 weeks he really is just a baby, and can't be expected to hold it for four hours. when you take him out take him to a place he has done his business before. sometimes the smell will inspire them to go. keep a close eye on him when you are in the house, when a pup is ready to go they will sometimes give you a clue by wandering around sniffing and being less attentive to you, that is the time to take them out.also keep an eye on his rectum as it may appear swollen or poke out a little shortly before he poops. otherwise, as you said,it takes time and patience. mine were pretty good about the schedule, about ten to twenty minutes after a meal they would eliminate the previous meal, make sure you stay out long enough, he may just need a longer walk.
good luck. dont give up yet and it will all be worth it.
 

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I agree. At 10 weeks he needs to be taken out more frequently. If that is difficult b/c of your schedule, you can train him to go on a wee wee pad. Its not ideal but it is better than him going on the floor.

Please remember you've only had him for 2 weeks. It can take much longer to housetrain. Depends on the dog. Our first beagle, Roscoe, learned VERY quickly. We got spoiled. When we got Cole we were in for a surprise, it took him such a long time to learn (months). Be paitient and consistent is the best advice I can offer.
 

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I have to echo what the others have said. Chase is only 10 weeks old-about the puppy equal to a 6 month old human baby. Would you expect a 6 month old to go in the bathroom and use the toilet?

Fair warning-our two beagle puppies were not fully housetrained until around the 6 month mark. If you can't/won't deal with a puppy making mistakes for a few months then you might be better off finding Chase an owner who will have the time, patience and love to house train him.
 

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My male is only 12 weeks and still cannot expect to hold it this long. To me, males are harder to potty train. It will take patience!
 

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Please don't give up on Chase yet, he really is only a baby! Routine is the answer and lots of praise and treats when he gets it right. We put newspaper all over the floor and gradually reduced the area covered by newspaper till the pup had got the hang of going on the paper only. After a week or two there was only one sheet on the floor right beside the back door. When the pup started sniffing and heading for the paper we got him outside quickly. This was successful with both our pups, but I agree bitches seem to get the idea a bit quicker. Oscar took a good six months till I was confident of coming home to an accident-free floor, whereas Ruby was at the same stage by three and a half months.

He really is a baby though - good luck x
 

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I agree with all of the above comments. The pup needs to be taken out more times to use the bathroom when he is learning. I know that's hard with a job and all. I started potty training my girls the first day I got them when they were 8 weeks old. I got them on a Saturday morning and literally took them out every 30 minutes during the day for them to get the hang of it. It's very important that he doesn't associate going outside to the bathroom with play time. When you take him out, take him to the same place every time. Make sure that it's not in the same area that he plays. Also make sure that he knows where to go in the house to let you know that he needs to go out. i.e. use the same door every time. Get him on a strict eating/drinking schedule.

For the next month is there anyway that someone could come home mid-morning and mid-afternoon to let him out in addition to the other breaks? He should have the hang of it by then and will be able to hold his bladder longer.

For the most part, it took my girls about a week to be trained. Of course they still had accidents every now and then. They are two now, and though it is rare, they still have accidents from time to time. He's going to have accidents. Have faith in him and be persistent and patient. He will learn and he will be the apple of your and your husband's eye. Good luck!!!!
 
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