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Shortly after getting our boy I discovered that a lot of plants in my new house are toxic. So a mad rush to cut them all down ensued even after that though with some leaves still around and a lot of other plants that I am not sure of I decided to get a run. So have put together a roughly 5x3m run on the lawn for him. See picture.

The problem is (maybe not a problem) that he loves it and would probably stay out there for hours at a time if I let him, he’s snoozing on his back in the sun out there as I type this.

On one hand it is great that he likes it and can be super convenient for me too with a hyper puppy but I feel that over using it would be a little lazy and also might impact on how he views inside vs. Outside which could complicate house training too. So far then I have not left him out there for more than an hour. Also to add it is never unattended, I am in the house and can see him i.e. I would never leave him in there while I have shower or pop out for example.

Thoughts? Should I be embracing this space for him or am I right to be cautious?

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I think it's fine for him to be outside as long as you watch him like you do and maybe spend a bit of time with him too. You can get him puzzle toys and things to keep busy. I had a beagle that loved to be out in the yard, he would just sit out there for hours and look out the fence.
 

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Engage him with training otherwise he gets older and the learning opportunities are past.. at least have a training session a couple times a day to renforce the learning. I highly recommend talking to your dog a lot using the same words so he knows what you want..and try hand signals at the same time.
All.I have to say is " crate" and my dog runs to get in it. I can also point my finger at my dog when shes outside and say.."No Barking"..and she stops and comes inside. All this takes time and patience.
 

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Beagles love their packs, so I encourage as much interaction as possible for socialization plus training as others mentioned because you do want him to have good house manners for when you bring him inside. I never let my beagle outside unsupervised, because I didn't want to encourage digging (she went at it even as a puppy). Be careful also as they can climb up on the horizontal wires and jump down on the other side; then not only could he be injured but he could escape and run.
 
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