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Here is our routine and I feel it needs some tuning up.

Morning--either push or pull The Children out of bed and take them out for atleast 30 minutes into the fenced backyard. Bring them in to eat a quick bite before I leave for work. Hope and pray that I can get Stray Jack back in the house (cheese is working this past couple of weeks) and put the Twins back in the back yard.

Evening--whoever gets home first, me or Hubby lets Stray Jack out and after he climbs the fence bring all 3 in for their evening meal.

Later--depending on the weather, the Twins stay outside or come in and go out a couple of times before bedtime.

The problem--each time they come in, they expect a treat (I know bad Mommy). Because they go out and in a couple of times they are getting a little chunky--the Twins I mean cause Stray Jack needs to be fattened up so he will finally quit being able to climb the fence.

How many times during the evenings do they need to go out???? Or are they just all playing me, knowing if they go out to the fence and a minute later come inside, they are going to get a treat????
 

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Since it's beagles we're talking about, I think that they go in and out so they can get more treats.
I don't know what they are getting for treats, but maybe you can give them baby carrots and broccoli for treats parts of the time.
 

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My female has to go out a lot more often than my males. I put them to bed at about 7 pm but they go out once before I go to bed at about 11 and then usually once between 1-3am. and then again when they hear someone up for the morning around 630-7pm.

During the day they are let out about 4-5 times between 7 am and 7 pm.

Now that schedule is solely based on the needs of the female. My males can go all night long and have gone as long as 12-13 hours without going out.

So basically what I am saying is that every dog is different and you just have to watch and see if they are really NEEDING to go out or if they go out, investigate, and come back in without taking care of nature.
 

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Abby goes out whenever she needs to and she does not get treats when she comes in. The only set times we have for her to go out is 7:30AM, a walk about about 4:00pm and out again at 7:30pm. The rest of the day we let her out when she signals to us that she needs/wants to go out.
 

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Like Abby, Beaglina goes out whenever she wants but doesn't get a treat on coming back in. Going out doesn't necessarily mean she needs to pee either, and if she's bored and I'm busy she'll play "I want to out now... noooo I want to come in now!" to get attention. I give her lots of treats when we got out on walks though, but I just take it out of her next dinner's cup of feed so she's not actually getting any extra food.
 

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The Bagel goes out once a day at aboy 8:00 AM, when I go to work and comes in once a day at about 6:00 PM when I come home. The Bagel hasn't needed to go out in the evening in several years. On weekends, he goes outthe front door when we leave, gets in the van or Bronco and comes back when I come home! He does all his toilet operations whilst out back or when we get where we are going. When we stay in a motel and are traveling he gets a morning and evening walk. The only treat he gets is an ear scratch, I can't tell if he is more eager to go out in the morning or come in at night but he approachs both with a zestful enthusiasiam. He zooms to the back door every morning, and does zoomies every evening when he comes in, not bad for an old man!
 

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Jersey goes out first thing in the morning when we get up and last thing at night before bed. Other than that, she just goes to the door when she has to go. Some days she goes out more than others. We don't do treats anymore. She did get them after she pottied while we were still outside, but never upon returning to the house. It's very possible that they learned coming inside means getting a treat. They are Beagles!
 

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I don't give treats to Kioko for potty because we go out there so danged much and because I'm trying to monitor her eating since we're having appetite issues, but I'm sure we will when she's older and more reliable in the house.

For now, I get up at 7 and race to the door as fast as I can with the stinker dog to "beat" her morning tinkle. This morning, I was a bit late because I couldn't find the leash.

If we're not STRAIGHT from crate to door, she pees before we make it outside.

After that, we go outside for potty break once every other hour from morning to bedtime (she's a horrible house breaking problem). Aside from the potty issues, she's a great dog.

7:00am - wake up and go out for 10 min or until first tinkle
7:15am - breakfast
7:20am - back outside for morning poo
7:25am - crate until mommy is ready to get the household up and ready for the day
8:00am - out in the house play time. Back in crate
9:00 hour - potty
11:00 hour - potty
so on and so on until afternoon
Between 3 and 4 - long walk with mommy and kidlet(45 min to hour and a half - depending on how we feel)
5:00 - crate time in the kitchen so I can watch mommy clean and cook
6:00 - Daddy takes me potty after he gets home because I'm so danged happy to see him.
8:30 evening potty and kisses to kidlet at her bedtime
9:00pm - mommy and daddy take me to my crate in their room for night nights.

See? our entire day revolves around beagle pee. HA HA HA
 

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I do things almost the same as Beaglebabe. When I get up they go out immediately. then breakfast. depending on when I work I let them out when they signal me, or as soon as I get home. They go out right before bed. No treats. Sometimes I will give them a piece of carrot before bed.
 
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