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stay in the house alone? Sleep with you at night? Just curious, didn't know of whether or not I had the best dange beagle in the world, or if it's normal! lol Cassidy is now 5 months, turning 6 months on Tuesday, and she can be trusted a whole 8 hours alone in the house. She just plays with her toys or sleeps while we are gone. She doesn't chew anything up, nor have any accidents! Which also leaves me to ask as well, what is the most expensive things your beagles have chewed up! :p
 

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Mine have chewed up a blue tooth phone before and the edge of a brand new coffee table. Tate and Sulli are both right around 2 years of age (+ or -) and I still don't let them alone to roam when we are not home. Sam and Maya are trusted though.
 

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Well well well,
we have let ours sleep with us since we brought them home at 6 weeks.
had Maybe 5 accidents total on the bed, and we were using old blankets and sheets just for this. No poo, just pp.

its fun with 3 beagles and 2 people in bed, luckily we have a california king.

as far as in the house, we have always allowed them to stay in the kitchen /back porch/ pantry area. we gated off the kitchen to the dining room and the pantry area has a door, so this allows them an area about 25' long by 6' wide. we dont allow them elsewhere in the house alone.
Just not worth the risk. we have a great dog yard for them that we let them stay in most of the time we are gone with a nice dog house. we go to church a lot (at least 3 times a week) and 2 of those times is in the eve say 7 til 9:30, so this winter when it was getting down in the 30's and less, we would let them stay in, but if it is over 40, i let them stay outside til we get home.

as far as most expensive thing they chewed? how about 800 dollars worth of dog food?
a. floor tile $75
b. multiple slippers $75
c. multiple underwear socks $150
d. multiple cell phone chargers $250
e. leashes and collars $100
f. stuffed toys $100
g. levelor blinds $80
h. hats (including my favorite oklahoma u bb cap!)
$50
I. wifes cell phone (still works but needs rubber band to hold the battery cover on)

J. there are about $125 worth of MIA items that i suspect went down the hatch.....
 

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Quote:a. floor tile $75
b. multiple slippers $75
c. multiple underwear socks $150
d. multiple cell phone chargers $250
e. leashes and collars $100
f. stuffed toys $100
g. levelor blinds $80
h. hats (including my favorite oklahoma u bb cap!) $50
I. wifes cell phone (still works but needs rubber band to hold the battery cover on)
J. there are about $125 worth of MIA items that i suspect went down the hatch.....
Being owned by beagles... Priceless.
 

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Maggie just turned three. We started leaving her out for short times about 6 months ago, although I am very careful that my older cat is never left in the same room. I usually shut him in the den and close the bedroom and bathroom doors. I think the longest we have left her out so far is about 3 hours. She has done fine. I think she sleeps most of the time. My neighbor has seen her sleeping in the sun on the back of our couch and I have come home and found her wrapped in her blanket on the couch.
Sometimes she tells me she doesn't want to be left out. When I get my coat she runs into the crate. I just push the door closed a little without latching in and she is still in there when we get home.
 

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Damn, you're lucky!!

Chloe has the run of the house (apartment actually... :p).
She chewed plenty of stuff, but nothing that got me broke (thank god) because I just don't leave anything out or within her reach.

She sometimes sleeps with me, but mostly in her crate. I found that I sleep better without her in bed.
 

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Three beagles, three different set of rules.

Chipper, our first, we could leave along after he was about a year old. But we paid the price before that in a new couch, a new recliner, countless shoes and slippers, sock, underwear, stuffed animals and opened cupboard.

Cobi, we still have to make sure that the doors are shut, and refrigerator is tied tightly...he is 7 but behaves like a puppy sometimes. If he is having a bad day, he sleeps in his kennel while we are gone

Casie, the baby at 18 months --- is kenneled everytime we leave the house. He doesn't mind it, he was in a kennel most of his puppy life without us. He absolutely can't be trusted yet.

How long do we leave them, well, that depends...we let them out before we go, and then count three hours before we come back or arrange for someone to let them out if it's longer.

They have all slept with us, including Casie, who still has the need to go out in the middle of the night, since they were trained. Until then, we had smaller sleeping crates in the bedroom walk-in closet, near the bed....I can't imagine not knowing what they are doing letting them run the house at night...that's an insurance man's nightmare.
 

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Charlee has been sleeping with us ever since he got neutered. Hubby felt bad so he started that one. As for leaving him out when we're gone...we've been leaving him out of the crate for short periods of time, only about 20 minutes or so, but we're going to eventually make sure the living room is safe that he can't destroy anything if we leave him longer. He was never much of a chewer, he's more of a shredder...socks, tissues, paper, towels, etc. but we want to make sure all cords, CD's and small items are out of the way in case he tries to nibble on those for the first time while we're gone.
 

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Maggie has slept with us since the first night we brought her home, but we still don't leave her alone in the house for any length of time...I think the longest time was probably less than 2 hours. She's 16 monbths old, just recently potty trained this past month, and is very immature and destructive. But I love her to death! LOL
 

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We have just recently given Shiloh the run of the house when we're gone. I gave him short tests before I trusted him completely. His limit is usually about 8 hours. He gets antsy after that. He usually terrorizes the cats and they jump on the bookcase and hiss at him.

He used to tear up everything in sight. Now, he's a little calmer. He turned 2 on 4/6/09.
 

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We can't leave JoJo out by herself for very long. With two younger children in the house (3 & 6) there's ALWAYS something left out that she'll find too tempting and will demolish.

She's crated while we're gone and crated at night. Piece of mind for us, which is priceless. I'm so worried she'll get into something that could hurt her!
 

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I think he must have been 8-9 months. I first would do 1 hour, then add another. Now, I have leave him alone up to 8 hrs (if I have, which is not often) in the house and he won't do anyting other than sleep
 
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