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Hi! We have 2 beagles-both tri-colored. Actually they own my husband and I am sort of the walker and feeder when he isn't here! Dad is fun time Charlie and I am the disciplinarian!! Sweetums is 3 years old and she has been with us 2 years. She just had a checkup on Sat and has lost 3 lbs so we are down to 28 lbs with 3 more to go. You never notice how "bodicious" the girl is until we got, Sam, a 6 month old lean and long guy who makes her look pudgy! They were best buds the minute she saw him. We had an animal communicator tell us about Sweetums desire to have a small dog to mother. Now I think Sweetums is thinking, nice dog but he can be a bit too much!! We are going back to the communicator in May to say what both dogs think!!

We are soooo glad to find this site to help us with any needs. Actually we are having a bit of a problem with Sam. He was completely potty trained at his foster parents(he was a rescue who was fostered for 3 weeks). But they had a fenced in back yard when he could go out and potty. Now he has to walk on a leash and no matter how much he has to go, he holds it and then does it in the house. We started crate training but then he spends practically all day and night in it. He never gives any signals he has to go. We have done potty pads with no luck. We are now rewarding on the spot any potty outside. I am sure that people think this will work out but in the first 2 weeks, he has only gone 3 times outside. Now we are up to 1-2 times a day with him in the crate more than I would like. He seems very stubborn. If I take him out and keep him on leash in the house with me, he just goes to sleep and still no potty. Once I was running behind him to the bedroom, his favorite pooping spot. He saw me and just jumped on the bed and laid down and looked innocent! HELP ME!! This is our 3rd week with him. We have tried putting out his poop, taking him out with her and alone, leaving him attached to a tree for a few minutes so he can have privacy, not looking at him etc

Unfortunately, we are going out of town soon so he will be at a kennel with his sister and he will have a large run so I imagine it will be a set back for us at home!

Suggestions??????
 

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/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/help.gif I'm sure you'd love it here. Look at it that way, at least Sam is going potty in the bathroom /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/greendevil.gif (sorry had to laugh).

I think the most important thing is to be consistent. Which ever method you choose, stick with it. Trying different things when you only have him for 3 weeks, it was bound to fail.

Good luck!

btw - we are waiting for pictures of the two!!!
 

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/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/help.gif I used a crate to housebreak all the dogs we presently have, and it worked for all. So, I'm afraid that I don't have any constructive advice, but am sure someone will.
 

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Welcome to Beagleworld. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/help.gif

Quote:Now he has to walk on a leash and no matter how much he has to go, he holds it and then does it in the house.
You're probably not walking long enough. How long do you usually walk him?
Maybe you should take him out for a little bit longer. I mean he can't hold it forever.
 

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/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/help.gif to BW! You might want to post in the "discussion" section about the housetraining issue. I am owned by a senior beagle who has a whole host of other issues. Second the request for pics
 

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Howdy /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/help.gif A big ole welcome arroooo to the Hoosier Hounds. Other than nagging for photos, the are good folks here at Beagle World.
 

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OK, finally got the avatar fixed. Sam is the one with the faint white line down his brow. He is such a sweetheart. YES! He can really hold the urine. Even when he was doing a little dribbling down his leg, we were out 1 hour and he didn't go! Pee pads don't seem to attract. We are consistently doing crate training but he is in the crate soooooo long. I would like to send him to a Potty Camp! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/greendevil.gif
 

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I don't have much advice on the potty training, but welcome!!!

Let me know if you find a Potty Camp - LOL!!!!
 

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Although it seems like it took Henry forever to potty-train, it did finally happen.

I remember that I never let him out of my sight. If he awakened from sleep...I put him out. If he got up from a lying position, I put him out. If his nose went to the ground or he even remotely appeared interested in something...I put him out. It felt like I was following him everywhere and it was exhausting.

Some of his signs were subtle. But they were there.

Is it possible that you are missing a very subtle sign? Keep on him. And use the same word for pee/poop everytime so he can associate it.

I'm sure you're doing everything right...Sam is probably just one of those stubborn cases like Henry was.

Please hang in there.

~Denise
 

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Hi and welcome /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grr.gif

Your two are gorgeous! Our Daisy came to us at 5 years old and has NEVER had an accident in the house, so I have no experience with your problem. Perhaps it's just that Sam is still too new to his situation and things will get better with time and PATIENCE /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol2.gif

Waiting for more pics.

Monica and Daisy /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif
 

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Thanks for the encouragment. We are up to 2 pees outside a day and no poops. He will hold it even if we are outside for an hour and then run inside to go! It is good that he has many loving qualities!!!
 

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Welcome to BW. Dont despair it will work out in the end. Our Susi peed on our carpets, the bed, in our camper and any hotels we stayed in. Last year we bought a berber rug for the lounge and Susi decided it was the best place to pee. We finally gave up on the rug and bought a cotton one. Strange but she hasnt done it in the house since. Just a coincedence of course, she simply suddenly got the message.
 

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hi, yes meg took ges, she was about 1 before i really trusted her and the accidents we had......... our bed about 10 times, the stairs, the landing, the couch, just about everywhere. however her bladder is in the wrong place so the vet she should technically be incontinent. but shes not, shes nearly 2 and its brilliant now. she barks at the back door to go out and i can trust her everywhere.

it will come. honest !
 
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