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Hello...
I adopted a 1 year old beagle from a rescue shelter yesterday.:dance:
He will be coming home in a week with us. Cant wait.

He is not housebroken, so I will be crating him.
My question is, how large should the crate be?
Any tips for housebreaking a non-puppy?

Thanks,
Kenny
 

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my beagle is almost one year we use a crate 24x 36 inch. this seems to be enough room for him. They say he/she should be able to stand up and also be able to turn around this is something i read. Right now im home with him all day so he only go's in it when he is tired however he sleeps in it all night. Beagle Pro | Leaving Your Beagle Home Alone this is a site for some info and you can find a lot more. How long will he be in the crate ?
 

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Bandit09's right. The crate should be big enough for them to stand up and turn around. It should also be small enough that they can't have an area that they can potty in, and hang out in the rest. Dog's generally don't like to be in the spot they potty in. Some people partition a larger crate, then make it bigger as the dog gets bigger. My two small ones share a crate.


At 1 year, he should be able to hold it for a while, so that shouldn't be an issue. It may be that he just isn't used to having to hold it. I am not an expert in housebreaking, so I will leave that to others.
 

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my beagle is almost one year we use a crate 24x 36 inch. this seems to be enough room for him. They say he/she should be able to stand up and also be able to turn around this is something i read. Right now im home with him all day so he only go's in it when he is tired however he sleeps in it all night. Beagle Pro | Leaving Your Beagle Home Alone this is a site for some info and you can find a lot more. How long will he be in the crate ?
I am thinking of just leaving him in the crate during sleeptime.
Does that sound right?
 

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just for night time sleeping works well for bandit . I am out of work for the past year so when i go back i want to keep him in the kitchen. This way if he has a accident it will clean up easy.
 

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  • For housetraining, the crate should be just big enough so your puppy can walk in, stretch and lay down
  • Move the crate around your house, if possible, to provide different scenery for your puppy. This will help her get accustomed to being at different houses and being kenneled when you are away.
  • Do not take your puppy out of the crate if she is scratching, whining, barking, digging or jumping on the side of the crate. You don’t want your puppy to think these behaviors get rewarded or she might do these behaviors for extended periods of time when alone and possibly acquire separation anxiety.
  • Use stuffed Kongs or other stuffed toys to keep your puppy occupied and happy in the crate.
  • Be cautious of bones, toys or rawhides that can be choking hazards. I never recommend leaving anything besides Kongs in crates to avoid choking risks.
 
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