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About two months ago my husband and I rescued Cecil from the humane society. He is about two years old and was picked up as a stray. We all bonded immediatly, Cecil is a wonderfully loving dog, we love to cuddle, we have some issues with walking him--it's not uncommon to get the old who's walking who, comment from our neighbors--he seemed to be house broken--ussually he nudges me when he wants out. He is great except for one thing--he has peed on the bed numerous times, and I can't help but take it personally. I've read many a dog training book that says dogs are not spiteful, but everytime it happens it is on a day where either my husband and I are busy and we figure he feels neglected or after he has been punished for stealing food off the counter or other such offenses. He has also peed on my purse once. I don't even know where to start when it comes to dealing with this. Some friends have actually suggested we take him back to the shelter, which is not an option as far as I am concerned. Does anyone have any advice??
 

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Welcome to you and Cecil! I don't have much experience with male dogs and peeing problems, but I'm sure someone here will chime in with some advice. Sometimes the weekends are a little slow, but hang in there and I'm sure someone will have some advice for you!
 

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First, welcome.
second, you came to the right place.
third, id be madder than you are, and i dont care what any of the training experts here say, we ALL know that dogs can and do do things personaly and out of spite or malice.
but, that doesnt mean it is the case here with your dog.
as stated above, just hang in here and someone will advise,
you probably should post this problem on the general discussion board though, it may be seen quicker by some who dont normally look at the new visitors much, (such as i).
again, welcome.
C.
 

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Hi welcome

Sorry I don't have much advice either I hope someone can help you though ((()))
 

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Welcome! I wish I had some advice on the peeing issue. My best suggestion would be to limit where Cecil is allowed in the house without supervision. You may want to contact a trainer/behaviorist on the issue.
 

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Welcome! We adopted our two when they were about 2yrs old. They were semi-housebroken and it didn't take long for them to get the idea. We still had the occasional accident, but not too bad.

However, about 6 months after we got them, we moved. The first night in our rental house (we'd been in an apartment before) we went to get ready for bed around 1am. We brought the dogs in the bedroom and shut the door. They were all worked up from the move and new place, etc. so we didn't think much of them running back and forth to the bedroom door. About 5 minutes of them doing that and Rocky jumps on the bed out of nowhere and pees on my pillow! As I'm recovering from the shock of that, Daisy pees on the floor!

In the end we chalked it up to the fact that they really were trying to tell us they needed to go, we just were ignoring them.

One other time long after they were both housebroken we had come back from a trip with the pups to visit our parents. We got home late, let the dogs out, and got ready for bed. We didn't really pay attention to whether or not they used the bathroom while outside. Daisy proceeded to get on the bed and start making her little nest when all of the sudden she jumped down and got on her dog pillow. At that time it was very unusual for her to do that. Then I smelled the pee!! On my nice down comforter! ARGH! However, looking back I realized she had been very squirmy and had been harassing me just prior to getting into bed. I think she had to go and I just ignored the signal.

I guess where I'm going with all this is that you've only had him a few months. He is probably still adjusting and you should probably take extra care in watching for his potty signals.
It may be he's just trying to tell you, Mom!!! I have to GOOOO!!!

Good luck! You've come to a wonderful place, I'm sure you'll get lots of help and encouragement!

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Can't wait to see pictures!!
 

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to BW! My experience with rescues is limited to female pups (my Maggie was about 1 year old when I rescued her). She was semi-house broken -- she had been a street dog for an undetermined period of time so I had to retrain her. One thought comes to mind re peeing on the bed. It is kind of a simple thought but ... how about restricting Cecil from anywhere near the bed at least until he is fully house broken or perhaps always? I am assuming your purse was on some place that he could access ... It did take me a while to learn Maggie's cues re having to pee. As has been said, it may just take a bit more time for you to read him.
We will keep bugging you until you post pics!
 

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So glad you decided to join beagle world! I have learned so much, and I am just barely getting started. I have a male puppy, he is only 11 weeks old. As far as housetraining goes, he is always within sight of me. We play a game called follow me. If I get up and go somewhere, he gets up and follows. If I lose his focus, I get it by calling his name or squeaking a toy. By doing this, he knows when I go somewhere, he goes too. He is ALWAYS supervised!

If my husband and I need to go somewhere, we plan on taking Leo for a walk before we go. We make sure he gets all his energy out before we leave, that way while we're gone he sleeps! It works out for the most part, but you may want to consider putting a potty pad by the door (or in his crate if he has one) just in case of emergencies.

I am still relatively new to this myself, but I hope that helps! Can't wait to see pictures!
 

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I have two rescued beagles, both were adults when I got them. I can't explain why Cecil peed where he did. But I can tell you that although I thought that my (both male) beagles would never housetrain, it did happen.

As Judy and Jen suggested, limit Cecils access around the house and be as observant as possible for any signals that he may be sending out that he has to go. Certainly whenever he gets up and wanders the house and sniffs around, acting curious. When you see that, stop what you are doing, use whatever phrase you are using for pottying and get him out.

Good luck. He will come around. Do not take it personally.

Welcome to BW, too!

~Denise
 

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Toby did this. When he would get mad at us he would go pee on the bed. I can't really remember what we did, nothing crazy, but he did eventually stop doing it.
 

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I have a young 2 year old beagle who came from a reliable breeder who told me that he was house broken...wellllll that wasn't exactly the case. Casie has taken a year to get used to us, but I swear the only side of the bed he pee'd on this last year was mine. We crated him at night for about three days at a time, until he seemed to get the idea that if he wanted to sleep in bed with his brother -- by adoption --- he would have to go outside to do his duties. We'd go for about a month, and then another accident. But in thinking about it, he always gave us signals that he was ready to go. We just didn't read them well enough. It wasn't so much JUST training him as it was training us to read the signs of a beagle too. We have to give him extra time outside even when we are (excuse the pun) dog tired.
He plays, like a little kid, and then dashes to the corner to do his stuff. And like a little kid, our vet told us that sometimes beagle's bladders are immature and can't hold water as much as they drink, so we should limit his water after 7:00....
That helped a lot, too.

So as much as I want to tell you it's not personal, when your bed is wet, it's personal. Hang in there, he'll get the idea....and you'll learn to read him also.
 
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