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This last summer we got an 18 month old male Beagle from an elderly lady who could not care for him any longer. We are in the process of housebreaking him and things are going well except he wants to go out every 2-4 hours. Every night I have to get up in the middle of the night to let him out so he does not pee in the house. I am afraid that if I don't give him a lot of opportunities to go out, he will pee in the house. How can I make him hold it through the night? He has been to the vet and he does not have a bladder infection, uti, etc. Is he just used to going out all the time to go pee and doesn't feel that he should have to hold it? Please help! Thanks!
 

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Hmmm, I can't help you because ours did the same thing. They drank lots of water and had to pee often when they were young.

Maybe others would know what to do.
 

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Have you tried crate training? That was the method we used for Maggie, and we found that she was sleeping through the night within the first couple of weeks. She was fully housetrained in the daytime at about 5 months.
 

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that's exactly what I was going to say! Try the crate. Build up his bladder and get him 'unused' to going every 2 hours. Try putting a blanket over it to make it den like. He should sleep through the night eventually.
 

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I was going to suggest crate training too. When we got Shiloh, I didn't try crate training at first because we had 2 other dogs who had the run of the house, and it didn't seem fair to cage her. But housebreaking didn't go so well till finally I broke down and bought a crate, and she was trained pretty quickly. That was 11 years ago, so I don't remember the specifics, but I'm sure lots of folks here can help you. Or you can pick up a book describing crate training at a bookstore. Was your new boy housebroken when you got him from the elderly lady? Maybe he's a bit confused in his new home? I'm sure he'll get used to the changes in his routine and settle down soon.
 

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Thanks for your replies everyone. I think I am going to try crate training. I will read up on the best methods to do this especially since we have another dog who is already housebroken. Thanks again everyone. I am really enjoying this forum.
 
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