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Hey Folks,

As some here may know... I'm a veteran pet owner, but I'm brand spankin new to Beagles. I just got Snoopy about a month ago. We've been going thru the ropes with pad training (Wow... what a headache). Well, I'm happy to report that we're one step closer to being fully trained.

To better understand, here's some back-story: I live in Korea, and stay in an apartment on the second floor. Here in Korea, there really is no such thing as a yard, parking lot, etc due to scarcity of land. Over here people go so far as to only park on the street rather than build parking lots because land is so precious. Every inch of unused land is used for farming rice. Residential areas build <span style="font-weight: bold">up</span>, not out. You may be wondering why I'm explaining all this... but I'm basically explaining why they do NOT have yards, which is why almost all dogs here are pad trained.

Well... we were having HUGE problems teaching Snoopy to go on a pad. IT was just too much, too fast; I decided to take smaller steps. So recently we created a small living area on the outside Balcony/Sun Room (The balcony is roughly 200 ft² and fully enclosed in double paned full length windows all the way around). We began letting Snoopy come inside (main house) and play and hang out with the big people and with Babo (our Cat)... until he used the bathroom in the house, at which time he had to go back outside (The Balcony) until the next day. (unless this was early in the morning. Then we would let him come back in later on that day). After about 4 days of making this mistake and having him lose his house priviledges, he started walking out the door to the Balcony when he needed to go to the bathroom and come back inside when he was finished.

Well, now that he has the basic idea down... I think next we're going to use pet gates to quarantine off the last 3-4 ft of the balcony to be used as the only acceptable bathrrom area. Hopefully he understands the concept and we can narrow it down to a good size area to be used exclusively for that (big enough to also have Babo's litter box in it. plus we'll open the sliding pane windows down there to keep the area aired out).

Good Job Snoopy. Woo
 

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Good job to Snoopy as well as you all!

Many people pass up adopting a dog because they live in an apartment. Although it doesn't sound easy, you all are proof postitive that where apartments are concerned, when there is a will, there is a way.
 

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Good luck with the dog and cat bathroom. Does Snoopy get to go for walks though? Aren't there any areas for dogs to play and go to the toilet? Are there any dog clubs?
 

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It sounds like you've found a great solution to the problem. Snoopy is a smart beagle. He is figuring out exactly what you want him to do.
 

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lol... Actually... There <span style="font-style: italic">are</span> roads here... but since land is so precious and they dont build parking lots... Every single road (excluding freeways) have cars lining both sides of the road. It makes it very very hard to drive sometimes when you have a single lane road (single lane each way) with cars parked down both sides of it.

So yea, there are places I can take her for walks, (sidewalks and roads)... but there are a few issues with it:

<ul style="list-style-type: disc">[*]Snoopy's so young that she isn't very good at walks yet[*]I wake up @ around 4:45am for work and get off @ around 5-6pm, so on days that I work late I'd have little opportunity to take her out to walk.[*]With all the cars parked along the roads, it creates an incredibly high number of blind spots. This issue is compounded by a very agressive driving style here that ordinarily results in vehicles making blind corners at well over 20-30 mph (they take corners at full speed that they cannot see around). This problem makes for a dangerous environment for walking her until she is a little more aware of her surroundings. Right now she has a very short attention span.
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Well, when you walk a beagle it has to be on leash. Beagles cannot be trusted off the lead, so please dont try it. It is essential however, that beagles get exercise. How are you going to exercise her?
 

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I plan to take her on post once she gets a little bigger.

Right now she gets more than enough exercise running laps in the house chasing Babo (the cat) around and play fighting with him. Lucky for her, Babo is a really really fiesty cat and loves to play fight with her, which is great because right now Babo is still bigger than she is and can pretty much kick Snoopy's butt.
 

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Haha that sounds so cute!

Also, if Korea is anything like Taiwan, I bet Snoopy will get really dirty from just walking up and down the streets. My cousin cant walk her white maltese outside because she usually ends up bringing home a gray maltese!
 

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We have been to Korea Seoul, and I know what you mean in terms of the crazy driving and small sharp turns, small narrow streets.
And they do not stop for pedestrian!
Do you have a door to the balcony? I have trained Charlie ringing a bell which I hang on the patio door to the yard. It works wonders, only sometimes he likes to just go play, and often ring it too much gets irritated.
 
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