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Hello there ourbeagleworld folks. I've recently bought a beautiful purebred female beagle puppy last week. To make a long story short, this is the first time I’ve ever owned a dog. I'm seeking advise from experienced beagle owners about dog training my beagle.

About Me: I currently live in an apartment in New Jersey, USA with my fiancée (soon to get married next month). I'm a virtual worker (meaning I work from home) as a Project Manager for an IT company. My fiancée works an office job from 8am - 5pm. We will soon be moving to the State of Florida next year once our house is ready, and once my fiancée finds a job down there. I've never had the experience of being a dog owner, but my fiancée has grown up with many different breeds of dogs since she was a kid.

Why We Got A Beagle: Because they are adorable :) lol we particularly got a beagle because they have a reputation of being really good family dogs, being a relatively healthy breed with a long life span, and overall a great dog to cuddle with.

About My Beagle: She’s currently 9 weeks old and is very adorable. Here name is Penny Puppington. She's occasionally rambunctious, but sweet and playful. We purchased her from a farm in PA and she's from a litter of 4 dogs. See picture below:

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Training Concern - Potty Training: From day 1 we’ve began crate training her. We want Penny to learn that she has a living area where she eats and sleeps. When we first got her she cried and barked a lot in the crate. As each day progressed, the crying and barking was bit less. She sleeps somewhat through the night and wakes up a bit earlier than the crack of dawn. The biggest challenge we're encountering is that she pees (a lot). We are training her to go to the bathroom outside. Since the first day we got he she has had only 3 poop accidents (1 on the living room carpet, and 2 in the crate). Every other time she goes poop is outside. I like to think that she knows not to poop where she sleeps / eats. We do the usual treat / good dog praise for when she goes to the bathroom outside. It can get very frustrating when I take her for a walk and she pees outside only 5 minutes later pees again inside the apartment on the carpet. Occasionally she also pees in the crate (overnight). We took away her water bowl so this way he prevent unwanted midnight accidents. Do you think we're going about the potty training protocol correctly? Do beagle puppies tend to pee this frequently? Am I perhaps giving her too much water everyday? I really don't want to use indoor training pads because I've heard that it may take longer to potty train a dog to actually learn to go outside. Plus, I don't want to see pads of pee / poop everyday because to me it's unsanitary.

Training Concern - Teaching The Dog Not To Bite Hands (Teething): So yeah, plainly put Penny is teething. I know that all dogs go through this phase. My concern is that post-teething she may develop a bad habit of biting hands / clothing. Any advice on how to avoid this?

Training Concern - Leash Training: It can be very difficult to walk Penny. Most of the time she acts as a ship anchor than an actual dog... What's the best (or most effective) way to training a beagle to walk with you while on a leash?

As of now, I can't think of any other issues or concerns we're having. I appreciate any feedback on training and on Penny!
 

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Thank you Cassie for your guidance! Your dog is very beautiful and I hope Penny looks like that when she gets older 😊

I got her a harness which appears to make walking her on a leash a little bit easier.

I will provide updates on Penny’s progress. I have a feeling it’s going to be a long road ahead…
 
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