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Potty training for beagles is much like training for any dog. If you are feeling a little frustrated with the process, perhaps you need to reevaluate how you are doing things and make a few tweaks to the program to get your puppy going outside, instead of on the carpet! Save you and your dog some frustration.
First, while potty training your beagle, you will need to dedicate part of the house that can absorb – or better yet, NOT absorb – accidents. Cordon off the kitchen, laundry, or bathroom so that when your puppy is unattended, the accidents will be cleanable in a hurry.
Keep newspaper down for your puppy in one corner of the room. When your puppy first starts to tinkle, quickly set them on the paper. Then praise them for doing it in the right place.
As your puppy grows older, you may want to begin with outside potty training. When you are ready to begin this, then be prepared to keep your puppy supervised closely or confined when you are unable to take him out. As soon as you see your puppy about to potty, take your dog outside.
PRAISE, PRAISE, PRAISE your dog when he goes potty in the right place.
Expect your dog to have accidents, even as they grow. Even once a dog is full house trained, they are susceptible to upset tummies, and if they get left in too long, they may have an accident. Don’t make it a big deal if your dog is doing well.
Remember that every dog learns at a different pace, and potty training takes time, and works best if someone can stay home with the puppy nearly around the clock until the skill is mastered.