hey i have a 8 week old beagle and her name is princessand sofar i have have her for a week she is papper trained but she isnt goin outside does anyone have any tip for me if so e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Personaly, i think paper training just confuses a pup. Take him out after waking,playing, eating, pups have to go alot. When he starts to potty outside say "go potty" or whatever word you use and praise him like hes the best , smartest pup in the world, you can also give a treat. Always watch him, no unsupervised time. are you crate training?
***Edited By: corsomom on 7/4/2006 10:00:13 PM*** Reason: i replied before i was finished.
duder, knowing when you dogs needs to go, will help you allot. I observed the time when I first got my puppies, they were about 2 months old and went at least 3 times in the morning and 3 times during the afternoon. I knew exactly what time they wanted to go, so I took them out side. But some times I would slack because I would get lazy some times and they'd just go on the carpet, then I'd be back getting to my routine of taking them out.
As a beagle owner myself let me warn you about one little trick these buggers do IF you offer treat rewards. They will CONSTANTLY INSIST on going outside knowing they will be rewarded. If you would like to reward your beagle for doing potty outside do it once in awhile not everytime! I swear Maggie would "fake squat" just for a treat!
Beagles are very smart and will learn just about anything if the proper motivation is there (which is food). We taught our Maggie to ring a bell if she needed to go out - she learned this when she was about 10 weeks. Sadly Hannah (who is going on 18 weeks) just doesn't understand the bell concept- maybe cause she's a basset?
Anyway you would be surprised at the power of the bell. She rings and you rush to get her out. They figure it out pretty quick.