I have never owned a Basset myself. Many on here have. Alot of housetraining any dog though depends alot on your technique, consistency and patience. I am not familiar with the age of your dog or how long you have had him/her. Or what methods you are using.
Hello, I have two bassets my self. Many bassets in the family history (the two legger family history that is).
I have a three year old and a two year old. Both are about 98% house trained. Our female does great!! Can't remember the last accident she had. Our male is very bonded with me and when I "cheat on him" by petting another dog he will claim "oops, sorry".
Bassets have a rep for being dumb and lazy. That is so far from the truth that steem comes out of my ears.
My best suggestions would be to really keep a watch on your girl for signs that she has to go. My two sniff the floor in circles. For you to feel safe to leave them alone in the house, I reccomend not. If I have to leave for a few minutes to an hour I will crate them. If I have to leave for several hours I will put them in the back yard. Yes it's fenced.
Gimme more info though. Have you read any basset hound books? I have a good one here that has rung true time and time again.
Pepper is 1 1/2 she is very jealous lol. I have another on that is 3 but i got him as a stray go figure that one.
I have read books about bassets that my husband has picked up and they do have a rep of being dumb and lazy bit they are far from that.
Pepper does whine at the door when she has to pee. I do crate her when i go to the store or am out. My husband the other night had left her out in the bedroom and she made it through the night. But, as i was letting her out she had an accident. She is spayed due to the fact she had a false pregnancy and sense being spayed she has got alot better. I have no idea why. She is a loveable dog and far from lazy lol. She jumps around pulls on ropes chews up only her dog toys which i am proud of. I just want to know when the best time to leave her out and see if she is completely house broken? I want to trust her but i have no idea when the time is right! But when she has accidents it is usually byt the door not in the middle of the floor!
I don't know if this helps but my in-laws had a female basset from a pup. According to my hubby nd sister in-law that dog NEVER house broke. When my father in-law would come home from work, sit in his chair, she would get right between him and the tv and wizz right on the floor. Up till the day she passed away she did it.
I guess that story didn't help did it? Sorry :(
I know my love attention and to this day I will still do the treat thing after they go out to potty.
You could try to test her out a little longer at a time and see how she does. But man oh man praise her for not going in the house.
Awww...its ok. I mean she only pee's by the door maybe once in a blue moon.....As for when i am home and watching her she doesn't pee. I think i may have a few more months and she be house broke. Only one could hope lol.....She is only 34 pounds and her brother is full grown at 36 pounds. I am trying not to have overweight ones and take care of my babies lol. She is sleeping on the floor as i type i wish i had a pic of her and him to show you but i don't :(
We got Hannah (basset) at 12 weeks old and she was completly potty trained by about 5 months. She took much longer than our beagle. The first month it was a lot of hit and miss. By the second month we started learning her potty habits.
When she was first trained she would just go sit by the door til you noticed her. Now she will come over to you and stare at you til you ask "wanna go out?" then she'll wag her tail and head for the door. If she doesn't need to go she will just sit and stare at you til you pet her.
Beagle used to ring a bell til we took it away for over use abuse-LOL! Now she knocks on the door. Hannah wouldn't learn any of those tricks. It took us a while to figure out her way of letting us know.