Housebreaking of the new Beagle puppy should begin the moment the puppy enters your house. And your foremost concern is to train your Beagle puppy not to urinate all over your place. But first, you must understand that a puppy?s muscles are not yet developed to the point that it can postpone releasing his urine. If he has to go, he will go. The puppy will most probably have the ability to control his pee when he reaches three months. In
the meantime, expect the Beagle puppy to urinate about six times a day. This means that housebreaking your new Beagle puppy will take patience, time, and a lot of work.
A Beagle puppy usually urinates after eating. This is because the full stomach pushes the colon and the bladder. Your Beagle puppy knows that he will pee really soon and this is why he may turn in circles or sniff around. When a puppy does these things, especially after a meal, do not assume that he wants to play with you. He is sniffing and looking for the right place to urinate. What you need to do quickly is to take the Beagle puppy to the
place you have designated as the area to relieve himself. Once you bring the puppy to this area, do not attempt to play with him. This is a business trip, not a leisure excursion. The puppy senses that it is what you want ? to pee in this place only. But be patient with your pet. Rushing him will not make him understand your purpose in the first place. Dog trainers advise that you give your young Beagle pet about ten minutes to complete his business.
It will also be to your advantage if you associate words with the actions of your Beagle puppy. If you notice the puppy wanting to urinate or defecate, you may clearly enunciate the word ?outside?. If you do this often enough, the puppy will come to associate the word ?outside? as the ideal place for him to relieve himself. At the first sign or proof that the
puppy understands this, you must immediately praise the Beagle puppy. He will know that you were pleased. And since dogs naturally want to please their master, he will remember what he has done that earned your approval. And soon, you need not keep escorting your puppy. He knows what ?outside? means.
If your puppy happens to pee on a place where he should not, immediately show your displeasure by sharply saying ?No!? You need not use physical force on the defenseless puppy. But do not wait for him to finish his business before you get upset. If you do, he will think that the mess made you upset, and not the act of peeing on the wrong place.
Up until the age of five months, you need to keep a watchful eye on your Beagle puppy. This will be his training period. Afterwards, you will enjoy the easy life of a housebroken Beagle.