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    For the most part my dog is potty trained, but if no one is around when she has to go, she will go to the bathroom inside rather than hold it. During the day I keep her in the kitchen with a baby gate and at night I put her in her crate. She's been good about not going potty in either of these places.

    Lately my problem has been with getting her to go pee when I take her out. Especially in the morning when I have to get to work she sniffs around and looks off in the distance, but won't pee! It gets me really frustrated because I'm late for work and walking her back and forth trying to get her to go. I try telling her "go potty" when I see her getting ready to so she'll associate the word with it, but she hasn't caught on yet.

    Do you guys have any tips on encouraging her to go potty rather than just sniff around and act like a beagle? lol

  • #2
    here is one lol. Get up earlier in the morning hehe. Try offering water before you take her out
    If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!

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    • #3
      Try playing with her in the morning, play stimulates the bladder. As far as her accidents, it just sounds like she is not ready to be unsupervised in the house yet.

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      • #4
        Ugh I'm NOT a morning person, it takes me a good hour or more of pushing the snooze before I wake up! Sometimes I even move around, this morning after 30 minutes or so I moved to my papasan chair where I snoozed for another half hour. lol

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        • #5
          Running water always works for me!!! lol Don't know if it would for a puppy! hehehe

          Isn't she a beagle?
          "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
          Diane

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          • #6
            She's a beagle right? That must be a beagle thing. Haha.
            Our older beagle came to us almost already trained (she was born outside, that helped a lot), but our younger beagle came to us at 3 yrs old, and she was definitely not trained. But with time she got better. It took a while for us to get her to go, she does like you said just look around, or if she catches a scent it's all over from there, lol. It helped to say go potty, over and over again, and then when she did go to praise the heck out of her. She eventually learned.
            She also would go inside if no one else was around but I think she eventually learned, we haven't had an accident in awhile.
            Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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            • #7
              Yes, she's a beagle. It wouldn't surprise me if it was a beagle trait, ours have always been 90% housebroken but there was always that 10% you have to watch out for. lol

              When I got her she had been living with a foster family and they had a doggie door open all day, so she would just go when she wanted. I took her to work with me which was a 5-10 minute walk away so she usually peed on the way, and she would do OK at work as long as I walked her partway through the day.

              When I moved down here with her, I rented a house with two other girls and she was confined to just my bedroom (the other girl didn't want hair on her couch) but would have accidents if I left her out, so I started using piddle pads which I think un-trained her a bit so I have to start from square one. She knows she isn't supposed to do it, but that doesn't always stop her. lol

              I've thought about going back to piddle pads, because she knows to use them, but the pee sometimes dribbles off the side and gets underneath and makes more of a mess than if she just peed on the floor. For a while I was using 3 at a time and it would still sometimes go underneath if she peed in the wrong spot, so then 2 or even all 3 would be wasted, and that gets expensive. lol

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              • #8
                I had a beagle many years ago, got her as a puppy. Don't remember if she was difficult to house break or not (too long ago) lol. When I got married she was one of the dogs I had and my new hubby was in the Army. We ended up being stationed in Az and lived in military housing.

                One night we were sitting watching TV and Sonya (the beagle) kept getting up and walking around. We didn't pay any attention to her. I guess she had had enough of us not paying attention to us and squatted right in front of us!! She didn't do it over by the door, which was less than 5 ft. away but right in front of where we were sitting. lol Let me tell you we paid attention to her after that. lol She got up and started walking around, we got up and let her out!
                "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
                Diane

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pixie View Post
                  I had a beagle many years ago, got her as a puppy. Don't remember if she was difficult to house break or not (too long ago) lol. When I got married she was one of the dogs I had and my new hubby was in the Army. We ended up being stationed in Az and lived in military housing.

                  One night we were sitting watching TV and Sonya (the beagle) kept getting up and walking around. We didn't pay any attention to her. I guess she had had enough of us not paying attention to us and squatted right in front of us!! She didn't do it over by the door, which was less than 5 ft. away but right in front of where we were sitting. lol Let me tell you we paid attention to her after that. lol She got up and started walking around, we got up and let her out!
                  My little dummy does that too!!!!
                  My older beagle knew from the beginning to scratch on the door and wait, but the other one will jut pace and walk around, and if no one is watching, then I guess she figures the floor will have to do! And it's always the carpet, never the hard wood!
                  Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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