8 week old Beagle house training

Posted by james-parish
Jan 15, 2013
Hi there everyone. I am brand new to this site and i have a few questions about how to help poty train/kennel train our brand new 8 week old Beagle puppy.

!. How do i get him to stop using the bathroom in the house? Well actually its an apartment complex. We don't want to use the paper method but rather just be able to take him outside and him know to relieve himself only outside. And how do you correct them when they go inside? Do you spank them or just use a very stern voice and tell them no?

2. We are going to try and kennel train our little guy but im afraid he will bark/whine when we put him in the kennel! How can i keep him from doing that?

3. We want our dog to sleep in the kennel at night and not with us in bed, how do i keep him from barking at night and keeping the neighbors up? Should i let him sleep with us until he gets use to the kennel?
Posted by KOPCaroline
Jan 29, 2013
Hi there,

Have you read the potty training section of Secrets to Dog Training? It should help with your first question.

As far as whining when put into a crate/kennel, unfortunately its just something that puppies are going to do. Theres nothing you can do to stop it other than completely ignore them when they do it. Even if you talk sweetly to puppy when they cry, it just encourages them because its attention. So you'll just have to bear it for a couple weeks maybe, until puppy realizes its ok to be in the crate