Your Beagle puppy is going to be a fantastic companion and friend to you and your family. Though the breed is known as hunters, this little hound is affectionate and incredibly friendly. You should know when it comes to training, though, your Beagle might be a bit stubborn. Your little guy makes life easy elsewhere from size, demeanor, grooming, and shedding, but when it comes to training, you will need to make every session well worth his time.
This is true for housebreaking your Beagle puppy as well. Starting as early as the day you bring your puppy home will set him up to know exactly where to poop quicker than waiting for him to adapt to his new surroundings. Your new best friend won’t know the difference between going inside the house or outside unless you can consistently show him the right place to go before he has to go.
Consistency with your Beagle puppy will be key in training your tiny hound where to poop. Begin positive reinforcement training right away and stick with the same method for training every session. You should have an understanding of when your pup typically needs to poop. To do this, you will need to be home with him during these times. To start, most puppies tend to poop soon after meals, so set your expectations to poop outside during these times, and he will begin to connect the dots. Setting a foundation for house training your puppy gives your little guy guidance as to where to go. Pay attention to those times he probably needs to go and get him outside quickly. Keep these times outside with your Beagle rewarding. Remember, he will work for food, but to learn how to control his needs and where to poop, this food needs to be high-value and rewarding. Not any treat will do for this little guy.
Your high-value treats for training your Beagle puppy should only be used for training sessions. Avoid giving these particular treats to your puppy outside of teaching moments. For more difficult or important training such as teaching your puppy where to poop, you might consider a better treat than for regular training. Be sure to have these treats on hand when you take your pup outside, so he is rewarded the moment he is successful and not later when you are back inside. You may also want to be prepared to have someone home during the times you know your Beagle will most likely need to go outside.