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Old 07-25-2014, 01:08 PM   #361 (permalink)
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Oh my, Honeypig. Wow. Well that is good information. Thank you so much! Yikes. I work from home. I'm wondering if it's going to be an issue... well, yeah I know it will be an issue if she turns out to be a baying beagle.

My biggest concern is that we have cats. I read that Beagles are good with other animals. Do you know how they are with cats? The lady we'd buy her from says she is great with cats, but I have no way of knowing if she's just saying that.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:48 PM   #362 (permalink)
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I had a beagle for 13 yrs and she got along with everyone, people and cats alike. Her only bad habit was getting poop out of the litter box. I ended up putting the box on a table where she couldn't reach it.

As to the baying, yes, she could make that noise but didn't make it too much. She didn't bark a lot but when she did you knew it was a beagle bark. I love beagles.
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Nice to hear that, Least I've just emailed the current owner asking her if she bays often, and how she is with the cats. Waiting to hear back.

I think they are so cute! Oh... wonder if they do well in boats? My husband would like to take her on the kayak and jon boat.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:05 PM   #364 (permalink)
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My father-in-law is driving now to pick up the Beagle! Super excited. It's my birthday present from my husband.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:19 PM   #365 (permalink)
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I hope you have many years of happiness and love w/your beagle boy!
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Oh how exciting Jennie! Pictures, we need pictures!!!!!!!!!!
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Will definitely get some pics soon! I'm grinning from ear to ear now. Thinking of names. Lucy or Lacey.
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Hiya Jenny ;-)

Good luck with your new beagle xx
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Thanks Snoozy

She is sleeping soundly in her crate by our bed right now.

Tomorrow I'll be looking for a nice leash and harness so I can take her walking and jogging in the mornings.

We are concerned because she peed twice in the floor tonight. I took her out in the fenced backyard several times and watched to see if she'd go to the bathroom. I'm not sure how to train her not to go on the floor

Should I get puppy pads?

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Old 07-26-2014, 03:33 AM   #372 (permalink)
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In the dog kennels we used to use litter trays for the little pups and it seemed to work , other than that , lotsa newspaper and being consistent ...

It's perfectly normal for her to pee in a new environment ,,it's a massive change for her.

It will definitely improve tho , so don't lose heart xxx
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She's marked three rooms already. There's still one closed room she hasn't gotten to. I'll get one of the litter boxes in the garage and make her a spot and keep it in the kitchen.

I really think it's the new environment, like you said Snoozy. As soon as I opened the office door and she figured out I was in there, she came in and promptly peed. We put her outside immediately trying to get her to make the connection. My husband got it up with a dry/wet vac.

She has eaten chicken, ground beef, boiled eggs, and a few potato chips as a treat. She won't touch the Pedigree Puppy dry dog food we bought. Won't have anything to do with it.

She loves looking in mirrors.

The three oldest cats stood their ground and won't run from her, which is good I think. They are not liking her at all, but seem to be dealing with it. The youngest cat popped her on the nose, and she lunged at the cat. The cat ran. It's popped her nose three times now and takes off running. I really hope the cat will learn not to run. The dog will ignore her if she will just stop the running. Hoping they adjust soon. It's got me worried.
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It's got me worried.
Relax. Puppies are puppies. Since this is all new to both you and the dog, have you considered a puppy course at your local shelter or humane society? It might be a great resource for you in learning how to work w/your pup so she grows up to be a good companion. By googling just one of our local shelters, I see they offer a "Life Skills" class, "Puppy Parties" for group playtime for pups, "Confident Canine" for shy or fearful dogs, "Basic Manners" and more. The classes run $90 to $120 for 6 weeks, and the Puppy Party is $5 for a half hour of playtime.

And a puppy w/o pee is....just not a puppy, I guess! We've always adopted adult dogs b/c our work schedules don't allow us sufficient time to house train a pup. It takes some work, no doubt, but that puppy course might be helpful to you here too.
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Nonsensical....how is Abbey going?
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Honeypig, that's an idea. I'll look into those classes. Years ago I took my golden retriever puppy to obedience classes. That dog was extremely hard to train. I don't remember much about the training other than teaching it to sit, stay, walk on a leash, not jump, etc.

I just looked up info on Beagle potty training and that's helped a whole lot. We are going to follow the instructions. I read it to my husband so we are both on the same page with her now.
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I just joined OurBeagleWorld.com forum and it's set up just like SR! So I already know how to get around. Posted my first two intro posts and now have full access to the account. Looks like the biggest Beagle forum online.
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I just joined OurBeagleWorld.com forum and it's set up just like SR! So I already know how to get around. Posted my first two intro posts and now have full access to the account. Looks like the biggest Beagle forum online.
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Oh my gosh... she is taking a lot of my time! She is peeing and we are having to clean up after her. She is mostly going outside but it's like I have to constantly watch her. It's exhausting. I'm used to independent cats. Two of the cats are able to tolerate her pretty well. The youngest cat is not tolerating her well at all. I'm worried. Trying to give it about ten days to see if this is sustainable.

We are getting her a Kong toy soon to put into her crate to entice her to be comfy in the crate. I got her a nice retractable leash and took her to the park yesterday. She was not too unruly. I did keep a short leash though. We got her a life jacket for the kayak, and I'll probably get her some poop bags, a holder that attaches to her harness, a seat belt for the car, and a collapsible water bowl for going on trips and to the park.
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Yep, dogs are a lot more work than cats, and puppies especially are a lot of work! They were made to be so cute so that we don't mind so much all the work the little guys are...

How is the beagle forum working out for you? Have you checked into any classes locally?
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