>You have to catch him in the act or it does no good to punish him. He
>already forgot what he did. There is a book called "How To House Break Your
>Dog in Seven Days" I forgot who wrote it, but your local book store can
>>Can someone help? My 4 year old Beagle, which I just adopted, can't
>>seem to understand that he is not supposed to pee on the carpet. We
>>have a spot designated for him to use the bathroom indoors. When we
>>find a mess, we take him to it and scold him. Then we take him to his
>>designated spot and praise him. We have been doing this for 2 weeks
>>now, but he still hasn't figured out what is going on. He has messed up
>>the carpet 15 times. Does anyone have any ideas or am I going about
>>this the wrong way?
>>By the way, on a completely unrelated topic, what is crate training?
Crate training IS a related topic. I have a 7 month old beagle and we have
tried using a crate in order to housebreak our puppy. The crate's purpose
is to confine the dog in a small enough area on the contingency that he/she
doesn't urinate where they sleep. Therefore, they are forced to hold it
until you get home and take them outside IMMEDIATELY and then praise them
when they do "go" outside.
If you have a designated area within the house, try buying "pads" that are
available at most pet stores. These pads carry a scent which draws dogs to
urinate on them. Eventually, they get used to peeing in the same area all
the time. The pads are small (about 2ft. x 3ft.) and should help the