I have a 13 week old Male Basset. From six weeks until now we take him out at least every half hour. That is what our puppy manners class told us. We have a bell on the door that he will sometimes ring to go out. We can also get him to pee on command. Lots of treats on going pottie outside. Everyone tells me Bassets are very hard to house train, but he will get it in the end. No one tells me when that will be.