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Since my husband and I have no small children anymore, we got us a Bassett Hound, sweetest, cutest baby girl. Oh yes!!! rotten to the core, of couse she must get in the recliner and rock her..But that is another topic.
I need help on how to house break her to go outside to potty...please will someone help me...
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Put the puppy on a schedule. Potty her whenever she wakes up, after about 20 minutes of play, about 20 minutes after a meal, and any other time she looks like she might be looking for a place to "go". This often involves an abrupt break in the action, associated with intense sniffing.

Confine the puppy to a crate, ex-pen, or small, puppy-proofed room when you can't watch her.

Go outside with her and use some sort of verbal cue, like "go potty". She won't know what this means at first, but will eventually learn to associate the verbal cue with the physical response, if you're consistent.

When she *does* go outside, praise, praise, praise and treat. (Praise and treat outside, not after she comes back inside.)

Buy a good cleaner/deodorizer for accidents, like Nature's Miracle.

Good luck! :)

[ January 18, 2004, 08:41 PM: Message edited by: Betsy Iole ]
 

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Housetraining Your Puppy
"Do not rely on a puppy to tell you when it's time to go out. That is expecting too much responsibility and communication at too early an age. It is up to you, the adult human, to know when he needs to go out. Watch his activity level and the clock.

A 12 wk puppy who is busy playing may need to urinate every 15-20 minutes, whereas a resting puppy might go for an hour, and a sleeping puppy can go 8 hours at night. Activity makes urine! Activity makes urine! Repeat this 10 times, slowly. This is a very important lesson for new puppy owners. "

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House Training: Ring My Bell!

One thing we often forget to remind owners when they have house training issues is the possibility of underlying medical condition can cause and/or contribute the most common being a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) you'll probably want to take a specimen to the vet to rule out a problem
 

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Good morning,
We are new Bassett parents, and we couldn't be more in love. What we are NOT loving, however, is the excessive urinating this pup does. When we catch him in the act, we immediately remove him to the same spot outside and give him the same command. He finishes outside, but within 10 minutes, he will go again in the house. So, we tried keeping him outside longer, running him around, playing, etc. then give him the command to go. He does, but still pees in the house within 10-15 minutes. After having 7 accidents within one hour, we took a specimen to the vet to ensure he was in good health. The vet did not find infection, however, his PH was up and there were traces of crystals, so the vet put him on 8 days of medication.

We are towards the end of the medication now, and there is SLIGHT improvement, but I think it is mainly still the fact that he is a baby...9 weeks old. We take him out every 20 minutes when we are home and he is awake, and when we are not home, he is in a crate (longest stretch of time is 3.5 to 4 hours). We are getting there! All I can say to new owners is try to have patience, and work as a team. When you start to get frustrated, let your partner assist, as it can really fry your nerves.

Now, if someone could help me with the excessive barking in a crate, I would REALLY appreciate it!
 

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but within 10 minutes, he will go again in the house. So, we tried keeping him outside longer, running him around, playing, etc. then give him the command to go. He does, but still pees in the house within 10-15 minutes[/url]

see the link I posted above. Housetraining Your Puppy

Do not rely on a puppy to tell you when it's time to go out. That is expecting too much responsibility and communication at too early an age. It is up to you, the adult human, to know when he needs to go out. Watch his activity level and the clock.
A 12 wk puppy who is busy playing may need to urinate every 15-20 minutes, whereas a resting puppy might go for an hour, and a sleeping puppy can go 8 hours at night. Activity makes urine! Activity makes urine! Repeat this 10 times, slowly. This is a very important lesson for new puppy owners.


now you know why the dog need to go after he comes back in the house, activity makes urine. Expect to take the dog out aften when he is active. Keep in mind bassest are natorious hard to house train. forget any of the trime frame and schedules you find on the net on housetraining a puppiny in two weeks etc. IMHO bassets are slow to mature and develop the necessary sphincter control necessary to hold it. I have never seen a basset truely house trained before 6 months of age but 1 year is more typical. Keep in mind a lack of accidents is no indication that the dog is house trained only that the owners have an adequite managemnet plan in place and implementing it successfully.
 

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Now, if someone could help me with the excessive barking in a crate, I would REALLY appreciate it!
in these situations there are generaly two possible cause first is seperation anxiety and has nothing to do with being in a crate.


THe other is directly related to the crate and that is the lack of taking the time to introduce the dog to the crate properly. There is the myth that a dog will automatical take to the crate as if it is a den. This is not even remotely true. One must take time to introduce the dog to the crate at the dogs speed so the view the crate a greate place to be and not prison being isolated from the people he wants to be with.

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how to crate train
 

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I am having trouble with my 7mo basset "leaking" pee.. he pees a lot when we take him out, but it seems like he is always leaking pee! i dont know what to do for this. i have cut his water intake down and still have the problem! can someone help me please?
 

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lahly86, have your boy checked for a UTI or other physical problem.
 

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Good morning,
We are new Bassett parents, and we couldn't be more in love. What we are NOT loving, however, is the excessive urinating this pup does. When we catch him in the act, we immediately remove him to the same spot outside and give him the same command. He finishes outside, but within 10 minutes, he will go again in the house. So, we tried keeping him outside longer, running him around, playing, etc. then give him the command to go. He does, but still pees in the house within 10-15 minutes. After having 7 accidents within one hour, we took a specimen to the vet to ensure he was in good health. The vet did not find infection, however, his PH was up and there were traces of crystals, so the vet put him on 8 days of medication.

We are towards the end of the medication now, and there is SLIGHT improvement, but I think it is mainly still the fact that he is a baby...9 weeks old. We take him out every 20 minutes when we are home and he is awake, and when we are not home, he is in a crate (longest stretch of time is 3.5 to 4 hours). We are getting there! All I can say to new owners is try to have patience, and work as a team. When you start to get frustrated, let your partner assist, as it can really fry your nerves.

Now, if someone could help me with the excessive barking in a crate, I would REALLY appreciate it!
We finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel at around 14 weeks. We got Cooper at that age, and he was a dream....very few accidents in the house. We thought he was much easier than our lab from years ago.

THEN we got Lyla. Same parents. NOT the same experience! We got her at 8 months, and couldn't believe she was related to the sainted Cooper! She was pretty good on the poop, but the pee! My daughters nick-named her "Pee-Pee Head." We'd take her out to pee. She'd pee. We'd treat her. Walk back in the house and she'd pee again. She was great in the crate at night. We finally restricted the area in the house she could access- it helped a lot. (Cooper didn't really understand why he could only be in one room- he hadn't done anything wrong!) But it is just time. You'll see an improvement in a few weeks.

Lyla is now 7 months, and doing great. On the rare occasion she has an accident, it is always our fault! Brought her back from the dog park, and didn't realize the doggy door was closed...or someone visiting and waking her up. She'd have a full bladder, and the excitement is too great to hold it.

Good luck!
 
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