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This is our first basset hound, Mopey Mud Flaps! He has been a very well behaved pup so far! He is 13 weeks old and we’ve had him for 2 weeks. We also have a beagle/basset/cocker spaniel mix, and she is tolerating him pretty well. We put him in a crate at night. As long as he has been fed and we let him out right before bed we put him in and the first few night he barked and barked but the 3rd night he settled in right away and fell asleep. We do clicker training with treats for positive behavior like going pee outside. I am just sharing because I am having a very positive experience. It also helps having an older dog to show him the ropes!

What are some of your favorite tricks to teach your basset? Or their favorite tricks to do?

Best tips for training a pup?

What are some favorite treats and toys your basset absolutely loves?

Thank you! 🥰
 

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We do clicker training with treats for positive behavior like going pee outside. {/quote]

Using a clicker in this manner reduced the value of a clicker which is precission. I Like this article by one of the founders of clicker training

"The other mis-use of the clicker is for vague or general behavior - such as "over there" or "not doing something." Now if "over there" means that as the dog's right foot plunks down past an imaginary line and you go CLICK, then that is NOT a vague behavior. If the dog can earn the click by performing a reproducible event, then that is not vague. Can animals learn vague things? Of course they can learn many vague notions, such as HANGING OUT. However, the clicker offers few advantages over just chucking food when they accomplish such tasks "
 

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if Interested in formal obedience I recommend starting leash and heal work at 12-16 weeks with a sporn no pull halter not a slip lead, choke chain, martingale collar or other training device that can damage the neck. When start at this earily age the puppy natural sits when you stop so you can reward automatic sits for heal really easily and they don't learn any bad habits that they have to unlearn. And of course this trainaing can be done off lead to start as well.

 

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OMG that second pic. It so reminds me of our very first hound - typical expression and boy, is he plotting his future with you right there. Whoever suggests Bassets are dumb is WRONG. He's plotting - so don't let your guard down for one second. :LOL:

I'd so love another but apart from I'm too old to take on a puppy now, prices in the UK are now at £3K per puppy - and an un-KC registered one at that. I will not pay that to a greeder.

Have fun. I'll leave others to advise you with tips going forward.
 
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