My husband and I put a deposit down for a basset puppy last weekend after a brief search about the breed. Now that I have a date for him coming home, I am petrified! Our last dog was a beagle, difficult to train, but by the time he died, he was very well behaved and only peed in the house after I cleaned the carpet. Guess he had to make sure it was marked as his. Anyway, we will be bringing Nitro home Aug. 9. I am hoping for suggestions to make the house training as pain-free as possible. I am a stay-home-mom-full-time-online-student, so the puppy will rarely be home alone. Should I have the carpets cleaned again before we bring Nitro home to make sure the beagle smell is gone? Will that help?