Our Lucy is now 6 months old. Just shy of 40 pounds! Sooooo cute and SMART! We really got a good puppy here. Our only beef is she is having some potty training issues. Other than that, she is just a gem.
sophieB, may I ask why their being spayed at 6 months would make house training take longer? I think house training is going to be the end of me; my 3 month old is clueless! So should she be spayed before or after 6 months?Ours may have taken longer (Lottie peeing indoors for much longer than Lucie) because of being spayed at exactly 6 months... or so people tell us!
House training with bassets can take longer than other dogs. It's not uncommon for them to take 6-8 months maybe even longer. As Mikey T says, it's because it takes longer for them to mature with bladder sphincter control. The best thing is to get them started on a schedule, going out every 2-3 hours and immediately upon waking up, after eating/drinking and after play times. Young bassets can usually hold it for as many hours as they are months old (e.g. 3 months = 3 hours). This is just a rule of thumb as yours may be different. Just keep with the routine and it will get easier over time. And remember accidents will happen but eventually your pup will get the hang of it.I think house training is going to be the end of me; my 3 month old is clueless!