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    Ok so I have done the reading before hand, and nothing seems to help.
    Last Thursday I got Mia, she is almost 2 years old, a pure breed beagle, her old owner had her as an out door dog, I have her as an inside dog.

    When she got here I took her in the back yard and with in minutes went for a poop, later than night she peed, but since then nothing, I take her for a 45min walk each day, and today 2 45min walks, she will go in the park but not in the yard at all.

    I have already read what there is, but they all say the same thing, take the dog out regularly, praise it when it goes, but this just won't work, when she is in the yard, on leash off leash, front back left side right side, same spot or not, she just does the same thing, sniffs and looks for anyone around mostly for the kid next door.

    I tried waiting too, she went on the walk yesterday at about 5pm, I took her out about 9 and 11pm last night and she did nothing, I then took her out at 7am this morning, same thing sniff and look for people, only would go when I took her to the park and after about 30mins of walking.

    My sister thinks is because up until 2 months ago my brothers dog ruby lived here, but I doubt it otherwise why go the first day and not since.

    I just don't get it, after 14 hours I thought she would be busting.

    Its not stubborn, she has learned to walk up and down the front and back steps, and today after both walks she is learning to sit when I tell her and give her a treat, just cant get her to go toilet in the yard.

    For the record, when she had an accident, I have NOT hit her, NOT rubbed her nose in it, NOT yelled at her, its pointless you wouldn't do any of those things to a baby that had an accident so why do it to a dog.

    I do praise her while she is going in the park and soon as she has finished I pat her and make a fuss.

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    I didn't quite get it. Does she do her business at home instead in your yard?
    I see she does it in a park. Maybe she just needs time and maybe she won't soil her territory (yard), my dogs don't want to do business in a yard, they need to be walked. Some dogs are just like that.

    I'd say you keep doing what you doing and give her some time, she's probably still stressed and confused about changing owners.

    I recently got a BYB chihuahua to care for and she hasn't pooed for 2 weeks
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    Is she going inside? Otherwise sounds like not too much to worry about, carry on praising her for going in the park and like Fedra said, she probably just doesn't want to soil her own yard. How big is the yard?

    She'll go when she needs to, as long as it's not in the house then all good. Can be frustrating when you're standing outside in the cold with no results, but stick with it.

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    Sorry, I'm a little confused.

    You say she hasn't gone in your yard except for the first day she arrived, but then you said she has had some accidents? I assume the accidents were in the house?

    Firstly, stop praising her for pooping when you take her for a walk. Just pick up the crap and keep walking as if it hasn't happened. No big deal, nothing.

    Praise her when she does it in the yard, and she will if you stop the praise when popping on her walks.

    Worst case scenario, stop the walks for a few days, yeah? Give her time to settle in. The change is massive. New owner, new rules, new house she's suddenly allowed to be in. Major upheaval, major confusion.
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    No advice- but hello, we have a 5 yr old male beagle- missing one eye. Hes a challange! But also lots of fun. Congrats on your new edition and I hope you get the toileting sorted out soon.

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    hello,


    Just to share my experience in toileting situation. My two dogs are toilet trained completely. You mentioned you read about toileting. So i won't bother with other basic information. This is what i do at home. 1. each dog has at least 1 hour walk every day. 2. I feed bulky food such as dry food in the morning only. (my dogs stay outside only when we are not at home) At night I feed raw bones or chicken 3. we never place a water bowl in the house (so they have to go out) 4. They sleep in their beds in our bedroom. So when they need to go to toilet they wake us up. But this rarely happens as they can hold up to 14 hours. 5. we tend to spend at least 10minutes intensive play in the house with them (usually hide and seek, fetch, some basic training such as wait/come/etc) and let them out for drink and wee for day

    We would not have chosen to have dogs inside if our house is not surrounded by two sets of units. We thought about the tricky situation with dogs waking people in those units and decided to have them inside after dark.

    I hope for the best for you.

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    A dog flap?
    easier to change an environment than a dog.
    or basic puppy house training 101.
    You mention you have had her less than a week. Give it time. she'll come good.

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    yes she has gone in the house twice.
    the yard, i dont know it was built in the 50s, so its not one of these new tiny back yards, maybe 20m x 20m, big enough that there is a 2 average size room granny flat and shed and only takes up about 1/2 the yard, front yard is a little smaller.
    no dog flap, she has gotten out of the yard once while i was there, not risking it again.

    should i change her routine, right now i walk her, then do her sit training with schmakos, then feed her, should i train and feed her then walk her?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeagleMan View Post
    yes she has gone in the house twice.
    the yard, i dont know it was built in the 50s, so its not one of these new tiny back yards, maybe 20m x 20m, big enough that there is a 2 average size room granny flat and shed and only takes up about 1/2 the yard, front yard is a little smaller.
    no dog flap, she has gotten out of the yard once while i was there, not risking it again.

    should i change her routine, right now i walk her, then do her sit training with schmakos, then feed her, should i train and feed her then walk her?.
    Well, I would feed her and then walk if she does not pull too much. Please spend a bit of time to repair the fence. One of my dogs is a panic digger so we repair often!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hachna View Post
    Well, I would feed her and then walk if she does not pull too much. Please spend a bit of time to repair the fence. One of my dogs is a panic digger so we repair often!!!
    Yeah she does pull sometimes, especially if a dog starts barking, fence cant be fixed.

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