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I am new to dogs/puppies in general, and definitely new to Beagles. Sorry if these seem stupid but I want to be a good owner.

So I have a male 13 week old puppy that for the most part will use a pee pad and go outside, but he still has accidents inside. How do you 'teach' the dog to not continue these accidents? He is inside by himself for 8 - 9 hours for 3 days a week, and has seemed to use the pee pads very well.

He is biting -I know he is a puppy, but I see him get 'angry' and scrunches up his nose, then goes for a bite. I've been saying 'oww, no bite!' really loud - is there a different method?

My neighbor is accusing him of barking all the time (as I'm home most of the day, I know he barks when he wants to go outside, or just went to the bathroom on his pee pad, and for about 30 seconds after I shut the door). I know this is a 'barky' breed, is there anything I can do "IF" what they say is true?

Do beagles settle down at some point when they get older? Or do they tear across the house all the time?
I read that a puppy can't go for runs, so I've been tossing a toy inside the house and having him fetch and return it to me, in addition to a couple walks a day.
 

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>I am new to dogs/puppies in general, and definitely new to Beagles. Sorry if these seem stupid but I want to be a good owner.<
There are no stupid questions , it just shows you care.

>So I have a male 13 week old puppy that for the most part will use a pee pad and go outside, but he still has accidents inside. How do you 'teach' the dog to not continue these accidents? He is inside by himself for 8 - 9 hours for 3 days a week, and has seemed to use the pee pads very well.<
OK , you need to put this in perspective : A 13 week old puppy is still very much a puppy with almost no holding power. He is going to use the pee pad because he has no other place to go.
>Three days a week , 8 or 9 hours< You are going to need to let the pup out mid day , perhaps lunch break or a friend to come by. This is simply too long for a 13 week old pup to hold his pee. When you get past the 16/17 week mark , you can manage his water and have better luck with this 8/9 hour thing. BTW , what happens on the other 4 days of the week. Give me more info and I'll give you more detailed advice...
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>He is biting -I know he is a puppy, but I see him get 'angry' and scrunches up his nose, then goes for a bite. I've been saying 'oww, no bite!' really loud - is there a different method?< Welcome to puppyhood , this is a phase a pup will go through when new teeth are coming in and his mouth gets sore. Get safe chew toys like a kong or nylabone. Training requires patience and kind consistent correction from you. Always use positive reinforcement which is reward based.> Never use loud or harsh tone with your pup.

>My neighbor is accusing him of barking all the time (as I'm home most of the day, I know he barks when he wants to go outside, or just went to the bathroom on his pee pad, and for about 30 seconds after I shut the door). I know this is a 'barky' breed, is there anything I can do "IF" what they say is true?< Your dog barks because he want your attention , it can be for many different reasons. Try to spend as much time as you can with your pup , walks and play will help. This will mostly go away as your pup matures. Never make a big deal out of leaving.


>Do beagles settle down at some point when they get older? < Yes , you will start to see this at 12 months and even more so at 18 months . Remember , how you handle your dogs training as he grows up is key...

>Or do they tear across the house all the time?< They calm down as they mature and it helps to play and wear their butts out with exercise , too...

>I read that a puppy can't go for runs, so I've been tossing a toy inside the house and having him fetch and return it to me, in addition to a couple walks a day.<
This is true , however you can have a lot of fun playing. Let your guy mature to about 15 months and slowly work up to this and provide for hydration so he will not overheat. (very important)

Raising a puppy is a job that will pay back benefits for years if done well...........................


Good Luck , oldhounddog



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