How to potty train a basset hound?

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Are you the proud owner of a curious, energetic little basset hound pup? Congratulations on your new furry friend! While having a dog is an incredibly fulfilling experience, getting them acclimated to the household and ensuring they learn basic good behaviors can be quite challenging. Training puppies takes patience, consistency, and lots of love—but don’t worry! We understand that potty training in particular can be complicated for some pet owners. 


In this blog post, we will provide step-by-step tips to help you successfully potty train your beloved basset hound. Read on for helpful advice related to identifying the signs of when your pup needs to go outside, housebreaking schedules that should fit both of your lifestyles best, reward systems (because positive reinforcement always helps!), and tricks for teaching good habits early on in life.

Are basset hounds difficult to potty train?

Basset hounds have a reputation for being slow-moving, but that can be beneficial when it comes to potty training! These dogs are intelligent and capable of learning quickly, so you don’t need to worry about it taking forever to train them. The trick is having patience and consistency. 


Taking your basset hound out on regular bathroom breaks, praising them for correctly going outside, and providing treats or rewards when they go in the correct spot will go a long way towards ensuring success. As with any pet, putting in the work and effort, in the beginning, will result in many enjoyable years of companionship with your canine pal!

How do you potty-train a Basset Hound outside?

Potty-training a Basset Hound outside can be daunting, but with consistent effort and positive reinforcement, it’s an achievable goal. First, try to identify the most convenient times and places in the yard or garden where the dog can go – make sure to select an area away from children’s play areas and garden spots. Next, work with your pup on basic commands such as “go potty” or “outside.” Take your pup out often – after meals and during play – and reward them every time they do their business outside. 


Finally, to speed up the process of potty-training your Basset Hound outdoors, start by using puppy pads inside the house or garage until they get used to going outside! If all else fails, don’t forget that patience is key – eventually, you’ll get there!

Do Basset Hound puppies pee a lot?

Basset Hounds are one of the most beloved dog breeds, and for their adorably long ears and floppy-bodied appearance, owners should be aware that Basset Hound puppies pee a lot. They have small bladders and limited ability to hold their bladder like other breeds, so owners need to provide frequent potty breaks to help them learn proper peeing habits and avoid accidents in the house. 


Having an outdoor space large enough to keep up with daily potty needs or having multiple pee pads indoors can help a lot in this situation. With consistent reinforcement, Basset Hound puppies can learn bathroom etiquette fairly quickly.

Why does my Basset Hound keep peeing in the house?

It can be so frustrating when our beloved pets don’t seem to understand the house rules! If you find yourself with a Basset Hound that insists on peeing inside the house, it’s important to remember that it’s probably not out of spite or revenge. 


There are usually underlying issues causing this problem, such as anxiety, bladder discomfort, confusion about where to go outside, or simply lack of potty training. With patience and consistency in teaching your pup good habits, as well as making sure any medical issues are taken care of, you’ll likely be able to get your furry friend back on track.

How hard is it to house-train a Basset Hound?

House training a Basset Hound can certainly become quite the challenge. They’re known for being a bit stubborn and easily distracted, so it can take plenty of patience and determination to get them to learn the right behaviors in the right places. 


However, there are some tricks and tips you can try to make things a tad easier such as establishing set times for trips outside, providing lots of rewards and praise, strict consistency with both rules and consequences, and patiently repeating commands until they are understood. Even with all that hard work though, don’t forget to have some fun while doing it!


Potty training a basset hound is not an easy task and can take weeks, even months. But with dedication, patience, consistency, positive reinforcement, and rewards your work will pay off. Bassets are smart and they will eventually understand what you are trying to teach them – it just takes time. Don’t get discouraged if success doesn’t come quickly – instead, stay positive throughout the process! 


Your basset hound can become potty-trained as long as you remain committed to the task and never give up. With the right approach, potty training your basset hound should become a rewarding experience for both you and your pup. Have fun teaching your furry friend this new skill together!


John McCaine

John McCaine

I've been caring for hound dogs for all my life. My parents had a beagle when I was born - he was my babysitter as a toddler LOL.
So out of love for hounds I started this blog to share what I know with dog lovers everywhere.

About Me

I’ve been caring for hound dogs for all my life. My parents had a beagle when I was born – he was my babysitter as a toddler LOL.
So out of love for hounds I started this blog to share what I know with dog lovers everywhere.

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