My 11 Week old Beagle puppy is going backwards on the house breaking. She was doing very well about not going in the house then all of a sudden she has started to go even if the door is open any ideas?
If she's going backwards-try to see what's changed in your routine. Perhaps your trusting her and letting her go longer between potty breaks?
First and foremost, if she's had an accident it's extremely important to clean the area really really well. They have great noses and the slightest smell of urine/feces will let them know that it's an OK spot to use. Rent a steam cleaner or use a shop vac and hot soapy water if the accident happened on carpet. Then use baking soda to deodorize
For puppy training, punishing especially after the fact does not work (Not saying that's what your doing-just a tip ) If you catch her in the act, scoop her up, take her outside and when she resumes business praise her.
Set her up for success.
Take her outside after every meal, after every playtime, after every drink, when she wakes up, before bedtime, and about every 1.5-2 hours. If she doesn't 'go' when outside don't worry-But when she does-praise praise praise. Try to put her in one spot to do her business so the spot will 'smell' like business and help her associate that it's the correct area.
Remember-for pups, they can only wait at most, about one hour for every month that they are (as a guideline) so an eight month old puppy may be able to last the whole day while your at work for a typical work day. A four month old pup can go four hours at most So eleven weeks-she should go out every two to three hours at least
Inside Info on most Beagles. They are Divas and will do the opposite of what is expected of them is they think they are not number 1, or they think they can run the house. My 8 year old female would mess in the house just before I got home, and place it in just the right spot for me to see it. My Ex would attempt to let her out all the time, but she would just wander around the yard. After the Ex went on her way My little Beagle suddenly remembered where to go to the bathroom. They will also do things to get your attention if you have changed something they do not like. In fact, right after I brought home a new Redbone Coonhound pup, Cleo decided that she didn't like it and pee'd on my Tony Lama Boots. She also acted up and was running between my legs when I walked. When they two hounds started to get along, she stopped. I would first watch her behavior and see how she is acting around different things in the home. Also hounds need alot of exercize at that age. She may be acting up simply because she is bored. If those are fine then you may just have a hound that is stubborn (another usual thing).
Welcome to the wonderful world of hounds, Once you understand them, they are the best friends a person can have. Just my opinion of coarse.
Has their been any change in her routine or surroundings lately? If so that could have triggered it. I would suggest going back to the basics with letting her out more frequently and after she eats, plays, naps, etc. Just as you most likely did when you were first house breaking her.