Q. My soon to be 2 year old Beagle/Spaniel mix is giving me a hard time potty training. We take him out but he refuses to go outside but goes on paper
AMANDA MILLER COOK
A. Timing is key. Try taking him about 30-min after eating or drinking, playing or napping. Give him at least 10-15 min to do his business and once he does immediately say"Good!" and give a tasty treat. Also don't rush him back indoors immediately after. Let him enjoy being outside and not view it as a chore only. Pottying should not mean all fun ends. Otherwise, he will hold it until he goes indoors. You can also try moving the paper gradually toward the door you use most often to take him out and again stick to a schedule. You can also try crate training if you have not done so already.