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Just got my Beagle

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Hey! Just brought home a 11 week old Beagle Pup, and I need some tips as it is his first day in our house.

First off, should I put him in his cage at all on his first day? Or is it better for him to get used to his surroundings, and wander until its time to sleep? Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!
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Transition to the crate needs to be a gradual thing so that you don't overwhelm him. Reward him for stepping in the crate with a treat and give him time to associate the crate with positive things.And slowly increase the amount he stays in the crate and rewards are the key, especially with beagles, they are extremely food motivated. Beagles are the best dogs out there! Trust me, you're in for a ride! Mine just turned one and she still hasn't lost any energy. :)
Well I read that puppy's do not develop the ability to hold their bladders until 12 weeks, and Brownie was almost 12 weeks so we tried letting him hold it for a night. Surprisingly it worked, and we brought him out first thing in the morning and he did his business. Whats strange is that today while I was at school, Brownie peed in his own cage when my mom had just let him out a few minutes before. Anyone know what that means?

Well when he's outside the house, he does not whimper at all. Inside he does it while he's just walking sometimes. In his cage he'll whimper for a few seconds now, and just lie down and rest.

He started nibbling at my hand today, but I heard that it is normal for a little pup. I still said NO when he did it, but gave him something else to bite with his teeth instead.

Again, thanks for the help.
I would take Brownie to the vet if this continues. Hallie had a bladder infection when she was 4 months and she would pee in the crate and have to pee frequently. Though it could just be that you didn't spend enough time outside with him, sometimes dogs get distracted when they first get outside and it may take a minute or two it's important to not play with your dog or anything until they use the bathroom as that's just added distraction from the desired action.
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