I agree with sluicy.
Pushing the dog’s nose in it doesn’t work, especially after the fact. Most dogs make associations between things 1-3 seconds apart - or less. [/quote]
You are right that crate training is normally effective, but not when the dog has gotten accustomed to going in the crate, which makes things really tough.
The split second I see her thinking about going or starting to go I praise using the command “Good potty!” [/quote]
I find that this tends to make dogs STOP peeing, especially if they are sensitive. They get too excited to eliminate completely. My advice would be to wait until they finish and then praise.
Agree with all of this.
[quote]Another thing I would do is pick up an ultraviolet light and a big bottle of enzyme cleaner such as Nature’s Miracle to clean up everywhere she has gone so far. They have a strong drive to keep going in the same place. With the UV light, you’ll see the urine is far more widespread than you thought when you were cleaning it up.
It also sounds like the dog is peeing out of separation anxiety or conditioning rather than the pure need. To improve separation anxiety, don’t pay attention to the dog (playing, petting, etc.) right before leaving or immediately when you return. Make her hold a down-stay for a little while before you leave (and at other times so she doesn’t make it an association). Leave in a low-key way without petting her, speaking to her, or playing with her. When you return, wait a few minutes before petting, greeting, playing. Leave for varied amounts of time to condition her to it. When you’re in the room with her, make her sit and down frequently, and play/pet only as a reward for obeying a command. Control every minute of her life. [/quote]
Also agree with all of this. Done properly, control equals love, and the dog knows it (meaning they respect you, which generates affection).
Beagles are smart little dogs. I don’t see an ongoing problem with this, and OP, if you can initiate corrective behavior, which it seems that you’re doing, the owners will love you!