Crate training will make housebreaking easier and make your Beagle more welcome in a friend or family member’s home when visiting or in motel rooms.
Give your Beagle the command “Kennel” and put him in his crate along with a chew bone, a nylon bone, as well as one of your old unwashed tee shirts. Praise him as he enters the crate, not as he leaves it.
When your Beagle is inside his crate, close the door quickly, tell him to “Wait” and then walk away. If he pleas to follow you, ignore him. After a few minutes once he has settled down, return and open the door, but don’t fuss over him. When he’s confined for longer periods, every few minutes let him out. Never crate your Beagle for more than a few hours at a time.