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Hi, everyone.I am so pleased that you are getting value from the products that you buy through my links. Thanks for the feedback! It's a waste of time trying to train your dog until you become your beagle's pack leader.
This is not because he is dumb enough to follow orders. It's because your dog is smart enough to choose a leader who they can trust and respect. In the absence of a leader, a Beagle can become very undisciplined.
The Alpha will be the member of the household that a Beagle will respect above all the others. The moment this person assumes the role, the dog will follow. The pack leader becomes the person who makes the decisions. He directs, how the dogs behave in different situations and how they should deal with all the unusual things in their environment. The alpha is the one in charge.
Your Beagle is a member of a very independent breed and definitely not a puppet who will instantly obey all your commands. You have to win his/her respect, confidence and loyalty to command obedience.
The Alpha dog ( YOU ) sets guidelines, boundaries, and limitations for members of the pack. If you're going to allow your Beagle to lead there's a serious chance things will go wrong.
Your job will be to set rules and limitations for your Beagle. He's looking to you for consistent guidance and approval.
A strong relationship is formed when your Beagle understands what you expect from him.
Our beagle's vocabulary is getting huge. She learned so many words, I'm going to have to start writing them down to keep track. Her favorite word is rabbit. Whenever this word comes up in conversation she races to the sliding door barking and watching out for rabbits. There's plenty of rabbit activity this time of year.
Dogs are intelligent enough to recognize a strong leader. If you seem hesitant, he will sense your doubt. Act like the leader and show him who is the boss. When you give a command, look your dog in the eye. Leave him/her in no doubt that you mean business and that it's not something to be disobeyed. If your Beagle looks back defiantly stare back at him firmly without blinking until he looks away.
When you put your hands on your dog, do it with confidence and authority. If you need to reprimand do it fairly and quickly, then forgive your dog. Never hold a grudge. Then when you've made your dog do precisely what you wanted - once - give him a big hug.
Your Beagle's hearing is much better than yours. You can be quite sure he heard you the first time. Don't get into the habit of repeating yourself.
There should be fixed times for walks, meals, play and training sessions. A routine will give your Beagle a sense of security. He will be grateful to you as the alpha, for providing protection and care.
Become your beagle's pack leader. If you allow your dog to sleep on your bed or occupy the couch he will see you as an equal.
Whenever your dog challenges you deal with his reluctance right away. Tell your dog “No.” Become your beagle's pack leader. Growling at the pack leader or his family members is not permitted.
If your dog is allowed to lead you on a walk he/she will want to take the lead in all other aspects as well. Teach your dog to walk beside or behind you. If he/she pulls in a certain direction, walk in another direction then give the leash a tug, and make him/her come to you. Do this until he starts to look at you for guidance.
Now that you have your dogs attention, walk with him at your side. If he tries to go another way, stop and go in an opposite direction.
It's a very rude way of greeting and is often the beginning of dominant behavior.
When coming in or going out through doors you go first. If your pet is trying to rush in through the door, hold him back. Enter first. Then lead them through.
If he is lying down in a passageway, walk through him by gently shuffling your feet until he gets up and moves. The alpha dog never walks around his litter mates. If you want to become your beagle's pack leader never allow your him to treat you like a sibling, be the parent.
When you become your beagle's pack leader he waits at the front door, gets in the car when invited, comes when called etc. As he masters, the basics, teach him newly advanced commands to prevent him getting bored.
If your dog feels that he can dominate you physically you may have lost your alpha spot to a better and stronger alpha! Ask children and others not to play rough games that may encourage the dog claim supremacy in the pack.
Some people think that this system is too controlling and unfair to the dog. Do you have any suggestions that I have not covered here on the topic? Please leave a comment in the box provided below this post. I would love to know your opinion.
Become a leader whose head and heart are in the right place. Your Beagle is a smart dog. You have to prove smarter. You can achieve this by forming a positive relationship with your Beagle. Get to know what he likes, what the dog fears and what makes him happy.
A pack leaders concern is for the welfare of the pack. He is never a bully! In return, the pack completely trusts the pack leader and will follow his lead.
It's not about who has the power. It's about who can lead the best.You have it in you to be a great alpha otherwise you would not have brought home a pet to love, nurture and care about in the first place!
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