A Guide To Dealing With An Aggressive Beagle Puppy
Hi All. Today I want to share my guide to dealing with an aggressive Beagle puppy.
It’s absolutely crucial that you to take immediate action when your Beagle puppy starts behaving aggressively. Should you choose to ignore early symptoms, you may be asking for trouble.
More than 4.8 million dog bite incidents occur in the United States every year. 800,000 of these Americans required medical attention. Half were children.
Dogs bite when they find themselves in a stressful situation. They may feel afraid or threatened. Beagle may bite to protect themselves, their pup, or their owners. Some dogs bite when they are unwell or they’re startled. A dog may also nip during play when they become overly excited.
Just like people, sometimes good pets snap. Dogs that have never displayed any aggressive tendencies sometimes attack without warning.
When you or your family members are dealing with any dog, maintain confident, but careful body-language.
Before we get to grips with this thorny issue you may remember this hilarious scene from “The Pink Panther.”
Clouseau: Does your dog bite?
Hotel Clerk: No.
Clouseau: [bowing down to pet the dog] Nice doggy.
[Dog barks and bites Clouseau on the hand]
Clouseau: I thought you said your dog did not bite!
Hotel Clerk: That is not my dog.
A Few Helpful Things to Consider When You Adopt A Beagle
1.0 Try to spend some time with a puppy you intend to adopt to find out if there are any aggressive tendencies.
2.0 A dog with a history of aggression will not be right for a household with children. Period.
3.0 Allow the beagle puppy to stay with the litter for at least eight weeks before you take her home. Beagles that have has not spent much time around other dogs and people they will naturally feel threatened when they meet other dogs or people they don’t know.
4.0 Spayed or neutered puppies are better behaved.
Beagles Puppies Benefit From Early Socialization
A Beagle that have not been properly socialized, has not adapted well to his/her living conditions or is easily frightened by other dogs often resorts to aggression. In the end environmental conditions will dictate how well you Beagle controls aggression over the long-term.
Proper socialization will help you deal with an aggressive Beagle puppy.
Allow him/her to meet with people and other dogs before they are 14 weeks old. Continue allowing your beagle to mingle with other dogs for at least 12 weeks.
What to Do When Your Beagle Wants To Be The Dominate Male
Beagles are pack animals and they will seek to be the alpha male if no one steps up to take on the role. Your dog may start biting or growling in an attempt to subdue another dog or person.It is also important to let your Beagle know who is in control.
Americans are very big about loving the dog first, so when you tell them you have to set rules and limitations, a lot of people believe it’s going to hurt their feelings. They’re actually looking for you to be the pack leader. Cesar Millan
When the Beagle feels that it is more dominant than you then it will probably try to prove it through biting. An aggressive Beagle puppy is trying to be the pack leader. These Beagles often develop aggressive Beagle behavior issues like unnecessary barking, snapping, guarding, biting, and vicious conduct.
Small children may pose a threat to such dogs and ought to be kept well away.
An aggressive Beagle puppy may grow into an aggressive adult dog that is a potential danger to other people.
Dealing With An Aggressive Beagle Puppy
Any aggressive behavior should have faded over the first 12 months.If you have an aggressive adult beagle don’t give up. Your Beagles aggressive tendencies can be controlled, irrespective of his/her age.
Do not tolerate Beagles behaving aggressively. Seek professional help immediately before another incident occurs. How well you train and control your Beagle will dictate how well it behaves at home and in public.
One Last Thing
Sometimes Beagles are naturally frightened of strangers and may take up a defensive posture when visitors arrive at your house. Failure to prove your position as the leader may lead to growling problems not necessarily directed at you.
Beagles growl at visitors because they have a need to guard what they believe is their territory. If you’re the leader they will wait to see how you react before reacting. If you are friendly they will follow suit.
If you are at your wits end with an aggressive Beagle puppy I would love to help! Let me know in the comments.
“It is a truism to say that the dog is largely what his master makes of him: he can be savage and dangerous, untrustworthy, cringing and fearful; or he can be faithful and loyal, courageous and the best of companions and allies.” Sir Ranulph Fiennes