A Life Long Love Of Beagles

Hello, when I was a boy, the nearest I came to owning a Beagle was when we visited my grandfather.My sister and I were always pestering grandpa to let us take the Beagles for a stroll along trail close to the river.

Every now and then those Beagles Grandpa raised would make a break for freedom.

I have long-lasting memories of four beagles taking off into the sunset. Their ears were flapping and their mouths turned up in grins at the thrill of the chase. Grandpa would be hollering at them to come back and those Beagles simply took no notice.

Grandpa’s Beagles were the worst trained dogs you could possibly imagine.They would come home on their own a few hours later filthy, tired, and exhilarated.The happiest creatures on the planet.

From those early days, I developed a lifelong love of dogs.

Dixie my first Beagle now sadly in that great dog kennel in the sky received a large amount of attention from the family and plenty of training. That little girl was obedient to a fault. I guess this may seem impossible but I was even able to break her habit of putting her nose to the ground and wandering off. 

Since then I have raised dogs, written about them, rescued them, trained them, fallen in love with them, and had my heart broken by them.

You may already know that we own and manage a fairly large Online Retail Marketing outfit. This blog is my special project.

As an owner, a dog’s behavior plays a key role in making a great pet. If your dog’s behavior could use some improvement, or you are just looking for ways to improve your relationship with your little associate then this blog is for you.

In addition to my dog training tips and how-to guides designed to help you establish – and maintain – the upper hand in your relationship with your Beagle you can learn how to introduce your new puppy into your home, how to feed a well-balanced diet, what to do to keep a dog in good physical shape, and much more.

If you ever need any feedback or support raising your Beagle, I would love to connect. Simply leave your comment below.

Be sure to visit this site regularly as we are always adding new techniques and advice that we come across. If you love Beagles as much as I do I am sure you will find the content interesting.

On the business end, we only offer products that we would use ourselves with our own pets. From toys and training treats to eco-friendly beds, dog houses, and accessories. We’ve got reviews on both the must-haves and the wait-for-the-sale items.

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Way back in the early days, Amazon’s commitment to its customers set it apart. And it maintains that commitment today. Amazon remains the undisputed leader, a startup at heart still striving to remake our expectations. And to repeatedly remake itself.

I wish you everything of the best.Thank you for dropping by. God bless and I hope you enjoy the blog. 

“Every morning I sit down in my home-office and spend an hour or two helping other dog lovers take better care of their four-legged associates. Nothing beats knowing that what I do has helped someone else… and their dog. When I get a comment saying “thanks…” it makes my day.” Richie Sprawson


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  1. janet crouse says :

    I have a 7-8 month old beagle, how do I stop him from lunging at the fence when people go by? He literally runs at it, jumps at it and barking the whole time. I am scared he is gonna go over it.

    Please help,
    Thank you

    1. I work with a lot of dogs who are exhibiting barrier frustration. Over time, this behavior can escalate to more intense reactions on leash, and even off leash. For this reason, as soon as your dog shows even the first signs of barrier frustration, it’s important to get professional help, starting with your veterinarian.

      Barrier frustration can occur at any age, but usually begins in early adulthood. Since barrier frustration rarely goes away on its own without training, but can intensify over time, it is essential to get professional help.

      Start by talking to your veterinarian or asking about a referral to a qualified trainer in your area, ideally one who uses positive-reinforcement methods for training.

      If you leave your dog outside unsupervised then there is no one to teach him that fence fighting is not a desired behavior. You should always supervise your dog’s activity when he’s in your yard.

      Take some tasty chicken or another high value treat your dog loves outside with you so that the next time your neighbor’s dog comes outside you can reward your dog for staying close to you instead of charging the fence.

      In addition to supervising your dog in the yard I strongly recommend that you get a comfortable fitting harness for your dog to wear when he’s in your backyard. By attaching a 25 foot training line to the harness you can quickly step on the line should your dog decide to tear off towards the fence line. You can literally put your foot down on unwanted behavior!

      A 25 foot line could potentially injure your dog. Always use a body harness for this strategy. It’s important that if your dog does decide to charge the fence you can quickly interrupt the behavior and prevent the rehearsal of your dog’s aggressive display.

      Provide some cognitive and environmental enrichment in the yard. It’s worth every penny you’ll spend in buying some easy to solve dog food puzzles that can be provided to your dog when he’s out in the yard. Puzzles filled with dog treats will keep your dog busy and focused on more productive activities than fence fighting. If your dog likes to dig, you can even build him a sandbox to encourage alternative natural and fun behaviors your dog likes to do. Anything to keep him happy so he doesn’t feel bored or tempted to fence fight.

      Hire a professional dog trainer to help you learn how to properly counter condition and desensitize your dog away from fence fighting.

      If you find that you need a little extra help, you can find certified dog trainers through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers ( It’s important you work with a trainer that is using positive dog training methods to modify your dog’s behavior. You dog isn’t dominant, he just doesn’t know better. It’s your job to teach him what’s better!

      Richard s.

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