Good morning, everyone if you want to raise a well-behaved beagle you will need patience, persistence, and frequent training sessions.The rewards are well worth the effort.
After 50+ years with Beagles, I still get a tear in my eye when a puppy looks back at me as if to say " DID YOU SEE THAT! " You just gotta love those Beagles!
These dogs are kind of stubborn which makes it difficult for you to be able to relax.You have to keep an eye on them, anticipating their next move.
Don't leave them alone in your house for long periods of time if you can help it. You know that you will come home to a mess.
Beginning with their earliest ancestors, they have traveled, fed, slept and lived in packs. It's how they survive. As a result, they view themselves as members of a pack.
The pack is his family, clan or tribe. The pack has a clear order of hierarchy. There will always be a dominant male or female at the top of the group. Other family members have ranks ranked lower down in the order, depending on age, sex, and ability.
In the absence of a pack, some dogs cannot survive emotionally. The separation anxiety is just too severe.
If you don't show yourself to be the leader of your pack, it will be much harder to train your Beagle.
Make certain that all the benefits such as being petted, walked, fed, given dog treats, played with are from you.Your dog should not get them from you on demand.
Having your Beagle puppies wait for something puts you in control. This communicates that you rank higher than him and it's worth his while to wait for your signals. He should be encouraged to approach you a little cautiously when looking for affection or other rewarding contacts.
Don't be reluctant to pull the rank on your dog once in a while. If he's always taking one particular side of the couch, make him move towards the other side. Take the place where he previously sat. It may somehow seem a little mean but this will help set up a chain of command which is very vital.
Beagle puppy training starts when they are 6 - 8 weeks of age. They adapt easily to different forms of training. Start training your Beagle puppy the minute you bring him home. But expect it to go slowly. Beagles can take a while to catch on.
Like all hunting dogs, Beagles tend to have an independent mindset.
This can make training them something of a headache. They are easily sidetracked.You may find yourself giving commands and your dog is paying no attention at all.
Beagles love food and you can always bribe him with a dog biscuit. On the other hand who wants a dog who only pays attention when you are waving a dog biscuit?
Keep training sessions to about 10 - 15 minutes, and not more than two or three times per day.
Work especially hard on "Come" ( Beagles are chasers and will run off ) and "Quiet" ( Beagles are hyper-alert and noisy). Work on "No" and "Stop that", which will keep your Beagle from getting up to all kinds of mischief.
Constant positive feedback and generous affection are usually all that you need to raise a well behaved Beagle puppy. Puppies become tame and docile when you teach them how to appreciate your respect and guidance.
Old school dog training used to advocate physical domination. Plenty of force and confrontation was used and this would often turn ugly.
The most effective dog training is where people win their dog's mind in a calm and gentle way.Their dogs accept them as the pack leader through choice, not fear.
This new dog training method has revolutionized how we go about raising a Beagle puppy.
Once you have learned how your Beagle sees the world you will be able to adjust your behavior to communicate clearly to him in a way he understands.
When you are in tune with your Beagle and you understand where he is coming from there's no place for anxiety or aggressive dog behavior.
If you are struggling to raise a well-behaved beagle puppy then the chances are that your dog does not see you as the pack leader.
Dogs are social animals and need to be around people and other dogs. Your dog is going to get depressed if he does not have dogs and people around. Beagles prefer meeting dogs but humans are a close second. They also start feeling insecure if they are left all alone without human company for a long time.
Just being with dogs, I learned their ways and began to appreciate things from their point of view. Cesar Millan
That's why it's important to let your puppy meet other dogs. Your dog needs to understand that other dogs and humans are “friends.”
I mean why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings? It’s hardly ever for them.
To raise a well-behaved beagle you have to make new encounters positive learning experiences for your dog. Positive encounters will teach your puppy the correct way to react.
Keep your Beagle on his classic leash. These are hunting dogs and they will chase anything that moves. Beagles are not an off-leash breed.
Raising a well behaved Beagle puppy involves making sure your dog gets lots of exercise. Your little friend needs to burn up energy through exercise and active play time.If you don't spend time with your dog he may develop undesirable practices. These may include destructive chewing, baying and howling, or trying to escape from the yard.
It' easier to raise a well-behaved beagle when you've created a bond between you and your dog,
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