Socialize Beagle Puppies-The First 20 Weeks
Hi, Beagle lovers it’s always best to socialize Beagle puppies in the first twenty weeks. Once your dog matures it will become far more difficult if not impossible.
I’m not all that sure that I should be the one offering advice on how to socialize your dog.
Bark At The Park
I’ll tell you why. “ When Biscuit was 2 months old we decided to take him to our local “Bark At The Park.” There was a large area for puppies to play. We took him to the start, threw his dog ball and turned him loose.Instead of chasing the ball, Biscuit did a 180 degree about turn and raced out of the play area toward the parking lot. We chased after him and when I caught sight of him again, I was just in time to see him jump into someone else’s four by four.
Despite this embarrassing start I am often get asked for advice from folks who are scared to take their dogs out in public because they’re so poorly socialized.
They may start a fight or even bite someone.We socialize Beagle puppies to develop their behavior which is very important in social relationships.
When you have an under socialized dog, you have a dog who has to be locked up when guests visit. Your dog will, act shy and co-dependent in new situations. These dogs are a pain to walk, can’t be trusted around children or strangers, show fear, anxiety, aggression and/or a lack of confidence.
Puppies must learn about other children, other pups, cats, humans and adult dogs.They need to learn about cars, bicycles, trips and other things associated with humans to help them overcome their fear and stress.
By the way, you may have noticed that dog act happier around dogs of their own breed. It’s believed that dogs have no sense of self-image. They don’t even recognize themselves in the mirror. It may simply be that your puppy had good experiences with his siblings, so he/she seeks out others who look like them.
Beagle Puppy Meeting Children
Beagle puppies usually behave differently with children than they do with adults. Keep a close eye on the dog while socializing Beagle puppies with kids.
Never force your Beagle into a situation with children. Ask your child not to play rough or scream out of excitement because this might cause the dog to panic.
Socialize Beagle Puppies With People
1.0 Let your new puppy meet as many people as possible so that he learns that people love little dogs.
2.0 Dogs learn to ignore differences like skin color, beards and hats.
3.0 Introduce your puppy to the neighborhood by taking walks. Anytime your puppy seems fearful, ignore her and continue walking. She will eventually learn that she is safe with you. Any people you come across should be welcomed to pet and play with her.
4.0 Take your Beagle puppy to the park and let him see people running, skate boarding, cycling etc.
“When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated.” Sara Paretsky
5.0 Expose your pet to strangers wearing different types of clothing.
6.0 Take dog biscuits with you so that all these people can give her treats.She will begin to associate something good with meeting new people.
Gizmo is still leaving little puffs of fur everywhere she goes in the house. I tried to explain to her that this is why I had to vacuum this morning, even though I know she doesn’t like the vacuum. Those puppy dog eyes and the head tilt combo were almost enough for me to put the vacuum away.
Socializing In Strange Locations
Take your puppy to unfamiliar places like the park, playground, supermarket and the vet.
Walk your dog where you will run into other people and dogs doing the same.
Taking your puppy to doggy daycare once or twice a week will not only help his socialization skills with other dogs, but it will also keep him pretty tired, which will also keep you happy at home!
Socialize Beagle puppies the right way and you have a happy well-disciplined dog. If you fail to do this you will have a dog that won’t enjoy life as much as a well socialized dog.
Did you have fun socializing your dog? Tell us about your experience in the comment section below this post.
“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.” John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog