The Do’s And Do-Nots Of Training A Beagle

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Many people out there are interested in owning beagles, yet some of them are quite clueless when it comes to caring for them.  Every dog breed is not the same and there are certain nuances involved in taking care of a beagle.  If you are interested in educated yourself, it would be a good idea to continue reading.

DO  Keep in mind that it is never okay to hit a dog when they are not performing the way you want them to.  Many people believe that this is the best way to get control of a dog and have them listen in the future but the only thing you will succeed in doing is making them afraid of you.  When they are not being obedient you should use sharp tones and leash pulls to let them know that you are in charge.

DON’T  Take a beagle away from their mother too quickly.  This is a mistake that many people make and it leads to socialization problems with people as well as other dogs.  Allowing a newborn beagle to interact with its mother and other puppies is the best way to ensure a dog with an even temperament.

DO  Have patience and know when enough is enough.  Unfortunately, training a beagle is not something that can be done overnight.  It will take some serious time and effort to make the dog behave as it should.  If you try to rush the process and show frustration when things are not progressing quickly, the can make your dog retreat and inhibit any further progress.

DON’T  Have multiple people training your beagle unless they all use the same commands and gestures.  It is already difficult to communicate with animals since they do not speak the same language and this will only serve to cause more confusion.  Everyone who you plan on having train your beagle needs to decide ahead of time how things should be handled.  This will make it easier for your dog when the time comes.

Dog training may seem like an aspect of pet ownership that is wrought with stress and anxiety.  Following this advice will make the process smoother for the beagle and everyone that is involved with the training.


Mark Mansfield

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