Adopting a beagle puppy means lots of beagle training time with your new friend. Beagle training time is your bonding time with your beagle so make the best of it. Beagles like to have fun and please their master but you have to let them know what’s acceptable and what’s not. Beagles are smart dogs but they don’t think like humans do. When you’re training your beagle puppy you have to understand that when you make a correction to any behavior your beagle will associate negativity towards whatever he’s doing right now.
To illustrate exactly what I mean is, let’s saying you’re training your beagle to pee outside. You have just found out that your beagle pooped all over the house and you find your beagle puppy, point to the droppings and yell or smack your dog. This will automatically make a mental note that “poop is bad”. So next time your beagle poops inside the house he will feel guilty not for pooping in the house, but for pooping in general!
Of course, you will never get instant results and you need to take some time to housebreak your beagle puppy. If your pup is newly adopted then you absolutely have to take the first two weeks to monitor your puppy’s bathroom breaks to make sure that you train your beagle to pee outside. You have to understand that beagle training takes a little bit of time – and your beagle’s behavior won’t be amazing overnight!
Consistency is a key to training; it is an ongoing procedure throughout your beagle’s lifetime. When you accept the responsibility to raise and care for your beagle, your beagle is depended on you for almost everything and you need to establish an understanding between you and your beagle.
You have to become your beagle’s trusted pack leader that your dog will look up to. Take your time to feed your beagle, train your beagle, go out for walks with your beagle, and have fun together. This will create a bond and respect between you two that all owners absolutely must have with their pets. Your beagle will start respecting you and will want to please you, making your training sessions much easier.
These smart animals can learn quickly if they want to – and if they don’t, you have to make them want to by gaining their trust. This is why beagle training time should be at least 15 minutes every day, and I recommend at least 30 minutes for younger beagles.
Your beagle needs to understand that the humans have the right of way and the beagle is not above the humans. Let’s say your beagle is laying on the floor blocking the doorway. Don’t go around your beagle but instead move him out of your way! When you have feeding time make sure all humans eat first and then the beagle eats. Walking out the doors, humans walk out first and the dog last. This will make the beagle understand that he’s not above you and thus will listen to you. Phewh, that’s a lot of typing for one sitting. There’s a lot more to training and raising your beagle so browse below to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Housebreaking Your Beagle – This is the first challenge you will face. House training can be a difficult task especially for first time owners. The proper combination of positive reinforcement and sometimes corrections will work most effectively to housebreaking your beagle puppy.