How to Beagle

Frequently asked questions about the beagle breed can be found right here!

# House Training a Puppy

When a puppy or dog is shown the same routine over and over, even the most stubborn puppy will learn what is expected.
Your puppy will have no idea what is expected & will not know the difference between your yard or the living room floor… until you use positive reinforcement methods that make the entire process simple and easy, for both you and puppy. This video will show you how i trained Marie.
If accidents happen inside it’s very important you don’t get mad , show no emotion , clean it up with detol so they can’t smell it anymore and make sure they don’t see you clean it up. They might come over and try to play with the cloth u are using so they think “if i pee inside , it’s playtime”.

# My puppy bites me

When you play with your puppy, let him mouth on your hands. Continue play until he bites especially hard. When he does, immediately give a high-pitched yelp, as if you’re hurt, and let your hand go limp. This should startle your puppy and cause him to stop mouthing you, at least momentarily. (If yelping seems to have no effect, you can say “Too bad!” or “You blew it!” in a stern voice instead.) Praise your puppy for stopping or for licking you. Resume whatever you were doing before. If your puppy bites you hard again, yelp again. Repeat these steps no more than three times within a 15-minute period. If you find that yelping alone doesn’t work, you can switch to a time-out procedure. Time-outs are often very effective for curbing mouthing in puppies. When your puppy delivers a hard bite, yelp loudly. Then, when he startles and turns to look at you or looks around, remove your hand. Either ignore him for 10 to 20 seconds or, if he starts mouthing on you again, get up and move away for 10 to 20 seconds. After the short time-out, return to your puppy and encourage him to play with you again. It’s important to teach him that gentle play continues, but painful play stops

#My puppy chews on everything

Why? : Firstly you should note that chewing is a normal behavior for a beagle puppy.  They chew for a numbers of reasons – because they are teething or perhaps just bored.  You cannot stop a beagle chewing altogether but you can redirect them to chew appropriate things.  The way to do this is by giving your beagle enough things to do so that it won’t be tempted to chew on your beautiful mat, shoes or pillows!

Adjust your beagle’s behavior: Don’t completely try and stop your beagle puppy from chewing.  Instead, educate them to only chew on suitable things.  If you see your beagle chewing on your shoe, find your puppy’s toy and then swap your shoe with their toy.  Once your beagle is happily chewing on their own toy you can show praise.  This shows your beagle that the new toy is good and your shoe wasn’t.

Make sure you keep your beagle puppy busy:
 The best way to stop your beagle chewing is by making sure they always have something to do.  Beagle puppies chew to keep themselves occupied.  You can change this behavior by taking your beagle for lots of walks and playing with them in your backyard or living room.  If you go out at any stage and leave your beagle at home, make sure they have plenty of toys to keep them on the go.