So you have your new adorable beagle puppy, you have played with it and fawned over it for a few days, but now you are beginning to realize that you need to learn how to train a beagle puppy. The process can be tricky, but Beagles can be quick to train if you begin when they are still young, and in the end, having a well trained puppy is very rewarding. Beagles are some of the most loyal and most beloved dogs in not only the United States of America, but around the globe.
Before you begin to train your puppy, it might be helpful to understand its breed. Beagles are a small breed of dog similar to Foxhound. Beagles have shorter legs and floppy soft ears. Beagles are trained to hunt and play games. They have a powerful sense of smell, which is often used as rescue and drug sniffing dogs. Beagles are very fun and outgoing dogs. They love people and running around. Beagles are very energetic, yet make poor guard dogs because they are so attracted to new people. Sometimes this can make them difficult to train, because they are easily distracted and full of energy. Beagles are very smart dogs. They can figure out how to open doors, jump over fences, fetch, but also get into trouble. Be sure to keep food out of their reach because they will quickly learn to jump up and get it. They love food and use their keen sense of smell to find it.
Beagles, largely because of their friendly nature, respond better to positive reinforcement rather than negative. This means that it is very important to encourage your puppy and if you should need to punish it. When house training a beagle you should reward it when it does something that you want it to. For example, give it its favorite treats every time that it uses the bathroom outside. Do not rub its nose in the mess, but rather take it outdoors until it uses the bathroom again, and give it a treat when it does. Scold negative acts with a firm and loud, “No!” being sure to express your disapproval. However, there is no need to become violent with your dog.
Repetitive motions are great teaching tools and doing something, exactly the same way each time teaches your puppy quickly. House training a beagle can be a quick process if you take it out for walks the same time each day, respond with the same treats, and use the same punishment words and tone each time.
Another question people often ask about how to train a beagle puppy is how soon to begin the training process. The easier answer is as soon as possible. Beagles learn very quickly. This means that not only is it possible to teach it good habits at a young age, but also that if you do not train your beagle puppies early on, they will get into the bad habits you do not want them to have and they will be difficult to break. Do not wait to start house training a beagle.
Beagles like to run and play, and are great for people with big back yards. Play with your dog often to establish a friendship. This will also make your beagle more likely to respond to your expressions of disapproval. If your Beagle puppy knows that you can be its friend it will not want to make you upset.
Remember never be violent or aggressive with a dog. This can train them to respond violently, both to you or toward other people and dogs. It can also make your dog introverted and sad rather than the happy, friendly dog you want.
Some tips to keep in mind when trying to figure out how to train a beagle puppy. One: try to be supportive instead of negative, give it treats when good things happen to encourage good behaviours; to discourage bad behaviour give your dog firm a firm “No” or “Bad”. Two: Play with your dog often to establish a good relationship. Three: Start early! Four: Never be violent with your puppy. And five: Repetitive motions are great teaching tools and doing something exactly the same way each time teaches your puppy quickly.