For anyone who has ever had the pleasure of having a Beagle in their home you probably already know that they can be quite a stubborn breed of dogs. And if you are a new Beagle owner, you should understand that Beagles can take a bit of extra time and attention. So my advice is to always keep that in mind when you start your Beagle training. If you really want to train a Beagle the right way, you must have loads of patience. Understand that in order for your Beagle training to be successful you need to stock up on patience.
If you do not know already, the Beagle breed of dogs was developed as a cross breed of several other breeds of hunting dogs all hailing from England. According to the archives, the Beagle breed was developed for only one single purpose – to hunt. Since they have been bred for centuries as hunting dogs it is actually not surprising at all that the Beagle is very stubborn. A known fact is that hunting dogs have a lot stronger sense of smell than other breeds so they are attracted to every new smell that comes across their nose. This can be the cause for a lot of frustration during your obedience Beagle training but if you really want the training to be effective you have to get used to it.
The first thing that you need to do when starting your Beagle training is to teach your pet the basic commands. By basic commands I mean Sit, Stay, Heel and Lay Down. All dogs, not just Beagles need to have discipline so they can have normal daily lives. After all, dogs are pack animals and they will always follow you wherever you go, so it can be a real benefit for you in the long run to teach your Beagle the basic commands. Actually if you look around you will realize that there are very few if at all dogs that have not been trained to know the basic commands. One thing that you can use to your advantage during Beagle training is that they respond very well to food rewards. Another thing that you can use as a reward is one of your dog’s favorite toys.
One good tip that I would give to any Beagle owner out there would be to direct your Beagle training more towards controlling the begging of your dog. As I have mentioned earlier, Beagles have a very strong sense of smell which means they will always go where the food is located. When they are around food, Beagles will perform various activities in order to get your attention, and pretty much anything else that they can think of in order to get themselves a little snack from you. Last but not least let’s not forget that a true Beagle will never forget to give you those big puppy eyes.
Some other great Beagle training advice that every Beagle owner out there should know is that this breed is very energetic and active. They simply love running around and playing and if you do not train your Beagle properly from the very beginning, you will be in for a very tough time when they get older because they will set on their own path. Once they reach a certain age Beagle training gets a little harder so you should train them while they are still young. This way you will also manage to set yourself and other members of the family as pack leaders which is very essential part of the Beagle training process. This way the dog will know that it has to answer in front of you for everything that it does. When you see that your dog successfully follows all of your commands it is proper to praise them for that and you should do this constantly. Beagles feel very happy when they are able to please their owner. Remember, you are the pack leader.
Beagle training is essential for every Beagle owner out there. If you have not had a dog before, or this particular breed you should read some more tips as training is crucial for maintaining a good daily life with your dog.