Solving Beagle problems
Everyone loves a new pet but no one loves it when the new pet develops bad habits. You will inevitably find yourself involved in training if you start to encounter problems with your beagle. Solutions for many of these problems can be found in dog training books written by experienced professionals or even on websites hosted by other beagle owners who have experience in dealing with many problems that they have developed effective, and friendly solutions for.
There are some classic tell tale signs of a misbehaving dog that some people think is just the dog being friendly but in reality is the dog developing bad habits that need to be stopped. If your beagle jumps on people constantly, will always avoid your touch, grabs things from you and then refuses to give them back without a fight, or constantly barks at you or any company in the house then these are signs of behavioral problems that need to be addressed right away.
Training your beagle to avoid problems should be done in stages and there are things a ten month old beagle can do that a three month old could never think of. These are all done with patience and understanding and, as was mentioned before, the proper way to go about these steps can be found in many very good dog training books available on the market. Your vet can also give you some insight on how to properly train your beagle so that it reacts to your commands.
Probably the more frustrating behavioral issue in any beagle puppy is the refusal to be housebroken. Before you assume it is behavioral you should have your beagle looked over by the vet first and if the vet gives a clean bill of health then you have a behavioral problem. If you have been trying the standard housebreaking methods and they are not working then it is time to do a little research and find some alternative methods.
Sometimes beagle problems can have as much to do with your beagle's genes and birth situation as any other environmental factors. It is not recommended to remove a dog from its mother before seven weeks old. There are many things that your puppy needs to learn from its mother, and its siblings, before it can learn to do anything on its own. A puppy taken before it is seven weeks old is ill equipped to be a good dog right from the start.
Beagle puppies left for longer than seven weeks begin to develop a feel for social order and that can cause long-term behavioral problems as well. If your beagle was used to being the top puppy in its litter for too long then that behavior could follow them for the rest of their lives.
It is essential to completely understand what goes into beagle training before you try and break your beagle of bad habits. What may seem bad to you could be something completely natural for your beagle.