The Beagle is a curious, sly and happy dog, but in the absence of education tends to stubbornness. So that your little cheeky does not do too much nonsense and understands what you want from him, the following tips will help you.
Beagle were originally bred as mutine dogs for hunting and are still very social animals that do not like to be alone. In addition, they live in a certain hunting drive, and they especially like to track and track. They tend to stubbornness, which should be kept in check by a consistent education.
Special features of the beagle education
Consequence and clarity in education are important to all dogs, otherwise they do not understand the rules they ought to follow as such. This is particularly true for Beagle, as they have been and still are bred as hounds for self-reliance and purposefulness. As long as you do not tell him what to do or not to do, a beagle decides at his own discretion. Add the commands "No", "Aus" or "Pfui", "Sitz" and "Platz" right from the beginning to your Schnüffelnase. Little beagle puppies are adorable cute with their tassel paws and big floppy ears, so the temptation is to find their rebelliousness sweet and lovable while forgetting their upbringing. Do not let yourself be wrapped around the paw, but make it clear to your dog from the beginning what he is allowed to do and what not. Also, be patient, sometimes it takes a bit and requires frequent repetitions until dogs internalize a rule.
Beagle are bribable sweet tooth: education with treats
Beagle are small food lovers, another special feature of the cute dogs. On the one hand, this means that they like to steal food and tend to be overweight. On the other hand, you can bribe the sweet tooth for it wonderfully with treats and use this for the education. But make sure that you deduct the calories for the treats from the daily rations dog food, so your four-legged gourmet does not over-eat too much and gets too fat. Your vet will be pleased to advise you on how much food your beagle needs and what treats are as healthy as possible. If your fur nose has done something good, reward it with a little delicacy - with time it learns through positive reinforcement that it is worthwhile to show that desired behavior.
Dog school and dog sports: deal with sane people in an appropriate way
Do your best in educating the beagle and the rascal will still do what he wants should you go to dog school with him. There you will get help to teach him the basic commands and basic obedience. In addition, your four-legged is busy by what is important for its utilization. A beagle who gets bored seeks employment for himself, and that can consist in the dog developing a "destructive rage" and ruining everything that sucks, barking excessively, or neglecting housekeeping. Beagle usually have a lot of fun in dog sports, for example track work, agility or dog dancing. In addition, the human-dog friendship is strengthened playfully.
Watch the video below to see how much fun Beagle Copper has in agility training with his owner:
In the next movie, Beagle Beni and his mistress will have a great time with Dog Dancing - it's not perfect yet, but the two obviously enjoy each other: