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Beagle Puppy Information

Feb 25, 2008
Have you ever looked into the beseeching eyes of a Beagle puppy? With those eyes full of expression and ears that never seem to stop, it is hard to resist a litter of these adorable creatures. But if you want to be the responsible owner of a Beagle puppy, you will need to do your homework before you ever bring one of these furry critters home to meet the rest of your clan. While there are plenty of good reasons to make a Beagle puppy your next family pet, there are a few challenges that you should be prepared for as well.

Like any new pet, Beagle puppies will bring their share of fun to the mix; there is work involved with raising any young animal. While Beagle puppies tend to be friendly and intelligent, the breed can also be stubborn and energetic - a potentially dangerous combination in a 15-30 pound dog. You will need to be ready to invest time and energy into training as well as caring for your new pet. But when that time is taken, the result can be a family pet that everyone will enjoy.

The adorable bundle of fur that you choose from the breeder will quickly turn into a fuzzy handful when you bring him home. Beagles are intelligent creatures that also tend to have a stubborn streak that brings some challenges to the training table. This is why it is important to select your Beagle puppy from the rest of the litter with care, paying attention to his temperament and personality characteristics. It is also why you need to establish house rules from the first minute that your Beagle puppy sets a paw down in your house.

Beagle puppies are natural pack animals, and will want to determine their place in their new pack with your family. You need to establish yourself as the leader of the pack, and the sooner you can do that, the better! Keep in mind that Beagles do not respond well to punishment training, however. Your best course of training for this type of dog is to use a few treats when he abides by your rules. Beagle puppies are always ready to enjoy a treat.

Choosing your Beagle puppy from the litter is not an easy process. Some folks might suggest that you let the puppy pick the owner, but this rarely works as an effective means of choosing your pet. The problem with this theory is that the first Beagle puppies that will approach you are probably going to be the boldest dogs of the bunch, which may not be the easiest dogs to train. You also want to be careful of the shyer dogs of the litter, since these Beagle puppies may grow into adult dogs with a skittish personality and a tendency to snap.

Your best bet in selecting from a litter of Beagle puppies is to find one that is curious and friendly, but doesn't feel the need to be first to new visitors or the food bowl. A healthy, happy puppy is one that will romp at your feet and chew on your shoelaces. He may climb into your lap for some bonding time and then bound away to wrestle with one of his littermates. These are generally the best dogs to select as family pets in a bustling household.
About the Author
Michelle Adams has trained and shown Beagles for many years, which has increased her love and respect for this breed. The love for the breed, especially Beagle puppies , is what has inspired this author to share her knowledge with others so that they can know the joy of owning these dogs as well. By reading articles about the proper care, training and how to choose the right Beagle puppy , prospective owners will be better prepared to incorporated these dogs into their families.
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