Thursday, July 15, 2010

Beagle Puppy Training Tips

Dog Training is in fact a tough task especially when it’s your first dog or you are training some dog for the first time. Their learning capacity depends on their breed. Some breed of dogs learns the things quickly while some takes more time. Beagles are somewhere in between these two kind of breeds. They are hunting dogs so their sense of smell is very sensitive and while learning something their attention suddenly goes off when they sense the smell of some another critter. Due to this reason, you should start Beagle Puppy Training as soon as you bring it home and be consistent and patient while training it.

Being dominant
We know that dogs are pack animals. But the pack mentality in Beagles is even more dominant.Once they feel themselves as the pack leader, they will hardly obey and respond to what you command. For a successful Beagle Puppy training, you must establish dominance over him from the day you bring him home. Never let him do any intolerable things and pity on his clumsy and adorable look when he’s just a puppy. Make boundaries for him from the start and never let him cross his limits if you want a very well trained Beagle.

A good environment
When you make the impression that you are dominant than your Beagle, he began to feel secure as well. Like human, he also wants a safe environment with sufficient infrastructures. He would for sure expect a warm and cozy place to come back to after long tiring activities of hunting, playing and training. A good environment of well placed bed, food and water as a routine will enable him focus well in the training period and will yield a good result eventually.

Positive Reinforcements
Like every dogs, Beagles also respond well to trainings combined with positive reinforcements. If they are given rewards they are fond of while training, then they will accomplish the task well and quickly in order to get the treat soon. Whenever they complete your desired work, say “Yes” and reward them with treat. This specific word will stuck in their mind positively as the reward gainer and will repeat the action whenever commanded.

Respect their intelligence
Beagle puppy training will be an easy task if you respect his intelligence. He’s a lover of hunting and likes to solve the problem given. After solving, they feel accomplished and satisfied so, training it with new skills each day by taking time will help. Never try to train many things at once. Everything has to be done slowly and with patience.

No punishment
Punishing your beagle for his mistakes will discourage him and will lead to undesirable behaviors in him. Like you said “Yes” when he was obeying your command, just say “No” when he does something useless and mischievous acts. Also ignore him if he tries to catch your attention by doing something bad like jumping up and barking continuously. Ignoring for bad things and praising for good things is the only philosophy that works well in the dog training.