Training a Beagle

How to Train Your Beagle

Beagle temperament is midway between a Golden Retriever and a Terrier. They’re not so eager to please as a Golden, but not so willful as most Terriers. That makes them a challenge to train, but not a major headache. One way to get started on the right road is, as with all dogs, to start…

Wandering Beagle

How To Prevent Beagle Wandering

Okay, maybe you can’t entirely PREVENT your Beagle from wandering. Bred to be hunting companions, they love to explore the environment. But wandering can be lessened with some simple techniques. Beagles are active, joyful dogs with good temperaments. Unless he’s ill, you won’t see your dog moping around. But all that energy has to go…

Beagle Bath

Grooming Your Beagle

Beagle coats are short-haired and wiry. So, when it comes to grooming, you’ve been blessed with some easy times and some challenges. Since they’re short-haired, your brushing chores can be quite a lot less than with, say, a Golden Retriever, Collie, or Irish Setter. Still, brushing should not be neglected. A good brush, first with…

Scratching Beagle

Dealing with Your Beagle’s Skin Problems

Beagles are no more inherently likely to have skin problems than most other breeds. Unfortunately, due to poor breeding practices, many beagles do develop them. Treatment is straightforward but does require diligence. Proper diagnosis helps to curtail problems and provide the best long-term management of your dog’s skin problems. However, it can be tricky. Beagles…

Young Beagle Puppy

Beagle Dwarfism, And Other Maladies

Most Beagles are born healthy and develop normally. But, in part because of high popularity which can encourage poor breeding practices, their odds of developing genetic disorders is slightly higher than some other breeds. One of those disorders goes by the long, scientific name of osteochondrodysplasia or chondrodystrophy. Though these are not exactly the same…

Dog Listening to Trainer

Dog Training – Why Training Is Vital

The word ‘vital’ has its roots in the Latin word for life. That gives us a clue to why dog training is so important, both for owner and dog – it enhances the quality of life for each. Though dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years, they still have much of the wild in…

Dog Punishment

Dog Training – How NOT To Train Your Dog

Most dog owners sincerely want to train their dog well. But an almost equal number will underestimate the time and effort it takes to do so. The result is frequently a common set of mistakes that can be, with more or less effort, avoided. Dogs are not furry children. Though the average mature dog has…