I’ve been a dog owner for well over 20 years now, and my two favorite breeds of dogs are Beagles and Jack Russells. Both of these breeds are the right size to have inside the house, both are intelligent, and both are very caring and loyal.
One of the problems I have had with these dogs over the years has been the ability to train them well. Jack Russell training and Beagle training can be challenging at the best of times. While both these breeds of dogs are highly intelligent, they can also both be very stubborn when it comes to training. What can make training these dogs even more difficult is the fact that the Jack Russell is a very dominant breed of dog who needs its space, and the Beagle is a very social dog that thrives of others – two contradicting traits.
Training these dogs, while challenging, isn’t impossible if you are determined and persistent in your effort. The main thing is to work at it every day, always maintain your stance as the Alpha dog and be consistent. Be firm with your rules and still use positive reinforcement. Good luck with your dog training!
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Beagle training isn’t the easiest task in the world, but the effort will be well worth it. Having a well trained dog will give you peace of mind and possibly protect your beagle from harm. Imagine training him not to chew wires, thus preventing electric shock! Imagine training him to come when called and potentially preventing an accident some time in the future. There are benefits for the entire family; even your small children will be able to enjoy and feel comfortable around your new pet hound! You should really start beagle training when your pup is about 2 1/2 to 3 months old. Use the earlier days to bond with the puppy and allow him to become familiar with his surroundings. Then you’ll have a much easier task ahead when it’s time to start training. Also consider a dog obedience school to help you get a good start. This will teach your beagle that you are in control and that he/she must adhere to your commands. Using praise and rewards, along with consistency in training, your dog will become pleasant to be around for you and your house guests!