However, the Beagle's other outstanding trait...their food obsession...can be used to your favor. Using morsels of food as motivation, most Beagles will become instantly attentive to your every move. Therefore, food can be a strong ally in the battle to teach your Beagle obedience.
But don't despair, once you understand how to motivate a Beagle he'll actively want to please you in order to earn a treat.
Train regularly, at least a couple of times a day. Keep the mood light and try to end on a high, so the dog is excited to take part next time.
The training equipment is fairly basic, because most of the skill is in the timing rather than having fancy gadgets. You will need:
He just doesn’t listen we tried a lot of things , water bottle spraying , in cage for 5 min time outs , playing ect , he keeps eating furniture , shoes ect . Barks everytime someone walks by and doesn’t stop . Bites us lightly when we try and stop him from barking . So many things and we are just exhausted . Giving treats giving praises , just about everything ! Please help
Hello Diana, It sounds like it might be time to hire a professional trainer to help in person. That way the trainer can evaluate how pup responds, show you how to enforce the training in person, and tailor an approach based on what works for him and you all. Look for a trainer who specializes in behavior issues, understands a variety of methods and approaches to training so they can tailor the training to you, has experience with aggression, and comes well recommended by previous clients. Work on teaching pup commands that can help with the behavior also. Simply disciplining pup without teaching and practicing behaviors that you want from pup instead is usually less effective. Work on teaching pup commands like Place, Quiet, Leave It, and Out. Practice those commands often until pup learns them, then practice them in daily life - requiring pup to obey a command before he gets anything he wants in life - like his meals, petting, tossing a toy, going on a walk, ect... Check out the article linked below for more details. https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-doberman-to-listen-to-you Check out the chewing article linked below as well. You will need to do several of these things, such as teach pup Leave It, crate pup when you can't supervise or keep pup attached to you with a hands free leash for a bit, and give pup appropriate toys, like dog food stuffed Kongs to chew instead. Stuffing the kongs with kibble is what teaches pup to chew on their own toys instead, a plain kong likely won't be interesting to them. https://www.petful.com/behaviors/train-dog-not-to-chew/ Quiet method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-shih-tzu-puppy-to-not-bark Place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O75dyWITP1s Thresholds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-w28C2g68M Out - which means leave the area: https://www.petful.com/behaviors/how-to-teach-a-dog-the-out-command/ Leave It method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-shih-tzu-puppy-to-not-bite Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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He is always biting and never listening. We tried many ways to make the dog obedient like praising, giving treats and using a stick. He sits and behaves fairly well as long as he knows that he’ll get a tree. Every time he bath rooms in the right spot he sits down and asks for treet. The main issue is that we can not leave him. Not even indoors . The minute we leave him he is running around everyone and biting and holding and tearing our clothes. When he bites it really hurts and bleeds. We really need some advice on how to make him listen to us
Hello, I would call in a private trainer to get things on the right track. It is a worthwhile investment to give you the tools you need to be a leader to Cooper. You want to be able to enjoy Cooper - sometimes there is a bit of a dominance issue in the early relationship with a dog. Cooper needs to learn respect. Have him "sit" before he gets his meal, before he gets his leash on to go out, before a treat, before playing fetch with the stick, etc. Then, he learns he has to slow down and obey. If you do not want to try the trainer (but I think you need to for the biting issue - it may get worse if you do not), then at least enroll him in obedience classes right away. The exercise and mental stimulation will help. As for exercise, make sure he is getting a least two lengthy walks a day - this will help him calm down as well. Take a look here for training tips: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-rottweiler-puppy-to-not-be-aggressive and https://wagwalking.com/training/not-bite-2. Along with that: https://wagwalking.com/training/obedience-train-a-great-dane. Cooper sounds smart and willing to learn, so do lots of training and don't hesitate to say "ouch" loudly when he bites, to let him no it is not okay. All the best.
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