You’ve barely had a minute to sit down and breathe since your Beagle puppy came into your life. He seems to have unlimited energy and spends his days charging around the house. This is perhaps unsurprising though, as Beagles are known to be excitable, determined, and intelligent. In fact, you love his energy, it even seems to be rubbing off on the whole family. However, when he gets a little too into playing around, he ends up biting. He also sometimes goes to bite new people and other pets. This could be a serious problem.
Training him not to bite is extremely important. Firstly, he could do you or someone else serious injury. If the problem persists, however, he could become increasingly aggressive and need to be put down. Training him not to bite as a puppy, therefore, is essential in shaping his future life.
Beagle puppies' teeth are developing, plus they get restless and bored. All of this can result in biting. So, training will consist of identifying the cause of the biting is and remedying it. Firstly though, you will need to introduce a number of steps to deter him from biting in the first place. Changes to his environment and routine may have to be made. You will also need to look at how you respond to his biting when it does happen.
Because he’s a puppy he should learn quickly. You may see results in just a week or two. However, if he’s stubborn and particularly aggressive, training may take up to six weeks. If you get this training right you will no longer have to worry about leaving him with small children. It could also prevent him getting into fights with other dogs, so it may save his life.
Before you start training, you will need to get your hands on a few bits. A deterrence collar and water spray bottle will be needed. A muzzle, too, will be required. For one of the methods, a favorite toy will be needed. You should also stock up on treats.
While you won’t need to set aside specific time for training each day, you will need to be around as much as possible.
Once you have all the above, just bring patience and a positive attitude, then work can begin!