Training for Beagle Basic commands
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"Sitting", the basis of the bases:
In order to teach him one of the most useful commands, take a treat and show it to your dog, without letting him touch it. Hold it at the level of its snout, and when it is well concentrated on it, lift the candy over its head, so that it has to lift it up and then sit down to reach it. As he sits down, say "Sit" in a firm tone.
Repeat as often as possible, at home and outdoors, so that he or she responds faster and faster. When he starts obeying correctly, don't use candy every time until he doesn't need it at all.
"Stay put", essential for safety:
Teaching your dog not to move is of paramount importance if only to ensure his safety before crossing a road, for example.
Start by asking your Beagle to sit down. Then raise your hand by saying "Stay put", or any other word of your choice. If he stays still for a few seconds or more, praise him. Repeat the operation many times, increasing the immobilization time each time, as well as your distance from your dog.
"Come", the practical side:
To teach your dog to come back close to you, two solutions. If your dog is joining you on his own, say "Come" every time. You can also show him a treat from a distance to make him come back to you while saying the same word.
When your dog is near you, praise and pet him. Above all, do not scold him if he does not obey immediately, because he would associate the reminder with punishment.
A little tip: at the end of the walk, if you call him back, give him a few minutes to play with you so that he doesn't think that when he comes back to you, the walk ends immediately.
Training your Beagle not to jump you:
The Beagle can be very energetic and may tend to jump on you. To avoid this, simply ask him not to move and to sit down, and reward him if he obeys.
He may also jump on you out of boredom to get your attention. Then try to give him something to do, or teach him a few tricks!
Training your Beagle not to bite:
Your companion may try to bite you during the games, or out of curiosity. Training him to stop this potentially dangerous behavior, by stopping playing as soon as he tries to bite you while saying "No" firmly. It should quickly stop by associating the bite with the end of the game session.
Teach your Beagle not to bark:
As we have seen, the Beagle can be a great barker. To limit this unpleasant behavior, try to anticipate its barking.
Watch your dog carefully to know what he looks like just before barking. Then, as soon as you see this expression, distract him with a bone, by teaching him something, or by playing with him, and then congratulate him if he has stopped barking.
When you see another dog, if your companion barks at him, turn around and say "No" and then come back towards the dog, and repeat the operation until he no longer barks.