Jan 6, 2005, 8:48 PM
Post #3 of 4
the beagle that you got must have some bad owners, it's very rare to find pure bred at local shelter.
Re: [Rckman] Big Barking Problem
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yes as misterstan mentioned, he lacks socialization but it's not too late to start. when he barks, tell him "quiet" if he stop, treat him. do this until he get it in his head. also kids/ games & ppl coming in the house. for kids, if u take ur beagle out for walk, get kids to pet him. or anyone small size, he must have been kicked my kids when he was at past owner. get him involved in things that u do.
beagle are active dog, don't expect your dog to just play at your backyard. bring him out for walks, make sure he sees as much things as possible. barking is a way of communication for dogs, if u understand this, u will know why your dog is barking. easy way is to see the tail when he barks, if tail is higher than body, he is barking due to dominance, protection and such, if he barks with his tail same level with body, he wants to let u know something maybe toy stuck under the chair or something. if he barks tail is down low or tucked in between his leg, he is scared.
beagles are pleasant dogs, they are good with kids. yours could either be "abused" or bad temperament. bring him out for walk at least 1 hour a day (if he is an adult) and you can see the barking may come down as i think he is bored. beagles are "itchy", remember they are bred to hunt fox and rabbits and they work in a pack. if they don;t feel part of the pack or no work for them to do, barking is almost an absolute solution for the any dogs to vent out.