Owning a Beagle puppy for the first time can offer challenges not usually present with other breeds, such as their need for daily exercise and near-constant companionship, but overall their needs are simple.
Beagles are pack animals and as such are happiest when they are around other animals and people. However, they require space to run off their pent-up energy and get daily exercise. Owning a Beagle puppy will require someone in the home be able to take to pup for a walk of at least 30 to 60 minutes every day. Spread out through the day, these walks should supply most of the exercise the Beagle puppy requires.
Even a small yard can provide the room Beagle puppies need to exercise, but their natural instinct as a hunter will have it craving to roam free and if walked without a leash or left unattended in an open yard, a Beagle pup will like take off in search of real or imagined game animals. Like children, Beagle puppies should never be left unattended for fear they will disappear.
Beagle puppies live by their sense of smell and will be able to find any special place you have created inside just for them. Usually to sleep, or rest while waiting for their companions’ return, they need to know that area is just for them and will typically be happy there. Even those living in apartments find that Beagle puppies make excellent pets provided you take the time to walk them outside and play with them daily.
Limit Pet’s Ownership Of Space
Many people will allow their Beagle pup to roam free around the house and that is considered to be all right when you are at home, but the puppy should be limit in his movements around the house when you are not at home. This helps him understand the limitations you have placed on him and also prevents him from being injured or sick by getting into things he is not supposed to be involved with.
Exercise is essential to any Beagle pup and walking it daily with a leash is required, but if your home has a fenced back yard it can be an indoor and outdoor pet, allowing it outside during the day, but requiring it to sleep indoors at night. With the proper training, it can be allowed to roam and run in your fenced area, provided you have insured it cannot jump over or dig under the restraining device. You will also want to have all of your Beagle puppy supplies on hand before bringing him home.
How To Care For Your Beagle At Home?
You went out and bought a new Beagle pup and have it at home where you expect it to keep you company through love, trust and loyalty. While this may seem like a normal expectation of a dog owner, you must remember that it takes time and effort to provide the right Beagle care to make them happy, healthy and trustful.
A Beagle is a fun loving, loyal happy with one of the best dispositions of most other animals. Their aim is to please their owners and once trust has been developed, they will be the best loyal friend anyone could ever hope to find. Providing appropriate Beagle care will keep them happy and healthy, but part of that care is to also provide proper training.
One of the first things you must consider when thinking about Beagle care is whether you have the time that is necessary to satisfy the needs of a Beagle. The breed is not one used to being left alone for long periods of time and will loudly voice its displeasure when lonely. The Beagle is a pack animal and is happiest when around other animals and usually will quickly adapt to being part of a pack that includes humans.
Food And Exercise Promotes Health
Home Beagle care also includes proper nutrition and a healthy diet, as well as being able to ignore the pleading eyes begging for table scraps. One of the traits of this small dog is having a voracious appetite due to its being active, and often it will beg for food. One or two cups of nutritionally complete kibble, depending on the activity and size of your dog will be enough to keep him healthy. With Beagle care it should be remembered that a skinny Beagle is a healthy Beagle.
Proper exercise is also important to Beagle care and in having a happy and healthy pet. As pack animals, the Beagle has also been bred for hundreds of years to be a hunter and will sometimes take off on its own in search of prey. Any odd scent can have the animal lunging to be free to do what come naturally and chase after the scent,
At least an hour per day of exercise will usually provide enough to ensure proper Beagle care and work off any excess food they may have eaten, but keeping it on a leash is necessary unless you have access to a large, fenced-in yard and can allow him to roam free. Also remember, they are good jumpers and excellent diggers so the fence will need to be high and deep in order to keep it contained safely. It would especially help to learn all about Beagle Training.