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Old 02-27-2006, 10:29 AM   #1
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Got a new puppy for our daughter

My daughter could be the happiest kids around right now. We've decided to get her a puppy which she's been asking for for years. She's been reading so much about beagles and how to care for them but if there are any doggie lovers in here, I would welcome any and all suggestions. Thanks.

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Old 02-27-2006, 10:47 AM   #2
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Beagles can be hard headed. But, with constant no's and good dog, they can be calmed down. My neighbor had one. He was so sweet! They have pretty good temperments, it seems. I bet she is just floating around!! Post a pic when you get him/her.

I should also say that they are not hard to train on everyday things, like, house training. What they can be hard headed about is chewing. Just have something that it can chew on and when you catch it chewing on something that it's not suppose to, take it, tell it no, pointing your finger right at the nose and then give it's toy to it. That's how mine learned what is okay and not okay. KEEP ALL SHOES UP OUT OF IT'S REACH!!
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:14 AM   #3
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My in laws have a beagle. She is the sweetest most timid dog ever. I do not have any advice to give you, just congratulations. You all are going to be so happy with your new family member!
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:28 AM   #4
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She is floating right now TXgirl! She said yesterday that it was the happiest day of her life!!! It will be when she gets the doggie. The great thing is that she's getting it for free from her friend's neighbor! Woohoo! All we need to get is the extras and the vet checkup (which usually turn out to be even more expensive than the dog itself).

We're excited too GB! My husband is not so much (since he thinks he'll be stepping on poop when he walks into the backyard...LOL) but we are looking forward to it! I will try to get her a female.
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:32 AM   #5
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Okay, when she is 6 months, get her fixed!! Unless you plan on breeding her. If not, do this as soon as her 6 months. It is messy and annoying!!
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:32 AM   #6
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Be ready for a barker.
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Old 02-27-2006, 12:17 PM   #7
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We bought my son a beagle, sweet and loving, but, love to run, they don't like to be cooped up..We had to eventually put ours on a long tie down as he started going to the next road and chasing the new born lambs..While they are a sweet and loving breed, they need a large yard and a lot of exercise.

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Old 02-27-2006, 12:26 PM   #8
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Our other beagle died in 2002 and we adopted a homeless beagle boy who is now 12.

Incredibly sweet and loving dogs, both. Particularly good with kids.

But they are diggers and runners away, so you need to be very careful to keep them fenced in and/or on a leash. I'd definitely microchip it.

They are obsessed with food.

And they bark and bay. Brewster howls whenever fire trucks go by and he barks and barks at trucks that have low rumbles.

They are a bit hard-headed, one-track mind dogs sometimes (esp. when food is concerned.

I'd do obedience lessons right from the start.
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Old 02-27-2006, 12:54 PM   #9
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How wonderful! Get ready for puppy breath and puppy kisses. I love my little guy to pieces.When I'm stressed, all I have to do is hold him and pet him and I calm right down. I have always had a dog in my life and I think I always will.
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Old 02-27-2006, 01:51 PM   #10
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why don't you go and get yourself a DOG, but not a beagle....
I'm sorry for the lovers, but in my opinion they are one of the most stupid dogs in world
get yourself something nice, probably a Dogge or some mix.....
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