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Beagle Dog Training - 5 Tips For Beagle Training

Updated on August 17, 2013

Beagle Dog Training - Tips for Training Beagle Dogs

Are you in need of effective beagle dog training techniques? A well trained and obedient beagle will definitely make your life much easier.

Having these loveable, energetic and inquisitive pooches can be very rewarding. At the same time when you choose to have a beagle as your companion it can very quickly become quite a challenge if they're not following your instructions.

I would like to share with you on this page some useful beagle dog training tips and techniques that actually work and you can start using today!

Beagle Dog Training Guide

Training Your Beagle (Training Your Dog)
Training Your Beagle (Training Your Dog)

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Beagle Dog Training - The Basics
Beagle Dog Training - The Basics

Tips for Training Beagles

Tip #1 - Start With The Basics

Before training Beagles, you must understand that they are scent hunters and are easily distracted. Beagles are very intelligent creatures who naturally will follow their instincts, making training this breed that much more challenging.

That's why its probably a good idea to start with the basics, a solid Sit/Stay technique will do the trick. Once you accomplish this you can have your Beagle "Sit/Stay" before you open the door and can keep it under your control.

Most members of the hound group will take a lot of patience and training to get good obedience (and that may just be the understatement of the year).

Beagle Dog Training

Tip #2 - Keep Them On a Leash

Unlike other dogs, Beagles acute sense of smell means that they will always follow their noses until the next state, province or even territory if you give them a chance.

For this reason you should never really let your Beagle off the leash unless you are in a fenced off and secure area. Or if you feel like going for a run :)

Beagle Dog Training

Tip #3 - The "Now" Command...

Pick a really special treat that you would not normally give to your Beagle on any occasion. You then start by giving the treat when your Beagle is right next to you and saying the command "NOW".

You then start to say the command when your Beagle is further and further away, as well as when you are both outside.

Eventually, your Beagle will start to associate NOW with the most delicious and yummiest treats in the world. By doing this no matter what situation you are in, you beagle will always want to come right back to you.

Training Your Beagle

Tip #4 - Become a Team

Probably one of the most important aspects about training beagle dogs is that you must be willing to work as a team. You and your Beagle must work together if you want to see any kind of success.

When you can see that you are both working towards a common goal, things can go a much quicker and smoother. Allow your Beagle to learn to play by having fun with you. Show them love and affection and make sure you show them that you care for them.

If your beagle knows they're in a well-loved pack with someone that cares about them, they will be more willing and motivated to listen to you and your commands.

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Tip #5 - Have Patience

Because beagles are so playful, loving and energetic, the process of training them can sometimes become quite challenging.

It's important to remember that with patience and consistent techniques, you will ultimately be able to have a very obedient beagle which will not be jumping all over your bed with its muddy paws.

I won't lie to you, the first few weeks of your beagle training journey will be quite the challenge, but remember - keep at it, keep motivated, ultimately practice WILL make perfect.

Did any of these tips help you out? Have any more tips that we can share on this lens?



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      Helen 3 months ago

      I have had several beagles, all of them have excelled in all I did with them. The one thing I have learned, is that you must start beagle training the minute they come into your life...and be consistent. When trained they don't get not trouble, they are happy and content.

      The one thing I teach a beagle is to leave it, and give it up..These commands can save a beagles life.

      Happy beagle.

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      Reese 19 months ago

      I have a beautiful lemon named Yazhi. She is the ba y of our family. From the time that we got her, I would spend a little time in the mornings after getting the kids off to school, training her. She was so smart. Usually only taking 3-4 tries she learned all of the basics like sit,stay,roll over,and some impressive extras like bringing the balls back, holding an iten on her nose until told to now, repeating the sound that I make to actually sound like she is saying several words and many other. Of course we have lots of squirels near the house so getting her out of hunting mode is a bust lol, the barking when they are far away and pointing(so cute) when she thinks she has them, although there's glass between them!

      Of course one thing I did not teach her, and the reason that I will forever have Beagles now, is because of the number of times she has saved my life. I am a severe diabetic, what they used to call a brittle diabetic. She has and never had any training, but I can't tell you how many times she has awaken me in the middle of the night, where she has jumped up and layed across my legs and pushed on me or lightly pawed and scratched until I woke up, when my sugar had been extremely low or high. The same has happened during the day when I will notice she would be right under my feet or would actually sit on them. I would check.and sure enough my sugar would be on it's way down. She is getting older now and doesn't have the spunk that she once did, so she misses a few now and then, simply because she's more.content to stay on her bed and watch, but I will forever be greatful to my bestfriend, my confidant, my youndest child, for all that she has given me. I will spend our time together making sure she knows it, and letting others know that Beagles are one of the best things you can do for your family. If you want a dog that you don't have to do anything with and it will simply follow your commands and will be no trouble,.take no time, etc, get a cat, because every dog needs to know they are part of a pack and where in that pack they stand. Once that is established, the rest is actually not that hard.

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      Dianne Threecrows 21 months ago

      I have four Beagles at the moment did have six. Love these dogs. Love to hear them sing when they are running. They are my children. They can be trained with love and ALOT treats.If you chase them they will run from you. You have to teach them to come back to you.

      I use a hunting horn and a whistle with their favorite treats.

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      madison 2 years ago

      U just got a beagles and she don't listen to anything I'M saying she barks a lot, bit my feet! I'M in desperate need of help

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      Gaby81 3 years ago

      Beagles are really cute!

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      livboliv 4 years ago

      Thanks for the advice. don't currently have a beagle but we are getting one in 2014. Thinking of getting a girl and calling her lilly...

      completely gone off subject! this is a great lens! so informative and helpful

      Thanks :D

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      Corey Taylor 4 years ago

      @centralplexus: I couldn't agree more @neoclaydolls. Beagles are the best, and it's true, they are hounds therefore they naturally have that hunting instinct in them, that make them that much more of a challenge to train, but it's possible. Persistence is key.

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      centralplexus 4 years ago

      It took me almost 3 years to train my beagle(and I mean the basic command set...) , and still if she sniffs something or hear a strange noise she goes into "hunting" mode. When in this mode she completely ignores me but that's something I've learned to live with (it's rooted deep in the genes of beagles). Still, she's cute as a button and will always have a place in my heart!

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      Corey Taylor 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for sharing Vickie, yes definitely - the chicken wire technique seems to do the trick.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I buried chicken wire around the perimeter of the fence, about a two foot wide strip then attached it to the chain link fence. As soon as my dog would dig down to the chicken wire he would stop as he did not like the wire and could not get through to the outside. He quit digging shortly after that. I had a Welsch Corgi and a Golden Retriever/lab mix.

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      Corey Taylor 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Tracy,

      Even though I've never had experience in using the product you mention, I still would be hesitant at using something that would shock my beagle.

      Instead I would suggest to begin with having some 'negative association' exercises. A good example is to identify where and when your beagles dig, then in that spot bury some chicken wire or hard mesh. Try to do this consistently.

      If your beagle begins to find this frustrating or not enjoyable the behavior should hopefully change.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have two Beagles that are 18 months and 8 months old. They are great dogs but i have a hard time training them. I have a fenced in yard but my Beagles still get out by digging holes. Sometimes, even with people in the yard, they still manage to escape. I wanted to try PetSafe Electric Fence and am wondering if anyone has used this or if it is helpful. From what i read, it sounds like it is safe but i do not want to use anything that will harm my little puppies.

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      Corey Taylor 4 years ago

      @homelingo: Thanks for your comment ipaddad. They sure are, I love mine.

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      homelingo 4 years ago

      Good stuff. Could have used this info when our beagle was little. Beagles are awesome.

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      AeroBaseGroup 4 years ago from Melbourne, Florida

      Good article. I'm trying to get my wife to allow me to get a beagle, doesn't seem like shes having it.

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      Corey Taylor 4 years ago

      @debwit: LOL, no judgement from my end...each to their own I guess..., thanks for stopping by :)

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      debwit 4 years ago

      Hey i've got a boxer dog, so I'm a bit biased but Beagles are the next best thing love the pictures.

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      Rowangaia 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for this very informative lens.

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      Laura Hofman 5 years ago from Naperville, IL

      I have friends who recently adopted a beagle and they could use your tips as the pup is ruling the roost. I will direct them to your lens. Great job!

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      Corey Taylor 5 years ago

      @nickybutler: I couldn't agree more. Thanks for your comment Nicky.

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      nickybutler 5 years ago

      Great informative lens, thanks :) Beagles are absolutely beautiful!

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      Corey Taylor 5 years ago

      @StewartClan: Thanks StewartClan, really appreciate your comment.

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      StewartClan 5 years ago

      This is a very interesting lens. In the UK we banned fox hunting, or I should say, hunting with dogs and so there are more beagles about, since the are not used for hunting anymore. If anyone asks me about training a beagle I shall refer them to this lens. I really liked it!

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      Corey Taylor 5 years ago

      @BowWowBear: Glad you liked them :)

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      BowWowBear 5 years ago

      Good tips for Beagle owners here. Thanks

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      Alex_Mathews 5 years ago

      Great lens! I grew up with Beagles, and they are a wonderful breed

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've adored beagles since there was that show on tv with them when I was a kid. I have a sausage dog now, but I still love beagles.

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      Corey Taylor 5 years ago

      @sonelt lm: I hear ya. Beagles with no leash = a nice run :)

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      sonelt lm 5 years ago

      great stuff! I adopted a beagle not knowing what I was getting into, luckily I had trained many other dogs before and was able to fall back on that. My Beagle is now 8 years old and only recently been able walk her without a leash... good stuff!

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      Corey Taylor 5 years ago

      @DecoratingEvents: Oh how I know the feeling. My beagle definitely takes it out of me, but patience is a virtue right? :)

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      DecoratingEvents 5 years ago

      What wonderful information (and enjoyed the humor too!) My dog is actually part Beagle, part Yorkie but acts like a Beagle. Love him to death but he does try my patience at times.

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      EpicFarms 6 years ago

      I don't have a beagle (or any dog, actually) but I just finished reading a fun free Kindle book called "Fixing Freddie" about a woman and her wayward beagle. Cute lens and great suggestions; particularly Tip #2. Our neighbor had an adorable little beagle named "Abby" who never ever stayed at home but followed her nose all over the place. Sadly, she disappeared on a jaunt and never came back.

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      patriciabruce1 6 years ago

      I have a beagle named Jake and wow - he is very naughty. I don't think there is anyone who has enough patience for these dogs and what they do. On the positive side, he is sweet, loving, loyal and clearly loves his human family. He is very smart & is the only dog I know that sneezes (begs) for treats. He learned how to sneeze as a trick a lot faster than he learned how to go potty outside. Naughty and all, I love my beagle Jake : )

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have my Beagle (Rafa) for about 5 years now, he is still learning the command "come". what a nose.

      I have my trained to go about his business in the yard and always at the same place, it is much easier to keep clean. took me 5 tries.

      He follows most of the commands, a good one to learn is the "stay" I let him free in the woods and fields near my house.

      I am now training him for the "come" command it is not easy, but will managed I still have few more year to try.

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      rhemken 7 years ago

      These dogs are the greatest... full of energy and love to please there masters. They are also great hunters but are most revered for their flexibility as a working dog and family pet.

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      BizSquid 7 years ago

      Very good lens. Very informative and what cute dogs these Beagles... - Hamzah

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love beagle dogs!