Shillington Beagles

 

 

     

Beagle Information

Grooming:

Beagles do not require excessive grooming. A good brushing once or twice a week with a soft bristle brush will keep him or her clean and healthy. Ears should be checked weekly to prevent any wax buildup or infection from developing—clean them if necessary. Toenails should be trimmed every two weeks, depending on how quickly they wear down. You should bath your Beagle monthly to keep him or her smelling fresh.

Barking:

Beagles will bark when strangers arrive. Beagles in general are not nuisance barkers. They can become prone to howling if left alone for long periods of time—out of boredom. Beagles are good with children. They love social interaction with people and other animals.

Housetraining:

Beagles are no harder to train than other dogs—the secret is timing and consistency. In the majority of cases, crate training is the most successful method.

Obedience:

We recommend taking your Beagle to obedience class. Your Beagle will master basic manners such as sit, stay, come when called, lay down and walk nicely on a lead. Beagles are intelligent and learn very quickly. Please take the time to attend a class where a trainer will instruct you on how to walk your beagle properly.

Running Away:

Your beagle will not bolt out the door and run away any more than any other breed of dog. You do need to do some basic training with the dog though. Beagles who are not bred to hunt will not be as willing to "take off" as beagles whose job it is, to run and hunt. Do not leave your beagle outside unattended. Please take the time to train the dog to respond to your commands.

Updated: January 22, 2017

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Kim & Tim Delaney
PO Box 601
Stewiacke, NS B0N 2J0
(902) 639-9663

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