5. Are you or another family member home at least part of the day or do you have another dog for
company? Beagles need the company of their human pack or another canine friend. Left for lengthy periods of time on a regular basis will make for a very unhappy, lonely and a very bored beagle that will soon get up to mischief to relieve that boredom. Boredom
leads to behaviour issues that you don't want: i.e. barking, taking clothes off the line, trying to escape, digging in the garden, or worse still singing quite nicely to your neighbours! A beagle left alone most of the time will not thrive and you will have
a very unhappy beagle.
Please note that this also applies to all breed of dogs, they are pack animals and they need company! How would you be if you
were left alone every day?
6. You also need to consider not only the initial outlay of the
cost of the puppy but other costs including the desexing (this is a must), yearly vaccinations, regular worming, heart worm prevention and registration with your local council. You need to also consider the cost when you go on holidays as you may have to have
your beagle/s in a kennel if you can’t take them with you. Also please consider that unfortunately, there could be times when you will need other veterinary services for your beagle.
The fees for seeing a vet afterhours can be quite a shock. All this can add up to a substantial cost and can be draining on a family budget. I can tell you that the after hours cost for a emergency caesarean for one of my beagles
was over $2,500!
7. You will also need to remember that
your beagle will need good healthy food. I do not recommend pets mince as it is full of perservatives. I have been feeding mine on "4 Legs" www.4legs.com.au rolls and meat balls (chicken or beef). I also feed my dogs on "BlackHawk" www.blackhawkpetcare.com.au premium dry food.
I also give them biscuits along with raw bones and of course some treats e.g. pigs ears.
I highly recommend that your beagle attends PuppyPre-School and then complete a basic obedience course. Not only will you get lots of help and ideas but you and your beagle will enjoy the interaction with other dogs and people. Beagle's can be really head
strong and defiant so you will really need patience with a view to being as strong minded as they are using a firm but loving manner. These gorgeous animals are little people and are very intelligent and will soon pick up what you are meaning. Beagles thrive
on routine.PuppyPre-school isn't about just training your beagle, but training you as well. Showing you how to set boundaries and create good acceptable habits. Food works wonders!
I am not trying to talk you out of buying one of my puppies or an older beagle but I want you and your family to be fully prepared for when deciding that a beagle puppy is for you!
At least by reading the above you and your family can discuss the commitment about owning a beagle and what it takes to make sure that he or she is safe from harm and is going to be around company and
not bored which then leads to trouble.
I look for “forever homes”
for my beagles and if you feel that you can commit to owning a beagle then by all means please contact me.
After reading this you might have some other questions
you would like to ask me, please just send me an email and I will answer them for you!
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