Jan 20, 2003, 5:06 PM
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Re: [astrojulie] Beagle Help!!
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From personal experience, beagles are active dogs with a capital "A". If you're looking for a traditional lap dog and you expect your beagle to lie quietly when you pet/stroke, then forget it! They just want to play all the time. Maybe, Bodhi's still young. I hope she'll be calmer when she's older.
As for training, beagles are extremely intelligent dogs. I was able to teach Bodhi new things within minutes. But once they know how to do it, they need extra motivation to do it again. Unfortunately, their intelligence makes them stubborn & independent because seem to be able to make their own decisions. Because of that, they tend to wander off to look for adventure if not kept securely in a fenced in area.
However, my experience in keeping a beagle is limited since Bodhi is only 6 1/2 months old. Perhaps, other beaglers in this forum can help you more.