Training a Dog to Stop Being Aggressive
Dog trainers will tell you that training your Beagle to behave properly is just like training any other animal to respect their alpha dog. You, as the owner, must always be the one in charge of your dog’s environment and actions.
You might be wondering how you can go about training your Beagle, or any other dog, to be less defensive or aggressive. This is a good question, and some simple exercises can help with common problems.
Always remember that a dog trainer can give you info that will help you work on issues related to training your dog or dogs. An aggressive Beagle may just need to be handled differently and looked at from a new point of view.
Avoid games like tug-o-war. These types of games can lead to accidental biting, either of other dogs in the house or humans trying to play with your Beagle. Games that are safe to play are fetching or water retrieval. These are soft-mouth games and discourage biting.
Teach your dog to look to you before making decisions. This is a part of their natural social structure and making your aggressive Beagle wait for you to guide them at all times is a great way to prevent them from taking actions you do not like.
Use a food treats reward system to distract your Beagle dog from aggressive behavior. Beagles love a good snack, so food can be an excellent way to halt behaviors you do not want them to display. Reward them with a treat for proper behavior and patience.