4 years ago
My wife and i have three beagles and live in town si we know where you are coming from. first off if they are barking distract them with a toy or a chewy. that does quite them down. and with the energy find a dog park or one of your friends who has a fenced IN!! yard make sure it is ok first though. i hope this was helpful.
4 years ago
One of the things I have done and am currently doing with my 2 puppies is to make sure someone can come over during the day and play with them and let them have fun, they get out of their crate and have a blast, but are also on a strict regiment as well for training...i.e. sit, stay, watch em, come, etc...fetch is a blast with them, and they get tired and sleep well through the night. With my last Beagle Dozer, I used the crate and made sure he had plenty of "free time" whenever possible, this gave him good down time after. I agree with all of the other suggestions too. The more time someone can spend with them the better. Also do you have a cable runner. I have setup a 250 foot cable runner that goes from the house to a tree in the backyard so when outside (one at a time of course) they can run their rear ends off but they are not off leash and can be watched from the kitchen table. Stick to your guns and do not give up your dogs, they are part of your family.
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