Bring home new beagle puppies can be an exciting experience. Your beagle pups will most likely be somewhat timid when you first bring them home. They’ll need a little time to get used to their surroundings. However, it won’t take long for your new beagle puppies to feel right at home and their mischievous puppy behavior will surface right before your eyes! All puppies are curious little creatures and beagles are known to love to “investigate”. Preparing your home for your new furry friends is essential to ensure your pups safety as well as the safety of your personal belongings.
One of the first things that you need to be aware of are what types of house plants you have. Many house plants can be deadly to your puppies so you really need to know what types of plants are toxic to dogs. Let’s face the facts, puppies like to play, and if they see something moving, they are going to go after it. Many times plant leaves will move and they will immediately become a target for your beagle puppies. Moving targets are very inviting to puppies so make sure you don’t leave any plants near an open window where the wind might blow the leaves around. If you do have plants near windows for sunlight, it’s a good idea to keep them up high enough where your puppies won’t be able to reach them.
If you leave things lying around the floor your puppies will most likely stop to investigate. A pair of socks or shoes can be rather inviting, so be sure to keep your valuable items off the floor. Breakable items should also be kept up high because puppies also like to run and jump around and they may accidentally knock something over in the midst of play. Removing all of these types of items will eliminate the possibility of frustration and destruction of these articles. However, if your beagle puppies should happen to get into something that they shouldn’t have, you need to be prepared to make the appropriate corrections when your beagle pups decide to investigate.
It’s important to start training your beagle puppies from the very beginning. Simply using a stern voice to correct your beagle pups is a great place to start. There is no need to scream, just sternly correct them and they will quickly understand. You can also use technical like stomping your foot or clapping your hands to stop them from engaging in unwanted behaviors. Beagle puppies are pretty easy to train if you are consistent and your begin immediately.
Some of the most common household items that puppies will find irresistible are soft clothing articles like sneakers, leather shoes, socks and other assorted undergarments. To your new beagle puppies, these items make great play toys and if you leave them lying around, your beagle pups will have a field day with them. It’s a great idea to get your puppies some dog bones to chew on. Giving your pups something to chew on will almost definitely deter them from chewing on your things! You can think of puppy proofing your home for your new beagle puppies in the same way as you would for a baby or a small child.