my wife and i are thinking about getting a dog, and we are looking into getting a beagle. i have heard good and bad, but honestly, what is the truth? we want a dog that's not too lazy, but also somewhat effectionate. i guess we need some help and some advice from other apartment dog owners on any other kind of dog that's not large, but more of a small breed. your help would really be appreciated!
The Beagle would be an okay apartment dog as long as they are given adequate exercise. They are not dogs that should be any where that they may rowm free, as they are hounds and can get into trouble that way. They can be high energy and barkers. It's important to be sure you're ready for that before you get one.
i have been reading a bunch of other posts to beagle topics. i am getting to know more and more and have been doing a lot of research. i live in a 1 bedroom apartment and am afraid of the barking annoying my neighbors. besides collars and kennels, is there anything else i can do to control the barking? i know sharper image and other stores have electronic plug-in socket devices that supposidly stop barking. anyone ever use that? anyways, does anyone actually have a beagle in a 1 bedroom apartment and is there any success or hardshp with that. thanks!
http://www.perfectpaws.com/bark.html I think the best things to stop barking are to either find a dog that doesn't bark much or to pay attention to what they want so that they don't have to bark asmuch. If they need something and that's why they're barking, you can help them. A better choice might be a Boston Terrier. They are small and they aren't as much of barkers.
I love beagles, but I hhonestly have no idea how they'd do as an apartment dog. Not because of the energy levels, but because they can be barky. If you train them not to bark early on, I'm sure it'd be less of a problem, but you'd have to be pretty consistent in the training.
I have a friend who had beagle. When I was deciding what type of dog to I asked him about beagles and he said that although he would get another--he would not recommend them in general given the difficulty in housetraining them and in just training them in general. Also, he cited the howling problem and the fact that they roam. His beagle did not require a lot of room--he had a small i bed cottage size house--but the howling/barking would have been a problem had there been close neigbors. However, he loves beagles and got another beagle mix. He loves thems as he thinks they are very cute and loves how affectionate they are.
i would have to agree. i love beagles but the barking and howling that hounds are famous for would be too much for an apartment neighbors. when we have a few beagles boarding at our clinic it is a noisy time. sorry.
We lived in an apartment years ago with our first beagle. It can be done successfully but you need to be sure that you can meet the beagle's need for exercise. Barking can be an issue with beagles but it's not as bad as you may have heard. If someone will be at home with the beagle all day, there probably won't be a problem; beagles are most likely to bark when they're bored and/or lonely. If you work all day and the beagle will be at home for 8 or 9 hours by itself then a beagle is not the right breed for you. Raising a puppy properly in an apartment offers its own special challenges so I'd recommend adopting an adult rather than a puppy.