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Now what? I told you, I'd be back with questions .... but I won't overwhelm you either.

First, he hates to go outside. I think it's the noise, he came from a place in the country and we live in town with all the noises that go with living in a neighborhood, cars, trucks, trains, dogs, etc. So how do I gently get him out without having to drag him?

Second, Chewing....I need some ideas on chewy toys that aren't going to be shredded. He has already proven to be a voracious reader (eater) of corners of books, and yes we did a puppy check before he arrived....but chew toys, I don't like the rawhide bones, had a dog choke on those.

Third, treats...I have many kinds, but what are your favorites. I do feed both dogs green beans and carrots....that gave him the trots...so I have to find an alternative for not using those all the time.

Thanks for thehelp.
C athy J

Cobi and Casie's proud mother.
 

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Going outside: lure him with treats, high value ones!! Lots of praises, too!

Chewing: Chloe's favorites are nylabone, stuffed kong, the kong bone (I use the black extreme kong stuff).

Treats: veggies, high value goodies (salami, chicken franks...).

Good luck! Where are those pictures
 

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First - Outside: Pick him up and take him outside. Coerce with treats if you must. Dragging is a bit much, but do it if you have too. Get him outside with Cobi and let Cobi teach what outside is for. Don't give in to the crying and whimpering.

Second - Chewing: Rule 1... if you don't want it chewed, don't leave it within beagle reach. we used to call it the 6 ft rule. Kongs are about as indestructible as you can get. Filled with peanut butter they can keep a dog busy for a while. We had a toy some time ago that dispensed a treat when rolled the right way. Summer loved it. Stuffies, well they usually get de-stuffed quickly.

Third - Treats: Its not a matter of what treats we give our beagles, its what treats YOUR beagle likes. If you give lots of treat, go with low calories or diet treats. Otherwise you end up with a fat beagle. Veggies are good, but too many can cause diarrhea.
 

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Cobi is a great teacher, already taught him how to get through the baracades to the upstairs area. (thanks, cobi) But did teach Casie, that jumping at the table while we are eating is not acceptable. That was interesting since Cobi does that all the time.

Treats are another story, I promised the breeder I wouldn't let him get fat. And looking at Cobi, I can see there are going to be three of us at WW. Anyway, we have some liver treats that are supposed to be good, so will try that for training and outside. he's just so much faster than I am on whobbly knees at getting back in, before I do. HELP!

Chewing, I guess I had hoped that our homemade toys would be good enough, but this guy must still be getting baby teeth coming out. We will have a hung from the ceiling Christmas tree this year. He loves water bottles, like the plastic ones without the lids....and Cobi's bone. So I guess it's time to bite the bullet and see what he likes. Wish we could take him in to the store, and let him pick it out himself....too bad we don't live near a petco.
 

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QUESTION FOUR:

How do you do for the youngest and not the oldest? I have to give Cobi denta bones ones a week, but Casie isn't supposed to have them yet. Cobi gets rather GRRRRATE if he has to move while brushing his teeth, so we try to put him in an area Casie can't get to....but then, when we give Casie a nyla bone, Cobi thinks he should have it, that particular bone, not his own. Lord, I thought children were bad...this is fun. We've never had this sibling rivary before....wonderful! Gotta love 'em and I do.
 

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Honestly the BEST toy Baxter likes to chew on is a fleece braid.
Take 3 strips of fleece tie a knot at the top, braid, and then tie a knot at the end.
Those are his favorites to chew on, run around crazy with and sleep with..haha
He also likes the Nylabone goldfish...LOVES it. He can usually shred most things quickly, but he has yet to destroy the fish.
I would try those.
We have never had a chew issue with baxter though. I say go find a Baxter toy and he goes to his toybox.

As far as treats, we dont do treats... well we do, but Baxter loves his food so much we use those for training and praise.
 

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Cathy, how old is Casie? I thought he was 13 months old, in which case his puppy teeth should be long gone. Also, at that age, he should be able to have the dentabones, I would think. Maybe you meant 13 weeks.

Depending on the age, if he's 13 weeks, Nylabone makes a really good puppy Nylabone that Duke loved. Also, if he's 13 months, the regular Nylabones are great. Both the beagles love them and even Cassie, at 12 y/o still chews them all the time.

I know what you mean about sibling rivalry. Mine all three want the same bone (even though I buy 3 of the exact nylabone). They eventually learn to deal with it by themselves. Sometimes we'll watch Duke steal it from Cassie and then Violet steal it from Duke and we just laugh.
 

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How sweet. Casie is 13 MONTHS old, but as his breeder told me, he is VERY immature for his age. All her beagles mature about 2 years of age. So we are dealing with a dog who is acting like a one year old....I am sure the chewing is a stressor thing, and we did get him some myla bones today, and a rubber bone, and then got Cobi the same. As usual, they are running from one toy to the others and having a grand time...but let it be something with a smell of food, and there is a growling thing going on.

BUT all in all, they are getting along well. And we will all live through this...we did before, and we will again. But I think I was 7 years younger then.
 

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Going outside: I would use treats as well. If you find the right one they'll do anything!
You could also try encouraging with a favorite toy.

Chew Toys: We haven't tried a kong but I've heard really good things about them. Rocky also loves books. I had a bag of books within his reach one time and needless to say, one day when we were gone and came home they were in pieces. Fortunately, still large enough to read!


Treats: We really like Chicken Chips from VitaLife. They're small and just little pieces of dried chicken. Our dogs LOVE them. But then again, our dogs love all food.
 

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Originally Posted By: cobismom
BUT all in all, they are getting along well. And we will all live through this...we did before, and we will again. But I think I was 7 years younger then.
LOL! That's how we felt when we got Duke. We kept wondering if he was really that much worse than the labs had been as pups, or if it had been so many years that we forgot how hard it was. And, like you said, it's a lot easier to chase them around when you're younger!
 

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You might try cuddling and talking very softly and calmly/soothingly to the pup when you take her outside and extra hugs/kisses when she is outside. Let her get used to the outside environment.
 
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