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is it a normal experience that when your beagle pup is 4 months old you have to watch them and play with them alllllllll the time....
i kinda forget what a normal life is like haha.
i mean i love playing with her but after a hard day at work i would really love to sit down and have a beer in front of the tv while she lays beside me chewing her bone! haha
when do they start to settle down a bit???
 

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I'm in the same boat. No more after work naps, hard to get out with friends. I actually started on some much needed repairs on my second vehicle the week before I got the pup and its still in the same condition I left it in sometime in March
Just have'nt been able to get the time to finish it
So at least your not alone. I am see a slow but sure progression not so much as her calming down but learning to keep herself occupied while I go about my business.
 

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LOL! I can relate. Jersey was a holy terror as a puppy and I had to watch her constantly. It takes a while for them to really settle down. Jersey was close to a year old before she started calming down. I'd say she was about 18 months before I could come home and relax instead of worrying about her. My suggestion is to quarantine Snoopy to one area with you. We set up baby gates to keep Jersey in eyesight. That way we could still relax and watch TV and not have to worry about jumping up all the time to find where Jersey was. Don't worry though, they finally settle down. And you'll actually miss all the puppy craziness.
 

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Spock was a handful for me, too, before we got other dogs. I don't know that the two-dog solution can work for everyone, but it helped Spock be less a crazy puppy, I think, to get all that exercise. He and Bones also tend to keep one another out of trouble. Er, sometimes.
 

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The best thing to do is to get another dog. Seriously. I feel the same way ~ wanting to relax and just have a belly skritchin' kind of dog after work. As far as I can tell, this is not possible with a beagle. Not that I don't play with her, but I just want that little bit of down time first.

My 14 year old dog can't keep up with Daisy, but my next door neighbors have a 6 month old yorkie. When she's out in their yard, I can reach over the fence, pick her up, and put her in my yard with Daisy. The puppy is so nuts that she wears Daisy out in as little as 20 minutes


If I thought I could handle 3 dogs, I would get another, just to wear Daisy out!
 

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Ours were a handful and we had 2 puppies at the same time. We took ours to a local doggie day care a few days a week. They would come home from day care at the end of the day happy and exhausted. We got a few nights rest thanks to doggie day care.

Someone said to get another doggie. That is good advise. Sadie and Pooh Bear had each other to play, wrestle and chase. They could wear each other out.
 

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It happens. I really see Chloe calming down. She is extatic everytime she doesn't see me for 2 seconds and I'm back, but after a few minutes, she can just curl up next to me and zone out.
It's fun to have them as a companion..... but I have to admit that I miss the younger puppy stages :love:
 

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awww heh. well i think getting another pup is not really an option for me so i guess i'll just enjoy the outdoors and playing and training as much as possible
not like its hard! haha.
the place that i take her training offers doggy daycare too...
right now she is just in my office usually sleeping all day so i might consider taking her there a couple days a week to burn some energy :p thanks for the advice
 

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Bully Sticks! Get some bully sticks. They are a bit stinky but they keep Caesar occupied and quiet. He absolutely LOVES them! It's fantastic!
 

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Oh, I didn't get to sit down for the first 6 months we had Duke. It was constant and I had to watch his every move. I could go out to the garage to chat with Dave when he was out there and I had to keep opening the door every 3-5 minutes to check on Duke and even then, there were more times than I care to remember that he had destroyed something in that small time frame.

Like Jenn said, baby gates are your friend. I really wish I had bitten the bullet and started to use them sooner than I did. They do grow out of it, we saw a huge calming about 5 months ago, and since he turned 1, even more so. We leave him full run of the house during the day, something we never thought we'd be able to do.

Oh, he still gets zoomies (big time) and has his crazy moments, but they are much fewer and further between. And, also like Jenn said, there are times that you will miss the puppy craziness.
 

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I agree with everyone else. They will calm down soon. And you will miss the puppy day.

To get my fix of puppy days, I help foster (not full time) at a rescue here.
 
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