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We are first time Beagle owners. We have a 7 month old pup that our 8 year old son named Junior. We have had him almost three months. Our son had really wanted a dog and we heard great things about Beagles. Of course when we saw his cute face we were instantly in love. I found this fourm as I was searching for some puppy answers since we have not had a dog since before our son was born.Junior has fit into the family very nicely. The first month was a challenge as it was like having a baby in the house again. Fortunatley he has been a great pup and we really love him. He was pretty easy to housebreak and only a few shoes and toy trains have been destroyed. He has made himself right at home and takes up as much of the bed as he pleases. He loves to cuddle and play fetch with our son but he has mostly become a Mama's boy. I have a question - The last few weeks he has been acting like a jealous sibling when I show attention and affection towards my son. Junior does his best to get in the middle or nips at my heels. Sometimes I think he is half human. Is this typical of pups or is he just very possesive of Mom?
 

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Hi. Welcome to the group. My Maggie is nine months old and is the middle of everything. She hates when we are not all in the same room because she can't keep track of everything that is happening. She did start nipping at me and at my daughter about six weeks ago. At first it was playful and then much harder. I got lots of good suggestions here, as I am sure you will. The thing that worked for us was a squirt with a water bottle. We only used it twice and the behavior has absolutely stopped.
 

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Welcome to the BW pack! Junior sounds like a typical young beagle. Might I suggest obedience training? This will go a long way to making thing easier as a beagle owner.
 

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Welcome to Beagle World :wave:

ah yes the puppy days .....I remember them well !! I would recommend a basic obedience class as well. Not only will Junior learn but you and your family will learn how to make Junior a great member of the family.

I look forward to hearing more stories and oh yeah.....pictures please !!!!!
 

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Welcome to Beagle World and a big arroooo to Junior. Junior sounds like a typical beagle pup and sounds like he has his family! Looking forward to hearing tales as Junior matures.
 

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Hi and welcome to you and Junior :wave:

I think you will find this place a lot of fun and loaded with good info.

Junior sounds like a great guy and has obviously declared his "in crowd" status in the family. He will change his ways many times in the years to come. I've found it's best to always expect the unexpected. Although, personalities stay relatively the same. Advice is here for the asking :thumbup:

Hope to hear from you often /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Monica and Daisy /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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Welcome to Beagle World. :wave: I'll be looking forward to reading about Junior, and of course, seeing pictures. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif
 

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Welcome to you and Junior! I adopted my Maggie when she was past puppyhood so can't offer any help in that regard but looking forward to hearing all about your pup and seeing lots of pics.
 

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Quote:Originally posted by Murphy's Dad:
Welcome to the BW pack! Junior sounds like a typical young beagle. Might I suggest obedience training? This will go a long way to making thing easier as a beagle owner.
I second that! Not only will it strengthen the bond between you and your pup it will build Junior's confidence and happiness. It sounds like Junior is trying to test his bounderies and needs a bit of training and control. Welcome to the board and please post some pics. We love them here (you may have noticed) /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif
 

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Welcome to you and your pup!!
My Harley, even at 1 1/2 now, is still a bit jealous. Most of us here agree that beagles are extremely smart human-like dogs and yes, he probably wants your attention, and wants in the middle of you. He may not necessarily want you to "not" pay attention to your son, but he just wants right in the middle of it because it looks like fun!!

Has Junior been neutered yet? They say that will help some-though with my Harley it didnt make a huge difference, he is just a bit more mellow.


Obedience classes I agree would be good if they are available around you. Also try to bring your son with and have him help out too. Make it a family affair, and make him part of your "pack" but remember YOU are the leader~!
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Welcome to you and Junior!

If you have a Petsmart in your area, they offer puppy training courses for a very reasonable rate. I've never experiened them but I'm told that chances are the puppy won't come out perfectly trained but his parent learns many useful tools to use at home to help puppy become a good boy/girl.
 

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Welcome to you and Junior. I'm sure you'll quickly become addicted like the rest of us! Looking forward to hearing all about Junior's exploits.
 

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hi, welcome to BW! :wave:

A fellow Arizonian :thumbup:

I agree with the other posters, wouldn't hurt to try out some obedience training. I'd be strict with him also, let him know that it is not okay to act jealous of your kids.
 

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Welcome to beagle world. Obedience training would help a lot, it teaches the dog who is boss. One tip I read about was, if the dog is jealous of a family member, then let that member (your son) feed the pup. Junior will start to associate good things with your son. Good luck.
 
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