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?