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Hello, I am an expectant beagle mom. I have been searching the web for a puppy and last week I found a little 8 week old that grabbed our hearts right from his picture. we will be picking him up from the breeder in a few weeks when we travel to GA to look for a new home near our grandchildren. RIght now we live in So FL but in November we will move. I grew up with dogs but since we were singers and traveled a great deal it was not possible to keep one. I was thrilled that my husband said he wanted me to look for one for my birthday. I want to be the best beagle mom I can be so give me any advice you have. I have looked at a few books but there are so many. Can you recommend some? I soon as I figure out how I will put up his picture. We have named him Miggy after our favorite Marlins player Miguel Cabrerra.
 

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Welcome to the world of beagles and welcome to Beagle World. The only "beagle" book I ever purchased was "Training your Beag;e" and while I found it useful, I have found the forum I was on then (Dogkunction,com) and the forum the developed when that forum went away (Beagle World) much more useful. I suspect if it is in a book, several of us have also had that challenge and will be glad to share our successes and failures with different approaches. When you get Miggy, there a bunch of us who love puppy pictures. Many, like me, only have rescued adults and there is nothing like a puppy pic to put a smile on your face. Welcome to Beagle World.
 

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Welcome to the BW pack!

A new puppy? House breaking should be your first order of business, crate training as well if you decide to go that way. For training I would start with puppy socialization classes. Just getting him used to other dogs. Then move up to formal obedience classes. Find a pet store or trainer new you. Ask to watch how they conduct a class before signing up just to see if it suits you.
 

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Thanks, Bob and Bagel, I'm seeing that you are right on. I've been reading and there is a gold mine of info here. I'll be asking the questions like crazy I'm sure. Wish I'd had a support group like this with my kids. Have a great day with Bagel. By the way I love looking at the pics too, young and grown.
 

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Welcome to Beagle World! :wave: I haven't had a beagle puppy for years since my Li'l Girl is a rescue and was grown when we adopted her. Bob and Murphy's Dad have already offered good advice. What part of Georgia will you be moving to?
 

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Hi Sandyj, Charlie and I will be moving to Savannah, Wilmington Island to be specific. My daughter and her husband and kids and my son and his wife, son and 3 scotties live on the island and we are looking forward to being within walking distance of them all. So Miggy will have lots of extended family both human and canine. I have never raised a puppy. I grew up with a wonderful dog but don't remember his puppyhood. I sure am looking forward to motherhood again but I think maybe it will be harder than my first baby. I'm so happy to find all of you for encouragement. The web can be such a wonderful place can't it.
 

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Savannah's completely across the state from where we live in the hills in the NW corner. I love that city, though, and know you'll enjoy living in the area. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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A big welcome to BW. We have two rescues but many on here have pups. First thing is to house-train the pup. You will need patience and loads of love. Looking forward to photos and details of your experiences with Miggy. :wave:
 
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