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1st Question:

Seems My Charlie's tracking is getting worse. (OK; for alot of you, the word might not be worse BUT better) lol.

It's making it very difficult to go for walks even, there are so many cats around and he goes nuts on cat/dog smells.

I have no way of stopping nature, however I still want to walk My dog. I was even going to see if there is some type of med for his sniffer to block it, kinda mean I suppose, but holly wow I have a real hunter here in the city.

I'm even concidering having him be trained for tracking lost Dogs seeing He loves it so much, But in the meantime I need some advice??

2nd Addition: We adopted another dog, a companion for Charlie, seeing He was so needy within the house, Charlie has calmed down in the house since the new brother arrived, No it's not another Beagle:) He seems more happy and that I'm happy for.

Will post picts of the two together.
 

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Shoot I was hoping you had some advice. *still waits for help* as Charlie has been restricted in his walks *sigh*

Thanxs Charlies My 1 eyed Beagle.

P.S Someone mentioned in the RW that maybe Charlie has a higher scence of smell because of having only 1 eye......like fully blind people?

Hmm hope to goodness NOT! *wonders what to do*
 

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There really isn't anything drastic you can do. Can he heel? If so, you can use that command to keep him by your side most of the walk, if not - highly recommended to teach him. It comes in handy a lot.

You can also walk him with some treats, and when he starts sniffing too much, lure him with the yummy treat.

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He knows Heel (only when we walk in the middle of the road, were there are not as many smells. (however; some of the roads are pretty busy, so it's not like I can do this the full period of our walk.



It is not the smelling that is making it hard, it's the whole hunting sounds bowling howling baying crying, like someone murdered him, and it's not like it happens only 1 time on the walk, it's almost constant.

To explain how bad it's become, our other dog had no clue what Charlie was doing,or why charlie does this... and was attacking him, (as he was freaked out*) Charlie did not pay attention to what was happening to him, only yelping ,,,kinda ouch *between* but still continued his insane smell baying crying and so on.

*I have even reversed our walk or haulted all together,trying to calm him down, all he does is CRY OUT LOUD and continues* Boy do I have My hands full!

Charlie is so ZONED OUT to anything else when his mode is kicked in. *sigh*

Thank you though.
 

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I had a boy that done that from his first walk as a puppy until the day he died 13 years later.All the neighbours knew when Dylan was about.Dylan was a good hunter and and every scent meant something to his Beaglet nose.
 

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working on a training programme could be a great solution! it would be really stimulating for him, and might calm him down a little

Charlie sounds much more extreme than my beag, but generally I think they should also have time (in a safe off-lead area if possible) for just sniffing around as those noses really do need exercising! Also, you might want to think about trying running with him (if he's old enough) - I sometimes take mine running and cycling and she doesn't get so distracted when moving fast.

PS Cute pics
 

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Its against a beagles nature to 'break' from a scent, but it is something I did teach Murphy. When he would start sniffing hard and pulling, I would say BREAK and pull him off the scent and not let him back on it.

After a while, he got the hint that the walks were not just for him. But out of fairness, I would let him sniff around and enjoy it too, but when its time to move on... BREAK!
 

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I wish I knew of a way to stop Sadie when she gets on a scent early in the morning at 5 a.m. We have a large fenced in back yard for Sadie and Pooh to play in. If a cat or any type of critter has been in our yard at night Sadie and Pooh will detect it. Sadie is very noisy when she detects a scent. It is just a Beagle thing.
 

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Susi is our hunter, she nearly ran into our terrace door trying to reach a cat yesterday. Snoopy doesnt sniff much but out in the woods he screams and barks at anything that moves. We are known in the village as that couple with the rowdy beagles.
Charlie is a beagle with a beagle nose, you would do well to go to classes with him. Make sure that he doesnt walk in front of you, if he starts pulling turn round and start walking back the way you came, he#ll be somewhat surprised but by changing directions when he pulls he might get the message.
He is very handsome and your other dog is nice as well.
 

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Thanxs for the support, I'm going to be looking into some type of classes that give him some type of stimulation like he's hunting but is not kinda deal. Thus far I have found nothing here for beagles :(, If anyone is from here and knows of something please let me know.
 

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Originally Posted By: BeagleWeegleThanxs for the support, I'm going to be looking into some type of classes that give him some type of stimulation like he's hunting but is not kinda deal. Thus far I have found nothing here for beagles :(, If anyone is from here and knows of something please let me know.
I don't know whereabouts you are but I recommend looking into a training in drive program.

A beagle that has a strong urge to scent is acting out of prey drive and you can use this drive to your advantage.

The trainer I have learnt training in drive through does distance learning packages all over the world.
 

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Well it seems some of His training is working at times LEAVE IT.
(Smiggin better than it was lol)

I also Jog him More and it keeps his tracks moving rather than holding still on walks. and a quick yank on the jog makes him grumble and cryyy:( but yeh ok Charlie time to move along.

I thought about it and I tend to feel more sorry for him he's such a snifferwiffer, and will try to accept his ways more rather than trying to CURE what doesn't really need curing fully if I have a REAL HUNTER.
 
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