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Our new dog, Chamois, is quite the talker! She has a very funny and cute deep voice. I've noticed, though, that when we scold her she barks back. I don't know if that is a problem... like if she is trying to be dominant by doing so? What do you guys think?

I've never really been sure about whether or not we are the dominant ones in the house. They sit before they get their food, toys, outside, etc and we can take away their food or anything else with no problem. However, they totally don't listen to us! You can yell, squirt them with a water bottle, spank them with a newspaper (I know, I know... we shouldn't spank them), etc and they just carry on doing what they wish. We tried the newspaper as a last resort but it didn't help. I made a shaker out of a can filled with coins for when they jumped up to the counter/table but they were immune to it after 3 days. They're still puppies- 9 mos and 6 mos old.
 

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2 words... <span style="font-weight: bold">OBEDIENCE TRAINING!</span>

Its been said before... beagles are very intelligent. When you give them a command, they weigh the options of whether or not to comply, or what will I get if I do?
 

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Originally Posted By: Joe Beagles2 words... <span style="font-weight: bold">OBEDIENCE TRAINING!</span>

Its been said before... beagles are very intelligent. When you give them a command, they weigh the options of whether or not to comply, or what will I get if I do?

I can completely see JoJo weighing her options when she's told to leave the cat alone. She knows, and you can see her thinking, and I'm sure it's something like this, What? You want me to lay down? Come on! The cat's right there! He's egging me on! Okay...I'll lay down, but just for a minute. She'll get on her bed for a few minutes, but as soon as we're not watching, she's running down the hall.

We practice stay a lot, and she's getting it. She's just not staying for long periods of time.

Keep working with the puppies. We bought some small, soft treats for training. She LOVES them. And she'll do anything for a treat.
 

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I'm going to have to take Shiloh to obedience. He looks at me as if to say, Well, I don't feel like doing that right now.

He doesn't bark back at me at all. He loves to howl, and I love it too.

When I get home everyday the first thing I do is talk to him and ask him how his day was and he aroos for several minutes.

He is very stubborn and does chase the cat, too.

I've read that beagles are stubborn; but they're so loveable!!!
 

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Yeh, when I first adopted Charlie, He would do that to me, he would also run down the stairs back and forth barking back at me, I said you little bugger you dare bark at me like that chased him back to the top of the stairs grabbed him firmly by his neck (you know the part dogs grab when they play with each other so it don't hurt?) anyhow made sure my face was in his and said NO, be nice, did this a couple of times, and he got the picture, no longer does such, only if we are playing.
 

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When Bones doesn't want to do a trick for a treat, 9 times out of 10, she will whine and yowl a bit, then get up and pace nervously. Usually it's because she doesn't want to roll over on the linoleum (still kind of afraid of it), so I just move her into a room with carpet, then put her through her paces there, and she's fine. She is a chatty dog; she makes a noise to accompany her yawns and speaks her mind when she wants in the house.

I think my quiet little Spock woke me up with a bark this morning. Color me surprised!
 

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hehe, I get that alot too. Whenever I scold Coco for something he did, he gives me a little whine and then he lowers his head with his eyes stand looking at me.
 

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haha! Teddy does this all the time, we say he's being emo if you do something he doesn't like, like say No when he's doing something he shouldn't he'll stop but he'll throw himself on the ground, feet in the air and mournfully howl because he didn't get his way. Usually i just walk away and leave him throwing his little tantrum. Other then that he doesn't really howl or bark unless he needs to be let out. I just love his howling tho, its nice when he lets a few aroo's out.
 
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