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I know about the clicker nd Dodger never barks he only barks chasing rabbits, the door, or when I leave, it’s just recently that his personality is changed and the clicker never worked well with Dodger treats have made Dodger Fat, so we do praise with him and whistles plus he understands my words, when we go on trials he walks exactly we’re I tell him to, etc I wish I could explain on the phone I have him leashed up and no plush toys I ordered goughnut chew toy I don’t know if you’ve heard of them but I got him one, I have so much more to say. Dodger was house trained at 5 months and never pooped in the house, I am lucky to have him, most people have beagles that bark at everything but Dodger never barks at anything and he and I walk fields we go on trails and he never runs away except to chase rabbits and he wears an e-collar then so he doesn’t get killed, he was trained by me I grew. Up training hunting dogs back in PA. We raised spainals, but I have never had a beagle in a HOUSE that’s my issue it’s winter @-14 degrees and his paws need protection, but wy in like Alaska so dogs like beagles just only hunt back east between oct and may, but temps are this cold so it’s not normal for a hunting dog to be locked up and I have no backyard just 2 small fields like today the high is 0 wind chill is -14 see one of my issues so he wants to hunt I have trained him to hunt run trails, hike , we live in the Rockies mountains, etc, and he’s Locked up for the first harsh winter and he’s gotten fat, because I got sick and the weather got cold and we couldn’t hike, see my issues in the house and he whines all the time and he wants to go out so I don’t know what to do?
Let me know if I misunderstand but it sounds like Dodger is used to a high level of activity and now he is inside because of the cold weather. I think he is acting up because he’s used to being active. I would get online and find activities that you can do indoors, for example hide small treats (make sure to cut down his food for the amount of treats so he doesn’t get fat). Can you find places in your house to hide treats and turn it into a game? For example get one of those things that they have to work hard to get the treat out of, but also hide it behind a door where he has to find it first, then work at getting the treat out (a little treat, not lots). Will he fetch? If he will, play fetch a lot. Ally never like fetch but she like to be chased, so I would chase her into one room, then the next and keep going. He probably needs at least 2 hours or more of indoor exercise if he can go outside for hikes. My last house had the kitchen, living room and family room as separate rooms connected so it made a kind of circle and I’d chase her around and around. Agree with Cassie about the leash. I’m a bit softie so once he starts behaving, his reward can be to chill with you on the chair. Seems like he is just trying to get his way and your attention (like sometimes kids misbehave just to get their parents to pay attention to him). Let us know how it goes. Is he neutered?
 
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