Beagle is acting restless
Most Beagle are on alert even when resting and can have quite a bit of energy, however if a Beagle is pacing a lot, cannot seem to settle down, keeps looking around or seems on edge, this can defiantly be classified as acting strange and due to this sort of behavior, some even refer to this as acting paranoid.
While there are many random elements that can cause a dog to act this way, for an acute episode the most common reason is a physical discomfort. And with dogs, the most typical issue is an upset stomach. A Beagle may have eaten something that disagreed with his stomach or can even have a canine stomach bug due to a virus or bacteria. When a dog needs to vomit or if his stomach hurts, it is very common to pace, act anxious and/or be unable to relax and lie down.
Some owners have found that if they let their Beagle outside, he or she will eat some blades of grass to induce vomiting
and will feel better almost immediately. Even if a Beagle does not throw up, minor cases of digestive issues are often self-limiting and resolve on their own. If there are other signs such as nonproductive dry heaving, lack of appetite, trouble with stools, if the strange behavior worsen or does not go away after 24 hours, it is recommended to call the veterinarian.
You will also want to keep an eye on the Beagle's abdomen to take note of bloating, which can point to bloat, a dangerous and sometimes fatal condition that requires emergency medical care.
Chronic issues: If a Beagle has been acting odd and restless for days or even weeks without showing any other signs, this may be an element in the environment that is causing him to be on alert round-the-clock (more ahead) or it may be a health issue that is causing internal pain without manifesting outwardly.
Beagle keeps barking at nothing and is hyper alert: Beagles have amazing hearing and a scent capability that rivals that of any other dog breed. If a Beagle keeps looking out of windows, runs back and forth seemingly on guard and/or is barking at apparently nothing, this is often a case of the dog acting in response to someone or something outside.
There are a vast array of outdoor wild animals that can essentially be inadvertently teasing a Beagle that is inside. Squirrel, raccoon, deer, birds, mice, beavers, chipmunks and basically any woodland creatures that are in the vicinity of the house can cause a Beagle to act exceedingly hyped up. If a Beagle is barking at the ceilings and scampering back and forth as if he is following an invisible object, this is typically a case of a bird or squirrel up on the roof of the home.
Beagle bays and howls at the exact same time every day or night:
The breed is known for howling and this is done to call out to other dogs regardless of whether or not any are actually in the area. Some Beagles may appear to be on a schedule of howling, which owners find to be strange. This can be seen as endearing or frustrating depending on how long it lasts and the time of day or night that it is done. In general, unless this is disturbing the household or the neighbors, a Beagle should be allowed to call out. Whether or not he receives a response, this breed gains satisfaction from this ritual and is part of the Beagle's rich heritage as a pack dog. Most will calm right down afterward.
Some owners have inquired if a Beagle feels rejected or even depressed if he/she is a the only dog in the house and when howling, does not hear back from any other dogs… essentially, if a Beagle feels bad that he is baying out for a pack that does not exist. You can rest assured that while a Beagle would relish a quick jaunt of running through a field with a pack, this breed does just fine in a single-pet household. Beagles bay at night not only to call out, but also to send a message of 'I am here'. Once that message is sent, he is usually satisfied.
Beagle is super hyper and bouncing off the walls
: Any time that a Beagle acts weird as if he is stuck in jail cell and just wants to burst free, this is a clear-cut sign of needing additional exercise
. This is a very active breed that enjoys being outside. A Beagle needs to explore with both his eyes and his nose. He needs to have brisk walks to release pent up energy.