Biting & Nipping
One of the biggest issues that faces the owners of a Beagle puppy is the issue of that pup nipping and biting
. It is often done during play and often to the owners hands. However, if a pup is out of control they may be jumping up
and nipping at the face and other areas.
Some may think that this is unavoidable and is a part of teething
. This is not true. It is unacceptable behavior and training should be done to stop this as soon as possible. If not, that puppy will grow into bigger dog who feels free to nip.....and it will be with bigger teeth!
When a pup is a newborn and their whole world is the dam and their siblings of the litter, one of their few forms of entertainment and socialization is to nip and bite during play. When 1 of them does this too hard and causes any pain at all, the other will yelp very loudly. The injured pup then walks off, basically saying, "I'm taking a break from you, because you bit me too hard!".