Stop Beagle Puppy Crying
Most puppies cry at night when you first bring them home and beagles are no exception. They aren’t used to their new surrounding and are most likely scared and need to adjust to being away from their mother and litter mates. To reduce Beagle puppy crying it is very important to do things to make them feel more comfortable.
Crate training is one of the best things you can do from the very beginning for your new beagle puppy. Crate is simply a nice word for cage. Don’t get emotional about placing your beagle puppy in a cage, he doesn’t think of it like that. Rather, since dogs are den type animals he will think of it as his den and learn to be very safe and comfortable there, giving him a sense of his own territory and thereby reducing the Beagle puppy crying. This feeling of safety will help him to stop crying sooner than he would without the crate.
Raise 2 puppies
Keep in mind that beagle puppies are born into large litters and have their sibling always there for comfort. Separating your new puppy from that can be a traumatic experience for him. Night time is when your puppy will most miss his siblings and therefore do most of his crying. Beagle puppies are notorious for crying a lot in the beginning. One method of controlling Beagle puppy crying is to raise two puppies rather than one. Put both of the puppies in a crate together and they will snuggle together and comfort each other. This of course isn’t very practical if you only want one puppy.
Comfort your Puppy
One of the newer approaches to comfort your puppy is also one of the more excellent ones and uses a technique borrowed from nature. Comfort your Beagle puppy with dog appeasing pheromones (DAP). Dog appeasing pheromones replicate the pheromones released by the mother while nursing to calm her puppies. The best way to use DAP is with a diffuser but also comes in wipes, sprays, and special collars.
For the single puppy try placing a stuffed animal in the crate with him to snuggle with. A wind-up alarm clock wrapped in a towel is also an effective tool. The rhythmic sound of the ticking will be very comforting to the puppy. For warmth you can try a hot water bottle or a heating pad on its lowest setting.
It is extremely important to not give in and take the puppy to bed with you. It may be hard to listen to a Beagle puppy crying but after just few nights he will stop. Remain consistent and patient and it won’t be long until your beagle puppy not only stops crying at night but actually seeks the comfort of his crate when it’s time to go to bed.