Can you leave a Beagle alone for 8 hours?

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Do you own a Beagle? He is cute know? But do you wonder If your dog can be left alone? And how long can you keep your Beagle alone? And tips to leave Beagle home alone? Then keep reading and we will answer all your doubts.

All About Beagle Dogs

Beagles are sweet-tempered, fun-loving, and playful dogs. These little cuties set to explore their world and extremely curious type. They have all qualities that make them a perfect family dog.

They come in medium to a small size; can weigh up to 10-15 kg. They come in Brown, white and chocolate, lemon and white, etc colors.

The temperament of a Beagle

– They are extremely easy-going dogs and will blend in with your family easily.

– They are easy to take care of and groom. They don’t shed fur regularly.

– They have a strong sense of smell.

– They are quite energetic and require a lot of exercise.

– They are extremely cute as a hotdog.

– They love their food and tend to overeat.

– The only problem with this dog breed is that they hate being alone and may howl nonstop.

Can you leave a Beagle alone?

Beagles are truly pack dogs, the love being in company. They love to be around peoples and other dogs. If you own a Beagle you probably have perceived that he hates to be alone.

But I know there are times when you have to leave your Beagle alone. So you may be thinking if you can leave Beagle alone.

Yes, you can leave them alone for a shorter period, but it differs subjectively.

  • Adult Beagle (18 months old and more): They can be left alone for 4-6 hours daily. But more than that can be destructive for your house.
  • Young Beagle Puppy: They should not be left alone for more than 2 hours. As if left alone for longer than this can develop anxiety, destructive, and bark continuously.

You can also train your Beagle to live alone for some hours. But it should start early when your Beagle is a puppy.

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Train your Beagle Puppy to live alone

Start by Crate training your dog. Leave him alone for at least one hour daily in confined areas like the crate, playpen, or a room.

You have to make sure that during this time your dog should have everything they require including food, water, toys. Toys are important as they give them choice to chew.

Also, you can start practicing your Beagle to live alone even when you are at home. But one thing you need to make sure of is that don’t shower your all love at once on your Beagle when you return home. As it can send them a negative message and will make them cling to you even more.

How to keep your Beagle busy when they are home alone

You can ensure your house safety and make your Beagles happy even when they are alone. All you need to arrange some fun activities for them to do alone.

This way your Beagle happy and ensure that he is not bored or sad when left alone at home.

 Enrichment Boxes:

You can make a Diy Enrichment box simply by putting treats in toilet rolls and newspaper and then keep them in one big and two small boxes. You can also put there some chew toys.

When you will return home you will have to clean a pile of shredded papers but it will be worthwhile.

It is again a great way to relieve your Beagle boredom and keep them busy. Snuffle mats are made of fleece and you can hide treats and dog food in them.

Chewing is an instinctive habit of Dogs and when they are left alone all they do is chew. But to save your clothes, curtain, and sofas you need to buy some chew toys for them.

Chew toys will keep them busy and it is a good way to relieve stress and calms your Beagle.

  • Background noise:

You can use Background noise to provide company to your Beagle and also mask outside noises that excite Beagle to reach his ears.

You can get calming and soothing music or simply leave your television on.

Beagles are energetic dogs and require daily exercise. Therefore if you are planning to leave your Beagle alone, first make sure you provide them an apt amount of exercise. This can include anything like running, retrieving, or other physical games. This will make them tired and you can leave them alone without any tension.