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#3230631 - Sat Dec 28 2013 09:30 PM beagle as a house pet?

Registered: Mon Jan 18 2010
Posts: 53
Loc: schuylkill co. Pa.
he is not quite a year old yet and is kept outside.if i bring him home will he be able to be house trained and still hunt.does any body have a beagle as a house dog that hunts?
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#3230645 - Sat Dec 28 2013 09:43 PM Re: beagle as a house pet? [Re: RUT-HUNTER]
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Registered: Tue Oct 23 2012
Posts: 109
Loc: Centre County PA
I have had 2 of them in the past. Both of them were excellent hunters and did well in the house. I ran into 2 issues, every time I went out the door even to go to work they thought they were going hunting and they took to me and not my wife because I was the one that took them on the "fun" stuff. The house pet part did not effect the hunting part at all.
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#3230648 - Sat Dec 28 2013 09:44 PM Re: beagle as a house pet? [Re: RUT-HUNTER]
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Registered: Tue Mar 06 2007
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Yes, he can be house trained. Use a crate. I have three that live in the house and they all jump and run their own rabbit. Caxtell here has several little pack champions that live inside.

Be patient. Beagles are notoriously bull headed. Good luck.
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#3230658 - Sat Dec 28 2013 09:50 PM Re: beagle as a house pet? [Re: RUT-HUNTER]
Marissa E Offline

Registered: Mon Feb 18 2013
Posts: 112
Loc: Eastern PA - 4C
I have two in the house.

One I raised from 9 weeks on, the other was like 11 months I think when I got her. She took a but longer to housebreak and learn 'the rules' but she eventually gave in. She's a wiry little thing so that probably has more to do with it than her age.

A male might be a bit tougher on the housebreaking due to marking factor, but if crate trained you should be fine.

Mine hunt great plus they have great obedience skills from the day to day house life, one really gets it, if the GPS collar isn't on she will hang with me outside and everything... The other one, well as soon as she hits the grass she's GONE. Haha. Surprisingly that's the dog I raised from a pup.

#3230660 - Sat Dec 28 2013 09:51 PM Re: beagle as a house pet? [Re: RUT-HUNTER]
blitzinstripes Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 04 2010
Posts: 3007
Loc: SC PA
Personally I think beagles do better indoors. Beagles kept outdoors tend to howl and bay constantly. Neighbors don't appreciate it much.

Edited by blitzinstripes (Sat Dec 28 2013 09:52 PM)

#3230663 - Sat Dec 28 2013 09:54 PM Re: beagle as a house pet? [Re: RUT-HUNTER]
barneydog Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 03 2009
Posts: 245
Loc: montgomery
I have 3 in the house all are good hunters and all are great in the house

#3230683 - Sat Dec 28 2013 10:13 PM Re: beagle as a house pet? [Re: RUT-HUNTER]

Registered: Mon Jan 18 2010
Posts: 53
Loc: schuylkill co. Pa.
He is a male.hunts and listens very well.the owner wants me to take him because sometime he fights with the other beagle.i saw this on saturday,they got into it once and we were out all day.
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#3230706 - Sat Dec 28 2013 10:53 PM Re: beagle as a house pet? [Re: RUT-HUNTER]
blutzer Offline

Registered: Wed Apr 24 2013
Posts: 50
Loc: pa
Had one in the house excellent dogs. My uncle had his outside and they howled a lot mine a younger sister to his was inside and never heard a peep out of her unless we just came home or was hunting. Funny thing is from inside she always knew when the rabbits were in the yard.


#3230870 - Sun Dec 29 2013 08:31 AM Re: beagle as a house pet? [Re: RUT-HUNTER]
K98 Offline

Registered: Thu Dec 25 2003
Posts: 1734
Loc: Butler, PA. USA
We had three in the house. Two have moved on to the Happy Hunting Ground, and Zoey is retired to the couch. All of them were good hunters and excellent companions.
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#3231050 - Sun Dec 29 2013 11:55 AM Re: beagle as a house pet? [Re: RUT-HUNTER]
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Registered: Thu Dec 11 2008
Posts: 432
Loc: greenville pa NW
I have 6 beagle in the house. 3 champions and one grand champion. also a running walker coyote dog in the house.
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