It’s a busy and unpredictable life. So if you are a dog owner, then you must have come across time whether it was an emergency or an occasional time to leave your dog home alone. Beagles are sensible and popular dogs, so people often ask about them that can beagles be left home alone?
We will answer the question thoroughly with tips and tricks for leaving your dog at home;
Can beagles be left home alone? Beagles are sensible dogs and can be left home alone, but you should consider some things before doing it; otherwise, your dog could create havoc in the house.
Are beagle bored and feel alone?
Beagles are the type of dogs that enjoy the social company and, when left alone, could misbehave. Boredom could cause them to bark often and play havoc in your house. We will talk about it below how you can avoid boredom of the dog by entertaining it and training it.
How long can beagles be left alone?
Beagles if trained good, can become sensible and decent dogs hence could be left home alone for a full day however if your beagle is young and is a very hyper dog (like more active or bark more often) then you should spend a little more time training your dog before leaving it home alone for a whole day.
The best place in a house to leave your dog
The first thing that you should be considered is where to leave your dog at home, obviously going your dog at a place with sensitive things such as glass is not a good idea. Here are some areas that you might consider leaving your dog into;
1. A small dog room
If you are planning to leave your dog for like 1 to 3 hours, I would suggest putting your dog in a steel or wooden crate, it may look not good by putting your dog behind the fences, but it would be safe for them, and they live in it for plenty of hours while traveling don’t they?
If you plan on leaving your dog every day, then crate won’t be a good idea.
2. A whole room
If you have an empty room in your house, you could leave your dog there; you can put some dog-friendly things in that room so that your dog doesn’t feel anxious. However, being closed inside four walls for more time could turn the dog to become depressed.
How are the fences better than a room for a pet? The spaces between the fences provide hope for the pet of an outer world, and they don’t feel trapped; however, the inclosed walls give them a vibe as they trapped inside.
3. Garage or a basement
These two places seem as if they could also be ideal for leaving your dog home alone, but they are not as they could contain bad stuff for your dog. However, you can leave your dog here after removing all the harmful and toxic things for your dog.
4. In the yard
Yards are the right places to keep your dogs. Just be sure to lock your dog from all sides so it might not run. They will also be less bored in your yard rather than inside your house so you can consider your yard.
5. Making an ideal place for your dog
If you plan on going to work every day for a full day, make some effort for your favorite dog. Make a system for your dog that it has both outside and inside access. Remove all the harmful and toxic things from insides room that you are going to give your dog access too and fence from outside too so your dog may not escape, next connect these two places, and surly your dog would not get depressed along with the environment.
6. Training of our dog
I talked about training your dog to be left home alone, but how can we do that?
Well, before really leaving your dog alone at home, try leaving it alone when you are at home. Start with minutes, then go to small hours and then finally leave your dog for long hours. If you leave your dog alone for more extended hours first, then it might get anxious and eventually upset.
When they get used to being alone for some time, you can eventually say goodbye before going to work.
Beagles might require professional training
Beagles are dogs that get too attached to people and may have a problem when separated from them. It could lead your dog to anxiety and, eventually, depression. If self-training doesn’t work, I recommend you get your dog trained by a professional before leaving it home alone.
Before leaving your dog make sure of the following stuff;
- They are ready to be left alone
- They have food and water in access
- Give them dog toys, so they don’t get bored
- They like the environment that they are going to be left into
- Please don’t get them emotional before leaving.; say bye!
Keeping an eye
Keeping an eye on your pooch is a good thing no matter how well trained they are, there are many ways you could do it;
Tech can be handy because it can be accessed from anywhere. Set up a baby cam one or two and keep an eye on your dog from your mobile. Although make sure you don’t set it up in the reach of your dog.
Don’t like the idea of the baby cam; then you can arrange a time to time visitors for your dog, it could be people who often or your neighbors pass through your house.
Neighbors are friendly people; they will surely help, they do in movies.
The second thing that you should be concerned about after the environment is entertainment for your dog because boredom could lead to severe problems.
View to the world
As said above, don’t trap your dog inside four walls. Please give them a look at the outside world. Open up the curtains and let them see outside.
Avoid silence or noise
Is your house located in a very silent place or a noisy one? Then it would help if you managed the sound environment too. Play ambient sounds on a home pod or a radio—play music on these devices that are liked by dogs. This will also balance if noises such as car honks disturb your dog.
You can even turn on the television as some dogs like to watch TV. I know this may seem a little weird by you can play some dog-related programs on your TV, and your doggie might enjoy them.
There are dog toys in the market that you can bring up for your dog, such as chew toys, which will reduce your dog’s anxiety.
You can also bring other things such as a snuffle mat and make a game type of thing for your dog to cure its boredom. You can hide treats and stuff in the snuffle mat that your dog will try to find when it gets boring. Hide and seek is an exciting thing for dogs to try considering it.
Being alone for dogs can be a hard thing, especially beagles. Train it both mentally and physically before you do such. You can also take your dog for a walk with it before you leave it alone to sleep for the rest of the time.