Grooming supplies –You’ll find things to be much easier if you put together a kit for all your Beagle’s grooming needs. This includes:
- A quality bristle brush and/or a horse hair finishing brush
- A grooming mitt or de-shedding tool
- A good bath brush
- Quality bath products
- * Optional – A light spritz to make the coat smell nice
- Canine eye wipes
- Clipper or grinder for nails
- Nose balm
- Paw wax
- Dental care items
Additionally, this is where your puppy should be when home alone. Separation anxiety is a huge issue with this breed, so creating the right environment can go a long way in helping a pup cope.
Toys – Toys are a very important part of a puppy’s life. They are the puppy’s prized possessions. Most puppies enjoy having objects that are “just theirs”. And your Beagle puppy will need toys that actually are helpful for his needs.
Puppies begin teething right around the 4 month old mark, so you will want some good, quality teething toys and also some toys that encourage independent play.
Puppy Proofing Your Home
- All small objects should be removed – remember that nothing is off limits (makeup, coins, remotes, everything).
- Remove all shoes, bags, clothing from accessible areas and move these to closets, high shelves or other areas that the puppy cannot reach.
- Place child-proof locks on all lower cabinets. You won’t realize that your Beagle puppy is capable of opening a cabinet until it happens.
- If you have a cat, move her litter box to an area that your puppy cannot reach (on top of the washer is a popular spot) and do not allow her food to be reached. Cat food is much higher in fat content than puppy food, and while it is not toxic, it can cause an upset stomach.
- Wrap any accessible electrical cords with cord concealer.