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Your Beagle Puppy Month by Month, written by a veterinarian, a trainer, and a breeder team, provides readers with everything they need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure their playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. Coverage includes information on what to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home, the necessary vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them, and when a trip to the vet is needed. Also included:• Instructions on making potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible. • Discussion on why and how to crate train and what to do when your puppy cries at night. • Knowing when to teach your puppy is ready to learn basic commands and how to go about leash training. • Socialization: why it's necessary, when it should happen, and how to make sure it does. • Exercising and feeding your puppy appropriately to ensure he stays physically and mentally healthy. • When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works. • How and how often to bathe your puppy, brush his coat, clip his nails, and brush his teeth. • What causes problem behaviors, when to expect them, and how to correct them.