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Beagle Training in Grand Rapids, MI

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What to Know About Beagle Training in Grand Rapids

Beagles are small, active companions that are perfect for adults and kiddos. They have a beautiful short coat with combinations of brown, white, and orange. And we can't forget those floppy soft ears that are so fun to rub! Beagles are from the hound family and were bred for hunting with a keen sense of smell and intuition. Today, in many areas of the world, these dogs are still being used for hunting small game like rabbits and birds. These intelligent dogs can also make great family pets, but beagle training in Grand Rapids can take a lot of work. Because of their breeding history, they make for a unique breed of dog. There are a few things to know that will make training easier. Here are some helpful things to know about the breed:

  • Beagles are typically motivated by positive reinforcement involving food, not praise.
  • They are often tricky to house train, sometimes taking up to a year for complete training.
  • Crate training can keep your dog safe and avoid unwanted behaviors like chewing on household items.
  • Beagles are highly energetic and require sufficient amounts of enrichment and exercise.
  • Their noses control their brains, so they are prone to distractions and wandering.
  • Beagles are friendly and great with other dogs and people (including little kids), as long as you socialize them appropriately.
  • They are pack dogs and do not like to be lonely, so they value the companionship of other pets and people.
  • Beagles grow to be about 13–15 inches tall, weigh 18–30 pounds, and have a lifespan of about 10–15 years.
Dog Training Elite West Michigan offers expert Beagle training in Grand Rapids.

For full package details (with disclaimers) please reference our pricing page.


Silver

$1,695

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar, Biothane Leash, Training Place Cot

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 2 Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions 8 Sessions
  • Come
  • Heel (walk with you, loose leash no pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Off(furniture when desired)

Gold

$2,295

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar, Biothane Leash, Training Place Cot

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 5 Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions 12 Sessions
  • Come
  • Heel (walk with you, loose leash no pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Down(lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Load Up (go into kennel, car, or dog house)
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Mouthing & Nipping
  • STOP Chewing & Digging
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Bolting Through Doors & Running Away
  • STOP Chasing Animals, Cars & Bikes
  • STOP Reactivity (dog & human)

Platinum

$3,195

Platinum offers advanced obedience/behavioral modification with a goal of off-leash control. Includes additional training options and offers more one-on-one and group sessions than Gold.

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar, Biothane Leash, Training Place Cot

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 8 Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions 16 Sessions
  • Come
  • Heel (walk with you, loose leash no pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Down(lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Load Up (go into kennel, car, or dog house)
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Mouthing & Nipping
  • STOP Chewing & Digging
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Bolting Through Doors & Running Away
  • STOP Chasing Animals, Cars & Bikes
  • STOP Reactivity (dog & human)
  • *Stay With You on a Jog or Bike Ride (off-leash)
  • *Emotional Support Dog Training(ESA)
  • *Control Aggression(dog & human)
  • *Calm Extreme Anxiety(behavioral modification)
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Dog Training Elite West Michigan has expert dog trainers near you in Grand Rapids that are experienced in a variety of training methods for Beagles.

The Dog Training Elite Training Method.


If you are interested in starting beagle training with your new furry friend, stick with Dog Training Elite! Our training method works wonderfully for beagles. At Dog Training Elite, we focus on building a solid relationship between you and your dog, not just your dog and a trainer.

Our balanced training theory is the center of all our programs. We apply classical conditioning and positive reinforcement in our training. You will not find harmful, loud, or demeaning methods at Dog Training Elite, so you can be sure you're getting a safe and uplifting experience for you and your beagle.

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Beagle Training with Dog Training Elite

Whether you have a brand new puppy or a sweet old dog, training is essential to having a happy and easy life with your pup! Dog Training Elite can meet your beagle training needs with our many training classes and programs. Though our method works on any dog, these classes are great for the unique needs that a beagle might have.

Because beagles are easily distracted, taking them through an obedience course will help them learn the importance of listening to and obeying commands.

Beagles love socializing, and socialization is critical to having a well–mannered dog around other dogs, animals, and humans.

If you are bringing home a sweet big floppy–eared puppy, then training right away will be crucial in starting your new life together. Training can be done with older dogs but is always more manageable as a puppy. Our Puppy Essentials Webinar is a great way to get started.

Beagles are not usually aggressive dogs but get lonely and can experience separation anxiety. This class will benefit those beagles that howl and whine while you are away.

Beagles make excellent companions for military and retired vet individuals. This program will help train your beloved beagle to meet any of your military or veteran needs.

Because beagles are such an intelligent breed, training them to be therapy dogs or perform service tasks can be done relatively quickly. Many beagles go through this program and become great partners for humans in need.

Dog Training Elite is proud to offer training programs for your needs inside your home! We understand that beagles feel more comfortable in their own home and around their owners, so in–home classes are the perfect option.

Training your beagle can be hard work, but remember to have patience and trust that Dog Training Elite West Michigan has your back. Beagles are a smart and intuitive breed, and they will thrive during training when you accommodate for their uniqueness. Schedule an in–home training evaluation today to get started.

This cute beagle pup is excited to start training with Dog Training Elite West Michigan!

Our Balanced Theory

We base our training around the "Classical Conditioning" model (a.k.a. "Pavlovian" or "respondent conditioning"). This includes developing conditioned or automatic reflexes to commands. In its simplest form (after proper conditioning), when the owner says "sit," the dog automatically sits without thinking about it. Our unique techniques ensure our program is a success no matter what behavior we encounter.


  • Empowering Owners
    We empower Owners to train so their dog knows who to obey at all times.
  • Personalized
    We deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.
  • Environment Specific
    We train wherever issues tend to arise (i.e. jogging, park, home).
  • Supportive
    We support Owners in the off-hours (when training is "not in session").
  • Involved
    We work with all members of the household.
  • Simplified & Customized
    We plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 20 min/day follow-up practice.
  • Continued Training
    Additional programs / group sessions offered after in-home training.
  • Lifetime Investment
    We follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.
  • Satisfaction Ratings
    Our high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.

We help your dog become a valued companion and beloved member of the family. Read what our customers have to say and then give us a call!

Working with Carrie has been absolutely fantastic. After the first lesson, our Samoyed Henry, was a doing so well. By the second lesson we were amazed and moved to tears at the transformation. Such a relief and joy to see Henry be able to run in the yard, off lease, without fear of him running off. He is one happy 6 month old. I cannot say enough about Carrie and this program. I’d give it 10 stars, if I could. 😊
— Mary Koenigsknecht
Posted November 5th 2022
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My experience with Carrie and DTE has been absolutely wonderful! My relationship with my puppy has completely changed. We are bonded in such an awesome way. I was at my wits end and ready to give up. Carrie truly cares about her clients! Thank you for teaching us how to train Willow to be the best possible dog she can be!! 💗
— Tonya Mannes
Posted September 20th 2022
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DTE has helped our family so much! They have turned our crazy 1 year old doodle into a well mannered polite little gentleman. These training sessions have made it so much more enjoyable being around our puppy and to take him out with us! Definitely recommend to anyone with a new puppy!
— Tessa Kervin
Posted August 23rd 2022
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Dog Training Elite West Michigan has been wonderful to work with. They have been professional, caring, and so responsive. Their heart is in the right place! Highly Recommend!
— Katie Matt
Posted August 10th 2022
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I have seen the effectiveness of DTE West Michigan's training methods and the positive transformation in the behavior of the dogs they train. Carrie and Jess want each owner to have the best possible relationship with their dog so that they can experience all the fun activities and joy that dogs bring to our lives. If you would like to make your dog a bigger part of your lifestyle, I encourage you to contact DTE West Michigan.
— Vince Conrad
Posted July 28th 2022
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I have never been more excited and happy after meeting Carrie and Jessica.. They are so good at what they do and my dog Macie 🐕 is learning so much and follows my command. It has taken so much stress off me she doesn't pull like she use to and walks right beside me and so much more.This happen within a few weeks. It was the best decision i made and highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about dog training. Well worth the money!!
— Barbara Botbyl
Posted July 20th 2022
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We were desperate to find a training program that would work for our 2 year old puppy. We could not control her barking constantly around friends & family. In fact we actually had considered giving the dog away. But before that happened we decided to give our dog another chance using Dog Training Elite. Carrie & Jessica are very professional & a pleasure to work with. They would praise both our dog & us when we did things correctly, and also corrected us when gave a command that might confuse our dog. With out a doubt this was the best money we ever spent!!! Jim
— Jim Kidd
Posted July 18th 2022
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My Son told us about Dog Training Elite and how it changed his dog. So we called them and Jessica Maxwell and Carrie McIntyre came to our house to discuss this training program. They were very friendly and excited about this program. I will say that it is expensive but the results are amazing. We were to the point of thinking about giving Charlotte away as we could not control her constant barking. Within the 1st week of training the barking stoped and she stopped jumping on people. She would also run away when we wanted to take her for a walk. Week two now she comes we we say come and we do not have to chase here all over the house. We have tried different training program but this by far the best. It has truly changed our dog and also the stress is gone for us trying to control her. Thank you again Dog Training Elite for helping us with our baby.
— Judy Kidd
Posted July 4th 2022
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Carrie and Jess are fantastic trainers. They are dedicated and truly passionate about improving the bond between dogs and their owners. I highly recommend them for all training needs!
— craig fizer
Posted June 14th 2022
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Carrie and Jess are such wonderful dog trainers. I've seen them work with care and professionalism. What a great team to have working with your dog!
— Valerie de Armas
Posted June 1st 2022
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Carrie is a dedicated trainer that is caring and passionate about helping others. Her energy and joy in what she does is evident and shows in her dog Sturgill.
— George Rehbein
Posted June 1st 2022
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Carrie is such a great trainer and is so passionate about what she does!
— Kelley Rosequist
Posted May 24th 2022
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