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I have 2 10 week old beagle pups (a male and a female) they are absolutely adorable but a lot of hard work. We have them in creche during the day so they are well socialized and are not left at home. We are also in puppy training with the two of them. These are our first dogs and so we are a little clueless. We try keep to a routine and are crate training them. So far housebreaking has been really easy but we find that they get bored on the weekends when they are not at creche.

-Are they simple things we can do to keep them stimulated at home when we are busy with chores or even things at home we can do with them that will keep them out of mischief?

-They play really rough. It almost sounds violent and i get a little nervous they are hurting each other. Is this normal and should i break it up or leave them to it?

-They are completely motivated by food. i cant put there food down without them jumping at the bowls. i know this is a trait of beagles and that they are still little but how do i get a little more obedience at this age so that i can get them eating out of their own bowls. i would just like the process to be a little less chaotic when i put their food down.

If you have any tips on training at home/games etc for myself or my husband it would be greatly appreciated. I believe that the training is for us and not our beagles and we just want to raise the happiest, healthiest dogs we can.
 

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Wow, two puppies, you are brave!! :) The training classes and day program will help you tremendously. If you can get them to really learn sit, you will find that they will sit for their dinner. I have 3 adult beagles and they always have to sit for their dinner.

There a lot of fun toys that are safe like treat balls and Kong toys. I have round plastic balls that I put kibble in and they have to push them around like a puzzle to get the kibble to fall out. Someone at the pet store could steer you toward safe, fun puppy toys.

I would break up some of the playing if its getting a bit too crazy, you don't want any injuries or fighting as they get older.
 
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