No, do not swat your beagle. All that does is condition it toward other unwanted behavior regarding your hands. Your puppy is teething, and is also full of energy. You should always have an outlet for that.. like a Kong or a rawhide bone, etc. You can verbally (audibly) discourage biting and teething on a person. But don't use swats or any threatening movements with your hands as part of the conditioning.
Answered by Anonymous - 8/16/2012 10:50:44 PM