The nails on a Beagle need to be cut about every 5- 6 weeks. If they are left to grow too long, they can begin to curl inward and become ingrown which can be quite painful for a dog. If you lose track of when your Beagle is due for a nail trimming, the clickety-clack sound of them on a hard-surface floor will remind you.
Some owners choose to have a dog's nails clipped at the groomers, while others feel comfortable doing this at home. You may use a canine nail clipper or a nail grinder. Personally, we like the grinder much better since it quickly files a nail down super fast and you really don't need to worry about hitting the 'quik', which is a vein that runs down the center of a dog's nail.
The only downside to the grinder is that it makes a bit of noise; this is really only applicable to young pups that might be a little skittish. Most Beagles get used to the sound quickly and appreciate that nails are done fast as opposed to an owner nervously and slowly trying to snip them.
The paws need to be paid attention to, because issues with the outer layer (stratum corneum) can quickly spiral into peeling or even cracking. Paws put up with a lot of abuse; hot pavement in the summer, freezing surfaces in the winter, and walking over all sorts of terrain year-round.
You'll want to keep the paws healthy and protect them from damage by using a quality paw wax. Look for one that absorbs quickly (under 10 seconds), and allows the paws to breath, while offering proper protection from the elements and from drying.
The nose should not be overlooked. It is one of the most vulnerable spots on a dog. And since Beagles love to use their nose, the skin on the nose also takes quite a beating. Bright sunlight in the summer can lead to nose skin drying out, and cold winds in the winter can lead to chapping.
Use a quality nose butter or balm to keep your Beagle's nose moisturized and healthy.