Jumpy Beagle?

Hi everyone,

My 2 year old beagle is really jumpy and I wanted to know if that’s normal for beagles, or if he might be stressed or have another problem…

I mean like he does the typical janky movement we all do when we get suddenly scared, but in totally inocuous situations… like if I pet him while he’s eating, or if he hears an unexpected sound while sleeping.

He was just sleeping and I went to pet him gently, and he jumped like that. It got me wondering if that’s normal for beagles/dogs or I should be doing something so he’s not this tense/alert all the time…

First time pet owner here, sorry if this sounds stupid

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