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I have reched my boiling point

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If anyone has any advice I would appreciate it. I adopted Sweetie Mid November. She has been fairly shy. She has now fallen into a routine but her manuerisms (sp?) are getting worse by the day.

Each morning she sleeps in bed until noon. I usually end up telling her to come out which she does. She walks in fear down the hall then runs out the door.

She used to stay out maybe 1-2 hours? then would either come back in or stay out until our walk in the woods which she loves.

She used to run to me to get the leash on and we would go. Now I cannot get her to come to me and it is getting very aggrivating. If I call her she looks at me then looks elswhere.

The other day I had to pick up my step son. I could not for the life of me get her in the house or near me.

I don't chase her, but even ignoring her is not working. I know this probably does not make sense so ask questions! I have hit boiling point and am ready to leave her out almost round the clock which I rather not do.
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I think at this point, a trip to an obedience class would do a world of good. It sounds like you need to start at the beginning in training with this baby. Invest in a crate - if you haven't already. I'd buy one with only the grill and the rest plastic. This will give her a space to "hide." I'd put it in a place where your family often spends a lot of time - and close all doors in the home so that she has to be with you.

I'd also invest in a clicker - not all dogs (yes even food driven dogs like Beagles) will respond to the same type stimulus. Some dogs like squeaky toys, some prefer food, others like the clicker. Keep a collar on her - and if you have to, maybe even loop the leash on your pant loop and keep her by your side. She needs to learn that you all are not scary.

I think these ideas would be a good way to start; but definitely look into obedience class /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I also want to say the best of luck to you!
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