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Hello,

I am new to the beagle world community and would like to take a moment to talk about my beagles. I have one beagle who is almost six years old that we got when he was just eight weeks old and was very easy to train. Just less than two weeks ago we rescued a pure breed beagle from a woman who bought him at a pet store for a good sum of money and had him neutred and all puppy shots and kept him for less than two months and was going to take him to the local animal shleter as she said he bit her kids and that was unacceptable. Well needless to say me and my husband took him, he is six months old and a holy terror of puppy. He is very aggressive and extremely stubborn however our great vet says with alot of time and patience he most likely will calm down. I was hoping someone in the beagle world community might be able to give us a few tips on behavior training and/or aggression training as everything we have tried so far has not worked. We started obdience classes and poor scooter got kicked out because he was to much for the other dogs and trainer. I also have a 11 1/2 year old black lab who tolerates the new puppy and our other beagle roscoe tolerstes him but not very well. Any suggestions/ideas/comments or anything anyone has to offer us would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and hope to hear from some wonderful beagle owners soon.
 

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Welcome to the BW pack!

Congrats on rescueing a hard case. Kicked out of obedience class? It sounds like the previous owner instilled many bad behaviors. Hopefully, time, patience, care, and training will straighten Scooter out. Maybe private training might help.

Good luck and again, welcome.
 

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Howdy, welcome to beagle World. :wave:

I suspect the previous owner shares most of the blame for the behavior of your new rescue. I am sure with time and patience you will be able to turn him around!

I rescued my beagle 9 and half years ago and we went to obedience class (First dog I ever felt we needed such) and I learned how to think like a beagle. I must say, my beagle sounds more like Roscoe. I've never rescued a puppy so I can't be much help on puppy issues but I have dealt with many problem rescues and hopefully can offer advice.

Thank you for rescuing the Scooter. If you want to talk, send me a PM and I'll send ya my phone number. I was born here in the Valley (BMI Hospital - some 60 years ago) /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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Welcome to Beagle World!

My Caesar has had some aggression issues and recently bit me. I feel your pain. It was suggested to me by many people here at BW to try the Nothing In Life Is Free (NILIF) program. I looked it up on-line and it has been a fantastic program. Your little "terror" still has some growing up to do so it's good to instill these habits asap. (Caesar just turned one year)
Good Luck!
 

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Welcome to Beagle World. :wave: I don't have any sage advice for you since my Li'l Girl has never been aggressive. I know others here can chime in with good advice, though.
 

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Welcome to BeagleWorld! We have three rescue beagles and although we have come up against our fair share of behaviour and health issues (extreme fear, IVDD, seizures, a bit of ADD...) with our pack, aggression isn't one of them and therefore I'm afraid we don't have any helpful advice on this one. Good luck - it sounds like the little guy at least found someone who is willing to take the time to sort out his issues.
 

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Welcome to Beagleworld! My rescue beagle, Maggie, has only had aggression issues when she has been in pain so won't be much help in that regard. You might want to post in the "Discussion" section to get some more suggestions.
 

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Welcome to BW and thank you for taking in a rescue! We have discussed this in another post, but a lot of us like the Dog Whisperer, and he has only had a few beagles on there-but the funny thing is-it turns out most of their behaviors are simply inborn beagle traits, nothing they can do but control it to the best of their ability and deal with it.

Now agression is a totally other issue. The biggest thing I can say after just watching the Dog Whisperer tonight (lol) is to be the "pack leader" show dominance, and don't think of him as a rescue, simply as "one of the pack" Don't pity him, or love on him first. Take long walks as possible then train. Make them work for food. Stuff like that. A lot of his stuff works for me.
Anyhow, good luck to you... only one of my 3 has come to me as a "rescue of sorts" as he showed up at my doorstep this winter when it was -20 degrees outside in Iowa and pretty darn cold with his ribs showing thru and no collar. Poor lil guy. And of course he is a big scaredy cat! Well, the only time he kinda shows aggression or dominance is that he wants to be RIGHT BESIDE ME. lol=---or ON ME.

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Once your beagle has had a chance to settle in, then , if the aggressive behaviour is still there, then seek a specialist trainer. if you can afford it, have her/him come to the house.
Always feed your other dogs first, to show your new beagle that the others come higher in rank in the pack. How does the aggression show itself? He must have been badly treated to show aggression at such a young age, or very spoilt.
Good luck and thank you for taking a rescue.
 

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Hi and welcome to Beagle World :angry: Sometimes they begin with the worst behavior and turn out to be the best.
Maybe he had no training at all.

Good luck!!

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Hi Char, Welcome to bw - its a really friendly community :wave:

When your dog is aggressive can you tell me particularly when your dog is aggressive? Does he bite out unexpectedly or is it when you do something in particular? e.g, stroke him, pick him up, help him off he sofa etc. This might give an indication of what method can be used.

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Welcome to you and Scooter, Char!

Bless you for taking Scooter in and taking on the task of undoing what his former owners probably did. Coming from a pet store is probably a sign of a puppy that has come from a puppy-mill and that in itself comes with it's own set of problems.

I've never had an aggressive dog but some of the advice offered here sounds good. Stick to your guns, let Scooter know who is boss and let him know that you love him.

Glad you found BW...it's a wealth of information.

~Denise
 
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