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NEW Rescue......need help

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I just recently rescued/adopted male/brother beagles
I am unsure as to there exact age but they seem to be at least a year old. I am "attempting" to house train them but sudden movements seem to make them cower. I have learned to be firm in there mishaps but absolutely no physical hitting or yelling,also well timed rewards can help this matter..........i hope to have some pics on here asap to help get a better idea on there age. HOW DO I help Tiny and Sam
be trusting and lively . I want them to be happy. However when im loving on them they are wagging there tails and are happy but seem to have a constant fear of punishment it seems........Last note on this for now ... I AM A NEW BEAGLE OWNER, AND I DONT KNOW WHY I DIDNT GET ONE BEFORE LOL...ANY HELP AND/OR SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
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Congrats on the new addition to your family, and welcome to Beagle World! You are doing the right thing by being firm with training, but not hitting or raging at them. A good shout now and then to get their attention may be warranted, though. Dogs respond to physical gestures as much, if not more, than they do verbal commands. You have to keep a strong presence around them, even if they are timid. They will open up to you once they trust that you will always feed them and take care of them. It just takes time. Have patience! (the best advice one beagle owner can give another)
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