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I am new here but not new to forums.(I used my fail safe username) hoping to learn a lot about our new addition to the family.

Anyway, we adopted a male beagle ( between the ages of 5 -7 ) from the SPCA here where we live. he was just neutered about two weeks ago. he doesn't bark, has had a couple of "accidents" in the house but that is no big deal. He was taken by the shelter because of an "eviction". we don't know if the owner surrendered him or if he was in the house alone for a time before the eviction. He has separation anxiety (pretty bad) here is my problem.
Everything has been really good up until tonight. we bought a squeekie toy for him when we picked him up and he hasn't really bothered with it until tonight. he carries it around with him from the couch to his bed. Our five year old went to move the hedghog with her foot and he snapped at her. No warning growl, just a quick snap. about the time I went to grab him he snapped at me. I grabbed him by the scruff of the neck and he instantly rolled over into a submissive posture. He hasn't let the hedgehog go he has been running around the house with it.
I have never heard of a beagle acting this way and I am wondering if it has to do with past abuse?
We like the dog and have fun with him but if this is going to start a trend we may have to get rid of him. the only thing is if we go that route they will put him down and we don't want to see that happen,. Any help or insight would be great.

Oh .. He REALLY REALLY REALLY likes to chase squirrels...LOL ( here is a picture of him watching a squirrel




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Well, he has settled down a bit he did good with a houseful of guests.. he still won't communicate(outloud) about wanting to go outside(which baffles me) A beagle that doesn't bark...At all we are working on it he quietly stands at the door, and it is easy to miss the "signal" that he is putting out..
okay, so he has been pretty good about being "free" to run the house while we were gone.. he didn't tear anything up (doors flooring) but noe he is "marking" everything he waited till we were in bed then pee'd on the couch where mt GF sits... he also pees in his bed? he won't really listen to the GF either (unless I am in the room) having a heck of a time ... what is the link ... I am tired of mopping up dog pee .....
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