I had a couple shyones in my day. They were not abused, just not handled, sorta neglected. I remember that their bloodines were real good for running a rabbit, so I took the risk. I had to starve them for 4 days, yes 4 days, before they would come take food from my hand. I kept water in front of them, but no food. Nice Kansas City weather also. They would not eat out of my hand, as they were too scared. But after 4 days they gave up their fear and came to my hand a let me pet them, I think. But boy were they skittish. Never real good at letting me catch them, but would come in with the rest of the beagles when called. They'd jump into the back of the truck, all to keep me from handling them. but it was worth it as they both were keepers for hunting. Close on the line, no causing checks, packed well, and they were beauties. Penny colored. Good luck.