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Hello

I was cruzing the internet looking for some information on Beagles and came across this site.

Here is the Breakdown, we have two adopted/rescued 13" Tri Color Beagles. First. Abbie was adopted about a year ago, we were told she was about three. Abbie came from a very loving home with owners who took very good care of her. Abbie's owner became very sick and ended up in the hospital and passed away. A friend of mine who is an ACO helped me adopt Abbie. Abbie is a model of the Beagle Breed. Short of the occasional dart out the front door because one of my kids was not paying attention, she is an amazing part of our family. Is quiet for the most part, doesn't get into things, loves to cuddle and be loved. Apart of her kleptomania and hiding things under my wife's and my bed, Abbie is an amazing dog.

So naturally a year later we decide that Abbie needs a friend so she is not alone when we are at work during the day. Along comes Jake.

I tracked Jake down using a Beagle Rescue Website. Jake was found wandering and brought to the Animal Shelter. This is not the same shelter I adopted Abbie from, this was about two hours drive from my home. Jake was estimated to be about two years old. We told the Shelter about our success with Abbie, and they felt we would be a perfect fit for Jake and we adopted him. Jake is a little longer then Abbie, and very much under weight so that has been our first goal is to bring him up to a healthy weight. Jake also needed to be neutered, Abbie was already spayed when we adopted her from her previous owners.

So here is the opportunity. Jake appears to have some emotional issues. First he is marking my wife directly, every time she lets him out he stops to mark her first on the way out the door, as soon as she opens the door to let him back in, he runs and marks her. If he is sitting on the couch and she goes to pet him, he jumps on her and marks her. If you approach him he immediately cowers and pee's on the floor. I think there is more pee on a daily basis from him cowering and marking my wife in my kitchen, then actually outside. He understands "go outside" and follows Abbie right out the door, but not before marking my wife.

I am also noticing that he has no problems with jumping up and grabbing food right out of your hand and taking off. Abbie never does this, and only accepts food from you. Abbie is a very healthy dog and does not gorge herself on food, as such we have tried to make sure Jake has access to food to help bring him up to a healthier weight.

What I have here is two night and day Beagles. A Ying, and a Yang. Clearly Abbie was trained before we adopted her, Jake has not been. So for the last year I have been spoiled by the perfect Beagle. I know with reading I have my work cut out for me with this breed, but what insight can you give me into this behavior and how I can work on it.

Thanks
George
 

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had a heck of a time getting back into this thread. I have everything needed, he is not afraid of the crate I think because we crate them together and Abbie likes to be in her crate. He is very calm in the house and short of the marking he is not having accidents in the house.

We have 8p to 10p pretty much any night of the week.
 
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