Does anyone know if beagles have worse separation than other breeds of dogs?
I just went on a walk with my daughter and beagle. My daughter went inside a house to babysit and our beagle went insane - crying and howling the highest pitched sounds I've ever heard. It was the worst case of separation anxiety I have ever seen from our beagle or any dog. It was beyond sad. It was so bad, people were coming out of their homes thinking a dog had been hit by a car or something. Is this just a trait of beagles or are other breeds like this?
That beagle is cuter than a bug's ear. I love beagles. Let's swap horror stories, k. My boy came to us 11 years ago and as rescue beagle who was found abandoned in a neighborhood. He was knocking down garbage cans and rummaging through them to survive. The people who first adopted him never had a dog before. Unfortunately, he drove them crazy. He stared them down when he wanted something. Among other things. My beagle will rip my clothes when I am gone. He will go long periods of time before he will rip something of mine. He leaves my husband's stuff alone, but will take his paperwork and rip it better than any shredder when he feels like it. Whether we are gone hours or days, he will great us with a loud, "Woo! Woo! Woo!" when we get back. I have taken him to get his shots at PETCO, and when he calls out, everyone in the store is horrified that something so small could make such a racket. So right before we open the door after our errands or trips, we ask each other, "Are you ready for this?" I babysit my neighbor's beagle, and she does the same thing. Only louder. I hope you feel better--reading this. Nobody I know will have a beagle because they will take off and follow their noses. I have a friend who is on her second rescue beagle, but she is the only one who understands why I have one, too. But they are hilarious, great with kids and have wonderful personalities. If you understand them, so much the better. This guy plops down by us when we're home, and when you look at him, you feel that all is good in the world because he is so content. I'm on my second rescue beagle and will probably get another rescue beagle down the road. But only after I get my head examined . . .
Jami - Thanks for sharing your knowledge. This excessive anxiety was a one time thing - I hope, but it was horrible. My daughter has actually left the webcam on when we've left her and she was fine. She chewed a bone for a bit and then got in her bed and slept after playing a little. We do try to leave her when we know she wants to sleep so that helps. When I console her at other times, which were nothing like tonight, she does calm down. But we need to nip what occurred tonight in the bud. Thanks again.
Arlene - Horror stories about drunk driving accidents last night and now horror stories about beagles tonight. What's on tap for tomorrow I wonder.
We love Ruby to death and must say how cute she is 100 times a day. Actually if you want to see how cute she is in action, there is a short video of her doing tricks on the hub I wrote about training dogs to do tricks. You'll see she's a bit silly.
I was cracking up at your comments and so was my husband as I read them out loud because it is all so true. Sometimes we call her "the shredder." I cannot believe how fast she can shred an unpaid bill - she prefers those over the paid ones for some reason. But I did find a cure. A quick squirt of water and the problem is solved. I've only gotten her wet maybe 3 times and if she is in a naughty mood I just have to put the squirt bottle where she can see it. And I should invest in the underwear and sock industry after all that we have had to replace.
Your PETCO story struck a chord too. When we go into PetSmart some well-meaning employee always hands us a flier for dog training classes. She's actually very well trained but LOVES all other dogs and people and expects a greeting from all of them. Of course she disturbs the classes that are in progress when we are there. It's actually quite funny. At first I was horrified, but then I figured this is really good training for the other dogs to see if they can ignore a huge distraction. She's a great dog, but I never, never can let her separate from one of us when she is not in the comfort of her own home. What we do for our pups. Thanks again for helping out.
Beagle is dream breed of mine, but your stories I think is not limited to beagle alone... all dogs have separation anxiety, and I also have a friend who have more than one beagle but I never heard her talking about similar stuff as yours... but then because of this I will ask her
All my dogs (Philippine local dogs), have stages in their lives when they just enjoy butchering everything that they want. My dog Peso when he was lessthan a year old, loved to chewed on things he saw with me whenever I leave the house or he knew I wore when I am going to work, example my sunglass, my sports bra hahahah, and cellphone, my 2nd dog Pissie loved to butcher electronics like cellphone and earphone especially when I fell asleep with it.... My youngest chewed on my furnitures... all of them did those crazy things when I am not around... now I can leave anything and they never dare touch it... I am not really a good dog owner because I was so passive about these things...and I never really punished them... I just learned to be more careful about my things but they soon outgrown the bad habit. My oldest still has separation anxiety, always blocking the door when I am about to leave for work. the worst when I left him to dogcare during my three day out of the country vacation, he did not eat his meal, but at least just drunk water, when I arrived to pick him up, he ate my left over sandwich and a pack of dog treats.
Dogs are irrisistable creature...they in fact drive us crazy as if testing our level of tolerance.... I just love them no matter what...LOL
Most breeds have some form of separation anxiety. Beagles are working dogs and can be the most loyal of all dog breeds. To stop the howling offer rawhide or a puzzle treat. They sell them at walmart you stick a treat inside and the dog has to figure out how to get it out. This will keep his or her mind on something else till his beloved companion comes back home. Some dogs fear being left alone. So reassure your pet you will be back. By treating the dog and saying hello.
It's not the bread it is the dog. I love Cesar Milan and his way of dealing with dogs through Dog Psychology http://www.cesarsway.com/ I learned so much of how to deal with my dog and her separation anxiety.
I don't know, but I do know this - beagles are hound dogs and hounds were bred to run in groups. so they are naturally more social than perhaps some other breeds of dogs. Beagles do best when they are with people or other dogs, not left alone.
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