Originally Posted by swingdjted
Beagles and hounds tend to be stubborn mofos, and some people even go as far as saying they don't belong indoors (for other reasons), but I'm guessing you have the patience and willingness to train enough to get past those sorts of things.
I'd say BB is a little stubborn. Potty trained now trustworthy. Chewing stuff up hasn't been anything expensive so far. She's eaten a cardboard box, a stuffed animal and tore some vis-queen out of the bark dust. Nothing in the house. She is teething, so I've been telling her no and stuffing a rawhide in her mouth.
I was having a little problem with separation anxiety, but that's subsided to just wanting to go with me, not terror. No more issues that you might expect in a pup that starved a little.
Sit.. not so good. Come.. not so good... Leash is fine, except we don't quite understand what "Untangle" is yet. No more nightmares. No more hand shy. Trusts me to pick her up. She's a little too aggressive with other dogs, but not mean, just boisterous. Likes a mile run with me and the bicycle.
BB is not heavy, she's my BB
It's gonna take her a while longer, but that's mainly just that she has to learn English. She has figured out her name, so we're gonna get there pretty quick I think.
I am being careful. She's been a little brutalized. In another week, she gets spayed, dew toes off and a grip of shots. In two weeks, we'll get down to some real training. She'll learn English and find out that only good things happen when daddy is happy. Stubborn isn't an issue. She'll just learn to behave because every dog really wants to be a good dog.
I remember one time, Daisy really pissed me off and I shouted her down. I looked down at this pup and realized I broke the dog. If she had tear ducts, she would have been crying. I ended up picking up a 60lb puppy and telling her I was sorry. Like Daisy, I think this one will do whatever I can make her understand
, not under threat, but because she loves me.
I'm sure, like Daisy, and the rest, that BB will also learn the capital crimes which will cause daddy to wield the legendary "broom" and sweep the dog into a pile. 1 is growling at daddy. 2 is growling at children. Don't even look like you are going to growl at kids.
Other than that, we'll just more or less talk about stuff.
My mom is now in her last time in the nursing home. All of my dogs learned that growling at, or trying to bite grandma was a bad, bad deal too. Dogs zero, grandma 7. Mom used to dog sit for me, and I'd usually find my dog under the coffee table with pieces of busted broom.
Hmm... poor dog... growled at grandma huh.... I don't growl at grandma