We have had our issues with Beagles in the past but we really dig Homer. Once this active boy figured out he didn't make up all the rules we had a ton of fun having him in the house, training and playing with him. He is one of those big dog in a small body personalities. Take charge Bert and Joan or we know Homer will!
Most dogs that we deal with are good dogs with perhaps minor issues or that an owner wants to do the right thing with and give them some training. Macy is essentially a sweet girl that has a split personality. Extremely shy and fearful around people, or out of her comfort zone. On walks she is a different dog if any cats or small animals are around; she is aggressive, wants to get at them. We used the training to teach her some focus and patience while also building confidence around people and learning to accept praise and affection.
At 6 months old this little girl had decided that she was going to run the house over at Dave and Patty's. And if you didn't get with the program she wasn't shy about giving you a sharp nip. At the same time she's their precious darling, right? Welcome to attitude adjustment camp Mandy. After one day of some typical houndish stubbornness and she figured out the benefits of learning some manners and commands...love and affection! We enforced some patience around the food bowl and shoes and socks and then she really was sweet and thoroughly lovable.
You have to love it when the little guys exceed all your expectations. He has the personality of a dog much larger than he is, trained like a champ and was absolutely best buddies with our German Shepherd at a small fraction of the size. Fearless and cuddly all in one package, it's Woody the Wonder Dog!
If dogs could talk, Riley would say 'I'm running this house'. Mike and Terri taught him some patience at the food bowl and he definitely absorbed the commands in trainingâ€¦but that BAYING...argh. Putting that training to use and teaching him when to stop sounding off is going to be the bulk of their work. Praise him when he's quiet; correct him when he's not.