Aggressive Beagle Lab Mix

by Summer
(United Kingdom)


Hello!

My husband rescued Moose, our 11 year old Beagle Lab mix, 6 years ago. This was before I met my husband, so they were kind of a package deal. When I first moved in, Moose would urinate everywhere in the house I kept my things, but he eventually stopped and got used to me being there. When Moose was 9 we all moved overseas and it seems as though his whole personality has changed drastically in the past two years. He has bitten three people, one was a 9 year old boy who came into our yard to get his ball. This was very serious and the boy had to get stitches all over the back of his leg. Another was a four year old little boy that he nipped on the leg at our house when his father was picking him up and the other was a female friend who was just standing in the kitchen talking to me (this did not beak the skin, but left a big bruise and teeth imprints).

Moose goes crazy if he hears anyone outside and if someone knocks on the door he barks, growls, and bites the metal mail flap to the point that it is covered in teeth marks. He also bites and shreds the mail that comes through the door. If someone comes over, then I put him in his crate and he does not stop barking whether the person stays for 10 minutes or hours.

Recently when someone knocks on the door, and I lead him to his crate, he goes in and immediately turns on me with his head out of the door of the crate and barks, growls and snaps at me. When I take him on walks and he sees a large truck he becomes so aggressive and frantic that I can barely hold him on the leash. When my husband gets up in the mornings, he always takes Moose out and then lets him come upstairs to get in bed with me until I get up. Moose has been growling at my husband when he leans over the bed to tell me goodbye before he leaves for work and even nipped his arm once. I know that my husband loves him and he even teared up a couple of weeks ago when I told him that we might have to wait until Moose passes away before we can have kids, but I feel like this dog is controlling my life and I have even become nervous around him. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Two Aggressive Beagle Puppies

by Laurie
(Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta)

My new beagle dogs are 7 months old and brothers. They are neutered and sleep in a kennel together at night.

Lately they have started fighting and drawing blood. I can't control it and as soon as they lock eyes they are at each other. I'm now thinking of getting rid of one or both of them.

I'm afraid they will really hurt each other. I have also been bitten when separating their battles. They seem to just hate each other and I'm also afraid for my 2 yr old Granddaughter.

Can anyone provide some advice?

Thanks

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Aggressive Beagle

by Drinda
(Las Vegas, NV)

I have a 13" Beagle that bites me and has bitten strangers. The Beagle has also shown aggression toward me and my year old puppy an American Eskimo.

I live in hotels as my job requires me to be on the road constantly, so every week it's a new enviroment for the dogs. I have not crate trained either dog, and have made the mistake of keeping them in the car for long periods (weather allowing) so the puppy has eaten my backseat.

Both dogs think they rule the roost, and since the puppy is not neutered yet he is copying the beagle in becoming more aggressive toward me and others. His favorite activity is to run away from me and circle anyone nearby, snapping and biting at that person. Obviously neither dog should ever be allowed freedom, and my beagle needs to be muzzled and crated. Also he is toy and food dominant and often steals the puppy's toys and food. Please help me, this is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

If I crate both dogs, and never allow them on the bed (beagle sleeps on bed) and use a choke collar and muzzle on the beagle, neuter the pup and get at least a few dog training lessons will this solve the problems I am having.

The beagle and the eskimo have both been to dog parks and have never had a problem, though it has been months since they've been to a dog park.
Im sure the beagle's influence on the pup is a real negative. I do have an alternative of giving the beagle to a person who has acres of land . This will not change his behavior, but it might be the best alternative.

TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK.

Thanks

Drinda

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Dante - Aggressive Beagle-Mix

Hello!

I have an adorable, smart and happy Beagle/Dachshund mix that I love to death. He is very smart, alert and well-behaved for the most part. However, he is AWFUL when people come to the door or inside the house. I recently relocated to California from the Midwest where Dante and I lived alone.

He has consistently shown aggressive behavior when the doorbell rings or passers-by walk in front of the house. This behavior has occured for as long as I've had him. It has gotten to the point where he is nipping at feet and calves now. It's very scary because he actually made contact the other day and nipped a friend's toe, enough to cause blood. After our visitor(s) sit down, he's back to his old, sweet self, walking around them and being patted. It's very odd and very scary.

My schedule in the past has not been the best as a dog-owner because, after going through a break-up, Dante was alone a lot - sometimes up to twelve hours/day. Since relocating, I am living with my parents and they have a dog so he is rarely alone. This will be changing within a month, however, and he will be alone for long spells again (this time, up to 8 hours/day). I have not taken the time to train Dante, unfortunately, and I know that this probably has a great deal to do with his people aggression. I'm not sure where to start and this really needs to be remedied as soon as possible. He's such a good boy and it is embarrassing and dangerous to see this type of behavior. Help!

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Aggressive Pure Breed Beagle

by Angie
(WI)

Dear Aggressive Dog Trainers,

I have a 5 year old pure breed Beagle ..Duke is a male and is also neutered. Most of the time he is a great dog don't get me wrong. But he has a split personality it seems like! He will become very aggressive towards myself and my fiance when we try to correct him from going outside his set boundries outside, snapping at us when we're to close to his food dish cleaning up messes that he makes gong onto the garbage he urinated when it thunders and when we grab a towel to clean it up he will try to attack the towel!...etc

I was a dog handler for two years and I work at a Veternary Clinic and I am at my wits end with this dog. I have tried everything...I do not feed him table scraps I do not play with him in an aggressive manor I've tried pheromone collars I try to snap him out of it before it escalates by approaching with no fear and trying Caesar Milan techniques. I walk him every day twice a day.

Today he ran over to our neighbors yard and I told him kennel and he lunged at my leg grabbing onto my pants when I grabbed him he bit my arm and broke skin....please help!

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An Aggressive Change In My Beagle Mix ???

by Alicia
(Fort worth)

My dog is a 4 year old beagle mix and he has recently been growling and becoming more aggressive towards my family who he is around all the time, even snapping and in one instance bruised my younger brothers leg.

He was the only dog in a house of two and them got thrown into a house full of commotion. Since then we got another dog less then a year ago and now I'm expecting and can't have him around a new baby when he is this aggressive, Im hoping by coming here it will help our family.

Thank you
The Oyervides Family


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Aggressive Beagle Mix (rescue)

by Caitlin
(Dubuque, IA, Usa)

Dixon is either 3 or 7 (depends on if you ask the humane society or vet) and he is extremely territorial of the house and me. He doesn't have a problem with people outside, but once anyone besides my boy friend or I are in the house, he growls, lunches, and nips. We have been muzzling in hopes that he learns when he lunges, that's bad. I have tried kennaling but he will howl for hours. he gets especially aggressive over me. Any hugging, hand shaking, or sitting close on the couch and he goes nuts. One couple is over at our house 3-4 times a week or more and he still nips both of them. Now we had an open house around a month ago and he was soooo well behaved. No growling, nipping, or raised hair. We did nothing different! usually when a guest comes over, if he just sniffs and wags his tail, I give him begin strips, which he only gets when guest come. its his favorite. if he barks or growls. I tell him no and remove him from the room. no matter how upset he is with the situation, he has never so much as growled at me.

He is a highly affectionate of me. My boyfriend he has growled and barked at and is not affectionate towards. I got Dixon while he was on vacation, but only had him 5 days before Jeff returned. I love bubby so much and when hes calm and tired, our friends love him and pet him too. help!!! I want him to be OK with people coming over. out on walks or at other peoples houses he is 100% fine and we'll behaved. he loves other dogs too!... except when they come to our house. ( he attacked a out bull 3 times his size! but is terrified of our 18lb maine coone) please help me know what to do to teach him that behavior is unacceptable

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