We have a 3 year old beagle to give away to a good home. Here is the deal he is the best dog ever to my family but he does not like anyone else. He needs someone to take the time to reform him. We moved to the city in the middle of a neighborhood with alot of kids and are afraid he will hurt someone. He does bite. Can you help him. Email me at [redacted] if you want him or have any ideas.
Yeah, I have a few ideas for you. I’ll break them down into easy-peasy bullet points:
- If you have a dog that bites strangers, don’t move to a crowded neighborhood with a lot of kids.
- When you have a dog that shows signs of bonding only with your family and aggressing toward outsiders, don’t plug your ears and go “La la la!” for three years. Do something about it.
- If you raise a dog that bites and it becomes a problem, don’t pawn off your problem on some hapless stranger by guilting them with threats to put him to sleep. Hire a behaviorist and deal with it.
- Don’t labor under the misguided impression that free biting dogs get good homes on Craigslist. At best, he’ll go to someone who thinks they’re a dog training expert and end up getting put to sleep anyway.
Personal responsibility is a rarer breed these days than any of those “designer” dogs.