UPDATE - 11 FEBRUARY 2018 (from Beauregard's foster mom): Beauregard has been with me a week and is gaining confidence and settling in here. When he first got here, he was very nervous. When he is in the house or the yard, he has become very confident. He still seems to be nervous when we go for walks. Bags of trash, cars driving by and wind blowing leaves around seem to scare him and make him pull a little more on his leash. The harness definitely helps with the pulling, but he is still a puller. And for being only 32 pounds, he is strong!
Beau does not like getting into the car, but once he is in the car he lies down and naps. He did not like the parking lot at Petco or going in to Petco to get him a harness and pill pockets. We had to cut our trip short and I took him back home and went back by myself.
I thought Beau was completely house trained, but he had 2 piddle accidents today when I was gone for about 4 hours. Maybe it was because it was raining and dreary all day today because those were his only accidents in the week that he has been here. I have a doggie door, so I don’t know if he knows to alert you that he needs to go outside.
I have not had him around children. There are children in my neighborhood, so hopefully there will be some nice days this week and we can walk around the neighborhood and try to approach some children. He is a jumper though, which we are trying to discourage. I think he is part beagle, part meercat and part kangaroo. He has some unconventional ways of getting up on the furniture, e.g. jumping over from the back of the sofa, jumping over the end table, etc. He has already broken a lamp. I have been calling him Beauregard because I am not sure if he can tell the difference between Beau and no…
Beau has growled a couple of times at my boyfriend’s Australian Shepherd when they both wanted the same toy. Beauregard always came out with the toy which makes me think he might have a little alpha in him. Other than those couple instances, when they are with each other, they are best buds and chase each other and play bite the face non-stop!
Beau is super sweet and loving, but definitely needs some more discipline. He is a counter surfer too. Luckily, he is not that tall, so he can only reach the very front part of the counters. He does seem to be a little taller, longer, and lankier than my previous beagles. He also does not seem to be as much of an escape artist as my previous beagles. When he is in the back yard, I have not noticed him trying to find an escape route.
He is definitely food motivated. I try to make him sit to give him a treat, but he gets so excited and his tail wags so hard that he has a hard time sitting and his lil’ bum pops up in the air and his front goes down that we call it reverse sitting! 😉
Neau has gotten a little more vocal since he has been here. He now does the beagle arroo when I get home and when I leave, but not for very long. Speaking of leaving, it is very hard to get out of the house, because he wants to come too. I don’t have a crate, so I don’t know how he is with crating.
UPDATE - 3 FEBRUARY 2018: Beau went to a foster home today, so stay tuned as we learn more about him from his new foster family.
INITIAL IMPRESSIONS: Beauregard (who prefers Beau) is 2 year old male beagle who comes to BREW as an owner give up from Fredericksburg, Virginia. It seems an elderly couple adopted him from the shelter in November and was looking to return him for “following his nose too much”. Obviously they hadn’t read up on beagles! Beau is a bigger beagle at around 30 pounds. He likes people and rides well in a crate. His prior foster family (daughter of the elderly couple) says he had free run of the house since he is completely house trained (but may need a refresher in a new home). Beau is ready for fostering or adoption.