Photo Comments Age: 13 Years Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
Leave a bone for Bailey
Dogster stats for Bailey
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Bail, Bailey bud, Wiggle-butt, Girlie boy
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He likes dog cookies (of course), fresh shampoo scents, perfume samples (he licks our hair & rolls over scented samples), ice cubes, sleeping under the covers, snuggling and sitting in front of the electric heater.
He dislikes sudden movements, loud noises, tall people with deep voices and dogs or people who walk by the house.
He likes hard bones, squeaky toys and stuffed animals (so that he can unstuff them).
He likes dog cookies (no preference), carrots, popcorn and anything you put in front of him!
He is happy to walk wherever we walk, especially around the block. He is so easy to please!
He sits on his hind legs and puts his paws up for me to hold so that he can dance with me. He also likes to crawl across the floor.
My husband & I attended a beagle barbecue sponsored by Penny Angels Beagle Rescue (PABR) in October 2003. Available for adoption was a beautiful black and white beagle named Buddy; he had recently been surrendered to PABR, and was brought to the picnic with the hope of finding him a new home. We were looking to add another beagle to our family, and when we met Buddy and heard about his history, our hearts went out to him. We were approved to adopt him, welcomed him into our home and renamed him Bailey. We did not anticipate that he would have so many trust issues, but we were determined to work with him and show him that he was safe with us. One thing that we noticed in the beginning was that he did not bark. In fact, a whole week passed before he finally found his voice, and once he started speaking, it was hard to get him to stop. He barked at everyone but me. Whenever my husband entered the room or made a noise in the house, Bailey barked. He had destructive tendencies, as well. We spoke with a trainer about the problems and received a few suggestions. We took him to the vet to make sure he did not have any medical issues. Our vet told us about a program at the University of Pennsylvania where he could be assessed by an Animal Behaviorist to see if he could be helped. It was the best decision we made. We learned a lot about Bailey's behavioral issues, worked with behavior modification and started giving him some medication to decrease his stress level while we worked with him. We also took him to obedience training classes to socialize him and build his confidence. Over the years, we have made a lot of progress with Bailey, but we are still aware of the fact that certain situations might increase his anxiety level, and we just work around those issues. He is such a beautiful boy! We do not know what he was exposed to in the past that caused him to have these fear/aggression issues, but we are so happy that he came into our lives!
I used to be a hunting dog, at least I tried to be one, but I guess I did not have what it took to be part of the hunting pack. I had a good sniffer, but I did not like loud noises or sudden movements, and I was fearful of men, so that meant that I could not do my job properly. And, if you can not do your job in the woods, people get rid of you. The hunter who owned me surrendered me to PABR, but I was only in Rescue one day before I found my new home. It was difficult adjusting to my new life in the beginning, but luckily I had my beagle sister Molly to keep me company and show me the way. I was fostered for a few weeks before I was officially adopted on 10-26-03.
I've Been On Dogster Since:
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||More than 6 years!
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