|Barked: Mon Jun 6, '11 10:38am PST |
|Haha, I couldn't figure out what rescue he was with, unfortunately. Hopefully I'll see him at another adoption event and can get more info then. But I loved his lean, sleek look, tall body, and coon head and ears. Soooo gorgeous and he was so well behaved!
I may end up fostering Beau, a red and white Beagle who has lashed out at his foster mom twice and she's now uncomfortable with him in her home because she has no experience with this. According to her though, it's been mainly regarding food or pulling him off furniture. I can keep him tethered to me, so not on furniture, and I can hand feed(which he's fine with) and I will have the help and guidance of their behaviorist which just makes things all the better. I have the experience with dogs like that, with using positive reinforcement to change it and it was Beau I fell in love with at the event, lol! He's gorgeous and a sweetie pie when he's not lashing out and I think it would be great experience towards my future careers.
That said, he was apparently in a foster home for a week before he was adopted out and then he was returned to them a week later with aggression issues. One of the foster parents had seen the adoptive parent raise his hand to Beau and believes he was being mistreated and mishandled and that's where the aggression may have stemmed from, but it could also have been just a series of bad experiences too. He's one of the Beagles from Newfoundland where they use the dogs for hunting and keep them tethered outside, etc.
Now just to make sure him and Charlie are fine together. They should be. Beau is one of those quiet, relaxed dogs who just likes to sit and get pet. He's great on a leash too. And if I have any issues while fostering him, they're willing to swap dogs with me, or try and work things out which is cool with me too. So I'm hoping I can provide a good foster home for Beau while he works out his issues. Charlie's a really good role model when it comes to things like that too because he's so relaxed and will do whatever I say without hesitation, because he knows good things come of it.
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