Animal Success Stories
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Wow, what a year it has been for our boy Bailey (formerly Marco). Too refresh your memory Bailey had us really concerned as he nipped 3 people on the butt! Thankfully no one pressed the issue. We engaged the help of a professional trainer, we learned a great deal from her but that didn't help Baileys aggressive behavior. A neighbor had been with the NY city police K9 training and he made a suggestion that has worked wonders. A small metal can (coke can size + -) loosely filled with nuts and bolts. A shake of the can at any unacceptable behavior in close proximity to Baileys head. Tons of praise and sometimes a treat reward at the correct behavior in a circumstance that previously would have sent him over the edge. Well it only took 4 times and the behavior changed. If we notice him tensing up we will bring him to our side and the words "It is Okay Bailey" he relaxes and moves on!
1 year later he is the most loving playful loyal couch potato in the world. He has come to understand the limits of his allowed territory when off lead ( not a real common occurance) but it happens. He has not shown an aggressive behavior in many months and if anything is the most docile yet playful dog we have ever had! He knows his limits and while occasionally will test us he has come to be loved by all our neighbors and family members.
My wife and I would like to thank Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue for now twice giving us wonderful pups. Goldie is now almost 6 years old and a wonderful dog and Bailey after about a year with us is truly a family member. Both with completely different and unique personalities but both great dogs.
It can take a long time for a timid, un-socialized dog to come around:
We adopted our third beagle from TBBR about a year a so ago. A very shy
little girl named Scarlett. She spent most of her time under the bed. We
had to drag her out to make her go outside. It has taken time and
patience (and the help of her brother Buddy), but she has turned into
such a sweet dog. She still likes her quiet time under the bed, but she
loves to come out and visit, and loves to run and play with Buddy. Last
night she came flying in from the back yard, hopped onto the couch and
looked me right in the eye as if to say……………"This is ok for me
to do without getting in trouble, isn't it? She licked me on the nose
and was off again………………. Joe
Hello to our friends at the beagle rescue!
We adopted Corvette back in January 2007. We have meant to update sooner,
but we have had so much fun with her that it's hard to break away to use
From the moment she came into our home we knew she was ours; she
immediately jumped on our bed and took a family nap with us. She does love
to play outside and at the doggie park, and she loves to curl up with us
while watching TV or reading a book. She gets along very well with our
older dog and older cat, even though she had to learn that the kitty is
boss! Corvette is so silly we now call her "Lucy Goosey", which only makes
her wag her tail more! She is a bundle of joy and we recommend the rescue
to everyone we know.
Thank you, Ed and Rebekah Johnson
Hello my name is William and my wife, Judit, and I adopted Gieselle, a female white beagle with several brown/black spots. She has been a true joy in our household and it appears she has settled down, finally adopting us as her new family. We have her registered at the Bee Ridge Veterinarian Clinic in Sarasota, our other beagle has been attending her vet appointments there and we feel very comfortable with those veterinarians. Thank you for inquiring about "Jess", her nick name, its nice to see that these dogs are still cared about from their previous homes. Please feel free to send correspondence about Jess and we will gladly reciprocate, I believe I sent a few pictures of them last time but if not then here is one of our favorites! Thanks again and take care!
William & Judit Sterbinsky
Our baby (the beagle once named Alamo), Buster, is doing wonderful. He's happy and he's keeping our older dog, Mocha, happy and young. Buster and Mocha reek havok throughout the house but it seems to be what dogs belonging to the Murphys do. He and Mocha play tug of war with rope toys and how they ever end up shredded is amazing. I thought these toys were supposed to be tough. They run and jump all over the furniture and lay around like the king and queen of the place. When Bill and I are at work, the kids certainly don't help keeping them off the furniture, they love it and play with the dogs. We don't mind....its the way we've always been. A little extra cleaning is all it means.
Anyway, here are a few pictures. As you can tell Mr. Buster is a happy little guy.
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