My husband and I rescued a wonderful, 1 year old Beagle from a shelter just 6 weeks ago. He is very loving to my husband and I (and also our Jack Russell) and has been from the very beginning. The problem is that he is deathly afraid of everyone else. Whenever someone comes over he barks, the hair on the back of his neck stands up, and 9 times out of 10 he will urinate. Sometimes he will even get used to a person, run up to them to be petted, and still urinate. I don’t know what to do. He is not an agressive dog with me and my husband. We can pet him, pick him up; he loves car rides, and walks. He is great! His reaction towards other people is his only problem. It is obvious from his behavior it is 100% fear, not aggression. We are very concerned, as we would like to start a family in the next year or two, and would hate to have to find him another home. We thought our other dog would help him, as she loves everyone she meets. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what we can do? Please!
Answer by felicia f
take him to a pet store and tell someone to bend down and give the dog a treat then maybe he will gain ppl’s trust. take him to the park, lake, out in the neighbor hood etc.