My husband and I recently adopted a 10 year old beagle. We were told by the kennel that she would be fine by herself for long periods and that she was suitable for apartment living.
All signs pointed to this at the kennel. She was calm and friendly and whenever other dogs started barking she was completely uninterested. She is housebroken as well which is a huge bonus!
She hardly ever barks in our presence and despite long walks every day and lots of toys she has been barking whilst we're away at work. Since she has been outside in our courtyard during the day, our neighbour has made two noise complaints and since we are in a strata situation we would have to return her if things escalated which would be a real shame.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how we can address this? She's completely uninterested in toys and never seems to tire - everything I've read indicates that dogs this old should be spending most of their day sleeping! I'm completely mystified as to how she has so much energy.