A dear friend of mine bought a beagle, she got his from a breeder, met the parents and he was fully papered. About 3 weeks after she got him she discovered she was pregnant with baby no.2, no issue, beagles are suppose to be great family dogs. Baby no 1 had just turned 3!
12 months later.....
beagle has been to puppy school and obedience, but continued to challenge child for food, space on the couch etc. Every time this was noticed the dog was growled at and put out the back.
a couple of weeks ago the now 4 yr old went to sit on the couch, the dog was already on the couch, when the child went to get on the couch the dog would block him. the dog also stole a teddy from the babies cot, my friend called her obedience trainer and discussed how to fix the issue. Then on the weekend the dog grabbed the 4yr olds face and shook. The child was sitting on the floor watching TV, he was sitting half asleep in his little lounge.
fortunately the child only received some scratches and a nasty fright.
but here is the issue...yes there is an issue....
she has called the breeder and the breeder is not interested in taking him back because he has been fixed, she has contacted the RSPCA but was told if she is honest and tells them what happened the dog will be PTS, she would love to rehome him but is scared that next time he will really bite.
any bright ideas???