I was wondering if I could get some advice from you lot...
We have a beagle staying with us while I friends stay in Hawaii (lucky bastards) for two weeks. He is a lovely dog but a little greedy, disobedient an smelly. These are all possibly relevant.
He eats anything and everything. We are very careful to only give him what he is allowed but he has eaten random crap off the beach and pavement. Had loose stools twice and farts that make your eyes water. Stools are better today but the smell is not. He basically smells all the time. He had his anal gland done before he came to us (the vet said it was 'thick'). <boak>
Is the smell worrisome? Is he sick, is it the anal gland or should we consult someone?
He's happy and bright and affectionate. He's probably stressed because he's away from his family.
It smells potently of disgusting. I suppose it's like off cheese or maybe anchovies. I don't really want to breathe in. As far as I know he hasn't rolled in anything and DH says the smell is from that end.
I have my first and last beagle puppy. Never again. I've had dogs before but he's bloody hard work. Only 16 weeks so early days but have spent the whole day saying 'no' and being completely ignored. It's like having a 2 year old. Oh wait. I have one of those as well
The beagle and my 5 yo are fighting for who listens less. Funnily enough, watching them is hilarious. I think he actually listens to her more than me, "sit Norman, Norman sit, sit Norman, Norman sit, sit Norman, Norman sit, sit Norman, Norman sit" is what we both do but it takes her about 6 tries and me about 10.
I find myself calling him her name as well. No coincidence. She needed reins too.
I cannot imagine what he must have been like as a puppy. He has had two rounds of obedience school to get where he is now.