Hi, We have a beautiful 3 year old beagle. We have been his owner since March 2018. This is his 5th home. We are desperate to keep him and make it work, as I couldn’t bare to see him be rehomed again. My first problem is his pinching food! I have two young children, they can no longer walk around eating snacks as he will just take from them. He is so fast that sometimes I see it happening but cannot get there in time. He has taken food from the worktop, we have had bbq’s and family get togethers, he has taken burgers from adults hands as they are eating!! He’s climbed on my dinner table and taken pizza from a closed box at a party. I can’t really seclude him as our house is open plan and when we entertain our family is that big it’s so hard to keep up with where he is. We’ve been to the vets had him weighed and are giving him the right portion of food for his weight. We have purposefully picked a high nutrition expensive diet for him as I know cheap dog food is no good. We have had to put a lock on the bin cupboard as he would eat the contents of the bin including baby wipes etc which would then make him sick. This leads me to the other problem, one way we can eat our food in peace is to put him outside at tea time. However he howls he will sit and the door because he can see us and howl! My neighbour has complained to the council about him barking. They have come up with some ludicrous times. he goes out at 8.20am for 10 minutes before school run, he goes straight to gate as I load the children into the car and barks. He doesn’t toilet, then does it in the house when we go out because he spent the whole time howling. I did used to put him out at 7am but because of his howling now leave it till as late as possible. He will then go out for 1-2 walk fetching a tennis ball. When my partner lets him out at 10pm before bed he never barks and we have no accidents through the night. I need something to work for mornings as I work part time and not always from home. And on my days off me and my little one go to toddler groups straight from the school run. Just to add my children have learnt they eat their breakfast upstairs to avoid it being pinched by the dog. I can’t do this with dinner time. I need some solutions before the dog warden comes back I’ve explained my situation to her but that doesn’t stop neighbours complaining. I think he suffers with separation anxiety as I believe he wasn’t treated well in his previous homes. He has a basket full of toys some of which has food hidden in them.