Hello, I have a almost 1 year old beagle. He is very troublesome. I live in a small country called Guatemala. It seems that dog trainers are not common here. He lives outside because he sheds a lot, potty's a lot and is VERY active. I know beagles are very outside-active dogs. Without knowing, my mom and I purchased the dog. Irresponsible choice. I really like him, but we don't have a lot of time together. These days, he pulls down the drying clothes outside and sometimes urinates on them. He howls when we leave him. This makes my mom very stressed and angry. It got to the point of physical reinforcement (I know dogs don't know the reason of the hits but I can't stop my mom). Still, my dog wouldn't get it. She very often threatens to throw away/ give away the pup. I want to help this bud but time and knowledge of training is very hard to obtain. Sometimes even I think of giving away is the best choice for us and him. But still, I can't think of someone who wants a dog. I don't know. Please help. I love this dog a lot.