When I first got Billy he was a nightmare! He was about 5 years old and I adopted him from the Humane Society in Missouri. He has the beagle bay, peed everywhere, and ate everything. Training was a trip because we had to go through praise and correction rather than regular treat training. Now six years later and he is the best dog. He never chews anything, he comes back when called (he only started that this past year so it's exciting) he sleeps most of the day, loves playing with all other dogs, cannot get enough of people, and doesn't mind kids crawling all over him. Overall, he's probably the best dog ever and I'm glad he's mine.