Hi there We rescued a 7 year old ex-stud Beagle last Sunday who has never lived in a house or with a human family before. He seems very anxious but in a very slow and silent way. He lets us touch him, lift his paws, pick him up etc - but i think this is fear tolerance rather than he actually doesn't mind it. He's not an affectionate boy yet, LOVES and lives for his food, but is very anxious in the outside world. Since he's been with us he sleeps almost all day on the sofa and only moves when we feed him, then he's straight back onto the sofa. We were trying to set him off with a good routine but i think that's put him back a bit and made him withdrawn as he now seems incredibly reluctant to go for walks. We were using treats to lure/bribe him off the sofa to then take him out but he seems to have cottoned on that's what we do. So we now are keeping him on a very simple routine - feeds only as he loves his food and then when he asks to go out - but he never seems to want to and can hold it for so so long! What do you think we are doing right and wrong here? We understand it is going to take a very long time for him to adjust but we don't want to start off on a bad footing so want to stop anything bad now. He sleeps with us in bed but i wonder if that's because we take him up there and he doesn't know anything else. He gets very panty at bed time and overnight, fast breathing but he seems to want fuss sometimes on his belly but perhaps he's just being submissive? Any thoughts or comments would be extremely helpful right now. Thank you!