Hi! 1st time posting. So about 2 weeks ago I adopted a 5 year old beagle mix from the pound and I named him Jambalaya. Well the pound told me that he was found on the streets that week before I adopted him. But I think he had a owner because he has a little belly going on and the strays I seen around my town looks like they are barely making it.
So I brought him home and I'm getting him settled. He's getting used to me and is excited when I come home from work and going outside isn't a problem. But he will not leave the kitchen unless I'm sitting in a chair in the dining room. Then he walks over for petting. But he just goes back. I try to coax him to other parts of my house but he will not leave that area. He doesn't like treats (but I think it's too hard for him. Even that chewy ones. But he also doesn't eat dry food). But he sometimes cries when I leave the kitchen because even though I want to, I can't spend all my time there. Most of the time he just lays there. And he walks up to me and sometimes my mom with his head low or body to the ground and he crawls to me all submissive. Like he's afraid I'm going to hit him. I don't know what to do. I want him comfortable and I don't want to trigger any bad memories. He subdued but I know he likes us because when we are in the kitchen he always wants to be petted. I just want he to be happy here.