I built up to running with my beagle slowly, making sure we had a good 'walking relationship' first She tends to get sidetracked by scents less if we are running but it may help to carry a some irresistable treats with you, like hot dog or chicken pieces. If/when your beag gets sidetracked use verbal cue and closed hand with treat in front of his/her nose. Then when distraction is passed, open hand to give treat. It's a little awkward so knowing that the first few runs will be 'practice' makes it less frustrating. Also I use a prong collar on Hailee because she has alot of excess skin around her neck (she's part basset) so a gentle correction with a regular collar does nothing for her. I found harnesses encouraged her to pull more, so a quick tug witht he prong collar on and she's right back by my side. I def make time at the end of the run for her to sniff around (her reward, my cool down) Ultimately I think she could run for miles more than I ever couldFor anyone who runs with their beagle - how did you train for it? My pup is only 7 months now, so we don't do distance, but usually she likes to run a bit on our walks (especially when we are approaching the dog park). When we have run/jogged, she often stops very suddenly for a smell. Is there any way to get her to not do that? I would love to get her to do at least 3 miles. I can't imagine her doing 6-10 like some people here say. She is usually pretty tired when we get home from a 3 mile walk but I guess that could change as she gets older!