Treats was the answer with ours. They were 6 years old when we got them so no time for fancy tricks. Eevery tme they came to us they got a treat. Now when we call they are there in a flash. However, ours are never outsude the garden without being on the lead/leash. Beagles do tend to get distracted by smells of the wild. Try to be carefull about yours getting out.