I had a couple of questions for all you Beagle owners out there. We are 1% away from getting a new Beagle puppy. We've never had this breed before. We have a Lab now who is the perfect lab. I wanted to know how a Beagle would fit in with a lab and two children aged 7 and 8. Training will not be a problem as we did a pretty good job with our lab, but I've heard about the howling/barking. Will this be an issue because of the breed or is that just from poor training and disclipline? I don't want a silent dog, but I don't want a dog that will constantly howl/bark when it's outside. We will be putting a fence up. We have an acre in the back, and our first dog wouldn't run away so we never fenced it up, but with a Beagle I feel we should. Does anyone know how Beagles are with invisible fences? To fence in an acre is a lot more money then an invisible fence. Thanks.