Not everyone has the ability or inclination to put the work in to get a solid recall - I would rather see beagle owners be cautious than let their dogs off leash when they aren't 110% sure they will come back each time they are called.Originally Posted By: TwoLuWow! I am amazed at the number of people that never let their dogs off leash. I let my dogs off leash all the time. At parks, my own yard, our 600 acres of property with woods, streams, and farmland. I do not worry about them ever taking off after anything or at least not coming back when called. All 3 of my current dogs are obedience trained and have been trained since bringing them home day one. I also train them with the aid of an electric shock collar. Although, none of them ever wear the collar anymore. Buck, the beagle, only had to wear it one time, during the initial two weeks of beeper training. He never even had to actually be shocked except one time. It is a great piece of mind to have a solid recall.