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Running Away

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So yesterday it was nice and hot out, so I took Monty for a nice long walk. We came home, and my neightbor was playing fetch outside with her chocolate lab, so we decided to play for awhile with them. I took Monty of his leash so he could run around with the lab, and that little bugger took off down the block! He would run a bit, stop and wait to make sure i was coming, then run a bit more, wait for me to almost catch him etc etc. My neighbor said her dog would NEVER do that, that she knows better. How come Monty doesn't?! I know he's just playing, but after 10 minutes I was DONE playing, and he wouldn't listen to me /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

Justin says that Monty doesn't see me as a leader, because I'm always the one playing, and not disiplining him. How do I make Monty respect me without hating me?!
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I agree with everyone. Unfortunately this is what Beagles do. I had laugh when you described how he run, stop, turn to make sure that you were following, and run again. I've seen Caesar do this to me. It's in their nature. I read somewhere that it's a hunting instinct. They make sure that the master is behind them while they're chasing their pray. I don't know if this is true. Don't feel bad, Monty is just doing what Beagles do best...following his nose.
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