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Hi! I have had my beagle minnie for about a month or so now and just recently she has started "hunting" in my backyard following a trail constantly and barking. But now, she will not come inside!! I literally have to chase her and tackle her everytime. I try treats to reward her from coming in.. I am not sure what else to do. Any ideas?
 

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/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/help.gif to BW! This is going to sound very simplistic but it sounds like Minnie is being a "beagle"! There must be something very appealing in your backyard when she is not out there. Do you ever see wildlife out there (maybe rabbits, raccoons, even mice)? It is hard to compete with those tempting smells -- she is doing what she was bred to do. Not sure what your routines are but can you maybe take her for walks outside of your yard for a few days and not let her out into the backyard? Does she have a special toy that you might lure her inside with?
 

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How much exercise does Minnie get? The sniffing may be the only excitement in her day and she may be a little addicted to it, lol.
 

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Originally Posted By: Henry's MomHow much exercise does Minnie get? The sniffing may be the only excitement in her day and she may be a little addicted to it, lol.
I agree. Maybe you should take her to a long walk before you let her "track and sniff", and than lure her inside with something good like a piece of cheese or sausage or something.... give it to her only when she is inside, sitting and calm. She'll get the hang of it sooner than later.
 

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She's a beagle, it's in her blood. It sounds like you're worrying about it and you shouldn't be. She's doing a completely normal beaglie thing. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/sleep.gif She'll come in when she tired and/or hungry, until then maybe go "scent" with her /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif
 

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What the others have said is very true, she's just doing what Beagles do. I'm sure she thinks it's a rather fun game to have mummy chasing her round the garden all the time so that's probably part of where you are going wrong.

You don't say how old she is but I'm guessing she is young. Has she been to any obedience classes or done any training etc?

It's not easy to get a good recall from a Beagle that is following a scent but it can be done. Both my dogs are senior but that doesn't stop them tracking in the garden, but they come EVERY time I call them.

Some training in basic obedience is the way forward.
 

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she gets quite a bit of exercise. I walk her and chase her around all day in the house. She is only 11 months old and I know she is a "hunting" dog, I like watching her run around like that. I think its pretty humorous, I just wish she would come inside when I tell her to. lol
 

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She is on a scent. Watch for cats or other critters that could be getting in your yard leaving their scent. Ours do this when they smell something in the yard. Sometimes Sadie can stay on a scent for hours and sometimes all day if a really exciting scent. If I try to bring her in when she is hot on a scent, she will whine and cry and pace and beg to get back outside. Luckily we don't have this every day. Usually it happens a few times a week or less.

When they are on a wild scent trail in the mornings, I have to chase Sadie down and bring her inside. Pooh Bear is easy to catch. If it wasn't that exciting of a scent, they will be over it by lunch time when they are let back outside. If it was a real fresh exciting scent they could still want to run and bark and bay at the scent still at lunchtime. WE have had times when they still want to get outside and get back on the scent trail barking and baying even when we get back home from work.

Hopefully whatever critter you have visiting your yard will move on soon.
 

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Originally Posted By: Tracy and Minnie I like watching her run around like that. I think its pretty humorous
If you don't really mean it when you call her to come in, she is going to keep amusing you. I think obedience classes would be great for both of you. I wish I had taken my Mags to classes when she was young.
 
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