Welcome to Beagle World! I have never had another breed of dog so I can't compare our three to anything else - but I do agree with everything Murphy's Dad and Bob have said... and in particular Bob's comment above (which I couldn't have said better myself).Quote:Originally posted by bob:
My beagle always evaluates all his options when called and 95% of the time, the love I dispense when he comes to me is evaluated as the best option BUT if his nose is engaged, the onoly way to get him is to reel him in
But although that "weighing of the options" is the most frustrating thing about our beagles (and sometimes I want to throttle one or all of them as a result), I have to say that it is also one of the things about them that I absolutely love the most!
We did adopt all of our three as adult or near-adult rescues (ranging in age when we adopted them from 7 months to 3 1/2 years) - so a lot of the hardest and most frustrating parts of their training were already done by the time we got them... so adopting a slightly older rescue rather than a baby puppy might be an option for you to consider.
Good luck with your decision!