Comments on beagles
One lovely response to the
"He's such a sweetheart when it comes to agility. If he
doesn't do something, like the tunnel and sees you're not happy,
he'll cautiously go in, just for your sake."
I have one baby beagle puppy that is 12 weeks old but is very cute!
She is having trouble learning not to bite though, but we are working on that.
We have had her for 1 month and a week, yet she already fits in with the family!
(beagle with a little Aussie shepherd):
My youngest dog is a super fast learner. He's very bold and had absolutely no fear
of any of the agility obstacles right from the beginning of our training. He's
very enthusiastic about playing agility. Because of his build (a little on the
stocky side), he's not the best jumper in the world. He's also a bit of a Velcro
dog, but hopefully this will change with more practice. I've been training him in
agility for a little over a year.
I really enjoy working with my beagle/herding crosses. They are such characters and
are always thinking of new ways to do things (or new ways to avoid doing things that
Mom wants them to do :) ).
My middle dog is retired from agility (arthritis issues). Sometimes her nose did
take over her brain when we competed. Hey, she's mostly beagle. When she was
having a good day, she was awesome. She wasn't the fastest dog on the course, but
she almost always had a clean run. She was AWESOME with distance work (as long as
the nose didn't take over the brain).
We have 3 Beagles that do Agility. They are all at a good standard. With plenty of
fun and positive training you can get a Beagle to do almost anything.
They are fast and love agility but don't always listen!
Our beagle competes in agility, she is not as fast as some dogs with smaller bones
like poodles or shelties, but runs very safely (makes very few mistakes). I love
running with her, she gets so excited and is barking all the way, it's great to see
her so happy. Beagles need to work so agility training is highly recommended.
Jasper loved the training classes & hopes that there is an
agility course when we
go to the charity dog shows throughout the year.
Our beagle has attempted an agility course as part of a fun day, taking the jumps,
tunnel, see-saw etc in his stride... beagle style! This involves "tracking" the
last dog around the course, and being surprised when met with obstacles and
instructions on how to tackle them, then fantastically pleased with himself for a
few seconds after each one before snuffling is resumed - along with a slight
diversion to visit the bunny rabbit enclosure on the other side of the arena. If
Agility was measured on an intimate knowledge of the course instead of speed, a
beagle would be the champ every time!