2) Beagle puppies
and older dogs may take items to gain your attention. If you go running after your Beagle each time they take your shoe, your Beagle will learn that taking your shoe= lots of attention.
There is help for this:
Do you best to keep all expensive or sentimental objects out of reach of your Beagle. If your Beagle cannot reach them, you will not have to chase after your dog. Take the object away from your Beagle and make a trade for something that you dog will find much more interesting. Older dogs and puppies who are not constantly played with can become bored very easily. Your shoe may not look like a lot of fun, but the smell and texture of it is of interest to a bored dog!
Dogs that need more stimulation should be given interactive toys. These will be dog toys that make noises, move when the dog completes an action or holds a yummy dog treat inside in which the dog must work for hours in order for the treat to be released. Your Beagle will find this much more fun than taking your shoe!
If your Beagle does take something that is inappropriate, as long as it poses no danger to your dog, do not run after your Beagle and chase him.