Aside from that limitation, they do well with people of all ages…young, old and in the middle! Since they are pack animals, they most often get along very well with other dogs also. Being a classic pack dog, Beagles like being with other Beagles, however they do not need to be in order to be happy as long as owners have enough time to spend with them.
As one may guess, they do best when exercised
on a regular basis. They have lots of energy and it takes a lot to tire a Beagle out. Therefore, the goal of a walk should be simply to allow the dog to burn calories and release any pent up energy. In general, a daily walk lasting 30-60 minutes is ideal. This can be split up into two walks per day. Any extra cardio that can be put in will be beneficial....This includes such activities as playing fetch, Frisbee, trail running, etc.
This breed tends to become overweight if not exercised and this is just one of the important reasons why at least one daily jaunt is important.
The Beagle personality gives you a dog that is very brave for their size and will not hesitate to warn owners of any perceived dangers with a loud bark. They are always on guard and their nose is always alert to any changes. For this reason, they do make for an excellent guard dog and will always let you know when someone is in the vicinity of your home or on your property.
Some sources will warn owners about this breed; they lead you to believe that Beagles spend their entire day howling, baying and barking. This is not true at all. Yes, they will howl if they sense another dog in the area, and yes they will bark if bored or left home alone for too long of a time & things haven't been set up to prevent separation anxiety.... but there is plenty of other things that a Beagle likes to do beside barking
, like going for walks, exploring new places, playing fetch, going for rides in the car, relaxing with you on the sofa, chewing on toys, learning to follow commands and meeting new people.