Earth dog trials use the scenting abilities of your Beagle while also triggering that digging and pawing behavior all dogs seem to enjoy. The concept of earth dog trials is simple. Your dog just has to find the prey hidden in a shallow den in the dirt, dig in, and alert their human by barking. The prey, which is typically a rat or another type of rodent, is safely inside a cage so the dogs cannot hurt the animal. The tunnel is manmade and can be 20 to 30 feet long with three 90 degree turns which may include dead ends with scented bedding. The dog has to find the prey and “work the prey” for 90 seconds, which includes scratching, digging, and barking to alert their owner.
Does Fido love the water? Find a good dog-friendly lake or beach in your area and let them swim. If they are new to this sport, you should use a doggy life vest and maybe even a harness and leash to be on the safe side. If you cannot find a beach where your pooch is welcome, maybe you can get a pool or see if you can find a public dog pool around you.
If you like to ride your bicycle, there is no reason why your pooch cannot join you when you go. There are special dog leashes and harnesses that you can attach to your bike, so your pooch can safely run next to you without getting tangled up in the chain or tires.