You have a long evening shift ahead of you, and it only seems fair to first give the dog some exercise to settle him down for the night. However, your idea of a quick run around the park is quickly shattered, as nose down in Beagle sniffing mode, the dog takes off after a scent. It's something you've noticed with Beagles, once they pick up a smell it's as if they go deaf and are only interested in one thing... following their nose.
You call and shout...but to no avail. Not only is the clock ticking and your shift is getting ever closer, but the dog is also heading towards the road. You begin to fear, not so much being late for work, but that the evening may be spent at Doggie ER.
Recall is all about training the dog to want to come back because he knows good things (like tasty treats) happen. To do this you can use motivators such as sausages or cheese, along with using dog psychology to get things working for you, rather than against.
Ultimately, a Beagle that comes back when called is going to be a safe Beagle, who is allowed to play off lead because you're confident he'll return to your side. Well worth the effort, for everyone involved!
In the older dog, you'll also need: