I have four one year old littermates that are the fastest beagles i have ever seen run a rabbit. The problem is they always overrun the track. I have tried running them with my slower dogs hoping they would slow down but they just run off and leave my pack. Any ideas how to keep them from overrunning.
Solo them, they are just trying to out run each other and will never figure out how to do it right now that being said when they get good at circling the rabbit and they are still to fast for your other dogs you need to decide witch speed you perfer............jmo
When you have dogs with good foot and a compedative nature thare isn't much you can do.One or if you are lucky two might slow down some with a slower pack.A rabbit race and a dog race behind a rabbit look alot alike as said before you have to figure out what style you like.
Have you tried just running one at a time with your older, more experienced dogs? I would try this, working just one pup at a time into your pack. Once one is doing better, then I would bring in the next one.
Put them in a briar patch that a rabbit can't hardly get through, its hard to over run when you can't run.
In my experience, stupid doesn't recognize that they have ran out of scent. Dogs that over run will leave a check area in weeds and briars and result in a loss worse than in an open field. In an open field there is a line of scent if the dog will keep searching. In a briar patch, more than likely the rabbit changed direction and squatted a few feet away. A dog that ranges will almost never recover.