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Heres a question keeping in mind this is my 1st beagle and I know nothing.

My dog is 1 year old and can run a rabbit as I feel he should. Hes only ever been hunted solo because that's all I got. I have a buddy in the same situation. Yesterday we hunted together and neither dog wanted anything to do with the other. They both hunted separately and wouldn't run a rabbit that the other was on. My buddy has hunted his dog with others a few times and he said she is always like that.

Is this something that can be fixed through training or they will grow into. I ask because Ive thought about adding a second dog in a year or two. Might it be different if its a pup that learns by following the older dog? Thoughts?
 

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Couple summers ago I ran dogs for the first time with TRK. My two dogs only ran solo or with each other. Took several hours before they would pack with his. Specifically took mine to start a couple races then his packed in. By noon they were doing ok together.
With both yours and your buddies not being used to harking in might pose more challenge. I would think they would eventually , but might take a bit of work.
If you get a pup and get it started then add to the one you have I’d think they would pack.
 

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I have two females that I got this year. Been running them all season and a little before. It took several trips with my buddy and his dog for them to start packing up. They’re like humans in a sense. I wouldn’t go hangout with someone without knowing them. Same goes for dogs. They need to figure eachother out

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This is the one negative to much soloing. I believe if you keep taking him with other dogs he will eventually pack up. I run pups solo, brace, and trio. More solo than brace or trio but I always introduce them to running with other dogs at a young age to avoid this issue.
 

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Run him with your buddies dog as much as you can, be patient. Try to hook up with someone else that has dogs to get your dog use to running with others.
Definitely run with your buddy as much as you can, eventually they will get use to each other and run together.
 
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