Dave Barry, a humorist, went so far as to describe the nose of a beagle as “a nose with feet”. They are controlled by their nose and once they catch onto an interesting scent in the air nothing else exists. Something that can be referred to as “selective deafness.” Simply put, “selective deafness”, means that once they have locked on a scent they will focus exclusively on that scent. He/she will completely ignore your come back calls because they usually turn off their hearing when chasing a scent. The next time you go out with your beagle keep an eye out because once he/she picks up a scent, there is no stopping him. On top of that, they are easily distracted by enticing smells, so the next time you take your beagle for a walk have a sweet-smelling snack—to lure him back if he wonders.
Snoopy could always tell when the fridge was open. This assumed to have stemmed from a life of sedentary contemplation and silence. Beagles are similar to other hunting hounds and as such they have more of “what do I get out of it” attitude. Pleasing you, the owner is something they don’t really care that much about which can make training a bit of a pain. They aren’t as independent-minded as terriers but they can be strong minded which is expressed in a different way. They tend to get defensive when you’re trying to correct him. So, the next time you go to correct your beagle be gentle and make sure he understands and feels no aggression from you.