Beagles are very social and affectionate. They thrive on companionship and usually are very friendly toward other dogs, pets and strangers. They are very independent so be patient when training them. They love to explore outdoors and as scent hounds can be found sniffing the trail of someone or something. They are energetic and require a moderate amount of daily exercise. A harness is a better option than a collar for walking them on a leash. Get acquainted with this dog off leash in one of our family run areas. Most dogs will need to run off some energy before they settle down and get acquainted with you. Thanks!