I am new to owning beagles but not new to hunting with beagles. i have a few questions and concerns about one of my pups i am starting. she is 7 months old and and seems to have the ability to be a great dog. She is a very shy dog but isnt around me. She is already jumping rabbits and opening track and using her mouth correctly, but sometimes on track with other dogs she seems to become uninterested in the middle of a race and will just wonder off. She will also check other dogs but then other times she doesnt. the last concern I have is that sometimes the gun seems to bother her and other times it doesnt. When the gun does seem to bother her she will run off maybe fifteen yards or so and stop and look at you, but five mins later she is fine and hunting again. Again let me state that i am new to owning beagles and could use some guidence on starting pups and running my own dogs. I am asking for your opinion on whether i should be concerned on theses issues and what you believe would be the best thing to do. i am unsure if theses issues could be because she is a pup or if they are problems i cant over come?