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I have two hard charging, prey driven 18.5 week-old beagle pups. Most of the time they mind very well; that's a good thing. When they are on a track, it's a different story. I usually can't get them to quit (good thing)and come in (not so good, especially if tresspassing.) I know they know the commands and I'm tempted to try an E-collar. I have used them before with my older dog and in training my setter. On the other hand, they are still young and I don't want to stifle their prey drive. Tonight I had to hunt them down in a 40-acre corn field, but I could hear them bark so I know they were on track--the wrong time to stimulate. I could work with a check cord and then transition to the E-collar in the yard, but I'm of the "they can't do anything wrong--except deer--the first year" school. Any thoughts?