This is my first beagle. She is a female that is a little over a year old. She was started but that was it. I started taking her out 3 to 4 times a week and I see improvements every time I take her out. She hunts very hard. My question is 3-4 times a week for 2.5 hrs each time to much? Also I was told a female will hunt better after she has a litter of pups. Is this true?