Are beagles easy to train?

No, beagles are not easy to train.  Although intelligent, they’re quite stubborn, so will only do something if they can understand the need to. As they’re very motivated by food, using treats as a reward is probably the easiest route to success.

One issue you may face when training a beagle is how easily they become distracted. They’re scent hounds, so if they pick up an interesting smell on the breeze, they’re likely to find it far more interesting than your attempts to train them and go off to follow the scent’s trail.