Oh boy, I better fess up. Thanks for all the good words guys. This past week got rough and, although no fault of the pup, she was just being a pup, she fell out of grace with mom and the kid, and me too by default. The wild play with the kid seemed to cause her to forget important lessons. She got to nipping on my daughter, and ignoring us (as I'd been warned), and heading out to squeeze through the fence. So, it became a challenge that, as a family we had to face the reality that a beagle pup was not going to be the right fit. It wouldn't have been good of me to insist we force it. Dangit.
Yesterday, she moved on to a home on 30 acres in the woods in NW Montana. A retired couple with a rat terrier and a pretty good understanding of the challenges ahead. It's going to work out good for them all.
We learned a lot and the pup is no worse for it, happy as always. Sigh.