Yesterday at christmas dinner was having a conversation with my BIL about beagles and rabbit hunting. He has several beagles that he likes to hunt and occasionally has extra pups which he sells to other hunters. He quoted to me that he has several repeat buyers who come to him every fall looking for a good or started dog to purchase. He said he is getting to where he doesn't like selling to them cause he knows that when hunting season is over with all they are going to do is get rid of the dog. They don't want the expense of the upkeep during the off season so they sell them at the end of the rabbit season. At that time a Ideal came to me, Why don't you lease or rent the dogs out? A hunter comes up and wants to use a dog for a day or two and he pays so much a day for the dog(s) and a deposit in case he doesn't return the dog(s). The deposit would cover the replacement of the dog(s) in case of loss, accident, etc. Now I know that all dogs don't handle well with other people but that would be part of the culling process when you are deciding which dog to rent or just sell off. So what your input on this ideal?