Not sure about coons and yotes, but they are great for rabbits. A single or even a pack of beagles would be in a tough situation against a coon or coyote. The most difficult thing to accomplish would be to train the dog to run all three animals when you want it too.
As for rabbits try and find an older rabbit dog to let your pups run with. Also dragging a fresh dead rabbit and doing the same evasion tactics rabbits use to get away from dogs and let the dogs find the rabbit and then treat them.
I used to have a pack of beagle about 9. i ran rabbits with them. they are very good dogs to have and grate around the family. i still have two but the dont hunt any more. they were very easy to train.
I love working with Beagles. The few I have trained have all been fairly easy, its just a matter of spending some time out in the field. Started her as a pup by locating a rabbit(in the summer they practically invade my neighbors yard) and trying to get close enough for her to see it. If that doesn't work I'll put her nose where the rabbit was sitting. Just alittle at a time. Its alot of fun to watch her put everything together and run a rabbit in the circle.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...