Well. Not so much. The harnesses definitely cramped their style. Gertie was oh, so, needy of a friend who'd carry her.
Distance covered? Pups or people carrying pups? Former, yards, latter, 1/4 mile. BTW things on the trail, like rocks, sticks, and who knows what are fascinating to Beagle pups. The first few feet of the trip was rich with new experiences.