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How do I get my dog to stop chasing rabbits?
Last Updated: 27th February, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, how do I train my dog not to chase rabbits?
Do not take your dog anywherenearrabbits. Change your walk, take them swimming instead,atthe very least keep them on a lead, but find a way to stopthecontinued addiction now. Imagine a little part of yourdog'sbrain that is labelled, “Got tochase” andanother part that has a picture of arabbit as alabel.
Additionally, will my dog eat my rabbit? Yes, dogs can eat rabbits, but wildrabbitscan transmit diseases to dogs so it's best iftheydon't. It depends on the personality of your dog.Mostretrievers are known for their hunting instincts. If thedogis a puppy, there is a bigger chance of a bondbeingpossible.
Just so, why do dogs like to chase rabbits?
Whether your dog is chasingarabbit, a jogger, a car, or a tennis ball, it'susuallybecause the object has triggered your dog's high preydrive.But you can train your pet to stop dog chasing. Manyhuntingdogs, for example, have a strong prey drive so theycan findrabbits or other prey for the hunter.
Can dogs catch myxomatosis from rabbits?
If a dog is bitten, scratched, is in directorindirect contact with an infected rabbit, he willnotcontract myxomatosis; however, any other diseasetherabbit may be carrying can affect him. Thisisespecially true since fleas, ticks, mites and mosquitoestransmitthe disease between rabbits.