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Is it OK to let my dog chase squirrels?
Last Updated: 9th April, 2020
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Correspondingly, why does my dog like to chase squirrels?
They are driven by the scent of the animal theyarechasing and an innate prey drive response. In somecases,long after the squirrel has disappeared, yourdogwill carry on the chase just because he stillsmells thescent of the squirrel. The hound group ofdogs isespecially scent driven.
Likewise, what kind of dog chases squirrels? Squirrel Hunting Dogs: 10 Most Popular Breeds
- Airedale Terrier.
- American Blue Gascon Hound.
- Black and Tan Coonhound.
- Mountain Cur.
- Rat Terrier.
- Treeing Cur.
- Fox Terrier.
- Norwegian Elkhound.
Correspondingly, are Squirrels harmful to dogs?
Every now and then, though, Fido (or Kitty) mightgetlucky and catch the squirrel. In most cases,squirrelparasites (fleas and ticks) and squirreldroppings arepotentially more harmful to your pet than theactualsquirrel.
Can you stop a dog's prey drive?
Over to You With a bit of extra training, you can manageyourdog's prey drive. You'll be able to put astopto potentially dangerous chases before theybegin and takeyour dog out for walks withoutanyissues.