My dog got a bunny

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  1. smh4720

    smh4720 New Member

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    My dog just brought a baby bunny up to the front steps. He didn't eat it but did kill it. Will this be a problem to his health? (Quite horrifying) How can we stop him from doing this again! I don't think he knew what he was doing but my kids want to punish him.
    Thanks for your advice!
     
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    I dont see anything wrong with that.

    He wont get sick. Dogs are carnivours. Bunny is a prey.

    You shouldnt punish your dog for being himself and it doesnt matter now, punishing now wont make a slightest difference.
     
  3. EliNHunter

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    Eli used to bring me live baby bunnies in his soft mouth. He loved them so. The poor things would always end up dying, though. Too young to be away from their Mamma's. Well, one time (the LAST time) he brought one to me it was actually already dead. I said "Oh, Eli... you killed the boney (that's how I pronounced it :p ), how COULD you?" And he felt so bad. He was so depressed. He never stole bunnies from their nest again ;)
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    those baby bunnies die from shock..they die from shock very easily i figure it is the one grace that was giving to something brought in to this world to be food for so many. I have seen dogs eat rabbits many times and suffer no ill effects..the smell alone is enough to make a dog salivate...i doubt you will be able to teach your dog to leave them alone..you would have to be with your dog and teach the command leave it..and mean it..if you used the dead bunny to try to teach that i imagine that would be the best and only way.
     
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    My Lab use to get bunnies all the time. It was gross and sad to me, but it's their nature to hunt. You can take the dog out of nature, but you can't take the nature out of the dog. (Is that how that saying goes? LOL)
     
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    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    A few years ago Colby caught a rabbit. They live under our shed and the girls have a blast chasing them.
     
  7. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Let's see, how many coneys have my bunch eaten?

    Don't worry . . . mine eat wild game all the time.
     
  8. EliNHunter

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    Coney's??? As in coney dogs? :D Do you mean BONEY'S? :p
     
  9. EliNHunter

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    And then there's wussy Hunter... who's afraid of squirrels! And birds! Well, maybe not "afraid", but there's no way he's serious about going after them. Then there was the time a few weeks ago there was a mouse in my house. Just hopping around acting like it was part of the pet family. Hunter grabbed him in his mouth and I'm sure the mouse started squirming only for Hunter to go PPPPPUUUTTTHHHHOOOOOEEEYYY!!!! And spit him out as fast as he could! Meanwhile, the mouse was puthooyed into my closet of coats. He's probably still there :rolleyes: .
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Coney is another name for rabbit :D
     
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    lmbo elinhunter.

    one night while i was sitting here at the computer scout was throwing something up in the air and catching it. i figured it was one of her toys. i didnt realize what it was until she missed and it hit the floor. of course i freak out and the dog is staring at me like i am a loon. lol. the cats are real good at catching them and killing them then depositing them all around the house. once they even stuck one in my shoe and i didnt realize it til i had already put my foot in to it. :eek:
     
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    :eek: :eek:
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  13. Gustav

    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    There aren't any wild rabbits here (that haven't been eaten by French people already!) But when we are visiting the UK Gus catches Rabbits all the time! Even if I did want to stop him he goes off so quickly that by the time it has registered that he is chasing a bunny he is too far away to hear me calling :rolleyes:!
     

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