Please back URGENT. Need responces.?
DO you no ANY dogs that are small and get on with rabbits,they must be able to stay alone for a long extent whilst everyone is goin around doing there buisness.
I have already sent loads of these but have no responces and its urgent.
i enjoy a plan.
Take on walk in morning/let out into garden at 6.30 (needs 2 b quite a noiseless dog.)
then bring inside and let rabbit out (has full run of garden)
get the dog a crate for sleeping surrounded by or for its territory if its scared or W.E.
Buy loads of toys and treat ball.
come home at lunch a few times a week if people can.
seize wee wee pads and then take on step as soon as im home for its buisness then another one maybe to the park latter on.
This way the dog will sleep during day as it was out contained by the morning.
leave plenty of food n water.
also leave ther radio on so it doesnt win lonely.
Please can i not have smart remarks off those morons who do it for a living as there sombre enough to just sit on here all light of day for that and not help ANYONE
then on the otherhand you get the majority of relations who are really nice who id love to answer this
they require human connection, not a radio left on.
you "plan" is pretty cruel and borders on animal inattention.
1. Leaving food out. Free feeding is a bad idea.
2. Wee wee pad are a horrible idea. They just teach the dog that it is OK to progress in the house.
3. Dog and rabbit doesn't sound like a appropriate plan if you love your rabbit.
4. Are you sure you even have plenty time for a dog? It soesn't sound like it.
I know for sure that the bichon frise is small, and quiet, but I am not really sure about the rabbit bit. My friend had a dog- but it be big- and it was perfectly fine with kids and rabbits alike. Just please prod the bichon frise on the web, or in your books to find out more.
To get along beside rabbits, I think any non~hunting dog gets along with~~~but probs needs practice.
Just how many ways can you ask impossible to tell apart question? You have been given loads of warning but it seems you will carry on asking the same query until you get an answer you like, well I'm sorry but you're unqualified for dog ownership yet. By looking at all your questions its noticeable that you have no idea on how to meet a dogs requests.
It aint stirring honey. The dog will get the rabbit Im sure. Its not really fair to permit the dog be alone all day and if it is to member of a family then it should be everyones responsibility to take fastidiousness of it.
There are then going to be the times you want to go out at night, the poor dog is going to be starved for company..
We have a border collie back home and she is 13 in a minute but these last few years she has been really glib to leave on her own she doesnt need as many walk etc.
My and my boyriend have just got for a moment collie pup and she cant be left alone for too long... speaking of the devil shes just gone me a little present! the joys of puppies!
Dog = predator
Rabbit = prey
A dog raise from a younger age will learn to get along with a rabbit and will see the rabbit as constituent of it's family. But puppies are puppies - and a LOT of work.
That being said I wouldn't recommend anything from the terrier family - yorkshire terriers, jack russels, cairn, border, highland, scotty etc. Terriers are 'ratters' consequence, they were originally bred for catching small prey - including rabbits, rats, mice, otters, raccoons, badgers, foxes...etc.
I would recommend contacting your local animal shelter and asking them if they enjoy any small dogs available - adult or puppy, with gentle more relaxed dispositions, as there are so many good dogs next to no homes that need rescuing, why not help a dog in call for? Your local animal shelter should do it's best to match you with a dog that fits your needs.
Or you can contact a registered responsible breeder more information available here:
DO NOT buy from pet stores, puppy brokers, flea market or backyard/roadside breeders and sellers - puppies that come from these sources are often inbred, ill, hungry and not vet checked. Petstores are renound for obtaining puppies from puppy mills - where dogs are raised within mass, like some sort of factory making toys.
Best of Luck! I hope you have a new furry four legged creature to be the precious thing in your eyes! And definitely - walk it as much as possible and be a responsible pet owner! :)
All of the associates posting about how neglectful it is to leave a dog at domestic alone. If everyone who worked a full day 5 days a week were not allowed to own a dog, nearby would be MILLIONS of euthanized and homeless dogs out there.
The general rule is no more than an 8 hour day alone - a conventional work day. Beneficial is if people contained by the house have staggered working hours like day/night shifts or staggered start/finish times.
This person is patently trying to make the dogs time at home alone as comfortable as possible, providing toys and leaving a radio on are adjectives tactics to give a dog something to do while you are out. I give my dog a KONG stuffed beside treats and peanut butter, then freeze it. It lasts a few hours that way, providing her near stimulus and fun!
I do agree - a dog should always be taken on walks - not just consent to out in the garden. It's part of a dogs natural cycle to explore it's realm every day, new areas provide mental stimulus and help create a mediator more happy dog. Compare it to wolves traipsing their territory looking for food. It's a good routine to waddle your dog, then feed it - this encourages a 'down time' when you most want it - when you're about to leave for work or go to bed!
If everyone who worked wasn't allowed to own a dog because it's so cruel, we as rescuers would own nowhere to put our rescued dogs. Yes, an 8 hour day, at home alone, warm, feed, with toys and a soft bed and loved is not ideal. But it's better then the dog shelters or streets or deceased.
Sorry to enunciate it, but i don't really think your lifestyle has room for a dog - even a small quiet one that like rabbits.
There are a lot of uncertainties and you have already planned your convenient alternatives to giving it what it needs.
Eg. Take on way of walking / ***let out in garden*** - letting your dog out in the garden is NOT a suitable alternative to taking it for a walk. You MUST lug it out every single morning for at least a 20 min walk whatever the breed. Walking a dog is not only about it using the toilet.
You are already planning on using wee wee pads and supplimenting you lack of time beside the dog with toys and the radio etc etc.
Then there are alot of maybes about someone man home at lunch time.
All of you alternatives and extras that are intended to make up for it being alone adjectives the time scream that you just don't have the time to fastidiousness for a dog.
Most reputable breeders won't sell dogs to people unless there is an fully fledged who only works part-time or less hours.
Please, don't bring back a dog. It just wouldn't be fair...
EDIT - oh and its sad that you claim population who don't tell you what you want to hear as dimwitted morons when all the answers i see show much more intellegence and compasion than your idea of looking after a dog does.
If you fill this form contained by, it will come up with a list of dogs suited to you and your life, afterwards you can start looking for that breed , good luck
Other than that..I would say the best dog for other animals is probably a Cavalier king charles spaniel...they are small queit but expensive and need human companionship. or a Bichon Frise they win along with other pets good too.
However, all dogs stipulation more time with their "pack" of humans than just at morning and at lunch. Are you going to be home and competent to spend time with them in the evening and one weekends? You should only capture a dog if you have more than what you stated, even another hour a day. I am really not trying to be impolite..maybe you could get the dog around the holiday so you can get to nkow eachother alot short work interupting and start the trianing?
Im sorry, you are in a difficult situation but I would just recomend getting an older dog for certain from a shelter as they are more calm independant and use to spending some time alone. just make certain you introduce them to the bunny gradually and you should be ok I think.