Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Dog Behaving Badly
A few days ago, he was playing in the yard, when a baby bunny ran out from out of the bushes and dashed away. It's not the first time that bunnies have played in our yard, as there seem to be a few bunny nests (or whatever bunny homes are calls) on our property. Normally, when a bunny runs out, Joey chases him/her, but the bunny is faster and hides before Joey could get to him/her.
Not this time.
Nope. This time, Joey caught the bunny. Joey killed the bunny. And he wouldn't give back the dead animal until I hosed him down with water.
I am not a happy doggy mamma right now, as it's the first time Joey has actually killed another animal. And now I'm concerned. I had a few people tell me now that he's tasted blood, he will have a craving for it, so he'll be on the look out for bunnies, sniffing out there hiding places and killing them all. Also, I'm afraid he might turn aggressive.
For those of you who have/or had dogs, has your dog ever killed anything? Has their behavior changed since?