Dogs.

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  1. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Which is most hyperactive? Australian Shepherd?
     
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  3. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    I once watched my dog eat a spider that was crawling across the kitchen floor. She also eats socks, so I wasn't surprised. I wonder, they eat dogs in Asia, do they also eat spiders?
     
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  7. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    Narly!
     
  8. TheFrogger Banned Valued Senior Member

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    EEEEERRGGHHH!!!

    *Shudders*

    Won't the poison prove fatal??
     
  9. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Is that a poisonous spider? Is the poison dangerous when ingested, or only when injected?
     
  10. TheFrogger Banned Valued Senior Member

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    I've heard if animals dying after ingesting poisonous spiders.
     
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  11. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    The caption said it was a tarantula.

    If it were only dangerous when injected, then it wouldn't be a poisonous spider; it would be a venomous spider.
     
  12. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Well, I've never tried to split tarantula hairs.
     
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    Taran-tula.

    The right-side's the wrong side, the left-side's the right-side. ☺
     
  14. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    German Shepherd very clever.
     
  15. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Are (small) dogs safe with donkeys across a barrier? Will the donkey bite back if annoyed or would it just retreat and rely on its back kick when in more open territory?
     
  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    The only practical answer to that is:

    depends on whether its your dog or someone else's.
     
  17. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Mine (as is the donkey)

    I would like them to get to know each other but our other dogs have come out worse in the past and so I am inclined to keep them apart if possible.

    They are squaring up to each other across a barrier and the dog stupidly and noisily thinks it can go for the donkey .

    If it gets out and tries to tangle with her he might get hurt.

    He is only 9 months old which makes his behaviour more headstrong.
     
  18. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Then the answer would be no.

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    But you might not have a choice, if you can't avoid interaction.


    I know nothing of domestic animal interaction, but it seems to me, what you could try is gradual exposure.

    Put the dog in an enclosure (not only so it can't get in, but so it can't wander away when it gets bored) next to the donkey's enclosure. The dog should get over its excitement, and the donkey should get over its nervousness. The next time they meet, they may trust each other enough not to freak out.
     
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  19. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    It's an idea but I think the dog will get plenty of opportunity to get used to the donkeys (at a distance) and hopefully to get bored with the behaviour eventually.

    I would be more concerned if he got through or around the barrier sometime soon (have spent the day strengthening the barrier)
     
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    Now that is ALWAYS TRUE Gawdzilla Sama. ☺ o
     
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    German Shepherds are highly-strung: no good for children. We had a border-collie: the most intelligent dogs.
     

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