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Porcupine vs. Rottweiler
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Dee    Posted 06-01-2004 at 07:42:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can anyone tell me why a rottweiler continuously tangles with a porcupine. Saturday was the 8th time and $1600.00 later I am searching for a cure besides the obvious...tying her up all the time. I live out in the country on 90 acres and all my dogs are free as they should be but only the rottweiler tangles with the porcupines. The other dogs (labradors) tangled, lost and have learned. Also does anyone know of a way I can convince the Rott that porcupines are not the wisest play companions. thanks in advance for your help.


TB    Posted 06-01-2004 at 17:05:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well!! I know of one dog that use to go regularly and get into the porcupine. Found out the vet was trankquilizing him, one day when a friend stopped by and pulled out hes insuline syringe and thay notaced the dogs tail started wagging. next time thay told the vet no trankquilizers. Dog never got into a porcupine again. Dang junkie Dawg anyway.


TB    Posted 06-01-2004 at 17:23:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
DO it yourself.

Buy a pare of plires and wire cutters and some strapping to secure the dog. use a wide strap about 1/2 in wide to secure the muzzel so not to cause him any harm but he cant bite and tie the leggs. Cut the back end off to releave the pressure in the quill witch will retract the barb. Then pull it out with a pare of plires. Repeat if nessary. Repeat...

Check around if you want to make sure.


mud    Posted 06-01-2004 at 11:21:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
lemme guess-- stupid?

1600? whew, i swear.


Paula    Posted 06-01-2004 at 08:56:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dee,

I've heard of snake aversion training that people do to
discourage dogs from tangling with rattlers in rattler
country. It involves an electric collar with a remote.
You'd have to look on the internet for more information,
but it sounds like something applicable for porcupine
aversion. But read up on it carefully because it has to
be done exactly right to work.

BTW, I'd happily spend thousands on my dogs as I love
them more than I love most people.

Paula


hay    Posted 06-01-2004 at 08:23:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
off hand, i'd say that rottie is not real smart.


Rathbone    Posted 06-01-2004 at 08:19:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you are stupid enough to spend $1600 on an equally stupid dog I doubt you will take any logical advice.


DD    Posted 06-01-2004 at 08:14:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
$1600.00! I believe I'd be doing some convincing about what NOT to play with on the farm with a shovel upside that dawgs hard head. I don't like to see an animal tied up either, and just because you tie this one up doesn't mean a porcupine won't come near it. You'd think after the first time this dawg woulda learned its lesson. I'm glad it only took mine once to learn his lesson when a raccoon slapped him on the nose ; ) Good Luck!


Fawteen    Posted 06-01-2004 at 07:52:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wish ta heck I knew. My Rottie hated porkies too. Nothing short of a log chain could stop him. Last one he got, he bit the fool thing in half. Had to put him under to get all the quills out of his throat. Ever try to lift a totally limp, deadweight Rottie back into a truck?


deadcarp    Posted 06-01-2004 at 07:50:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
My grampa's dalmation Jackie had a grudge against porcupines. A few times every year he'd come whining home with a mouthful of quills, we'd take pliers and pull them out best we could, the remnants would go thru. Never did cure him.


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