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FERRETING

FERRETING
August 23
08:04 2017

WEB4-23-08-17Working young ferrets alongside dogs

by Rob Knowlittle.

NEW ferret kits should be introduced to the ferreter’s dog at the early stages of their lives. When you stroke your dog and then handle kits the smell of the dog would be picked up by the ferret and over time this will become familiar to them.

Then, when the young ferrets start leaving the nest, handle them with the dog around as the ferrets will get used to being around another animal. When you bring out young ferret kits to be handled the dog will often come, sniff and investigate the youngsters. They then kind of rub scents off one another.

Young ferret kits at weaning age are often flighty and have lots of energy. This makes it a hard task to acquaint them to the dog. They will be wanting to play and will see the dog as nothing more than something to take a nip or bite at. This is not good for the ferret, dog or ferreter.

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