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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    With 'being consistent' do you mean that I should not allow her to chase anything, eg. rabbits or birds? I don't really like her chasing birds, but it's pretty harmless and she'll probably grow out of it when she finally realises how futile it is. But I do love watching a dog chase feral rabbits and I don't care if they catch them. (Is that bad of me?!)
    Consistent in the way you train your dog to leave/ignore the animals you want.
    you can proof against one animal over others, the dog learns to pay one animal no mind yet can chase other feral pests if you wish. It's no different to say pig hunters proofing there dogs against domestic stock, yet loves to chase bail or lug feral pigs. Say on a property that needs to be cleared it may have say sheep all over the place the dogs will ignore all sheep and just go after pigs. The dog is stock proof.

    So in your case training to leave/ignore roos in a paddock, yet the dog can chase the bunnies.

    The training just has to be consistent, so no oh ok allow and chase a roo this time for some exercise etc.

    No roo chasing not ever.
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    Thanks for clarifying that.

    I have no intention of ever allowing the dog to chase roos. And I pretty much always see them before the dogs do, so this should work.

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    At no stage do you want your dog to have a go at a roo.
    I don't know if you know about how dangerous if cornered.
    If your dog has a roo in that position I will put my money on the roo.
    It will go back on its tail and kick out.
    This kick out can gut your dog, and no this isn't just something I have heard.
    So never let your dog do it, or have big wods of money to take him to the vets.
    It will cost heaps to stich it back together if you have enough time to get there, that is.

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    around water sources the roo will run in and literally drown dogs, its a defense mechanism, they will hold on and push the dog under water until the threat is resolved.

    dogs bringing down roos on a paddock, dogs usually win out if they have power and predatory smarts, you would loose your bet rideck imo on a field/paddock.

    JMO and experience.
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    I wouldn't lose my bet as I said cornered not in the open feild.
    But I get your point and it is right.

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    no worries I have never seen a roo cornered and kick out, seen them turn and fall though with staghounds.

    edit, sorry for slight hijack OP.
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    My last blue heeler ran in to intercept a roo when my son inadvertently got between it and its joey allowing my son to get back to his car on the farm. He was so worried that Shads would be gutted but all was well.

    We also had a roo that came onto the back veranda at night to steal dry dog food and every day would hop along on his side of the fence beside us as I walked the kids and the dogs I had then down the 200mtrs or so to the gate for the school bus. Wow, that is going back a while.

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    I used to ride my bike to work in ACT along the dark side of Black mountain and there was a big mob of kangaroos that lived around the bike track.

    And I stopped the bike one time - where I could see the mob, and made some coughing noises - like I'd heard other roos make and the big boy kangaroo came looking to see who the intruder was. He wasn't too pleased to see no roo and one human with treadly ready to use as a shield. Oops.

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    I owned a staghound cross - she could've been classified as a kangaroo dog - and she managed to bring roos down in the bush by intercepting them and hanging onto their tails. But I also observed her when kangaroos turned round and challenged her and she'd back off quicksmart.

    It's the drowning that I'm most worried about. It doesn't happen very often but we seem to get about one a year here in Canberra.

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