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Do Shih Tzus attack guinea pigs?

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asked Jul 22, 2015 in Dog Behavior by anonymous

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Any dog, given the opportunity will attack a guinea pig. Guinea pigs are prey animals and dogs naturally go after prey. However a dog can be taught, with patience, not to bother or to attack the guinea pig. Your dog should be trained in obedience, so that if a problem occurs, you can give your dog a command to stop. There's a good chance that if they grow up together, they will be friends. But  it's never a good idea to leave them alone together - supervise whenever the guinea pig is out of the cage.
answered Jul 23, 2015 by (36,420 points)