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    04-08-2013, 02:09 PM
  #21
Trained
I would spend the next month training your mini to accept gunfire, from behind, and carry a weapon. There is no going back if one of those dogs attacks your horse. At LEAST train for and carry a beebee gun bc you can shoot a dog with one of those and not kill it. You will NOT able to get off of the cart and reach your mini in time to help with pepper spray.
Before I got my dog, "Rose" (b. May 8, 2007, Husky/GSxBC mix), I wanted a companion for my 8yo, docile GS/Collie cross ("Xena," 1998-2009, RIP) I went to a local shelter and got a 7mo GS (on a Friday afternoon). Gorgeous dog. I thought I got another Xena bc he was very friendly to people. Xena sulked when we shot possums in the barn and tried to protect several baby Robins that would fall out of their Spring nests.
He tried to kill two of my cats and attacked one of my full sized horses on the leg, unprovoked. He went back the next Monday.
Food for thought.
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    04-08-2013, 02:23 PM
  #22
Showing
Whether or not you can get in trouble for a realistic looking bb gun depends on the laws and law enforcement in your area. If all else fails, call your local sheriff/police department and ask.
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    04-08-2013, 06:46 PM
  #23
Green Broke
Are you still having problems ?
     
    04-09-2013, 03:04 AM
  #24
Yearling
No, I havent even started on her yet. I gathered all the equipement I need. I'm just waiting for my brother in law to drag the barn lot. We move her to keep her out of the mud here in the winter. I'll definitely call the police station and ask. I really been wanting to get my concealed weapons permit, but havent done it yet. A bb gun would probably be my first choice tho. But I don't think she'll be too bad about desensitizing for anything. She is so laid back and worry free. Only thing I'm worried about training wise is keeping her attention and keeping it fun for her. She's very playful! I'll just keep a little array of things in my cart just in case. I really appreciate the advise and suggestions! I want my little girl to be safe! She is an amazing little miniature! Worth her weight in gold EVEN without ANY driving training just bc of her disposition!
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