Who is your dog holding you for?

Which small animal suits the dog?

Dog rabbit or guinea pig: Like guinea pigs, long-ears should move in at least in pairs and need a large enclosure. If they are used to it, they can hibernate outside. If they live indoors, you should allow them to exercise freely on a regular basis. This, in turn, is only possible if the dog and rabbit or guinea pig are relaxed with one another. Alternatively, a complete spatial separation is necessary. However, this is particularly difficult when living together with small children.

Dog and degus, chinchillas, hamsters or mice: These small animals are not cuddly toys, but roommates to watch. In a sufficiently large aviary, they do not need to run freely. If the dog learns to behave in a relaxed manner in the same room and does not stand barking at the gate, this is already sufficient as a reunion. Make sure, however, that the presence of the dog does not stress the animals. You can play it safe if you do not leave the dog unattended in the room with the aviary or cage for a long time.

Dog and rats: Pet rats live together in large cages or aviaries in the apartment. Many owners allow the trusting rodents to run free or carry them around with them. This carefree coexistence in everyday life is not always possible when a dog lives in the household. Some breeds of dogs such as the Prague Ratter or various terriers such as the Yorkshire Terrier were even bred specifically for rat hunting. Even when such dogs make peace with rats, the old instinct can break through unexpectedly. It is better not to let dogs and rats too close to each other. Caution: rats, on the other hand, can view smaller rodents such as degus, mice or hamsters as prey.