Discord: How do you train a whippet to hunt?
It's not illegal to hunt rats or rabbits on your own land, or with the permission of the owner of the land.
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Answer by super mummy
You are right you can hunt on your own land. Dog will be trained already its a build in instinct. If your going rabbiting get two fetters and nets to cover some hole so your dogs has some and a spade for the rest.
Remember don't hunt at breeding time or they will be none left for next year plus if you get a ferret it'll stay down the warren and eat the baby rabbits will take weeks to get him back. Also if getting a ferret get a tracking collar.
Dog won't hurt the fetters if they spend time together with you and will start to work as a team.
I grew up on a farm did this from the age of 3 to this day when I go home. I had three dogs lurcher, whippet and a jr and 5 ferrets. They all got along and hunted together. I wouldn't go after rats with anything other than a jack Russell, there nasty things and I hate the things.
City people have no idea what its really like in the country. I have seen newborn lamps killed by crows. Fox's waiting for puppies to go out to play so it can kill them.
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Answer by April
The Hunting Act 2004 – is a BRITISH law that states "hunting with dogs (particularly fox hunting, but also the hunting of deer, hares and mink and organised hare coursing) in England and Wales is outlawed"
"The Hunting Act bans activities that Parliament believed to be cruel sports and permitted activities that it believed to be necessary for land managers. Parliament accepted the view that, where rats and rabbits were pests, hunting them was legitimate. MPs did not believe that there was any necessity to use dogs to hunt mice and believed that hare hunting was cruel, which is why these activities were not exempted from the act."
Answer by john miller
everyone saying its illegal, that isn't what we asked. it isn't illegal to do it on your own land so stop saying its illegal over and over again :O
Answer by Irishdivil1960
You dont its illegal
Answer by Ernst
To Irishdivil1960: Thats rubbish my sight hounds live well with three cats. And hunt rabbit the weekend
Answer by Eric
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