How to Remove a Turtle from the Mouth of a Dog

We’ve been having fun with plenty of wildlife activity in our yard this season- bugs of every shape and size, amphibians crawling on glass, reptiles cruising our cracked back pavement, and even a stray coyote.

Roxie, our puppy, thinks it is grand.  Her inquisitive nature got the best of her this week.

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Sometimes animal interactions are worth filming.  Check out her first encounter with a turtle She observed it moving through a window, so she knew it was alive.

 

The turtle was a garden variety box turtle.

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It seemed innocent enough, and the turtle was surely safe in his shell.

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But really, an animal she could HOLD?  Too much to bare!

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Captured!  UH OH.

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How to Remove a Turtle from the Mouth of a Dog

Although she did grab the turtle by the lip of its shell, we immediately had her release it using our OFF command combined with our Sit-Means-Sit reminder collar.

Regardless, it was an interesting evening.  And the turtle is 100% fine- he ran off to the edge of the woods after 10 minutes of quiet- sans canine.

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