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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2017, 03:23:51 PM »

Looks as if butter wouldn't melt!


But we all know the truth!


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What a ferocious looking monster! Those moles must be just terrified!!!  :005: :005:
(Ollie, - you're a sweetie!  :luv:)

He is very cute 👍
But he's a killer! :lol2:
(he is really cute!)

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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2017, 03:30:51 PM »
He eat it at night, they were running alone the surface of the lawn. Our lawns full of holes.


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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2017, 04:36:05 PM »

Looks as if butter wouldn't melt!


But we all know the truth!


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What a ferocious looking monster! Those moles must be just terrified!!!  :005: :005:
(Ollie, - you're a sweetie!  :luv:)

He is very cute 👍
But he's a killer! :lol2:
(he is really cute!)

Yes he looks fearsome  😁
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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2017, 04:58:55 PM »
He eat it at night, they were running alone the surface of the lawn. Our lawns full of holes.


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have you got a lawn full of mole hills
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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2017, 10:01:25 PM »
He eat it at night, they were running alone the surface of the lawn. Our lawns full of holes.


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have you got a lawn full of mole hills

I have yes, however there's loads of little holes too!

I live on a massive estate and have just took a dead one that my other cocker killed the night before to the game keeper.

He's looked at it and said it's a vole

Looks like this -

I'm so happy he's okay.


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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2017, 10:21:28 PM »
every spaniel I have had has hunted and eaten voles normally when we are not working on game, you would be surprised how many owners do not notice a vole or 2 enhancing their dogs diet. Voles would make up a good part of a dogs diet in the wild as they do foxes.
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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2017, 10:26:17 PM »
every spaniel I have had has hunted and eaten voles normally when we are not working on game, you would be surprised how many owners do not notice a vole or 2 enhancing their dogs diet. Voles would make up a good part of a dogs diet in the wild as they do foxes.

I'm trying to keep him away from them at night by keeping him confined in a fenced concrete base patio area. However he's just worked out that he can climb up chicken wire and get over the top!!!! This puppy is so outgoing he seems really intelligent!

In the day we allow him to run around in the garden on the lawn, here was me thinking they were baby moles lol

Well at least I know now!



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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2017, 10:31:32 PM »
A simple solution would be to keep him on a lead when you take him out at night for toileting.
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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2017, 11:20:00 AM »
every spaniel I have had has hunted and eaten voles normally when we are not working on game, you would be surprised how many owners do not notice a vole or 2 enhancing their dogs diet. Voles would make up a good part of a dogs diet in the wild as they do foxes.

I'm trying to keep him away from them at night by keeping him confined in a fenced concrete base patio area. However he's just worked out that he can climb up chicken wire and get over the top!!!! This puppy is so outgoing he seems really intelligent!

In the day we allow him to run around in the garden on the lawn, here was me thinking they were baby moles lol

Well at least I know now!



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me thinks you have underestimated your little boy.  :shades:  cocker spaniels are so ultra intelligent and don't they know it.
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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2017, 11:21:45 AM »

Did someone say Vole! Lol


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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2017, 11:38:07 AM »
 :luv:

he is beautiful, completely vowled me over  :banana:
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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2017, 12:14:09 PM »
I'm impressed with the little hunter you have! So young and innocent looking, but allready getting his own food  ;) We have plenty of voles but as far as I know none of them have been eaten by the dog. They disappear underground when we go in the garden, I can see that my cocker smells them, but she has not tried to dig them up....yet. I would not trust her in the garden on her own though  :005:

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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2017, 12:27:31 PM »
I'm impressed with the little hunter you have! So young and innocent looking, but allready getting his own food  ;) We have plenty of voles but as far as I know none of them have been eaten by the dog. They disappear underground when we go in the garden, I can see that my cocker smells them, but she has not tried to dig them up....yet. I would not trust her in the garden on her own though  :005:

We don't let our dogs out on their own either. To be honest my older cocker Ollie is so chilled out that he was only made aware of their existence by little Loxley!


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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2017, 02:16:36 PM »
If this pup is mousing already just you wait until he discovers rabbits, this one is going to be hunter start that steadiness training soon LOL, one for gundog training classes me thinks
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Re: My 8wk old puppy is killing & eating moles! Please help
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2017, 01:05:02 PM »
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If this pup is mousing already just you wait until he discovers rabbits, this one is going to be hunter start that steadiness training soon LOL, one for gundog training classes me thinks

Very good advice! Even if you have no intention of working him, you need to get him trained early so that the two of you can enjoy your time together rather than spending all your time 'in hot pursuit' or paying for dead chickens! With good, early training you will have an incredible dog.