Week 2

This week, we let Kozi out of his crate for a few hours at a time. During this time we put Buckwheat in the bedroom. Also, if we weren't home, Buckwheat stayed in the bedroom (or his cage) . We didn't want to take the chance of Kozi getting out of his crate (although very unlikely).

Sachiko and I really didn't know where to start with all this. Everything we had read about dogs and rabbits cohabiting together involved older dogs, already trained basic obedience. Kozi is just a pup! We have to teach him to listen to us before we can even think about letting him near Buckwheat. So there's going to be a lot of trial and error here. Not to mention a slow process. Normally this process is slow, but with an untrained puppy, we have slowed our walk to a crawl.

As far as bonding goes, we didn't do much this week. We kept both separate from each other. I would let Buckwheat smell my hands after just petting Kozi, and vice versa. Buckwheat might stop in front of Kozi's crate while passing by just to check out the scene. But as I said last week, Kozi doesn't pay much notice.

So this week is short. We are still letting everything soak in. One thing we make sure of though is to give Buckwheat the same attention he received before Kozi arrived. We don't want him to feel like he's been replaced! If you have any questions or comments, give us a shout!


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