Can pigs live with dogs?

Zinnypig

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Hi all,

Does anyone have experience of their guinea pigs living with dogs? In particular a British bulldog?
If so what is/ was the experience?

Any advice would be hugely appreciated.

Thank you
 

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I have a dog and piggies but my dog is a cockapoo and the pigs live outdoors. Occasionally the dog is allowed into the piggies garden with me but not often. He is very interested but they are secure in their hutch and he's never out of my sight. As long as you train your dog properly, keep your piggies secure and only have them in the same room (piggies still need to be secure in a cage) then they should be fine.
 

Mo & Stubbins & Vani

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Hi! :)
I have two labs who live in the same house as my piggies. I have a gate in my doorway so that they do not interact.
Just make sure to avoid any contact between the animals -- this could lead to a highly stressful situation.
You can also purchase a lid for your enclosure (if you have a c and c cage). You can also use an elevated enclosure (secured on top of some sort of desk, table, etc.).
Overall, I have never had any problems whatsoever.
 

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I have a collie and a labrador and 5 guinea pigs. The dogs are not allowed in the guinea pig room. Tass (collie) was very intrigued when she first heard their noises but calm words and distractions helped her to just ignore them.
 
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