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Hedgehogs & dogs

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    We have had hedgehogs sighting in our street for a couple of months now. Last week the little guy starting coming into my garden every other night. I love having the little visitor but my dog goes absolutely crazy. My dog is not animal friendly so we don’t let her out until we know the hedgehog has left the garden. I’d love to set up a little house and feeding station but my other half doesn’t think it’s wise attracting the hedgehog into the garden because of the dog. Does anyone have any ideas of what we could do to help the hedgehog but also keep them safe from the dog. Thanks

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    Hi Danismith88

    There is some useful information here about keeping both hogs and dogs safe:

    I think it could be managable, but it does mean taking a few precautions and it depends whether you and your other half are prepared to take those precautions. (Although, it may be sensible to take those precautions anyway, as the hog seems to have decided to visit your garden whether you offer it food and housing or not!) Dogs can cause fatal injuries to hogs and dogs can be injured by hogs’ spines – both of which, I imagine you would want to do your very best to avoid.

    Good luck, I hope you manage to reach some sort of compromise.


    Thanks for your reply Nic.
    We have decided to put a hedgehog house and feeding station in the front garden as the hedgehog has to walk past our front garden to get under the fence to the back garden. Unfortunately the front garden is only small and only has grass in it, no trees and bushes. So although they may feed from it, I think it is probably to open for them to make it their home. Hopefully they will find it though and have a little snack 🙂

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