So my 9mo maggie, sniffed out and captured a big rat (tree rat) in our back garden tonight. She was like a cat, playing with it, pawing it, carrying it around (while still alive) etc. I let her continue until the rat was almost dead and disposed of it before she could chow down on it. She left it when I asked her, albeit a bit begrudgingly.
Anyway I was wondering was this a good thing for her behavioral development, to let her experience this, or should I have stopped her much earlier?