I have a dog I've tried hunting squirrel with but she can't seem to understand the treeing aspect of squirrels. She does great chasing them on the ground though. Well the other day I woke up to her caring half of a rabbit carcass around the yard. I wouldn't mind giving rabbit hunting a shot if my dog already has a natural instinct for it. I set a trap but haven't had any luck catching them so far. The rabbits around here are very cautious around my area due to the Hawks. However, I thought of buying a farm rabbit and making a little tube run for my dog to run it in. My question is how long would the rabbit actually live. I don't want to spend $20 on a rabbit that will die the second my dog barks at it. I know rabbits die very easily when stressed. Any old rabbit hunters used store rabbits for training? Any tips for a new guy interested any rabbit hunting? Thanks.