Four days ago I purchased 6 new baby chicks. I am a first time chicken owner but for the most part things have been going very smoothly. The issue is my old dog, a Bichon Frise, who realized the chicks existed two days ago and has been overly excited about it since. She's been spending all her time whining in front of the door of the room where the chickens are kept and can't seem to calm down about it (I admit she is not terribly well trained). Keeping the chickens safe and out of her reach isn't a problem and they don't seem too bothered or stressed by her but I'm worried about her being so overly excited for such a long time.
Has anyone had any similar issues or does anyone know of good ways to calm down an excited dog? To clarify, I don't need her to get along with the chickens, I just need her to calm down. Thanks so much for any advice!