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  1. Ninjasquirrel

    Advice for family dog running chickens

    I suggested positive reinforcement using leash techniques:idunno I dont agree with shock collars either. Positive reinforcement works better imho. It's not quicker but it does work. People like instant gratification. I actually watched an episode of a kids show with a talking dog. The...
  2. Ninjasquirrel

    Advice for family dog running chickens

    How would a dog "escape"? Never had this happen. If a dog is well trained and watched it wont "escape". My dog figured out how to open the front glass door and ran out once to greet a friend who was stopping by. I yelled for her to leave it and she came right back. A dog only "escapes" from...
  3. Ninjasquirrel

    Advice for family dog running chickens

    This is a solid idea. It also might be good to get a chicken tractor that way they can be moved around to range instead of being free range. I agree that getting rid of a family pet to accomodate another animal is not fair. A family pet is a member of your family. You wouldnt get rid of...
  4. Ninjasquirrel

    Advice for family dog running chickens

    It is important to note that a dog no matter how well trained should never be left alone with your chickens. I didnt let our dog off leash with ours until I was certain that she was trained well enough to leave them alone. Even then she is never left alone with them.
  5. Ninjasquirrel

    Advice for family dog running chickens

    Time, training and patience. It can be done. It's usually best to introduce the dog to them when they are young but if its not possible you can do what I did with our border collie. Step 1: leash the dog and walk to the coop. On the walk use the command "easy" or something calming. When the...
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