Hello everyone, We just got a 3 month old border collie. His parents are very well trained sheep herders. We are trying to train our puppy to watch over our chickens while they free range, but, he tends to want them to all stay close together ALL THE TIME. When they move away from the pack even the slightest bit he tries to get them back together. This is upsetting the chickens big time. Is there a special way to train a herding dog for chickens? Can it be that he is just a puppy and will stop the chasing sooner or later and just realize that they are wandering, albeit, in their own yard? We do want him for herding...thats why we got him. But, don't most herding dogs allow the herd to separate just a little? This is driving the chickens crazy!!