Help! I am having a very difficult time getting it through my pup's head that the chickens aren't play toys. I have had dogs in the past that have relentlessly gone after my chickens and had several casualties because of it. They ended up having to be rehomed. I did extensive research on the breed before we decided this was our new family member, and we love her very much. She is highly intelligent and sensitive and learns quickly....all except for the "paws off the chickens thing"! She has been reprimanded repeatedly, and we cannot let her out in the yard unsupervised because we can't trust her. We thought she would be a great guardian for our flock, since we do have a predator problem. Instead, she is their predator. I have read many dog/chicken posts and many sad stories. I guess I thought that it was instinct for the breed to protect and defend? Please do not lecture, I just need some helpful suggestions on what I can do to stop this behavior. Thanks! BTW< she is 4 months old on May 7th.