I'd love some help on this one. We just picked up a three month old Vizsla/ Lab puppy last night. I ran her around for a while this morning and when she was good and tired, I took her up to meet the chickens. I want her to learn that the chickens are "mine" and how to behave around them. The chickens were still in their enclosed run (predator proof) and before I could get near enough to let them out, they started flapping all over the little run, they freaked out enough to bloody a comb or two. The puppy stood quietly and watched the whole thing. What's the deal? They've never been near a dog before, is the predator fear just too great for them to overcome this? They're all good friends with the cat.