My standard poodle Lily has been doing well being around my young chickens. She has a very good recall and is obedience trained and titled in rally and agility as well as in obedience. I had her loose in the yard with the birds yesterday and she did just great. I called her right after taking this picture and she came right back to me. My German Shepherd dog really wants to herd them. He has rally titles and a beginner novice obedience title, but I am finding that his desire to herd is outweighing his listening and attention skills. I am doing a lot of classical conditioning with him and his reorientation towards me has improved greatly but he gets very excited when he see the birds moving quickly. He starts circling the run and loses his focus for me. I will keep up the classical conditioning, but would appreciate it if anyone has any other suggestions. Thanks in advance.