I was just curious what your experiences and thoughts are on allowing dogs around ducks. I've been told that it is a bad idea because a dog is quite likely to go after the ducks and kill them. But on the other hand, I know there are dogs that are great at herding ducks and never harm them. I have a Norwegian Elkhound that loves to catch sparrows, robins, etc. But every time I get a new batch of ducklings she thinks that she needs to be their mother. The first 4 that I got, I kept them in the house until they were big enough to stay out in the coop without heat. The dog would whine and cry if I did not let her take care of them. She would bathe them by licking them like she would a puppy and if they made any noise at all, she was right there by their side. When I let them out doors she would stay right with them and help me round them up to get them to go inside for the night. She is absolutely wonderful with them. Not long ago, I got another Norwegian Elkhound puppy. I only had teenage ducks at the time and the puppy, acting like most puppies do, decided he wanted to play with the ducks. The ducks, not fearing my adult dog, did not run from the puppy. One got injured slightly, but recovered just fine. I've been working with him, trying to teach him that ducks are not chew toys. I've been semi-successful. He no longer tries to chew on them or chase them, but I've caught him sitting on them. He's not doing anything else to them, just sitting on them. I've not lost any to my dogs and only had one slightly injured by on over-zealous puppy.