I got a Pyr puppy (Otis) about a month ago hoping he would keep all the vermin away from the birds and out of my garden. I just started letting the chicks and guineas free range some last week, and Otis is very calm around the birds and doing a great job. This is where he hangs out most of the time when the gates open. sorry for the crappy pic, all I had handy was my phone. Wish I could say the same about our Aussie, but at least he hasn't killed any yet. I let him out with shock collar on the first time I let the birds out, he ignored the older birds but when he started toward the smaller ones and wouldn't back off he got a good zap. Now when he sees the birds loose he turns and goes back to the porch. I still don't trust him yet and haven't let him out without the collar on.