Hello, we just got chickens today, spent the last two weeks building a coop and doing all the proper research and getting everything set up accordingly the only thing we didn't really look into was how to introduce our Dog, a chocolate lab 6 years old, to the chickens, The chickens DO NOT have free run of the yard, rather they just have a coop and a chicken run. So far our dog sits and salivates at the chicken run. He has only been back there with us so far, ( I am also way more worried about this then my boyfriend, he says "Ben will learn") if hes in the front half of the yard and the chickens aren't making noise he doesn't even notice them. There is also a space between the coop/run and the fence ( there is plywood on one side so neighbors dog doesn't sit and bark at them all day) so our dog runs behind the coop behind the plywood and then tries to get at the chickens from the front of the coop ( right now that is the corner most far from us/dog and where they are hanging out until they get used to us). We tend to leave our dog in the yard unsupervised when we are not home, how can we prevent him from trying to get at chickens when we are not home ? ( also more info, we have chicken wire around entire run- connecting to coop, we buried it about a foot underground also so he WOULD have an extremely hard time getting thru it, should he decide to dig) He doesn't usually dig but does sometimes. We also have the neighbors dog over almost daily so whatever we do to train our dog I am assuming we should do the same to that dog, ( he is a husky wienihimer <sorry for botching spelling of this breed> mix) In addition this weekend we are dog sitting a dog that is a boxer/german sheppard mix, I am basically assuming that since we just got the chickens to not leave the dogs unsupervised just yet. So if we go somewhere to leave the dogs at neighbors or inside. Please educate me on any and all info! If I am wrong in any of my assumpsitions please let me know Thanks !