I may need to look in a dog forum for the best answer, but I need some advice or tips on getting our dog to stop chasing my chickens. I can be outside working all day with the chickens loose and my dog hardly pays them any attention, but as soon as I go inside and leave her alone with the chickens in the yard, she is off chasing them around. She has caught 2, but never harmed them yet. She only mouths it softly and lets it go again so she can chase it some more. So far all she had done is get them good and wet and scare the dickens out of chickens, but I gotta stop this before it goes too far. My dog has learned that I'll scold her if she goes near them when I'm around, but what to do when I'm not? Right now either the chickens or the dog has to be kept up when I'm inside. I was hoping I could let the chickens free range during the day in our fenced in back yard with the dog loose to protect them somewhat from local the racoon, foxes & possum that have been seen at night prowling the neighborhood.