I browsed the forum to see if this has already been posted, found simliar topics about people who want to get a BC or who have trouble with their chickens and BC but none who already have a well behaved BC that needs some advanced training. I have a flock of 12 chickens, ages 16-19 weeks. I also have a 2 year old female BC who is very well behaved, well trained, and supposedly has phenomenal "cow sense," (so I've been told), she just needs it focused. I can tell she wants to herd the chickens so bad, and if one of them gets outta line she's right there pushing them back into the flock. She's one of those extremely responsive, drops everything at a command to please me, types of dogs. So my issue is when I let the chickens out in the yard, it's a nightmare trying to get them back into their house. The door to there coop (basically a large bathroom sized, styled greenhouse/utility room turned coop) is near the gate into the yard, but I still have to pick them up one by one to put them back into their coop before nightfall, and they don't like to cooperate very much. Having a BC who could herd them back to their house would be a godsend, and I've got one handy who wants to help so bad. The problem is me, I don't know how to train her to herd! I don't have the money to take to her to a ranch to be professionally trained, this'll be a diy project. I've already had so much luck training her to walk off leash and respond to my commands amongst all distractions, seriously, she's Cesar Millan's dream dog. Balanced, obedient, calm, patient, loyal, and completely non agressive to the chickens. So anyone experienced in BC herding or had luck training their dog to herd their own flock? Please share you wisdom!