I feel bad about all the dog attacks so here is my 2 cents

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by hcammack, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I have too basset hounds with very strong prey drive and they have attacked and killed birds in my yard. Here is what I did when I got my chicks in October. I took my chicks and I sat it near my dogs head and made this noise that she hates every time that she even looked at them. I did this every day for a month with both dogs. Now they love to watch the chickens freerange and my not dog aggresive one ran at another neighbors dog because she looked at one of the chickens funny. I am just tiered of all of the bad chicken and dog stories and just wanted to show how it works here I will post pictures of them toghether soon.
    Henry
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm really glad you were able to train your dogs. I believe your technique is called "aversion therapy", LOL. Good job, Henry. That must have taken some time and patience.
     
  3. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One time when my chickens were free ranging, I looked out and all my chickens were following my pitbull around the yard. She could have cared less. So much for pitbulls being aggressive.
     
  4. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way to go Henry, My grandkids have a doxie that lives with me, lol. She is pretty good around the chickens, I jsut have to get onto her once and she leaves them alone, now the cats that's a whole other story. I also have a Min Pin, him I still have some work to do, just got to find that word that he responds too.
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks now it is funny she actualy guards them I think she is not guarding them as much as the preciouse resource of there poop she loves to eat it YUCK! [​IMG]
     
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    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
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    Quote:I have 3 pitbulls and they are so gross...they have never showed any aggression towards any of my chickens (even when my Marans rooster goads them and practically begs them to make a meal of him [​IMG]) and it's totally because they are far too busy following them around cleaning up the poo!! EEEWWWW!!!

    Dogs are just disgusting. Period. [​IMG]
     
  8. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] from me on your excellent dog training! I've known long-time dog trainers who couldn't have done it so well. And kudos for helping to improve the rep of dogs, from a fellow dog lover! [​IMG]
     
  9. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, I appreciate that....my oldest dane girl is horrible about killing our birds...I just can't think of a noise in particular that she/my others hate....*trying*
    Kristi
     
  10. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neat thread! When my chicks came I showed them to our 4 Dobes constantly and told them "MOM'S CHICKENS". They soon learned the chickies were off limits. One of the RIR girls thinks she is boss - wait till she meets our new roo, Gabriel - and pecks at the Dobes' paws. This morning one of the BRs walked under our 95lb male's belly, wish I had a camera. The Dobes weren't hard to train because they are not a sporting breed. Bassets and terriers would be a lot more difficult, I think.
     

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