My dogs have always tried to eat the chooks before, and we have had a fox lately. So we have put them in the paddock we the coop is to protect them. So here how you do it: You need: Stick some of chook feathers that have drop on the ground. dog (a real dog not toy:0) What to do: let dog smell feathers if it trys to eat them then hit it on the nose repeat it till the dog won't eat the feathers Hopefully it will work. need any help just ask.