I'm so proud of my dog

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 4 Love of Baby Chickens, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so proud of my dog.

    The other day I was putting a pan out so that Blackie my dog could lick it out for me. Then I heard one of my roosters crow. It was pitch black out. So I knew that something was trying to get to my chickens. She suddenly started growling and ran out to my coop. I yelled encouragement to her, "Sic it girl"!!! I heard her barking and getting fainter at every second. I praised her the next morning about what a good dog she was.

    I'm going to put fencing up where the animal was trying to get in. It might've been a coon or a possum.

    Blackie is a Redbone, Blue heeler and beagle mix. She is 11 years old.
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Go Blackie!!!!
     
  3. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't think that I'm going to tell her. Don't want praise to go to her head and she lets her guard down.

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  4. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A good dog is a real prize, I'm so glad you have one!

    I have a funny-looking little brown dog, Cleo, part bassette and part mystery dog, a sheep dog, and 2 lab mixes. Cleo is the one that guards the birds, and has chased, attacked and injured foxes and raccoons. I fuss over her and tell her what a good dog she is. The sheepdog, Booferd, will join in and help by providing back-up, but it's Cleo who spots the threat first, and reacts the fastest. The labs are learning, they just recently learned not to chase chickens themselves.

    Last week, the 4 of them treed a raccoon that was stealing the cat food from my 3 outdoor cats. (I have 9 cats, 3 are outdoors now because they decided to spray indoors) We have a little out shelter/feeding station for them where the dogs and chickens can't get the cat food, but raccoons are another story.

    I'm happy to report that raccoon, after being brined for a few days, and crock-pot cooked until nice and tender, is very tasty.

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  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Go girl...get him Blackie Good Girl! *pats pats and more pats*

    Well done.


    Tell her she deserves it. My little 10 lb menace has chased off a fox, raccoons and squirrels from around the girls. But the stupid thing has also cornered a young mountain lion. Stupid dog!
     
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  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we got 3 of them running with our chickens, goats, pigs, ducks, pigeons and geese.... any unwated critters/ predators have better luck of escaping if they met me first.... [​IMG]

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  7. domino7

    domino7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of dogs are those nzpouter ? Very good looking.
     
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you [​IMG] They are bull terrier and bull terrier pitbull mix.
     
  9. domino7

    domino7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aaaaah, we have a pit bull with very similar markings as the one in front, but the shape of the head is differant.
     
  10. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think that she's the best dog in the entire world.

    I owned her mother for 5 years but I think that the animal shelter picked her up.

    She was born right where I live.

    I wish that I knew how to post pics. Otherwise I would put a pic of Blackie up.
     

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