Kangal/Anatolian Pup: Training to not murder ducks while I'm standing there.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DanielleInUro, May 26, 2019.

  1. Kholts

    Kholts Songster

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    Hello,

    I have a great Pyrenees/Kangal mix that is 2 years old. We have had him since he was 7 weeks old in a suburban type living arrangement. We got him solely as a family pet.

    LGD are big dogs and certain breeds do do better with more room but you know what? I could say the same about MANY MANY breeds(insert any shepherd breed here) people keep in urban areas.

    I believe that dogs are very much individuals and as long as you provide both physical & mental stimulation you can set up any dog to do well in most living situations.

    With my LGD he had never been around any livestock until last week when I brought my 1st flock of ducklings home. You know what? I introduced him slowly and other than sniffing them a couple times (usually when they are peeping loudly) he shows very little interest in them. Obviously I’m going to have to watch/work with him as they grow and Ultimately I’d love to have him stand guard over the ducks and protect them from the neighbourhood cats( he already doesn’t let cats any where near our backyard). Time will tell however.

    LGD were bred to watch and protect livestock without the aid of a human this means they are usually great with small animals but they are INDEPENDANT thinkers. As far as a 100% recall or a dog that’s going to do tricks all the time you won’t get it with a LGD(if you do then koodo to you!). It can take a WHILE to train a LGD puppy as they are quite stubborn and don’t even get me started on the teenage aingst stage. However if you can make it to the 2 year mark your golden as once they start setting into adult personalities they make great lower maintenance dogs. Honestly I don’t see myself straying far from LGD if we choose to get another dog when the time comes.
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Yes...31 years and I'm still training him. :th
    Yesterday after strict instructions about not weed whacking my Lily's again and come get me before he did the one area, he whacked them all again..:barnie...:gig
     
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  3. BirdsBeesTrees

    BirdsBeesTrees Crowing

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    Totally sounds like my husband. If I tell him not to weed whack an area its the first area he cuts. :he
     
  4. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    I agree. I was very nervous about what ours would do with the ducks but we went slow and easy and you can see from my pictures that she was great with them. My biggest worry was her stepping on one accidentally!
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I know and I told him 3 times yesterday and those were the first areas he did...:smack
     
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  6. DuckyDonna

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    Oh my! I didn't know my husband had a twin!
     
  7. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    apparently he is a triplet!
     
  8. Kholts

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    That’s mine too! One paw if the wrong spot and splat there goes a duckie :(

    Once he tried to lay down next to them and all i thought was I’m glad there is a barrier between them!
     
  9. BigBlueHen53

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    My ex used to decide any place I planted flowers suddenly needed a sidewalk poured over it... also mowed down more roses than I could count. Note. Is now an EX. Passive-aggressive behavior is abuse, took me 25 years to decide I'd had enough of that disrespect. Current awesome husband plants MORE bulbs any place I plant any .... am now surrounded by what I call my "ring of fire," lilies, irises, daffodils of all kinds. I feel so loved! :love
     

  10. Mine completely mowed over an area where i had paths in for my chicken garden. I know he was angry with me at the time. He is extremely passive aggressive. Sigh.
     

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