I know this topic has been covered many times, but I have been reading on here for hours and my specific question has not been answered. How do you train a dog to at the least not kill your chickens if left alone. My dog is great with them and shows no interest what so ever IF I am around. I cannot leave the dog and chickens together and for example go to work. So my question is for those of you out there that DO leave for work and let your dogs protect your flock is: what kind of training does it take for that last step to trust your dog ALONE with the flock. Keep in mind I have never seen the dog even chase the chickens when I am around. But she has killed and eaten some while alone. Monday we slept in till 8 (normally we are up by 7) and I caught her in the early stages of eating a chicken. Please give me any advice you have.