I was wondering what type of relationships some of the members dogs and ducks have... I ask because I have read about pets being imprinted on to some dogs turning predatory. I have a six year old 70 lb Am Staff mix (mutt) who has had both kitten and cat housemates. She was very playful and curious with them and has never had a problem with any unwanted behavior ('cept she hates squirrels) towards another animal. Basically - she's a very good dog. Now, she is a bit curious about the ducklings, but not in an excited way like she is with humans. The brooder with my three runners is on our livingroom (it's getting really loud in here lately! lol) and she pretty much ignores it, unless they start in with the sonic cheeping. When they start up, and if she's already standing (she's a lazy girl...lol), she will walk over and peek in, just for a second, as if she's checking to see what the commotion is. After she checks, she'll go on about her business. We call the ducklings "babies", to her, because she corresponds children with that word. We have a five year old who she is very protective of. If you ask her where the baby is, she'll run over to our child and sit. So, I am at odds at what to do when we move the flock outside when they are old enough (three wks old now). They have already been introduced, obviously, and the ducklings are super curious about her. They now call for her in the morning when I open her crate, and she will mosey over to peek in for a second or two to appease them. Sometimes they will try climbing the side of the brooder if she doesn't respond. I'm thinking "cute"..you know....but I don't want any bad things happening when we go outside together. Anyone have experience with dogs and ducks? Thanks in advance!