- Mar 7, 2018
I tried to look into this with other posted threads, but I couldn't ever find one with my specific issue. I have a seven month old Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd mix. He does great with the chicken and guineas. We free range about fifty of them. He doesn't pay them no mind...they wander the yard right along with him without any issues. That being said, the moment the guineas or chickens get worked up and start flying about, Ted, the puppy, instantly goes into "game of chase" mode and goes after them. He is never malicious and we believe the actually killing is an accident. I watched him catch a mole and just "played" with it until it died. He would pick up the mole and carry it across the yard, and then push it around on the ground with his nose. We haven't actually caught Ted in the act of killing, just the aftermath of when he brings the bird to the house. So, my assumption is that he is killing the hens like he killed the moles. But I don't know how to get him to not go after them once he gets into that mode. He is still learning to listen, as he is still a puppy.