If you buy a dog, tie him to a tree and occasionally interact with him, he will not be as obedient as your neighbor's dog who sits, stays, rolls over, fetches and most of all.. a true companion. But the difference is your neighbor plays and interacts with their doggy a lot. Roosters are no different with one exception. They are hardwired to protect their interests and fellow feathered friends. If you show fear, they will be taught by habit that they are the alpha. With that habit they will repeat the intimidation factor. The more you avoid your Roo, the more the habit manifests. With that said.. Pick him up after the sun goes down. Repeat this about every other night. Pet the back of his neck. Stroke and gently pinch his back neck. Each night you do this it will get easier and he will be more submissive. Eventually you can gently massage his throat. He will purr when the day comes that he realizes you are not a threat. If you show fear, they know it. If you show it you are his friend not foe, he will realize that eventually. Back to the dog thing. If you don't work with him don't expect a perfect dog. I have a giant b-rock named pepper. He is my shadow. Goes where I go. Thinks he is a lap dog but dominant to all our other roos. He would kill one of our other roos if the fences weren't in place but gentle as a pussy cat with his handlers. We have a buff Roo, 2 Wyandot roos, red Roo, Leghorn Roo, moulted java Roo and 1 Easter Roo. None of them are aggressive towards us unless a stranger comes by and they will charge them. Our Grandson was a target once. Now we have been having interaction with him petting the half asleep roos. So far 2 roos have excepted him. there's still time to create a bond if you are dedicated enough. Good luck!