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Squeaky toy=chicken? Muzzle training coming soon!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mirecipes, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. mirecipes

    mirecipes Songster

    Sep 5, 2008
    Edited about 24 hours later..
    I understand the dead chicken method has worked for a lot of people..But I'd rather go a different route..

    I will be trying the muzzle method..

    As for now..She is on the porch in a harness..She has the cable run to use (It hadnt been used for dogs since we got the fence..It stayed because it is a great clothes line [​IMG]
    She is now very quick to mind her commands..I'm going to leave her out again tonight..(37 will be the low temp)
    She is quite fluffy and loves to sleep outside when I let her..
    She has access to a dogloo..food and water.

    I figure by morning..She will be able to remember that I am top dog..

    I now return you to the original message....

    I understand that if I tie the dead chicken (This was my favorite one) on my dog that maybe I can break her of this ...

    We had major winds today and the gate somehow didnt latch proper..

    I love my dogs, but I -must- break her of this habit..I won't shoot her, but some of the neighbors will if she does it to theirs..

    Ok, waiting for replies..Dark is descending quickly here..
    And my rooster is still missing..

    I saw him running away..So I hope he is ok, but he is missing a decent amount of feathers..

    So much for quitting smoking..I got my roomate to go buy me 2 packs..
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2008
  2. Smoking won't help, so just quit it. [​IMG]

    I used vetwrap and strapped the chicken to my dogs neck & left her tied out where she killed it. She was miserable. Not sure if that will really deter her or not, though - especially when the darned chicken flew over the fence into the dog run [​IMG]
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Now, Now you are NOT old enough to smoke. As for tying the chicken to the dog, if it was me,
    I would use duct tape. That way it would not come off.
  4. mirecipes

    mirecipes Songster

    Sep 5, 2008
    Any idea on a way to tie the dog herself?
    She's not used to being tied up and I dont want her to hurt herself? I dont have a harness..
    I do have 3 rolls of vetwrap
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008
  5. Stick her in a crate?
  6. mirecipes

    mirecipes Songster

    Sep 5, 2008
    Quote:Thanks for making me smile..
    I'm actually -too old- to be smoking..COPD and all that..

    With her fur, the duct tape would be a real mess...

    I'm gonna go with the vet wrap..

    Just gotta figure a way to tie the dog now..She has always been an escape artist
  7. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    good luck with it....my favorite dog killed my favorite chickens.....I learned to keep them up----- and they she(my dog) got hit. I don't know which was worse...........all the best to you.
  8. mirecipes

    mirecipes Songster

    Sep 5, 2008
    Quote:We dont have a crate..at least not one her size (several cat crates)

    I will be here tho to keep an eye on her, heck I guess I could even sleep outside with her..
    I'm thinking I will tie her inside our fence area..
    I do have a nanny cam for when I come inside
  9. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    All dogs are predators, I don't think tying a dead chicken to one is going to help. The only way to keep a dog from killing their natural pray is to strictly train them. We have a Manchester Terrier, he will shake uncontrollably, stare and drool when he sees the cats or the chickens. But he knows he is absolutely not allowed to touch them and he never has.
  10. renatpreschool

    renatpreschool Songster

    Oct 15, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    My grandparents tried this with their dog...

    The dog just spent the entire day trying to eat the snack he was wearing.

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