Taught dog not to chase hens, now chases...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by StupidBird, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] the neighbor's horse. Rant.

    On the good side, the horse was cheerful and after running to the barn, ran right back up to the dog, and dufus dog was in play-chase mode. However, I would have shot the dog myself if that were my horse, play or not. And the horse might not be playing either, but intent on stomping that dufus dog.

    Now the dufus dog is on strict leash rules, again, until I (and it's not "my" dog) teach it otherwise, just like that hens are not to be chased either.

    I don't think the horse owners saw this. I don't know if other family members have allowed this to happen before.
    Do I tell the owners and explain things, or no harm, no foul? For reference, it's a rottweiler/beagle mix. Hyper-friendly, but a chasing dufus. Argh.

    Just another drama in mama's house.
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Let the dog owner know what has happened and the dog was lucky, very lucky not to get stomped or kicked by a horse. Horses are unpredictable and whatever they feel threatened, they will do harm to the dogs or to themselves, injuring or killing themselves against something.

    Give them a warning and next time, take him to the animal shelter and let them know the owners were careless in supervising their dog.
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Chasing livestock isn't your only issue. Your dog should be confined to your own property at all times and not permitted to be wandering on your neighbor's property at any time, for any reason.

    If your dog ever chased my horses, playing or not, there would be serious trouble over it. I mean really serious and not just an irritated neighbor.
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Whose dog does it belong to? I didn't think it belongs to OP.
  5. babyblue2

    babyblue2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2011
    I believe it is the ops dog. No longer allowed to chase the chickens he got bored and is chasing the neighbors horse.

    I agree with you on keeping dog on a leash. It should be forever leashed or fenced in a backyard.

    My horse like dogs well enough. But I can tell you right now he would stop a dog to pieces if it chased him or more so his heard mates. My mare would have freaked and ran threw a fence if it was too tall for her to jump. Leagely around here the dogs owner would be responsible for any injurys to the horse, horse owners property or others property if the dog chased the horse out of the pasture.
  6. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    You sound like a responsible dog owner. [​IMG] It sounds like he needs a lot of exercise or a job of some sort. I would'nt let him off of the leash either.
    I would tell the horse owner. I think they would appreciate knowing that you care. Do it quick before a different dog shows up and hurts the horse so you don't get the blame.
    Some city people just built a McMansion next to us and they have two large dogs that chase my goats along my fence line. I don't care because they have done it quite a few times and they aren't out to hurt them. And they come and chase and leave pretty quick. What makes me mad is that the owners have never come down to say anything about it and they have seen me out there so they know I know.


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