My chickens do NOT see dogs as predators. A couple days ago I was free ranging my girls when a big black lab dog came into our yard and was just a few feet from where they were free ranging. I always supervise my chickens for this very same reason. People don't care that their dogs run free. I called out to my daughter to aid me into getting the chickens into saftey as I kept the dog away from my chicks. Luckily, no one was hurt and I scooted the dog out of my yard. Here are a couple pictures of my dogs and the chickens together. This is our Golden Retriever Bailey saying hello to Annabelle. This is Annie our Aussie and Bailey hanging out with the girls. My dogs and chickens get along very well.