I have a mini schnauzer who is part of the family.. and on some days my favorite member of the familyUpon introducing him to my new (and first) chicks, he thought they were the MOST AWESOME squeeky toy EVER and was anxious to get down to chewing on them. Well, we sorted that out with no casulities, but he still seems to want to get his paws on them, and I actually caught him staring at them and licking his chops today! At this point, he can't get at them, they are locked in a shed and are never out without supervision but obviously I want to train him accordingly. He always backs off with a word from me, so im encouraged, but any training tips would be appreciated from those who have done it before. He is very small for his breed (a runt) and only weighs about 12 pounds so when my 3 barred rocks are grown, they can probably take him if it came down to a fur vs feathered fight. (a rooster for protecion isnt an option in my surburban back yard). He really is a good dog and my best buddyTips anyone?