wants a dog

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by kralc, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. kralc

    kralc Hatching

    May 8, 2011
    our fanily has chickens and kids, we would like to have a dog, we have tried two times with two different kinds of dogs and both have killed some of our chickens. we want a dog that will not kill chickens and is good with kids and doesn't have to be pened or tied up, any ideas?

  2. Train your dogs.
    Every one of my dogs have killed chickens as pups. You need to train them to understand that chickens are yours and off limits. We have 9 dogs, at least that many cats, free range chickens, and free range rabbits.

    That said, I just bought 50 layers last night to replace those killed by a stray, that I have chained up. Going to try to train him when it warms up.

  3. Fly 2006

    Fly 2006 Songster

    Apr 28, 2012
    Hampshire England
    Yes it is your responsibility to train a dog, what do you mean by you "have tried with 2 different types of dogs" so where are they now? Dogs don't come to us ready trained to behave in the way we want them to, it takes work, yes some dogs will be easier to train and don't have the killer instinct, are you wanting a pup or an older dog?
  4. Redyre Rotties

    Redyre Rotties Songster

    Jul 8, 2009
    North Carolina, USA
    I suggest this kind if you don't want to have to confine it in any way. Guaranteed not to roam, kill chickens, and does not require any training.

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  5. Fly 2006

    Fly 2006 Songster

    Apr 28, 2012
    Hampshire England
    [​IMG] Nearly spat my drink all over my laptop!

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