My DH has been dying to get a dog. He wanted a lab...BAD! Well today we got a rescue pup who's between 5-6 months, she's a lab/dacshund mix (don't ask me how it was done, I'm still in shock!). She's already nipped at the chickens and got a bonk on the nose for it. Any suggestions on teaching her Chickens are friends not food? On a side note, we walked her in the back yard and one of the neighborhood strays was sitting next to the coop, and she started barking and going after her like saying "this is my territory now fuzzy".