HELP puppy kill a chicken?
Ok i know i know. Once they do it they will never stop. but she is only 4 months old. did she do it perhaps surrounded by a puppy accident? and now knows she can? i know as a fruit farm person that i should get rid of the pup now. i could prolly present her back to the person i bought her from but in my intellect that is a fate worse than death. her pups are never played near unless bought early. they live in an outside pen and even from my house i can hear them combat. Sapphire is used to the family life now. living inside. is nearby ANY way i can stop this? please don't be mean. like i said. i live on a tend and know the rules but before i get rid of her i would love to hear any ideas that may support. please help. the kids and i love her allot.
she is a neo mastiff by the way and about 4 months outdated.
You're going to punish the dog for doing what naturally comes to them? That make no sense, dogs are predators, chickens are prey, plain and simple.
Keep the chickens in a pen, if you let the chickens out put the dog absent until they are back in. That's the easiest solution to your problem.
If you don't want your dog near the chickens take home a fenced in yard for the dog so that the dog cannot get practical the chickens.
Also make a place where only the chickens can turn so they don't get hurt.
No you shouldnt get rid of her just because of that, its a dog this is what they do.But they can be trained..let her know that the chickens is subdivision of the family and not a meal, it will take some time to capture her socialized to them but she'll start to understand that they are off limits and will set off them alone
TRAIN YOUR DOG to leave the chickens alone - strange that the dog also ate the chicken?
You may have to acquire a good strong electronic collar, with a remote control, (buy a good one, not the cheapest) and dial it up until she won't even look at a chicken. Let her loose, agree to her get within a couple of inches of the chicken, then ZAP.
Good piece about electronic remote training collars is, the dogs think the chickens are electric.they don't blame you. So they don't kill them when you're not looking.
For the population who are going to yell about this, relax. Try them on your own neck or arm. The corrections aren't that sensitive. They are short and a snap, like putting a rubberband on your wrist to teach yourself to stop snacking or stop smoking or stop cussing.
It's much better than the fate of a poor chicken torn apart alive by puppy play, or dog prey. Or better than a dog man put down as a livestock killer.
is the puppy a retrever?
There's no reason to get rid of her.. most dogs will kill livestock, expecially small prey animals resembling chickens. It will just be extra work on your part to protect your other animals.
You any need to find a way to keep her separated from chickens or find a topical home for her. Chickens kept in an enclosure are out of manage of dogs.
If you haven't already, take her to a professional trainer who has experience with mastiffs. You nouns like a responsible pet owner, so you probably know that it is absolutely imperative to catch a big dog trained very well before she reach her adult size.
For now, don't allow Sapphire and the kids to play unsupervised, and keep her absent from the chickens. Once you have a firm handle on her in common, start asking your trainer how to deal with the specific chicken issue.
Good luck :)
I dunno know why you're freaked about this.
Simply ensure that it never happens again.
CONFINE the chickens.
CONFINE the dog.
& break it to livestock...ALL livestock.
So watch your dog- and be sure to use an unhappy tone when you him no. You shouldn't be cruel- in recent times not "sweet and sappy" either.
You'll have to monitor her movements around chickens--whenever she have good behavior, reward. If you must use treats & praise to get through to her, do so, but eventually wean her down to in recent times praise.
When she has bad/aggressive behavior around chickens, firmly say NO to her, and cut her for about a minute or so, or until she has good behavior towards them.
As a side write down, my grandfather used to swear by tying a dead chicken around the neck of the dog, but I will not support that, as I have no model if it works or not. Just thought it was interesting.
ok my neighbor has a chicken dont know why we live contained by the city but my dogs poddle and beagle love barking at it we have a fenced in courtyard but they have gotten out before and yes the beagle almost kill it my brother was able to stop him but they try all the time its resembling a squirrel they love them and our dog are under a yr and the poddle is a yr and half and they have be doing since lil yours is young just correct it when it trys to chase it or anything it is possible to train the dog approaching any trainng it will be hard but my grandmother has a huge farm my grandmother have dogs and she trained them not to chase the horses cows chicken etc. keep the dog
wow i never thought a pup is capable of that
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