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My Dog Is Chasin&killing Neighbor's Chickens- Any Suggestions

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I live on 5 rai of land in rural Ubon. I have 2 great male dogs that guard our property. One is about 2 years old and loves everyone that comes by to visit. Very docile around people, but has a bad habit of hunting all the neighbors chickens. He started by chasing them out of our yard, but now is hunting them in the neighbor's land for fun.

Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas on how to break this dog of chasing and killing the neighbor's chickens?

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Why would you want to stop them. I encourage my dogs to kill or chase out anything that comes into my 1 rai backyard at the farm. Mind you, I do have make sure the dogs aren't let out of the yard on their own as the MIL isn't impressed when they kill her ducks or rabbits

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I'm not an expert but have always understood that once a dog gets a taste of killing something like that, it's pretty impossible to stop them. Except to build the fence somebody else suggested. I'd fence them anyway for their own protection.

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Here is the technique used by a "priest" dog trainer. Put in a large burlap sack, together dog and chicken, hang the bag in the air, and carefully tap with a stick on the dog. The dog will believe that it is the chicken that did it, and he will never again touch a chicken.

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stop messing about and search ''invisible dog fence'' on google. Job done

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Your dog needs training - reinforcement and reward is much more effective than "punishment" as dogs are seldom aware of what they are being punished for.

Many people blame foxes on the death of their chickens ducks etc, but more often than not it is dogs that do the damage.......(foxes often come after around looking for carrion.)

In essence you have to train your dog to come to heel or STOP when you tell them......this is perfectly possible with patience and little treats.

You also want to teach the animal to be calm around chickens - e.i. obeying YOUR commands gets a treat whilst getting excited about the hens will not.

One probem ca be if they can see the chickens all day etc - they just get more and more frustrated and excited by these "sitting ducks" so once they get the opportunity they go crazy - quite literally.

You are obviously a concerned and responsible owner - It's your dog - you are responsible for it and its training and if it causes trouble it is your fault.....so train it. You might want to go to Amazon and download a book on it.

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Good point. My dog does go crazy when he sees a chicken to chase. He won't stop for anything until he has it in his mouth. I want to try positive rewards to control him, but I know this will be a monumental task.

The second idea I like is to build a small fenced in pen to keep him in.

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Yes, my suggestion is... Chicken alone is not a balanced diet for an adult dog so the chicken should be supplemented with a little rice and vegetables.

Of course it sounds like he is getting plenty of exercise chasing the chickens, so that's good. smile.png

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