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

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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.

so long as he can see the chickens he will behave like that unless you train him not to....so if he can see the chickens, you'll get behavioural problems unless you train him.....he'll start chasing other stuff too. And at some point he'll breach a fence - that is inevitable - you need a dog that is not bored and obedient. Training - if done correctly - can take remarkably little time.

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my dog this to my chickens in the UK ,dogs will be dogs

Nonsense - dogs are what you train them to be!
effort, more effort, and reap the rewards, a well trained dog is a pleasure as a companion,an non-trained dog can be total menace.

one dog i rememember fondly helping someone with, would howl at sirens and thunder,heaps of exposure to recorded sounds that caused upset to the dog,worked and cured the dog of his problem.

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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.

so long as he can see the chickens he will behave like that unless you train him not to....so if he can see the chickens, you'll get behavioural problems unless you train him.....he'll start chasing other stuff too. And at some point he'll breach a fence - that is inevitable - you need a dog that is not bored and obedient. Training - if done correctly - can take remarkably little time.
so true,big rewards at the end of it all, sitting around with a dog on a lead,looking at chickens,birds other animals may not sound like fun, but its all about exposure.
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There's some people around that will be glad to take your dog to Vietnam, still waiting for their number though...

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I solved this problem.

A number of years ago a pack of dogs came and killed some 40 chickens of mine overnight. Chickens were fenced in, but the dogs broke down the fence. Dead bodies everywhere.

I paid a young guy 500 Baht/dog.

Cost me 4,500 Baht and stopped the problem. The stupid canines just kept coming back to see if there were more chickens to kill.

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I solved this problem.

A number of years ago a pack of dogs came and killed some 40 chickens of mine overnight. Chickens were fenced in, but the dogs broke down the fence. Dead bodies everywhere.

I paid a young guy 500 Baht/dog.

Cost me 4,500 Baht and stopped the problem.

country justice,sometimes its the only way
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There's some people around that will be glad to take your dog to Vietnam, still waiting for their number though...

get a nice basket or plastic bucket as well, a good deal

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I raised/trained dogs for some years. One German Shepherd that retrieved any dog (or person) that she perceived as a real threat to the my children, usually the retrieved critter wasn't fit for anything if it was still alive. She was doing the job she was trained to do. I raised hunting dogs, mostly Labs for many years, along with a pointer or two. I had a house mate that had a chicken/goose killing dog in a New Mexico village, rural, very similar to life here. We tried everything, hanging the bird around the neck, dog ate it, hanging it around the neck full of Cayenne pepper, dog ate it, hanging around neck with Cayenne and mace, dog ate it. Dog left the premises permanently. Same problem with a pointer, .22 to the brain pan. The chickens and geese were on their own property, not mine. Like here, chickens and geese were part of the families' food supply. If I hadn't done the dirty deeds, the neighbors would have and would have always held a dangerous grudge against me.

I might add, that while working next to a Indian Pueblo I was given permission to kill all dogs roaming. They were packing up and killing cattle. I got to hunt ducks for free in exchange. I ended the pack problem.

You will not break the dogs once they have gotten a taste. A good fence is your best bet, and you know that your neighbors certainly won't build one, that way if it is in/on your property, fair game and get the frying pan ready. If not a fence, well not a pretty alternative.

Best of luck with this situation.

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

Seen the invisible dog fence in the states, but not here in Thailand.

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With a new puppy, & chickens. Of Course the new puppy killed one of his chickens right away. Put the puppy in a kennel & tie the dead chicken around his neck & make him wear it like that during the weekend. It is the only way to break a dog & you will see it wont happen again..

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

You could simply roast them, slow cook them with potatoes and carrots in a thick gravy, or try coc au vin; there are also some great recipes on-line. Hope these suggestions help.

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My grandfather's solutions were tie a dead chicken he has killed onto the dogs back on his shoulders and just leave it there for a few days. If that doesn't stop the habit insert a small piece of lead on one ear.

Then barbeque the dog. If you can't control the dog, you shouldn't have it. I'm surprised the locals haven't taken it upon themselves to do this already. If it happened in my village, it would now be a story of what happened, not a request for assistance in management.

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Have to agree with IsaanAussie and sgtsabai. You have a pet with a problem and not a guard dog. He has the taste now and will never change and you will never train him out of it! I do know because I have been training dogs around live stock all my life. You have two choices, Euthanasia or being caged or penned so as the dog cannot roam at all, the second choice has it's problems also.wai.gif

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I raised/trained dogs for some years. One German Shepherd that retrieved any dog (or person) that she perceived as a real threat to the my children, usually the retrieved critter wasn't fit for anything if it was still alive. She was doing the job she was trained to do. I raised hunting dogs, mostly Labs for many years, along with a pointer or two. I had a house mate that had a chicken/goose killing dog in a New Mexico village, rural, very similar to life here. We tried everything, hanging the bird around the neck, dog ate it, hanging it around the neck full of Cayenne pepper, dog ate it, hanging around neck with Cayenne and mace, dog ate it. Dog left the premises permanently. Same problem with a pointer, .22 to the brain pan. The chickens and geese were on their own property, not mine. Like here, chickens and geese were part of the families' food supply. If I hadn't done the dirty deeds, the neighbors would have and would have always held a dangerous grudge against me.

I might add, that while working next to a Indian Pueblo I was given permission to kill all dogs roaming. They were packing up and killing cattle. I got to hunt ducks for free in exchange. I ended the pack problem.

You will not break the dogs once they have gotten a taste. A good fence is your best bet, and you know that your neighbors certainly won't build one, that way if it is in/on your property, fair game and get the frying pan ready. If not a fence, well not a pretty alternative.

Best of luck with this situation.

Good. Undisguised logic.

Also, a barbequed dog is very nice with sweet chilli sauce that you get at the 7. About 45Bt per jar.

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