Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South Mississippi
• Horses: 0
I take my dog with me when I go to the barn most of the time, unless I am coming from class and not home. However, he is kenneled when we are working with the horses or anytime the focus is not on him. I do let him out to do some water retrieve training at the pond, or to play, but he is always supervised when he is out at the farm.
Here, where I live, it is legal to shoot to kill any animal, including dogs or cats, that has entered an enclosure (pen, cage, pasture, etc) that is threatening livestock. But you better have some type of proof that the animal was on your property, a picture, video, dead chickens, etc. Or the owners could sue, guess it is the way the law is written.
I knew a farmer who had laying houses, neighbors dog got into his houses and killed some chickens. He sued for the dead chickens and the loss he took in the amount of eggs because the dog had stressed the chickens. And won his case.