05-06-2014, 08:05 PM
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Since that incidence, we have set up both the dal that didn't kill the lamb and my Dobe, with the help of a cooperative neighbor. Neither one has shown any interest in either lambs or chickens, even when no one was around and the two were together. Interestingly, that dal has even left the cats alone since then. Believe me, I understand about pack mentality, and so does my daughter. I was actually asked to testify as an expert witness in dog behavior in several murder trials involving dogs, so am not ignorant of dog behavior. Those two dogs do not get into trouble even when running together. Since the incident, the dog that killed the lamb is only let out when it has a shock collar on and is under supervision. So far the dog sticks to my daughter like glue and hasn't done anything to warrant a shock, so we can't correct it yet. My daughter is very well aware of the probability she will have to get rid of that dog, however getting rid of the other dog that has done nothing wrong and has apparently learned to leave stock alone would be a little bit of a hysterical reaction at this point. Believe me, we WILL watch all of the dogs closely for any negative behavior in the future. Neither my daughter nor I want any more stock killed. I do thank all of you for your replies and suggestions, and I will keep you informed of any updates, both good and bad.