Originally Posted by lilkitty90
i heard it only worked if it was the chicken she killed, and she hasn't killed one in months, so would a chicken she hasn't killed worked? I know a friend who has one that occasionally upturns with dead chickens so I could possibly use one of his. I too don't fully understand how the method would work but it's been proven to work.
Proven to work by whom exactly?
Whoever it is shouldn't be allowed near animals, children or frankly even themselves. Lol
I can guess where the idea developed from and it's about as rational and intelligent as shooting yourself in the foot so you can get a verruca.......
Shocking, absolutely shocking.
Anyway your dog.
There's a really simple, way to stop this. Unfortunately however if the chicken trick is the best talent you can find locally to help you then it might be a case of accepting your dog has to go. I know its not what you want, but sometimes circumstances just don't allow.
Anyway I do hope you can sort it out and any help I can offer I will. If I can find some suicidal chickens (I might manage geese and ducks easy enough but not so many chickens round here) and a frenzied terrier, then I'll even video it for you.
In terms of the solution...... You have to override his natural instincts before they red zone. How? Give him a job. What job? His job...... Is to guard the chickens!
Crazy? Not at all. You are tapping into parts of his psychi that are actually the most powerful.
(I Can just imagine some people reactions reading this right now lol)
Let me give you an example. I came to horses from dogs. One dog I worked with was going to be destroyed because he would savage local farmers sheep and calves. The dog? A Rottweiler.
The court ( yes it was a destruction case) stated that I had to demonstrate his rehabilitation and use in order to allow him to be released to a new home.
This dog was the product of a guard dog mentality. Actually owned to guard tractors and other machinery. I took him to a disabled farmer in Wales I knew and asked to use him with his flock of sheep. (this farmer has no use of his legs so he relies on a quad bike to get around)
Rottweilers ARE sheepdogs believe it or not. With the right guidance, within minutes he was focussed and a different animal. So much so that he asked to keep him. He has since written his own reflection on this (including for the court) that he has found the best sheepdog he has ever owned, and without any training.
There's your solution.