Our new pound puppy is about 2 years old, part chow, high energy, learns quickly, and is adorable. I wouldn't leave her alone with the new ducklings, but am able to leave her untied while we are in the barn, as she doesn't bother the chickens, etc. Last night Turkey was missing, so went looking with dog running with me. Turkey was sitting on a nest she had made in the weeds, but I needed to **** her into the barn, as a big white broad-breasted turkey is defenseless and there are foxes and coyotes that could hop the fence. The dog seemed to grasp the idea--**** bird back to barn--and did just that, if a little too energeticly, but without touching the bird. Neat! Can a 2 year mutt be trained to herd? How? We are still working on basic obedience commands, but herding ducks and the turkey would be great fun.