Dogs, in general, love to chase chickens. I mean, the chickens runs, flap their wings, and yell. What's not fun about chasing that? You can train any dog just about to not mess with the chickens. My Lab, a bird hunting dog, will let the chickens walk all over her. She's knows that chasing chickens means trouble. My collie is young...she hasn't gotten the message 100% yet so I do not leave her unattended if the chickens are out.
I’m not sure , I’ll have to ask him when he gets up from his nap 💤
He would square off with Cocky the rooster
And cocky would get chewing up a little but it was all in good fun .
Never killed any .
My German short hair pointer would get fired up in September and eat 1 or 2 birds and that was it for the year .
Poodles are smart they know chickens are friends not food
Poodles are bird dogs. Each and every dog, including all types of bird dogs, can be trained to leave chickens alone. You must invest the time to train them.
It is much easier and faster to train a dog to leave the poultry alone if you start with a young pup, but all dogs, no matter their age, can be trained to leave the poultry alone.
My son's flushing spaniels, that he shot over regularly, and were fantastic hunters of pheasants, never even looked sideways at my ducks and hens. They had been told, no it wasn't OK and they obeyed the law. None of my German Shepherds, who were hell on rodents, ever looked at the poultry. The family Australian Shepherd, whose job it is to chase the crows away, stays well away from the ducks, geese, and turkeys.
it was explained to t them, in ways that a dog can understand, that the poultry was off limits.
Poodle are quite intelligent and they are cooperative. it should be easy to train a poodle to leave the birds alone
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