Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Illinois
Is your dog outside unsupervised?
You should be with the dog when the dog is outside, fenced yard or not. Especially if she is escaping. She doesn't need to be taught not to kill chickens, but needs to be taught respect for the fence. She must not jump the fence that will solve both the escape problem you are having and the needless chickocide of chickens.
If the crate you have is too small, get a larger crate. Problem solved, however that is still only treating a symptom instead of curing the disease.
Dogs must be taught what you expect. They are not born knowing what humans want of them. Fortunately, GSD's are among the easiest breeds to train. It's almost like teaching a three year old child.
Bear, Anna, Molly, Ossie, and The Countess Lisl von Schlaf
An Unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!