[QUOTE= I do puppy style obedience outside the chicken run, then progress to obedience inside the chicken run, then fade that into the dog being simply allowed around the chickens. I correct for any chase precursors - eyeing, crouching, freezing up, so it never escalates to the point of actual chasing. It's a lot harder to break them of the habit once they learn how much fun birds are to chase. [/QUOTE]
I was just reviewing this thread because, well, the chicks are here! I was going to wait until July but I couldn't stand to wait any longer so I ordered some! I was just curious, what do you (or anyone) use for corrections for chase behavior?--a prong collar, electric collar, something else? I know that may be hard to answer because every dog is different. So far, so good. The chicks are in the brooder in the garage. I let the GSDs come with me when I check on them, and they don't seem that interested in the chicks at all.
Sorry to keep reviving this thread! This should be the last time, I promise!
Last edited by sebrench; 05-17-2019 at 02:38 PM.