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Earlier today, I walked Dakoda and big brother Motomo up to my grandfather's house. When I got there, he was leaving. But he said I could stay a while and watch his three 15 week old bluetick coonhound puppies and feed his chickens. I happily agreed and headed into the backyard. I let Motomo and Dakoda offleash and went inside. After grabbing a porkchop and heating it up, I rejoined my dogs outside and let the hound pups out of the kennel, as well as started feeding the chickens. I'd set my plate on a high shelf, about at eye-level with me. All the sudden, I heard the plate fall. I spun around just intime to see Dakoda leaping around Mo and the three pups, teasing them with my porkchop. I started chasing her and she gladly ran with the other dogs jumping around her. I finally cornered her. And just my luck, the three pups and Mo were in between us. The dogs began tug-o-waring with the porkchop and each ended up with a piece. They gobbled it down in seconds. Then Koda's attention went past me, and she got that "I might get in trouble for this... but it's gonna be SOOOO worth it" look in her eyes. She took off running toward the chicken coop. I was confused until I heard them clucking and realized- I had left the door to the coop open and they were loose. I scrambled to catch them, which of course had to be made more difficult by the game the dogs were playing. Finally I got them into the coop and turned to scold the dogs, mainly Koda. She watched me intently with her ears back, tail barely wagging. Motomo barked once. I looked over my shoulder to see why, and saw a totally cute guy. He'd seen the whole thing. I sighed, hooked Koda and Motomo back on the leash, put away the puppies and walked home. The whole time Koda grunted and growled and yipped at me with her tail wagging, as if she was mocking me. T.T :halogsd:
 

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there was nothing to scold the dogs for.
it was your fault the dogs got the pork chop.
you haven't taught your dog not to counter surf.
when the chickens were loose i would taken that time
to socailize the dogs.
 

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there was nothing to scold the dogs for.
it was your fault the dogs got the pork chop.
you haven't taught your dog not to counter surf.
when the chickens were loose i would taken that time
to socailize the dogs.
How do you know that the dog hasn't been taught to not counter surf? And isn't scolding the dog when you catch it in the act part of training it not to counter surf? Plus a shelf that is eye-level is hardly a counter, it's not unreasonable to expect a dog wouldn't be able to get it.

Cute story, I would have been scared about the dogs hurting the chickens!
 

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How do you know that the dog hasn't been taught to not counter surf? And isn't scolding the dog when you catch it in the act part of training it not to counter surf? Plus a shelf that is eye-level is hardly a counter, it's not unreasonable to expect a dog wouldn't be able to get it.

Cute story, I would have been scared about the dogs hurting the chickens!
Ya they HAVE been taught not to countersurf. And it wasa SHELF that my grandfather kept the chicken feed and such things on. Luckily they made no attempts to hurt the chickens. They just seemed amused that they were running from them. LOL. And I scolded them for the purpose that she knows better than to jump up and grab food off plates. She knows better. It probably wasn't a very effective scold though, considering that all I really did was put my hands on my hips and tell her "You are a very naughty girl!!!" Lol!
 
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