|Barked: Mon Jul 30, '07 5:54am PST |
|Basically you need to confine either the birds or the pup when pup can't be watched. I don't know what your situation is but giving any pup too much freedom can create more work.
Ruya's mom is involved with Anatolian club where we have an article on ASDs and poultry at our club website here.
Also a forum which she started in 1994, on issues including training of livestock protection dogs here called LGD-L and you can join and read all the archives that mention chickens or other livestock. Then post to the forum. There are many people with working livestock dogs of many breeds, including Anatolians.
LGD-L also has a library including a section on LGD training issues
The main thing is to set up a schedule of containing either the pup or the chickens when both can't be supervised. Mornings and afternoon can be the worst time for a pup to be around excited birds scrambling for food. Roosters chasing hens can entice pup to think it's a game. There are many reasons a pup can make mistakes. But even if you have lost a few hens, the dog is not a total loss. Restrict freedom when the dog can't be watched. For some people, this means putting the birds into a pen, for others, it means putting the pup into a pen. Obviously every situation has different arrangements that may be more convenient.
Adolescence in all breeds of pups can be a trying time!
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