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Re: Re: Re: Re: Breaking a Dog from Killing Chicke
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Posted by tracy on May 25, 2004 at 10:02:51 from (184.108.40.206):
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Breaking a Dog from Killing Chickens posted by hm on March 08, 2004 at 12:45:50:
hm, all is well and good with your theory, but farm/ranch/country life is not quite a perfect. If I went about killing my neighbors chickens you can bet they'd punish me. Whatever it takes to STOP the dog from eating chickens, because the other alternative is shooting them.
I just came in from finding 3 MORE of my chickens dead in the yard. The dog apparently learned to jump up and open the door of the coop and then to dive in for some good old fashioned carnage. This makes 8 now, in the last week. Each time he figures out a new, different way to get at my chickens.
I don't need to beat my dog, I can see he KNOWS he's been bad. But he's tied now, and I'm not letting that little ^%$^%$ off his leash. I guess you could call tying a dog physical punishment, in some ways. But do I care? I bet my poor little dead chickens don't care much. He's a lot more free than those chickens are.
Put yourself in the place of the victim. If a cougar pounced down and ate you, you can bet the wildlife authorities would go kill that cougar. They figure it out... mmm easy meal, good fun. One kill is all it takes.
So did anyone ever figure out how to stop them? I've zapped my dog with the shock collar pretty good... caught him right in the act last time. Still he managed to figure out how to break into the coop today. I hate to get rid of him. But he doesn't look so great tied up and whining.
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