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    Hello,

    This isnt regarding banjo but my sisters ridgeback x dalmation boy who is about 18months old.
    Just after he got desexed he killed a chicken and now he is constantly trying to get at them and kill them. The first time he did it he actually started to eat the chicken! ( he is definitely well fed) he always tries to hurt the goat but it sticks up for itself.
    I heard that if a dog kills a chicken once they will always 'have it in their blood' so to say and it is impossible to train them off it..
    Is this the case? if not can you please give me some ideas of ways to stop it that I can let my sister know?
    He is a gorgeous, otherwise well behaved giant and my sister has been put in a position that if he doesnt stop he will have to find a new home for him or keep him on the chain all the time.
    Putting the chickens away is not really an option as she lives on my nans property and she is unfortunitly a b1tch who gives her chickens right of way.

    thanks!

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    Sorry I can't answer about killing once and taste of blood stuff, but did you call your nan a b*tch?

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    ummm yes...
    but she really, really is. trust me.
    sorry if i offend anyone

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    So someone was watching when it killed the first chicken?
    What were they doing?
    What happened afterwards?
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    no one saw it. she just went out to hang the washing or something like that and saw diago eating the chicken!
    She obviously got upset, took him and put him on a chain and cleaned up the mess.
    that was about a two months ago. since then he has killed 1 more but every day is chasing them holding them down and giving them a hard time..
    She keeps a much closer eye on him and gets him away from them when she can.

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    Blackie was one too so I got rid of the chickens. It seems your nan's priority are them and she will have to make sure the dog can not get to them when out and their pen is safe.

    Easy enough to do with the want power.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Tell her unfortunately dog > chicken Either confine them while the dog is out and let the chickens out while the dog is inside, or the dog will eat more of them?

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    ah thats a huge shame
    so definetly no chance of them to live in harmony without complete seperation?
    chickens roam free and have no pen so not really a possibility

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    The dog obviously has a fairly high prey drive, it would take a fair bit of effort to teach them to live in harmony IMO.
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    Yes, a very big effort and supervision, training would be required.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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