Just after some advice for a mate...unfortunately I dont have any experience in this area so all I could advise was to confine the dog.
My mate has a staffy/bull mastiff x who has killed the neighbours chooks (3 in one house, 1 in another) and also possibly a hand raised bird in a cage.
Cut a long story short, they have only just found out about this.
What can she do? She is really gutted. I have suggested a run to start with just to confine the dog and also some 'treadmill' time to tire the dog out. She has said perhaps the dog is bored and is going to start taking her out mor eoften. She also thought about getting barkbusters in....I assume thats who she was talking about anyway.
But I guess the question is, what can she do? Can she stop the dog from killing any more chickens?
Does anyone know of a trainer in Townsville that might be able to help her?
I told her I would ask here and let her know of the suggestions.
Any advice greatly appreciated and will be passed on promptly.