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Lab/Great Dane Puppy!

Discussion in 'Dogs, Cats and Other Pets' started by baymule, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Jan 11, 2019
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    Carson has a new trick. He catches birds and eats them. :( He stalks, freezes absolutely still, then leaps. DH feeds the birds and is upset that Carson is catching them. At least he doesn't go after the chickens. If left unsupervised with loose "squeaky toys" running around, he probably would. But I keep that controlled so that he knows they are off limits.

    Right now he is at the burn pile, tugging on dead giant ragweed skeletons with the rootball attached. They make great tug toys.

    Crazy dog!
     
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    Lazy Gardener

    Lazy Gardener Super Self-Sufficient

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    My dog has caught several birds. I frown on such activity. Her behavior with chickens is variable. She pays no attention to them unless I am talking to them, verbally correcting them, or herding them. Then, she feels that she must get in on the action. Last time I processed chickens, I was bringing them in to process them in the laundry room. Of course she wanted to hold one. So, I took the bird and smacked her with it... several times, while telling her to leave it. She's paid no attention to them since then.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Gracie is terrible. Anything little critter moves fast is fair game in her book. Bigger chickens she ignores - UNLESS they come into her yard. She won't look at them twice in the barnyard or in the pasture. But, if they're in HER yard she doles out the ultimate punishment.... sigh. Good thing I like that dog.
     

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