- MemberSeptember 23, 2012 at 8:42 am66
Hi, you can definitely get your GSD to coexist with chickens. I have two high drive dobermans (15 months old) and a 12 week old staffy pup, I have taught them not to chase the chickens by leaving them sniff around the coops, when the chickens start flipping out and the dog gets excited just calmly and firmly say no and correct them, either with the lead or as I do by gently restraining them in the sit position they learn this very quickly.
Unfortunately I never did this with my EBT so she cannot go in the part of the garden with the chickens with it but she is old now so I see there being no point in teaching her now other than for a challenge. Her life would be no better if I did.