Relentless chickens raid dog's food bowl in hilarious compilation
Great Pyrenees are one of the "gentle giants" of the dog world - and you can see in this video how they have earned that accolade.
Do you think all dogs react in the same way when someone wants to take away their food plate? The truth is that no, most dogs react differently, since not everyone is used to an intruder touching their food dishes. Almost no dog likes to have their food stolen, since they consider it only theirs and no one has the right to take away their food, but good training can make a difference. In this case, we can see how dogs and chickens are not good friends, since imposing chickens try to steal dogs' food, but no dog lets a chicken approach its plate. These are dogs of the Great Pyrenees and are really adorable.
If you live on a farm, one of the most common concerns is that if you have dogs start chasing and assaulting the chickens. Many times the coexistence between animals of different species is very complex, but do not give up because with some guidelines and certain precautions your chickens will be safe. Think that by instinct for your dog, a chicken is a prey that must be hunted.
The hens of your farm are very attractive prey for your dog, and the key is to teach your furry pet that they are not. It is not the first time we have commented on the importance of an early education. Your dog must be educated and trained not to chase or attack the chickens. He thinks that if he reaches them, the most normal thing is that he ends up killing them, a very unpleasant moment that you can certainly avoid. Maybe if they are your chickens, you can compromise a bit since it is your dog, but imagine that it kills a neighbor's chickens. In the worst case, your dog's life could be in serious danger due to circumstances.
If your dog is one of those who attack the chickens, you must get down to work to change that behavior. Training your dog is a constant process that requires patience. Without hesitation, it is possible to teach your dog not to chase any type of bird. You can try to minimize the hunting instincts of your canine friend, and train him seriously so that this situation is not so susceptible.
You should take the precaution of always keeping your dog inside the house while you enclose the birds in the chicken coop. Because that way you will avoid that when they see the dog, they get nervous and start flying or running uncontrolled. Think that if your dog sees the chickens fleeing, he will really want to go after them and hunt them.
This process of getting your dog used to the presence of chickens is slow and you may have to repeat it many times until you reach a normal state. Keep watching your dog while looking at the chickens, move slowly forward and backward as your dog changes his attitude in the presence of birds. It is important that you use the "leave" command every time you stop and back off. If your dog behaves well, give him a reward.