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  • Don't have chickens or turkeys?
  • I know how I would stop it if they were my turkeys or chickens. I would shoot the dog.
  • shock collars baby! The underground fence system is amazing turn that thing up full blast for that breed.
  • wow that is a bad question. pits are getting a real bad name and in real it is the breeding but bet you cant stop them.. i might be wrong but.. something tells me i am not wrong..
  • If it's any consolation, my border collie killed a chicken once. No matter how well trained a dog is, sometimes they get so excited that nothing will stop them. That's not entirely true -- any dog that lives in fear of not pleasing their alpha, would stop. You would have to be hyper vigilante for a long time to get your dog to develop that kind of respect for your command... I think you can work this problem out at dog obedience school -- basically, your dog has to know you mean "No" when you say "No", but that wouldn't stop your dog from chasing chickens when you're not around.
  • How bout trying some training for the dog? if the dog is acting out its no ones fault but your own!
  • Keep it in a very safe pen away from other animals and get it the best training you can. Keep it well away from children.
  • It's going to be tough now that it's already eaten one. Good luck.
  • This is NOT an aggression issue, but a PREY DRIVE Stimulus. I would not be so bold as to suggest you can train this NATURAL behavior out of the dog. Your best bet is to set the dog up to be successful at NOT having access to these birds. I once had a fox terrier...insanely beloved by cats...evidently ALL CATS, because every cat I ever saw that had access to her...even ones that were reputed to be afraid of dogs...INSTANTLY adored Scooter...they rubbed and fawned on her...and she loved them right back. Scooter was also bomb-proof with children of ANY AGE and old folks. Rats, however...were a different story and true to her breeding...she would murder them within mere seconds of sighting one...just grab, shake and snap the neck..no blood and she didn't worry them afterwards. It is almost impossible to retrain the prey drive on a dog that has a HIGH prey drive...I do not think for a moment that you need to shoot the dog. Especially if you have successfully managed to retrain it to become successful and well behaved in other areas it had been challenged. I would, however, keep your poultry locked up or if you are allowing free-range...build a unit that can be periodically picked up and moved...don't allow him liberty unless you are there to call him off or have him on a stout lead. Most Pit bulls are wonderful, loving dogs. Some, like other breeds are NOT. The big problem is not that they are such an overly aggressive breed...but that their "DESIGN" is such that if one does bite down...you have about five times the resulting "mess" to contend with. For many years COCKER SPANIELS (American Bred) held the MOST BITE title for family pet dogs...and now...over the past five years they have added the LAB to the list because bites by Labs has increased to a point of making the national bite list....I love retrievers...Labs, Goldens, Flat-Coats, Curly-coats...Great dogs with (usually soft mouths and gentle, willing temperaments) great hearts. We have GOT TO STOP INDISCRIMINATE BREEDING BY ALL DOG BREEDERS... Puppy Mills, Back Yard Breeders and those who breed because they can with no consideration to the bloodlines.
  • Not for the weak tummied so scroll past the pictures if you are very squeamish. Here is a my thought of pits. I had a beautiful pit that weighed a little over 90 lbs that was 3 yrs old. My son was raised around him and the dog would follow him everywhere. We thought it was the perfect dog. I too had always thought that aggressive dogs were only so because of their owners....I was wrong! We were very loving with our dog and he was the only one we had. He had the best of everything. My son would even sleep with him. About 5 months ago my son was sitting on the couch next to him watching spongebob and Charlie(our pit) was sleeping on the couch next to him about 3 ft away. Out of nowhere Charlie jumped up and started attacking my 2 yr old baby. Me and my mother were nearby and jumped up to stop him. The attack only lasted about 10 seconds and it seemed as if Charlie had known he did something wrong because he immediately stopped and hunched down in a corner. But it wasn't quick enough because my son had blood pouring all down his face from holes in his face and head. One puncture wound came half an inch away from his eye. The vet told us that no matter how good a pit bull is raised he STILL has that "aggressive" trait in his bloodline. They can suppress it throughout their life time, it just depends on your luck. He told us Charlie had attacked upon waking which meant he was still partially asleep and his actions could not be controlled. In my opinion it is still too much of a risk to have a pit around any child because of this fact. No matter how much I love pits I will NEVER own another. This could have been A LOT worse.... The first pic is 2 days after the attack when some swelling had gone down.(his eye WAS completely closed) The second is his pretty little face now which I thank God everyday that it wasn't worse.
  • shoot the dog. That'll stop it.
  • Muzzle.
  • whaaaa? um, muzzle him
  • Alive or dead? If alive, a bigger fence. Otherwise, just pick the garbage can up off the floor :)
  • by protecting your poultry a lot more
  • not to be rude but...IT'S A PITBULL
  • shoot him in the head
  • just dont bring them home
  • Obedience school.
  • You know the opening scene from "Robot Chicken"?

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