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Discussion in 'Waterfowl' started by Biring, Oct 12, 2020.
LOL That sounds like the Chase the Guineas do but they don't usually involve dogs.
They’re like earthworms with a backbone. Weird little things.
Ants are pretty useful too, although we do have a lot of them. And a lot of varieties too.
Wow, thank you for the pictures and information about the local environment!
You need to squash this behavior immediately!!!
Use a no contact rule. Allow her to be among them, but as soon as she interacts (looks at them tail wagging, stares, ANYTHING like this), scold her to show your displeasure, then divert attention to something that IS acceptable.
If your plans are to use her for hunting, then you need to introduce her to ‘good birds’ at the same time. Flush and shoot but always go by the ‘bad’ birds to enforce that one is OK, the other still is not.
Thanks for the dog training advice Mark! I currently do not have a farm dog because all of my birds are "bad"!
We don’t plan to use her for hunting; she’s welcome to catch rats if she wants but her job is to let us know when someone enters our property uninvited and when she sees monitor lizards and snakes. She’s already alerted us to someone trying to steal our motorbike at 1am a few weeks ago.
We’ve been intervening and diverting her attention when she plays with the duck (and it is only one duck she does this to).
For cultural reasons it’s very easy to get rid of unwanted dogs here - there are people who buy them by the kilo! Hopefully it won’t come to that.
It's very difficult for puppies. They look for playmates, unfortunately birds don't have the resilience that other puppies or larger animals have. Guess it's time you put a puppy mask on and let her play to her heart's content.