Roberto pokachinni wrote:Tie the carcass around the dog's collar, and let the dog suffer with that form of scolding for a few days. That is often enough to get the point across. When I saw your thread title, I was wondering what sort of chicken breed you had that it was eating dogs. Ha Ha.
As a dog trainer with 30 years of experience... this really is an ineffective way to train a dog. If you want to attempt to train a dog that has eaten a bird, you must make the reward stronger than the reward of killing/eating the chicken. So, yes, you can train a dog to not kill chickens, but you have to repeat and repeat 4000 times (study showing how long it takes a dog to really get it... and no I don't have the study right in front of me). You will have to start simple and then add distance and distraction. Most people aren't willing to do the work involved in order to train the dog to be 100% safe around birds.
That being said, if you want more specific advice on the training, moose me and I will talk to you off line.