Hi I'm looking for some help. I know there is a man on here named steve who breeds maremmas, if I'm not mistaken.
My question is what am i doing wrong and how do i fix it.
My partner and I got ourselves a maremma puppy specifically to help us with foxes and our chickens.
She is about 15 weeks old and we have been introducing her slowly to our chickens and they were in there own pen so as not to be harmed during the introduction stage but gradually released them from their pen
Since then she has been great we have had to correct her behaviour occasionally as she would Chase the chickens, but for the past two - three weeks we have allowed them to roam around with her under supervision and she has not tried to harm them.
I came inside to go to the toilet and heard my chickens carry on and I came out and she had one of the chickens on the ground....not hurting it but also not allowing it to move... again corrected her behaviour and then I was watering the lawn and I turned around and she was dragging the chicken around by it's wing....
What have I done wrong as she hasn't tried to hurt them previously and how do i stop her?
Any advice would be very much appreciated.