[Homestead] June, July and August
genegerue at ruralize.com
Sat Sep 6 17:23:58 EDT 2008
On Sep 6, 2008, at 3:20 PM, Lisa K.V. Perry wrote:
> Oldest son worked with a Vet last summer (a year ago), she trains
> BCs and
> owns several. She told Spencer that since BCs are natural herding
> dogs it
> goes against their instinct to chase. Makes sense.
I don't think so. A friend's border collie chased anything that got
into their three-acre clearing. And Dax. a German Shepherd, and Benny,
an Australian Shepherd, chased anything that got within chasing
distance. With Dax gone, Benny is more cautious, but I have zero deer
problems. Now, one thing that I believe is a factor is how far back
the protective forest is from one's garden or orchard.
Have you considered a pellet gun? Tickle their posteriors.
Seriously, if it were me having such deer problems, I would get two
puppies of a breed with strong territorial instincts. Two males.
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