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I wouldn't put an ecollar on 4 month puppy. 6mos. you can phase it in. I wouldn't let a dog less than a year unless 100% recall loose in an unfenced yard. As for the chickens she WILL FIND THEM EVENTUALLY if they are free range they will make it to your yard. Don't forget about that Golden Nose.
I am also not a fan of letting dogs "free range" in an unfenced yard. To many things can wander into the yard that could be trouble and by the time you get there it's too late.
GinnyPA's got some good points

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I am against any kind of punshment for my dog. Which is what shocking does. Whether it is called a correction or something else, I still see it as hurtful punishment. I don't want her to be fearful and stepping on eggshells afraid when the zap will come. I am against letting my dog run free. She is supervised at all times not running around outside when I am inside watching TV. A fence is not an option. DH would never go for it. With him it would be the mowing issue. Me it would look tacky. Electric shock only if needed for an agressive dog. Keeping her on leash at all times would not teach her boundries. Just make her want to run more when off leash. Experience from previous dog. Wonderful when on leash. Moment she was loose it took hours to chatch her. Never went far just would dart and run circles as soon as you got close. I don't want that with Sadie. I want her to come to me with a happy waggin tail no matter what the situation.
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Moment she was loose it took hours to chatch her. Never went far just would dart and run circles as soon as you got close
Good luck and best wishes to you and your pup. I hope your having as much fun with your new pup as I am mine. Puppies are great!

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Radarsdad: That is exactly why I do not want to leash my NEW dog 24-7. The reason my Collie mix would play catch me for hours was because she was constantly leashed. I don't want that with Sadie. She is only off leash during outdoor training and one on one playtime. She is never off leash unsupervised.

She is a blast and a joy. Will listen better than my kids.
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Funny you should mention that ALL of my dogs listened better than my kids

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