Hello everybody! I have a Collie/Kelpie (Australian sheepdog) called Bruno, he's just over a year old. He showed up at our doorstep with his sister at about 2months old. We live in a farming area, a lot of farmers around here dump unwanted dogs, it's very common. It's likely that he came from a long line of working dogs. He has a lot of energy, and takes direction well, he has bonded with me a lot and follows me everywhere. At the moment we've learned 'Here', 'Sit', 'Down', 'Stay' and 'Go', we use these when playing ball and using the hose as he has fixations/obsessions with both of these things. I can now make him stay a few metres in front of me, tell him 'Here' and then 'Down' half way to me, I repeat this a few times before he gets to my feet. We've learned all this in 6 days (he was my parents dog and they never trained him before this). I think that this is amazing considering it's only been 6 days, I teach him something and within 3 attempts he's pretty much got it down. Problem- Today I took him in with the chickens, I had him on a long rope (just incase), I just let him roam around to see how he acted towards them. As I thought, he began stalking them, but instead of naturally grouping them he seemed to be trying to break one away from the rest of the group, and stalking it in to a corner. The chicken flapped and tried to escape and Bruno lunged towards it, I gave a tug on the the rope and brought him back to me and called it a day. He listened to me somewhat when stalking the chickens but it took a few attempts to get him to do what I wanted, he was fixated. Any advice? I don't have the money to pay for a trainer, and I enjoy doing it myself. The only reason I'm doing it is to keep him focused and active. Maybe Agility would be better?