A good livestock guardian dog is one of the best investments you can make for your homestead, but it isn’t as simple as tossing any old dog out into the pasture and hoping for the best. This post is all about succeeding with a livestock guardian puppy and molding it into a successful mature guardian.
Predators on the homestead come in many different forms. They range from those invisible to the naked eye that devour a garden overnight, to large carnivorous animals that attack the livestock. Define the predators that threaten your livestock, and learn how we deal with ours and why shooting is a last option.
Our newest LGD pup, Zeus, is training with the pigs! Looking for tips on integrating an LGD with the animals? Maybe I an help!
We have lots of predators in the UP & decided it was time to add another LGD to the farm. Come meet our newest LGD Pup (currently in training)!
Livestock guardian animals include llamas, donkeys, and several breeds of dogs. At Joybilee Farm, we use both llamas and LDGs to protect our animals and even our children from the bears, cougars, wolves, and coyotes that pass through our 140 acres of forest and wetlands. Then there are the occasional weasels or stouts that decide […]