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.
Last week we brought home Stanley, our new Livestock Guardian Dog puppy. We decided on a Livestock Guardian dog for our flock last year, after thinking about the best ways to protect our goats and poultry on our new, rural farm.
Have you ever wondered what the best protectors are to watch over the critters on your farm? Are you weighing the options between fencing types, using donkeys, alpacas, llamas, or livestock guardian dogs? At HiBar Ranch, Farm and Forest we’ve tried and tested all options in two of the harshest environments for ‘big predators’ in […]
Most homesteaders do keep dogs — often to protect the livestock — but whether your dogs are working dogs or pets, this is a great way to keep them safely contained until they are mature enough to be on their own on your property. You can keep an eye on them, they cannot get into […]
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)!