Livestock Protection Dogs provides comprehensive information on livestock guard dogs. This popular guide covers the selection, training, and care of guardian dogs, flock guardian dogs; and profiles of guardian dog breeds. Specific tips offer instruction for guarding sheep, guarding bird flocks and exotic livestock, and temperament testing potential guardian dog puppies. Livestock Protection Dogs can help you reduce loss from livestock predators. Ranchers, farmers, hobby farm owners, and anyone with animals will be interested in using guardian livestock dogs as an ecologically sound and economical alternative for livestock protection.
Livestock Protection Dogs features:
- The importance of livestock guardian dogs
- The effectiveness of guardian dogs on different types of livestock
- Puppy temperament testing
- Guardian dog breeds and what to look for in a guardian livestock dog
- Ecological and economic advantages of livestock guardian dogs
… and more!
NOTE FROM THE AUTHORS: "Please be aware that this older title may recommend some training techniques that are now considered outdated. At the time of publication, the use of negative reinforcement and positive punishment was more widely used to teach certain types of behaviors, especially with dogs who display a high degree of resilience. We encourage owners to always use the least intrusive, minimally aversive methods possible."