Livestock Protection Dogs provides comprehensive information on livestock guard dogs. Includes selection, training and care of guardian dogs, flock guardian dogs and profiles of guardian dog breeds. Specific tips 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.
• 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 economical advantages of livestock guardian dogs..
Trade paperback, 6 x 9, 256 pages, illustrated, bibliography and
AUTHORS ORYSIA DAWYDIAK AND DAVID SIMS
Orysia Dawydiak and David Sims champion the age-old practice of usingdogs to guard flocks and have achieved international fame for their pioneering work with raising and training livestock protection dogs. They’ve written this book to share their 20+ years of hands-on experience, including revolutionary discoveries on puppy temperament testing.
LIVESTOCK PROTECTION DOGS CONTENTS
• What is a livestock protection dog?
• The breeds
• Selecting a puppy
• The puppy arrives
• The adolescent dog
• The mature dog
• Specific behavioral problems and solutions
• Puppy Testing and selection
• The family companion
• Diet and its many influences
• Health problems
• Special considerations for unusual livestock
REVIEWS FOR LIVESTOCK PROTECTION DOGS
“ I recently acquired a 2 year old Great Pyranees who was previously a goat guardian. I needed him to guard alpacas. This book helped me figure out a solution to all of my questions.”
– Reader review
“This is the best book I’ve seen on the various livestock guarding breeds. Good photos and descriptions of the subtleties between breeds. Good suggestions for managing problem behaviors.”
– Reader review
“If you are considering livestock protection, this book needs to be read .”
– Small Farm Today
“ . . . provides the answers ranchers, farmers, suburban livestock owners, and dog lovers need concerning these unusual canines.”
– Dog & Kennel Magazine