Livestock Guardians: Using Dogs, Donkeys, and Llamas to Protect Your Herd

Livestock Guardians: Using Dogs, Donkeys, and Llamas to Protect Your Herd

by Jan Vorwald Dohner
     
 

Livestock Guardians is a comprehensive guide for farmers struggling to reduce predation of sheep, goats, and other livestock. Jan Dohner, who has more than 26 years of experience with guardian animals, helps owners understand the keys to effective livestock protection: careful selection of the right guardian animal, proper guardian-livestock bonding,

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Livestock Guardians is a comprehensive guide for farmers struggling to reduce predation of sheep, goats, and other livestock. Jan Dohner, who has more than 26 years of experience with guardian animals, helps owners understand the keys to effective livestock protection: careful selection of the right guardian animal, proper guardian-livestock bonding, dedicated training, and ongoing problem-solving.

Three chapters address the use of guardian dogs; collectively, these chapters explain how to evaluate, train, understand, and socialize these hardworking canines. A separate chapter provides detailed information on many guardian breeds from around the world. Additional chapters on livestock guardian donkeys and llamas help readers select and train these animals as well. The thorough coverage of livestock guardians includes health care information; breed profiles; case studies of real farmers effectively using guard animals; a list of useful resources and references; and a 16-page color insert showing photos of guardian breeds.

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“Livestock Guardians, by Jan Dohner, is a comprehensive guide for farmers struggling to reduce predation of sheep, goats, and other livestock. Dohner, who has more and 26 years of experience with guardian animals, helps owners understand the keys to effective livestock protection: careful selections of the right guardian animal, proper guardian livestock bonding, dedicated raining, and ongoing problem-solving.” -American Small Farm

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580176958
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
12/12/2007
Series:
Storey's Working Animals Ser.
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
443,481
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.63(d)

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Meet the Author

Janet Vorwald Dohner is the author of The Farm Dog and Livestock Guardians. A lifetime dog lover, she has over 35 years of experience using livestock guard dogs for predator control. She writes for magazines including Modern Farmer and Mother Earth News, and she gives presentations on livestock guardians and predator control at various conferences. Dohner is a board member of the Kangal Dog Club of America and a member of several learning communities for working dogs. 
 

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