When my husband Adam and I bought our 100 acre block 12 months ago, I screwed up my nose at the property name, but I think it rather fits in this context… The first job on the new block was to set up fencing for our mixed herd of goats and sheep. We picked the front paddock so we could look out at them from our veranda.
A guest blog from my highly respected and knowledgeable friend, Paul White of his travels and observations throughout Transylvania. by Paul White Updated on April 30th, 2020. **A MESSAGE from LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN DOGS AUSTRALIA: Please respect the cultural differences...
"Repurposing" a Livestock Guardian Dog doesn't need to be stressful. If you have a plan and a backup plan, are prepared to be flexible with your expectations and have acquired the knowledge, understanding and patience to allow the livestock guardian dog to govern the...
Guest Post by Emily Little
My working maremma Bear knew what was coming when my husband and I were forced to leave him, his young trainee (Marloo), and our dorper ewes and lambs when we evacuated ahead of the November 8 Bobin Fire.
Guest Post by Dr Kat Gregory BVSc.MANZCVSc
Bushfires are part of our Australian landscape, and it seems more important than ever that all of us should be prepared – not just for ourselves, but the animals with whom we share our lives. Proactive management, is always the best approach.
Being prepared and having an evacuation plan for your Livestock Guardian Dogs is vital. Some of these steps differ to those for evacuating other non-working breeds, so be aware of the likely difficulties you may face uprooting a bonded LGD from their livestock.