Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Livestock Guardian Dog Program (TAMU)
TAMU has an exemplary Livestock Guardian Dog program. Whether the dog is used as a companion or working LGD, the monthly blog and social media is full of information to help educate and assist owners in providing responsible management of LGD.
Mitigating Human Conflicts with Livestock Guardian Dogs in Extensive Sheep Grazing Systems
Looking or the latest on proven practices that will keep your LGD with livestock? Researchers from the Montana State University Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the USDA Northwest Watershed Research Center have concluded a study that provides data based, proven solutions.
Sheep Dog Savior: Rancher hoping to improve plight of sheep industry's canines
Cory Peavey is a fifth generation Flat Top Sheep rancher who’s recently implemented changes to Flat Top’s sheep dog program and is raising the ranch’s first generation of Pyrenees sheep herding dogs to grow up with veterinary care and accustomed to human interaction
Since 2015, Gary Tickner and Tiffany Larson of Unega Mountain Dog Rescue have been rescuing, rehabilitating and socializing Pyrenees and Akbash dogs separated from local sheep herds or deemed ill-equipped for the workload.
An effective Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD) is the result of properly rearing a puppy with certain inherent genetic traits. Keep in mind that LGD behaviors are greatly influenced by how they are treated, bonded and trained during the first year of their life. Proper rearing includes proven bonding and socialization practices.
To raise an effective and safe LGD, you must research. One of the most valuable sources of information is the monthly blog by Louise Liebenberg (Grazerie). Articles cover many issues such as resource guarding and in-pack aggression as well as proper techniques in bonding and socialization.