by Orysia Dawydiak and David E. Sims
Orysia Dawydiak and David Sims have achieved international fame for their pioneering work with livestock protection dogs. For years they have championed the age-old practice of using dogs to guard herds and flocks. With the environmental damage caused by poisons and traps, livestock guardian dogs provide an ecologically sound, safe and economical alternative for farmers and ranchers trying to reduce their losses. In Livestock Protection Dogs, Orysia and David share their “hands-on” experience with you. This complete guide will tell you all you need to know, including the authors revolutionary discoveries on temperament testing these breeds. This extraordinary book is chock full of useful information.
The second edition is a complete revision of the very popular original edition of this book. Readers will find many photographs, current training methods and a whole chapter on unusual stock. Topics include: What a livestock protection dog can do, Selecting a puppy, Caring for your dog, Behavioral problems and solutions, Preparations for a family companion, Guarding unusual stock, Older dogs, Puppy temperament testing and training and much more.