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

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781580176958
Author(s): Janet Vorwald Dohner
Format: Paperback
Year: 2007
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Dimensions: 214 x 274 x 15 (w x l x h)
Pages: 229
Series: Storey's Working Animals

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The number of hobby farmers is steadily rising. At the same time, predators are increasing in number and range. These predators pose a serious threat to both farm animals and the financial well-being of the farmers who raise them. Fortunately, there's a solution that is low cost, non-violent, and highly effective: livestock guardian animals. '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 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; an appendix with resources, organizations, and Web sites; and a 16-page colour photographic insert of guardian Please click here to ask a question
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