Livestock Guardians

Author(s): Janet Vorwald Dohner

Dogs | Horses & Donkeys | Dogs & Cats | Miscellaneous | Veterinary & Animal Health | Small Farm/Lifestyle | Small Farm/Lifestyle

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.


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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

General Fields

  • : 9781580176958
  • : Storey Books,US
  • : Storey Books,US
  • : February 2008
  • : 276mm X 216mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Janet Vorwald Dohner
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 636.0886
  • : 256
  • : 16 page full colour photographic illustrations insert