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Livestock Guarding Dogs, Farm Working Dogs


Wondering how farms manage coyotes, predators? 

Sampson (LGD) Great Pyrenees is gone to heaven fall of 2015. We miss you big dog!

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Every farmer wants to be able to trust that their herd is safe. The trained Livestock Guardian Dog(s) can take the worry away along with providing you with companionship. 

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Predators (domesticated dogs, coyotes, cougars etc.) can kill your equine; Horses, Donkeys and Mules. Yes! I have had students from all over the world send me photos of their horse, donkey and even mule attacked by domesticated dogs, coyotes and cougar.

I have read and seen it all in the business of teaching the owner to train the donkey (mini, standard and Mammoth donkey) Select DONKEY WHISPERER FARM, LLC

Please never leave any equine living alone. All equine are herd animals. They need to live in pairs, please understand donkeys enjoy living with another donkey as donkeys grab the neck in play along with much more donkey behavior. Donkey behavior is one of comedy and can turn violent with a Jack (stallion horse world) smaller animal.

A great fence is imperative to helping but sadly predators can dig under or jump over. Thus why a Livestock guarding dog is essential to keeping your farm safe. All livestock guarding dogs need training and they must have a large farm to run and protect. Truly the livestock guarding dog is a huge asset to the farm.

We love our livestock guarding puppy (almost one now) he is the great Anatolian Shepherd, a farm Livestock Guarding dog, a working dog and one of our beloved pets. When our Great Pyrenees (LGD) dog Sampson died last year we moved over to the Anatolian Shepherd. This is a wonderful smart dog. Not for the beginner trainer. These dogs need a huge area to work, run and play, a great fence is another important factor. If you are a new person in the training of a dog this is NOT the dog for you. These dog need 100% training, as they are smart. The Anatolian Shepherd will memorize his farm, how many donkeys, dogs, horses, cows, sheep does he have. This dog will bark and let you know when any predator comes near the farm or a farm animal is missing.

Looking for a smart healthy Anatolian?

Make sure you find a great breeder to help you fit the needs of your farm. All animals need shelter, food and water.

LGD’s dogs are not herders, nor are they attack dogs!

They are exactly what they are called: “Guardians”.  Their job is to live with the stock and make sure nothing gets in to hurt, steal, or eat it.  Their first line of defense is just their size; they are enormous.  If size and a menacing bark do not deter, they will place themselves between their charges and perceived danger.  If all else fails, they will resort to violence, and woe to anyone on the receiving end of over 100 pounds of angry dog. I highly suggest posting NO TRESPASSING SIGNS, having a great fence with a locked gate.

 

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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I Am Taking Applications For A Guest Post, Donkey Whisperer Farm


If you would like to write a post and link back to your blog send me your farm idea.

I look forward to seeing all of your creative ideas!

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Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Posted by on April 29, 2016 in 2016, blog

 

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Warning Dog Panting


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Excessive Panting And Drooling Can Be A Life-Threatening Sign That You Shouldn’t Ignore. Read More!

Dogs do not have the ability to sweat all over their bodies like we do. They only sweat on areas that are not covered in fur, such as their paw pads and their noses. Because of this, they rely on panting to cool down in hot temperatures. It’s a fairly poor cooling system, which means we need to be aware of the warning signs of overheating so that we can care for our pups properly.

We have all heard the horror stories of dogs being left in hot cars, and suffering from heatstroke or death after only a few minutes. Heatstroke can occur from a number of different sources. Overexertion in hot temperatures, being left in a hot car, and walking on hot pavement are all bad ideas for your dog.

A dog’s normal temperature is 101.5 degrees.  A degree up or down is a normal fluctuation, but anything more than that in either direction is a cause for concern. It doesn’t take long for a dog to overheat. As little as 10 minutes inside a parked car can be deadly to some dogs. Be aware of the signs of overheating so that you can react appropriately!

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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New Study – Wait At Least A Year To Neuter Your Male Dog CANCER

New Study – Wait At Least A Year To Neuter Your Male Dog CANCER

Hello friends,

In loving memory of our big dog Sampson a rescue from Pet Finders. GOD has one more angel in heaven, we love you and miss you big dog!

As you may or not recall we buried our big dog Sampson from Cancer last November. Sampson was a rescue who was neutered at eight weeks old by the humane society. I was surprised to learn that cancer in male dogs is linked to neutering too early. As always do your homework before making any decisions. All dogs must have fences. It is the responsibility of the owner to keep the dog on our property. A male dog that is not neutered will go looking for a place to make more dogs.

I am not a breeder nor a show person. My animals are part of our family we want each one to live a full life and stay as healthy as possible. Share the news and safe a life.

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Should you neuter your dog, and if so, when?

If you are a bottom-line kind of person, and want your male dog to live as long as possible but don’t want to read the rest of the article, the answer is still yes — but wait until he is at least a year old.

If you are breeding or showing your dog, do not neuter him. Breeding and neutering are not used in the same sentence for obvious reasons. If you are showing your dog, you already know that shows like to see dogs with all of their parts. If your dog will be an athlete or a hunting dog, you may also want to consider not neutering your dog.

That’s because cancers we once thought were preventable by neutering, such as prostate cancer, are now thought to be increased by neutering. And there is now no doubt that large-breed dogs who are neutered suffer more bone and spleen cancers than those who are not.

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Posted by on March 18, 2016 in 2016, animals, Dog, family, farm

 

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Verdict – Farmer’s Dogs Killed 2016


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Posted by on March 13, 2016 in 2016, animals, Dog, farm

 

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Livestock Guarding Dogs

Livestock Guarding Dogs

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Posted by on March 12, 2016 in 2016, animals, Dog, farm, news

 

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