In January, CCB Ghanzi demonstration farm witnessed the birth of twenty four baby goats born this month, bringing the total to 84 goats. The herd has doubled once again despite living alongside cheetahs and other predators. More new additions came to CCB's livestock guarding dog training facility with gorgeous little Tswana puppies, who are learning how to protect goats and sheep from predators. They will be placed with farmers experiencing conflict, their presence on farms will lower livestock losses to predators and increase farmers tolerance of predators on their farms. They are the new generation of cheetah conservationists. The puppies are brought in at 6-8 weeks of age, trained appropriately with our goats and current livestock guarding dog, vaccinated, sterilized and dewormed before being placed with farmers at around the age of 4 months. So far the puppies from these trials are performing well and we have a backlog of farmers interested in obtaining these puppies. If you are interested in receiving a livestock guarding dog or want to receive information about training your own, please contact us.
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