Five livestock guarding dog (LSGD) puppies are going through training with our herd. The puppies were recently sterilised and will soon be given to local farmers. CCB has given out eight trained puppies to local farmers in 2013. Out of the eight, only one dog is reported not to be performing well and staying with the herd. On closer investigation is was discovered that the dog had bonded with the herder instead of the herd and refuses to go out with the herd if the herder is not there. It is very important that human contact is kept to a minimum to prevent this happening. Livestock guarding dogs are working dogs and cannot be pets too! This month at our own demo farm, dipping, vaccinating and deworming have taken place with our goats and dogs to prevent them from diseases and ticks. Good health care is essential for a successful livestock operation.
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