Cooper first lived with our ewe Lola and her two lambs in the barn.
|Puppy Cooper, fast asleep w/ the sheep|
Cooper has free run of the entire property, while Milo will be confined to a large pasture for as long as possible. Milo is a great jumper, we hope he does not learn to jump the field fence. Our guard dogs wear radio collars and a wire outlines the perimeter of our property. The collar beeps if the dogs nears the perimeter. That is usually all it takes for them to turn around and stay within the perimeter.
Many farms use guard llama's and we tried that for a period of time. Cassie has been re-homed to a small farm with shetland sheep to guard. Even with a guard llama the coyotes would enter the barn and partake of chicken dinner. So we went to guard dogs and the problem ceased immediately. Livestock Guard Dogs are industrial strength nocturnal barkers! They sleep a good portion of the day.
We miss Cassie, and are glad she could go to a new flock.
|Cassie, Livestock Guard Llama|
Thanks for looking!
--The Ladies of Lawrence Cottage