What is a Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD)? How do they differ from other dog breeds? Do they make good family pets? What do they eat? How do you train them? How effective are they at predator control?
Learn the answers to these and many other questions during the upcoming workshop, Livestock Guardian Dogs with Laura Faley of Hidden Meadow Ranch.
Workshop takes place Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at Meridian Grange, 15422 SE 272nd St, Kent, WA
During the workshop, topics covered will include:
- Bonding to stock vs quasi pet
- Zoning and barking ordinances vs “Right to Farm”
- Rescues and the challenges of mixed breed LGDs
- Fencing, space, and location choices
- Training and how LGDs respond to typical training methods
- Setting puppies up for success
- Neutering vs life with an intact dog
- Breeds and breeders
Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Evidence of non-compliance may be reported through your local Extension Office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Kevin Wright
1000 Oakesdale Ave. SW, Ste. 140, Renton, WA 98057; (206) 263-1919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the event.
Laura Faley, is a Livestock Advisor for Skagit, Island, and Snohomish counties. Hidden Meadow Ranch is her working farm near Mount Vernon, where she raises chickens, turkeys, ducks, and sheep using LGDs for predator control. She began working with LGDs six years ago, and now has five dogs protecting her livestock.
Space is limited and pre-paid registration is required. Cost is $15 per person or $25 for up to three from the same farm/family. Register at LGD.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Kate Ryan, email@example.com, (425) 357-6024.