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Livestock Guardian Dogs

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$15 - $25

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 March 25, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Qualco Energy Conference Room, 18117 203rd St. SE Monroe, WA (just off SR 203 south of Monroe).

Daniel is one of the LGDs at Hidden Meadow Farm
Daniel is one of the LGDs at Hidden Meadow Farm

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 Karie Christensen at 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA (425) 357-6039 christensen4@wsu.edu 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 four dogs protecting her livestock.


Space is limited and pre-paid registration is required. Cost is $25 per farm/family (up to two) or $15 per person. Register at LGD.eventbrite.com or download this form and mail with your check. For more information, contact Kate Ryan, kate.ryan@wsu.edu, (425) 357-6024.


March 25
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$15 - $25
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Kate Ryan
(425) 357-6024


Qualco Energy Conference Room
18117 203rd St. SE
Monroe, WA 98272 United States
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