My donkeys are doing really well. Both Sophie and Dominick are learning to lead and super sweet. As far as being a guard animal, well. They are kept with the goats at night, but during the day they are out on pasture and dry lot. This morning though Sophie picked up a goat by the neck that was in her way. April was trying to eat some grain, which I don't normally put out. Sophie wanted it all. Understandable, but I don't really want her picking up my goats. She did not shake her, just held her to a moment. Distressing to both the kid and me. Now I know that some are going to think I should just shoot her, based on other threads, but that isn't going to happen. :wink: For those of you who have actual experience with donkeys as livestock guardian animals is this a huge warning sign? An adjustment period thing? Just a food thing? They are a little cramped in the area right now. I have a new fencing going in, but it is not done yet. Also what do I to help Dominick become a LGA?